Classes and Events

Below are the descriptions and links for the classes and other events we have going on at the gallery in the near future. We're really excited for all of them, and we hope you decide to join us! The cost for each class is $30.


Eric Johnson Closing Reception
March 24th, 1:00-5:00PM

We've been delighted to host photographer Eric Johnson at the Gallery! His pictures are gorgeous, and he seems to have a knack for catching the animals he observes in engaging moments. His pictures will be here until the end of March. For those who missed his opening back in January, we will host an official "closing reception" on March 24th from 1:00-5:00PM. 
At 2PM, 3PM and 4 PM, Eric will again be presenting a slideshow, telling his favorite stories about his pictures, and discussing why he finds photography and wildlife so fascinating. It's a real treat to hear him talk, so don't miss out!

We are donating a portion of all our sales during this show to the Potter Park Zoo's conservation efforts.

Sketching a body from a manikin 

Sketching a body from a manikin 

Mike Scieszka: Drawing the Human Form
*Date has changed to February 24th

Mike knows that many artists new and seasoned alike are intimidated by the thought of drawing a human body. Not to fear! He has some easy tips and tricks to mastering the human form.

The page you'll be painting from The Legend of Sleeping Bear

The page you'll be painting from The Legend of Sleeping Bear

Paint Along with Nick!
February 10th

Have you ever wanted to paint like Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen?  Now is your chance to learn! Join us as Nick breaks down his process for painting this iconic image of The Legend of Sleeping Bear. You'll get to practice the basic shapes and techniques Nick uses, and even  personalize the scene with elements of your own!

Feel free to bring your own painting materials or pay a $5 materials fee at the door for brushes and canvas!

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Open Studio Hours Saturday Afternoon!

Saturday from 12-3pm we open up the classroom area for artists to work on their own projects. They would love for more people to join them! It’s a great opportunity to be around other creative people, to see a variety of art mediums being used and to get feedback (if you want it) from others. We have a great time! It’s just a $5 studio fee, and we always have plenty of coffee and treats around. Please contact me if you are interested or have any questions.