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The Arts: Classes and Social Groups Guide

The Arts: Classes and Social Groups Guide
Guides > The Arts: Classes and Social Groups Guide

For an event listing view of upcoming classes and groups with more details, visit: www.jacksonopolis.com/tag/guide-the-arts-classes-and-social-groups.

 

Armory Arts
100 Armory Ct., Jackson | 517-784-2220

Painting and Drawing Class

  • HOST: Mary Sprague
  • LEVEL: Adult artists of all skill levels, informal instruction
  • WHEN: Every Tuesday, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Learn the elements & principles of art while you paint, mix colors and have fun. Students will be introduced to a variety of brushes and how they work. Each Art workshop includes step-by-step instruction, all supplies and a light snack. (Limit 8 students per session. Pre-registration & payment is required).

Red Whimsy Tree: Create a wintry scene with a beautiful red pine tree adorned with old fashion buttons, Mixed-Media. $25
• Tuesday, January 14th, 1st – 4th grade, 4:30 – 6:30pm
• Tuesday, January 21st, 5th – 10th grade, 4:30 – 6:30pm

What Does the Fox Say? This fox will be a delight to paint. $25
• Saturday, January 25th, 1st – 4th grade, 10 – 12pm
• Saturday, January 25th, 5th – 10th grade, 2 – 4pm

Dots! Experiment with layering paints, papers, inks and dots, Mixed Media. $25
• Tuesday, February 11th, 1st – 4th grade, 4:30 – 6:30pm
• Tuesday, February 18th, 5th – 10th grade, 4:30 – 6:30pm

Flowers in a Field: Learn how to paint like an impressionist. $25
• Saturday, February 15th, 1st – 4th grade, 10 – 12pm
• Saturday, February 15th, 5th – 10th grade, 2 – 4pm

Abstract Landscape: Use your imagination when you transform an outdoor picture into an abstract design. $25
• Tuesday, March 4th, 1st – 4th grade, 4:30 – 6:30pm
• Tuesday, March 11th, 5th – 10th grade, 4:30 – 6:30pm

Playful Pup: Learn how to use the color wheel when you paint this puppy picture. $25
• Saturday, March 22nd, 1st – 4th grade, 10 – 12pm
• Saturday, March 22nd, 5th – 10th grade, 2 – 4pm

2- 5 yrs. old, $5. Create seasonal art projects with “Little Hands” in mind. (Limit 8 students per session.)
Snowman MobileCutting & Gluing
• January 8th, 12 – 12:30pm
• January 11th, 10 – 10:30am

Nifty NecklacesSorting, stringing & patterns
• February 5th, 12 – 12:30pm
• February 8th, 10 – 10:30am

Monster MadnessMeasuring, mixing & sculpting
• March 5th, 12 – 12:30pm
• March 8th, 10 – 10:30am

PAINTING or LIFE DRAWING: Draw or paint from the live model in Avé’s beautiful well lit space. Bring your materials and a snack if you like, $15 drop in, students are $10.
• Tuesdays, 11am – 2pm

 

Eastern Jackson District Library
3125 E. Michigan Ave., Jackson | 517-788-4074

Sit N’ Stitch

  • LEVEL: All levels, open to all
  • WHEN: Every Friday, 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Scrapbooking Class until March 17

  • HOST: Bonita Kothe
  • LEVEL: All levels, open to all
  • WHEN: Third Monday of each month, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

 

Ella Sharp Museum of Art & History
3225 4th St., Jackson | 517-787-2320

Great Start in Art: Winter Fun for 2.5 to 5 year olds

Great Start in Art: Preschool Printmaking for 2.5 to 5 year olds

Make Art like an Illustrator for Kindergarten to 3rd grade students

Art Around the World for 3rd to 5th grade students

Children’s Clay Studio for 2nd to 6th grade students

3D Drawing

  • HOST: Beth Voulgaris
  • LEVEL: 6th through 8th grade students
  • WHEN: Wednesdays, Jan. 15 through Feb. 19, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Life Drawing Drop-In Classes

  • HOST: Mary Hertler Tallman
  • LEVEL: Adult artists of all skill levels
  • WHEN: Every Friday, 9 a.m. to Noon

Portraits

  • HOST: Megan Shoup
  • LEVEL: 6th through 8th grade students
  • WHEN: Thursdays, Jan. 16 through Feb. 20, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Painted Finishes for Adults

Watercolor Monotypes (Beginning & Continuing for Adults)

Impressionist Style Painting (Beginning & Continuing for Adults)

Mural Painting for Adults

Beginning and Intermediate Drawing for Adults

No Chalk Please! (Pastels – Beginning & Continuing for Adults)

Life Drawing Sessions (A Partnership with JCAA for Adults)

Open Studio Portrait Sessions (A Partnership with the JCAA for Adults)

Beginner-Intermediate Ceramics

Intermediate-Advanced Ceramics

 

Grass Lake Jackson District Library
130 W. Michigan Ave., Grass Lake | 517-522-8211

Variegated Stitches Knitting Group

  • LEVEL: Adults of all skill levels, lessons available for beginners
  • WHEN: Every Monday, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Hanover Jackson District Library
118 W. Main St., Hanover | 517-905-1399

Crafts at Hanover

  • LEVEL: Families with kids preschool to high school
  • WHEN: Every Monday, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Preschool Craft Time

  • LEVEL: Ages 3-6
  • WHEN: Every Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

 

Henrietta Jackson District Library
11744 Bunkerhill Rd., Pleasant Lake | 517-769-6537

Knitting Group

  • LEVEL: Knitters and crocheters of all levels
  • WHEN: Every Wednesday, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Jackson Symphony Orchestra Community Music School
215 W. Michigan Ave., Jackson | 517-782-3221 x.118

Junk Detectives Class

  • LEVEL: Beginning rhythms and ensemble, students ages 5-9
  • WHEN: January 9 through May 1, 4:00 p.m. to 4:50 p.m.

Junk Detectives Performance Ensemble I

  • LEVEL: At least two years of experience, students ages 9-13
  • WHEN: January 9 through May 1, 5:00 p.m to 5:50 p.m.

Junk Detectives Performance Ensemble I

  • LEVEL: At least two years of experience, students ages 9-13
  • WHEN: January 16 through May 18, 5:00 p.m to 5:50 p.m.

Junk Detectives Performance Ensemble II

  • LEVEL: At least three years of experience, students ages 14-18
  • WHEN: January 9 through May 1, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Fundamentals of Guitar Technique I

  • LEVEL: Designed for the beginner or casual hobbyist
  • WHEN: January 8 through January 22, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Music Theory: The Science of Sounding Good

  • LEVEL: For all intermediate to advanced music students
  • WHEN: January 12 through May 18, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Maestro’s Mini Musicians

  • LEVEL: For toddlers and their caregivers (ages 2-5 years)
  • WHEN: Ages 2-3: Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. or Wednesdays, 9:15 to 9:45 a.m.
    Ages 4-5: Tuesdays, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. or Wednesdays, 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Drum Circle Class

  • LEVEL: Students ages 6-14, no experience necessary
  • WHEN: January 28 through May 20, 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Music Reading for Guitar I

  • LEVEL: Designed for beginners or the casual hobbyist
  • WHEN: January 29 through February 12, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Guitar Technique and Ensemble

  • LEVEL: Designed for beginner and intermediate guitarists
  • WHEN: January 30 through May 22, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Fingerpicking I

  • LEVEL: Designed for beginners or the casual hobbyist
  • WHEN: February 19 to March 5, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Winter Music Olympics

  • LEVEL: Ages 5 to 14, no experience necessary
  • WHEN: January 20, 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

 

Meijer Jackson District Library
2699 Airport Rd., Jackson | 517-788-4480

Craft N’ Chat

  • LEVEL: Family friendly, open to all
  • WHEN: Every fourth Tuesday of each month, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

 

Summit Jackson District Library
104 W. Bird Street, Jackson | 517-783-4030

KnitCroWits

  • LEVEL: Knitters and crocheters of all levels
  • WHEN: Second Wednesday of every month, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Learn How to Draw Cartoons and Graphic Novel Images

  • LEVEL: Ages 10 and up
  • WHEN: Wednesdays, January 15-29, 6 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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