Michele Beresford-Roger, water color artist and illustrator of the children’s books, “Mr. Kiwi: Trouble With Mr. Mow-It-All” (2016) and “Michigan Conservatory Harp Method: Magic Level” (2017) will be offering watercolor painting classes beginning Monday Sept 11, 2017 from 1:30-3pm. Classes will be offered every OTHER Monday.
In Michele’s class, they cover a children’s book from literature to inspire the painting, a water color painting method and then a step by step painting lesson. Children are $15/lesson and adults who stay for the class may paint for free.
The classes are offered at the Huron Valley Council for the Arts on Livingston Rd in Highland, Michigan. Pre-scheduling is preferred but drop-ins are also welcome.
This year’s topics will include:
Sept 11: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’ Engle, Intro to Watercolor paints and techniques
Sept. 25: Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White. Painting animals
Oct. 9: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis. Using watercolors as washes
Oct. 23: James and the Giant Peach by R. Dahl. Abstract painting
Nov. 6: The Phantom Toll Booth by Norton Juster. Painting and drawing with watercolor pencils
Nov. 20: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’ Brien. Painting and perspective
Dec. 4: Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. Painting for holiday or New Years cards/prints
Performing Arts classes are available upon request for home school groups and field trips. Topic are acting, basics and history of theatre, basics and history of dance, and intro to music. Please call Erin in the HVCA office at 248-889-8660 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a performing arts course. Days and times are flexible.
GALLERY TOUR FIELD TRIPS
Gallery tour field trips are available for all preschool and home school groups. Field trip consists of a guided tour through the gallery and a hands on activity based on the work in the gallery. Please call Erin or Maggie in the HVCA office for details 248-889-8660. Information on monthly gallery exhibitions can be found on the homepage.