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Figure Drawing Workshop with Travis Erby

The objective of this one day workshop is to introduce students to various approaches to drawing the human figure. Emphasis of study is based upon the observation of the human anatomy; how the body moves, sits, bends and twists. Supplies to bring to class are: sketchpad, pencils, and a willingness to learn the skills needed to draw the human figure.

5/26/18 SAT 10:00am - 2:00pm Registration Due: 5/19/18

50 & Beyond Member Fee: $45
Resident Fee: $50
NR Fee: $60

Location: Community Center


PencilDrawing Made Easy

Learn the fundamentals of drawing in a fun, relaxing atmosphere. Class will include instructional demos, time for students to practice skills, and instructor’s feedback on work. The only supplies students will bring to class are a HB or #2 pencil, and drawing paper.

No Class July 5, July 19

6/7/18 - 7/26/18 THUR 5:30pm - 7:00pm Registration Due: 5/31/18

50 & Beyond Member Fee: $45
Resident Fee: $50
NR Fee: $60

Location: Community Center


Party TimeIt’s a P-ART-Y

Come join the fun of art by signing up for this one day watercolor P-ART-Y. Create a colorful work of art that your friends and family will not believe that you produced. With step-by-step instruction by Tina, everyone at any skill level can create a work of art! All supplies are provided.

6/12/18 TUES 6:00pm - 8:30pm Registration Due: 6/5/18
7/10/18 TUES 6:00pm - 8:30pm Registration Due: 7/3/18

Resident Fee: $20
NR Fee: $25

Location: Community Center


Working Studio

Come join other artists for this time of creativity. One may choose to draw or paint the still life that will be provided, or work on their own project. Time will be given for group critiques and individual help from the instructor, Tina Hotchkiss. Participants will provide their own supplies and lunch.

6/1/18 - 6/15/18 FRI 10:00am - 2:00pm Registration Due: 5/25/18

50 & Beyond Member Fee: $35
Resident Fee: $40
NR Fee: $50

Location: Community Center


WatercolorWatercolor Basics & Beyond

This fun, relaxing step-by-step class is appropriate for the beginner and intermediate artist. Students will master many watercolor techniques used by professional artists. A list of supplies will be provided in the first class.

No Class July 5, July 19

6/7/18 - 7/26/18 THUR 7:00pm - 8:00pm Registration Due: 5/31/18

50 & Beyond Member Fee: $40
Resident Fee: $45
NR Fee: $55

Location: Community Center


Urban Sketching

Urban SketchUrban sketching is an exciting, creative form of journaling for artists of every skill level. Students will learn techniques to simplify this task and make it a relaxing way to document the world around them. Class will be conducted in the art room to give time to develop perspective and proportion skills.

Supplies: Journal or drawing paper; HB Pencil; Black pen such as a black ultra fine point sharpie marker.

After 2 sessions, students will have the opportunity to join our Urban Sketching Group in drawing downtown Ypsilanti. In September, an art display at the Ypsilanti Township Community Center will feature this work.

No Class May 28

4/30/18 - 6/11/18 MON 12:30pm - 2:00pm Registration Due: 4/23/18

50 & Beyond Member Fee: $40
Resident Fee: $45
NR Fee: $55

Location: Community Center

 

Urban Sketching Group (No cost – see above class information underlined)

Summer months are a great time for artists to get out of the studio and sketch outside. Club Members will have the opportunity to sketch until 1pm, then get together to share their work with the other artists over lunch (bring your own lunch to enjoy after sketch time). This is time where growth and knowledge builds, by seeing what others are doing, sharing skills, and opening minds to new things.

In September, Urban Sketchers will display their work at the Ypsilanti Township Community Center for people to view and vote on their favorite piece of art. Awards will be given at the artist reception held Friday, September 21, 2018.

6/26/18 TUES 10:00am - 1:00pm
7/10/18 TUES 10:00am - 1:00pm 
7/24/18 TUES 10:00am - 1:00pm 
7/31/18 TUES 10:00am - 1:00pm 
8/7/18 TUES 10:00am - 1:00pm
8/28/18 TUES 10:00am - 1:00pm

Location: Downtown Ypsi at the parking area on Huron St, located next to the Riverside Art Center


Spontaneous Watercolor Painting 3-Day Workshop

Watercolor artists can create lovely landscapes by utilizing the shapes and forms that watercolor gives. When adding details with pen, color pencils, or just more structured watercolor strokes, landscapes appear. Come join the fun in this discovery of new lands. The workshop includes demos given by the instructor and plenty of time to explore. Students provide their own watercolor supplies and lunch. Other supplies one may want to bring are color pencils and ink pens.

7/17/18 - 7/19/18 TUES/WED/THUR 10:00am - 2:00pm Registration Due: 7/10/18

50 & Beyond Member Fee: $60
Resident Fee: $65
NR Fee: $70

Location: Community Center


Drawing Figures in Action 3-Day Workshop

The focus of this workshop is drawing active figures in real world settings. Starting with gestor drawing and moving to pen and ink energized scribble drawings. To add more excitement, watercolor is applied. Supplies to bring to class are graphite pencils, ink pens, watercolors, watercolor paper, a sketchbook and a bag lunch.

8/21/18 - 8/23/18 TUES/WED/THUR 10:00am - 2:00pm Registration Due: 8/14/18

50 & Beyond Member Fee: $60
Resident Fee: $65
NR Fee: $70

Location: Community Center


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Registration Information and Policies

2018-05-31
Update 2019-01-01 Review

Charter Township of Ypsilanti Community Center •  2025 E. Clark Rd. Ypsilanti, Mi 48198  •  (734) 544 - 3800

Mon. - Fri., 8:00am - 8:00pm  •  Sat., 9:00am - 6:00pm • Sun., Closed