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It's a P-ART-Y (Ages 18+ years)

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 the step by step instruction by Tina, everyone at any skill level can create a work of art!

 

8/15/17 TU 6:00pm - 8:30pm Registration Due: 8/8/17
8/16/17 WED 9:30am - 12:00pm Registration Due: 8/9/17
9/12/17 TU 6:00pm - 8:30pm Registration Due: 9/5/17
10/10/17 TU 6:00pm - 8:30pm Registration Due: 10/3/17
11/7/17 TU 6:00pm - 8:30pm Registration Due: 10/31/17
12/5/17 TU 6:00pm - 8:30pm Registration Due: 11/28/17

Location: Community Center

YT Resident Fee: $20

NR Fee: $25

Instructor: Tina Hotchkiss
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Framing Workshop (Ages 18+ years)

Learn to frame your own artwork. Skills studied include choosing mat colors and frames; also, sizing and cutting mats. Bring your own mat boards and artwork to leave the workshop with custom cut mats.

 

8/22/17 TH 10:00am - 3:00pm Registration Due: 8/15/17

Location: Community Center

YT Resident Fee: $25

50 & Beyond Member Fee: $20

NR Fee: $35

Instructor: Tina Hotchkiss
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Adult ColoringCreate Your Own Mandala Workshop (Ages 18+ years)

A mandala is a complex abstract circular design seen in many adult coloring books. In this workshop, students will learn how to draw this unique art form using a step-by-step easy and fun method. The creativity does not stop there: students to create their own mandala to reflect their inner spirit. Instructor will also demo many techniques on how to add color to the design. Supplies are graphite pencil and 11X14 Bristol vellum surface paper.

 

8/24/17 TH 10:00am - 3:00pm Registration Due: 8/17/17

Location: Community Center

YT Resident Fee: $40

50 & Beyond Member Fee: $35

NR Fee: $50

Instructor: Tina Hotchkiss
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Artist Choice Plein Air Workshop at North Bay Park (Ages 18+ years)

Students may choose to work with watercolor, color pencil, pen and ink, or pastel. We will adventure to North Bay Park for painting and take photos. The workshop will include a demo and group critiques with plenty of time to create. All artist levels are welcome. Students will bring their own supplies.

 

8/29/17 TU 10:00am - 3:00pm Registration Due: 8/22/17

Location: North Bay Park

YT Resident Fee: $30

50 & Beyond Member Fee: $25

NR Fee: $40

Instructor: Tina Hotchkiss
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PencilDrawing Made Easy (Ages 18+ years)

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.

 

9/7/17 - 10/12/17 TH 5:30pm - 7:00pm Registration Due: 8/31/17
10/26/17 - 12/7/17 TH 5:30pm - 7:00pm Registration Due: 10/19/17

Location: Community Center

YT Resident Fee: $50

50 & Beyond Member Fee: $45

NR Fee: $60

Instructor: Tina Hotchkiss
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Drawing with Soft Pastels (Ages 18+ years)

Learn the fundamentals of drawing with pastels in a fun, relaxing atmosphere. Class will include instructional demos, time for students to practice skills, and instructor’s feedback on work. Supplies students will bring to class are: professional grade soft pastels; if beginner: a set of Nupastel by Prismacolor and Canson MI-tentes Pastel paper or any paper suitable for pastels.

 

9/19/17 - 10/17/17 TU 6:00pm - 8:30pm Registration Due: 9/12/17

Location: Community Center

YT Resident Fee: $45

50 & Beyond Member Fee: $40

NR Fee: $55

Instructor: Tina Hotchkiss
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Working Studio (Ages 18+ years)

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.

 

Session 1 9/8/17 - 9/22/17 FRI 10:00am - 2:00pm Registration Due: 8/31/17
Session 2 10/6/17 - 10/20/17 FRI 10:00am - 2:00pm Registration Due: 9/29/17

Location: Community Center

YT Resident Fee: $40

50 & Beyond Member Fee: $35

NR Fee: $50

Instructor: Tina Hotchkiss
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The Mentor Art Program (Middle School & High School Students)

Ypsilanti Township Recreation Department is proud to offer a free Art Mentoring program for middle and high school students from the Ypsilanti area. Local artists are donating time to share their skills and love for creating art with the students. Students do not need to be there the whole three and a half hours; However, we would like at least an hour a week commitment from students. All supplies are provided, as well as light snacks. Opportunities for the young artists to explore are: Watercolor, Color pencil, Pen and Ink, Pastel, Graphite and Charcoal drawing. Space is limited to 10 participants and available on a first come, first serve basis. To help fund the program, all artists donate a work of art to be auctioned off at the end of the 12 weeks.

 

9/13/17 - 12/6/17 WED 5:00pm - 8:30pm Registration Due: 9/6/17

Location: Community Center

No Fee

Instructor: Tina Hotchkiss
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The Art of Scribble (Ages 18+ years)

Do you want to add excitement to your artwork? This class is for you. Students will learn how to put energy in the marks they make to create shapes and forms. Scribble is an art from like no other, and when developed, will express feeling. During the first session, students will explore in black and white while using Graphite and pen/ink. In the second session, color pencil will be the focus.

 

Session 1 9/11/17 - 10/16/17 MON 12:30pm - 2:00pm Registration Due: 9/4/17
Session 2 10/30/17 - 12/18/17 MON 12:30pm - 2:00pm Registration Due: 10/23/17

Location: Community Center

YT Resident Fee: $45

50 & Beyond Member Fee: $40

NR Fee: $55

Instructor: Tina Hotchkiss
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WatercolorWatercolor Basics & Beyond (Ages 18+ years)

This fun relaxing step-by-step class is appropriate for the beginner and intermediate artist. Students will master many watercolor techniques used by professional artist. Note the different sessions focus. A list of supplies will be given at the first class.

 

Watercolor Washes & Glazing 9/11/17 - 10/16/17 MON 10:00am - 11:30am Registration Due: 9/4/17
Watercolor Washes & Glazing 9/7/17 - 10/12/17 TH 7:00pm - 8:30pm Registration Due: 8/31/17
Watercolor & Pen/Ink 10/30/17 - 12/18/17 MON 10:00am - 11:30am Registration Due: 10/23/17
Watercolor & Pen/Ink 10/26/17 - 12/7/17 TH 7:00pm - 8:30pm Registration Due: 10/19/17

Location: Community Center

YT Resident Fee: $45

50 & Beyond Member Fee: $40

NR Fee: $55

Instructor: Tina Hotchkiss
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Watercolor Pencil Greeting Cards (Ages 18+ years)

This fun, relaxing, step-by-step class is appropriate for beginners and intermediate artists. Students will master many Watercolor Pencil techniques used by professional artists and learn how to turn their artwork into Greeting cards. A list of supplies will be given at the first class.

 

9/13/17 - 10/18/17 WED 12:30pm - 2:00pm Registration Due: 9/6/17

Location: Community Center

YT Resident Fee: $45

50 & Beyond Member Fee: $40

NR Fee: $55

Instructor: Tina Hotchkiss
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Try Your Watercolors on Yupo Paper (Ages 18+ years)

Yupo is a fun surface, which yields impressive results when painting with watercolors. Since it is plastic, the paint stays on the surface. You can get all sorts of textures using brushes, stamps, rollers, alcohol spray, card scraping, and more. We will be painting abstract to learn, and then apply our techniques to create a landscape or still life.

 

10/7/17 SAT 10:00am - 2:00pm Registration Due: 9/30/17

Location: Community Center

YT Resident Fee: $45

50 & Beyond Member Fee: $40

NR Fee: $55

Instructor: Kathy Hiner


Travis Erby Portrait Drawing Class (Ages 18+ years)

To draw a portrait one must understand how to draw the human head. In this class, students will learn many features about this complex shape, such as movement, proportion, structure, anatomy, and many more. The students will master the skills needed to draw the human head. Supplies to bring are a sketchpad and a pencil to the first class.

 

9/12/17 - 10/17/17 TU 1:00pm - 2:30pm Registration Due: 9/5/17
10/31/17 - 12/5/17 TU 1:00pm - 2:30pm Registration Due: 10/24/17

Location: Community Center

YT Resident Fee: $45

50 & Beyond Member Fee: $40

NR Fee: $55

Instructor: Travis Erby


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Registration Information and Policies

2017-08-30
Update 2018-01-01 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