Art Students League of New York instructor, ELLEN EAGLE

ellen - sept15Join Art Students League of New York instructor, Ellen Eagle, for a 3-day pastel workshop in Ann Arbor, September 15-17. Ellen is known for her sensitive and delicate, but solidly constructed portraits.
For more information contact Debra at: or 734-662-8734

Screen Printing 204: Intermediate Design & Print Techniques for Multi-color Paper-based Projects

Screen Shot 2014-07-17 at 2.40.47 PMTuesday, July 22nd and Thursday July24th, 6-9 pm

Learn multi-color paper-based (flatstock) art preparation and printing techniques, by turning a line drawing into a multi-color print at Ocelot Print Shop.

Students should bring:

laptop with Photoshop, if possible

paper/flatstock projects they are ready to print and/or need help with, if available (not required — demo artwork will also be available to work through and print in class)

We will take a line drawing and together go through steps for turning it into multi-color screen printable artwork using Photoshop. On the art prep side, techniques for separating artwork digitally and creating halftones and overlays will be demonstrated. On the print side, techniques for ink mixing and modification and methods for registration will be demonstrated. Demo artwork will be provided to work through and print, and students may also bring their own artwork to print and troubleshoot with the instructor. 10 sheets of paper will be provided per person. Students may bring additional stock if they wish. Students will leave the class with a packet of info outlining techniques taught in the class and a list of resources for materials and more information.

Prerequisites: SP 101 or recent experience with flatstock screen printing; working knowledge of Photoshop

Any questions? Email

The instructor for this class is Melissa Dettloff. See her work at

Hatch Artist Collective presents Unfolding Substance

Unfolding Substance large flyerUnfolding Substance―a 6 week workshop constructed to assist artists of varied disciplines―from visual arts to writing to music―to develop ideas and subject matter for your work.  Thursdays from7-9 pm, July 17th―August 21st at Hatch: Hamtramck Artist Collective.
Instructor:  Anita Schmaltz  For more information or to register, contact:
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CALL FOR ART – 555 Gallery’s SnapShot Photography Show

PrintDeadline for submissions is July 31st, 2014. Submit up to 10 entries (or any questions) to If you’ve ever wanted to show your photos in a gallery, here is your chance! Once accepted, there will be a $1 charge per photo for printing costs. Submit whatever is important for you – from events of a lifetime to everyday moments caught in the nick of time. The show will open on August 21st and will run through September 6th, 2014.

THERE ARE NO BORING PLACES”Kim Casebeer Landscape Workshop – Oil, Acrylic, or Pastel Painters welcome

KIM CASEBEERJoin rural artist Kim Casebeer for a 3-day painting workshop in Ann Arbor, Aug 1-3
You will study in a studio setting with Kim for the first 2 days and on the 3rd day go outside to practice all you’ve learned. This class will use landscape studies as well as photographs. Kim will demo in oil (and pastel on request). Acrylic painters are welcome. If you’re only interested in the 2-day studio portion, please contact me for options.
For more information contact Debra: or 734-662-8734

Call-For-Entries: Day of the Dead Offering to Santo, El Enmascarado de Plata

El-Santo-1-jpg_165107Call-For-Entries: Day of the Dead Offering to Santo, El Enmascarado de Plata
Deadline: August 31, 2014
View the call here:

Rodolfo Guzmán Huerta, a professional wrestler known as Santo, starred in several movies in the lucha libre genre between 1958 and 1984, becoming an iconic figure for generations in Mexico, Latin America and the United States. The performances by this masked hero mirrored the aspirations of the less-privileged classes in which they could see themselves as protagonists in a struggle to survive the contradictions and inequities in contemporary society. This exhibition will explore the unique nature of the lucha libre film genre to stage and represent popular values and attitudes. In the United States, Latino communities have turned the Day of the Dead into a public celebration of Latino cultures, a ritual of rebellion & hope, a venue to create art reflecting on collective experiences.

Mix @ The Max: The Future of Folk

Tuesday, July 22 @ 7 pm

Acclaimed violinist Jeremy Kittel curates an unforgettable evening of genre-bending repertoire with the brightest up-and-coming stars in folk, jazz and classical music. The all-star cast includes some of the industry’s freshest faces: vocalist Aoife O’Donovan, Grammy-nominated guitarist Julian Lage, Punch Brothers bassist Paul Kowert and DSO Assistant Conductor Teddy Abrams on piano.

Advance tickets are just $15 ($25 at the door). Tickets at

6 PM – Mix. Mingle. Eat. Drink.
7 PM – Listen.

$49 per person VIP tickets are also available, including reserved seating at tables of four patrons and a complimentary drink.

Call-For-Entries: “We just want to make things.”

Whitdel Arts is currently accepting printmakers’ submissions and proposals for an upcoming exhibition in Fall 2014.

View the call here:

Do you ever feel guilty about calling yourself a “printmaker”? Even though your work may have ventured into different directions and other media, you still find that you think like a printmaker. This exhibition aims to present work in all mediums that have been influenced by printmaking and the way in which a printmaker’s mind thinks. Printmaking has many unique features to its long history. It is very labor intensive and a somewhat tedious way to make work. It is all backwards. These techniques and the natural tendency to think in layers also manifest themselves in other objects printmakers create.
Let’s show just how important and adaptable the ideas of printmaking really are. It may at first be deceiving, as printmakers are many times associated with paper, ink and perfect registration. However, after spending time and a little bit of thinking, the ideas of printmaking will start to surface.

Sometimes as a printmaker, we just want to make things.

This exhibition will be held at Whitdel Arts in September & October, in conjunction with Print City 2014, the Mid-America Print Council Conference hosted by Wayne State University. For more information about Print City 2014, visit

Exhibition dates: September 12 – October 18, 2014 Reception: Friday, September 26th, 7-10pm

Submissions of images and/or proposals must be received by no later than July 12, 2014.

Drawing the Portrait – Judith Carducci

russianIn this workshop master portrait artist, Judith Carducci, will help you explore drawing the human head accurately. The focus will be on good drawings done with charcoal on mid-value paper then gradually progressing to using a small amount of color in the light areas. This process helps you get a handle on good form without the confusion of a full color palette, yet having the satisfaction of using some color.
Judith starts the class by reviewing human anatomy as preparation for the portrait drawing: eyes, nose, ears, scull, mouth, and hands will be covered. You will start off drawing with soft vine charcoal on a middle value paper with the final addition of white (either pastel, conte, or white charcoal). From there you will learn to introduce color into the lights of a charcoal drawing on middle value paper. This process is very effective and fun and you will love the results without getting in over your head with color. Live model
3-day Tuition: $375 + $20 model fee

To register contact Debra at:

June 25th – 27th, 9am-4pm
Artensity Workshop

Art&Wine at 555

Art&Wine@555 logoJoin us for the FIRST EVER wine tasting at 555 NonProfit Gallery and Studios!
Michael Korn, sommelier from Woodberry Wines, will be sharing his unique collection of varietals from near and far.
New shows will be on display in the main gallery, corridor gallery and featured in the new Cafe Gallery, new pieces by resident artists Bill Schmitt and Coleen Parsons.
With live music by Javier Madrigal and Mark Reitenga, this evening will be a fantastic night of firsts.

Admission is $10 in advance and $15 at the door the night of the event and includes a hand-etched 555 wine glass.
For ticket information, for other information, please email or call Coleen at 248.763.9839. 21 and over with ID please for this event.

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