Events

Encaustic Assemblage Workshop

Encaustic Assemblage Workshop

Description

as·sem·blage | \ə-ˈsem-blij | A group of things collected…a sculptural technique of organizing into a unified whole a group of unrelated and often fragmented or discarded objects…scraps, junk, odds and ends.

Expand Your Art With Encaustic! Join artists Candace Law and Melissa Porter on Saturday and Sunday, November 16-17 for a two-day encaustic assemblage workshop. It will focus on an exploration of the 3-dimensional technique of using found objects and how encaustic can enhance creating assemblages. Some experience working with encaustic would be helpful.

Saturday will start off with a talk by assemblage/collage artist Melissa Porter, a look at her intriguing work, and how she creates it. Along with demonstrations, we’ll review some basic tools and simple mechanical ways to attach objects to panels and other surfaces. Then we’ll work through a couple of small projects as we incorporate encaustic into our work. As always, you’ll have ample individual work time.

The equipment, supplies, and many materials needed for the workshop are provided. However, you will want to bring your own found objects and various small items and ephemera to incorporate into your artwork.

How to Enroll

Use the “Register” button above to enroll in the workshop. You may pay by credit card or mail a check. Your registration is not final until payment is received. Space is limited, so don’t wait!

Workshops are subject to cancellation because of insufficient enrollment or for other reasons. If a workshop is canceled, you will have the option to receive a full refund or transfer your registration to another scheduled workshop.

$295

Date and Time

Sat, November 16, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sun, November 17, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location

Color | Ink Studio & Gallery
20919 John R Rd.
Hazel Park, MI 48030
248-398-6119
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Watercolor Holiday Cards

Watercolor Holiday Cards

Description

Get a head start on your holiday cards! Join watercolor artist Diane Roach Smith in our studio for a Watercolor Holiday Card workshop. Diane will demonstrate two traditional Holiday Winter Card ideas, as well as painting a Contemporary Watercolor Card. You will come away with original holiday cards to send out.

Diane will provide the basic materials for an additional fee, or you are welcome to bring your own materials to the workshop. A detailed supply list is included in the confirmation email you’ll receive after registration.

About the Instructor

Diane is a professional 2-D artist concentrating on Watercolor and an art educator teaching Drawing and Painting. She loves to draw with graphite, color pencil, and ink, and she also loves oil and acrylic as well as mixed media painting. “Focusing on a process to create unique art from everyday subject matter has always fascinated me. This is a challenge I love to pursue as I ponder ways to create my art. I love the process. Nature inspires me, as well as family, friends, students, surroundings.”

How to Enroll

Use the “Register” button above to enroll in the workshop. You may pay by credit card or mail a check. Your registration is not final until payment is received. Space is limited, so don’t wait!

Workshops are subject to cancellation because of insufficient enrollment or for other reasons. If a workshop is canceled, you will have the option to receive a full refund or transfer your registration to another scheduled workshop.

$105 Workshop + Materials

$90 Workshop only (BYO Materials)

Date and Time

Fri, November 22, 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Location

Color | Ink Studio & Gallery
20919 John R Rd.
Hazel Park, MI 48030
248-398-6119
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Shop Our Holiday Invitational Exhibition

Shop Our Holiday Invitational Exhibition

Stop by the Gallery on Small Business Saturday and celebrate the opening of our Holiday Invitational Exhibition, get first pick from the curated selection of fine art gifts, and enjoy refreshments. There is free parking in the lot and on the side streets.

Can’t make it on Saturday? The exhibition continues through December 28. The Gallery is open most weekdays from 10 am to 4 pm or call for an appointment.

Date and Time

Sat, November 30, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location

Color | Ink Studio & Gallery
20919 John R Rd.
Hazel Park, MI 48030
248-398-6119
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Art : Dialog “What About Instagram?”

Art : Dialog “What About Instagram?”

Description

Art : Dialog is an opportunity for you to gather with Detroit-area artists to talk about “all things art” and to share your work with other, like-minded artists. The meeting is free and open to anyone interested in connecting with working artists.

The featured topic for the first part of this session is “What About Instagram?”, with fine art photographer Eric Law. He will talk about using Instagram, the most recommended social media platform for artists, in your own art practice. He will provide an introduction to Instagram and show how artists can use it to promote their work.

There will be time for conversation and networking. If you choose, bring one or more pieces of your work to just share with us or to receive honest, constructive feedback from other artists. You’ll also have the opportunity to see the Holiday Invitational Exhibition showing in our Gallery, featuring a curated selection of fine art gifts.

Please RSVP using the “RSVP” button above so we can be sure to have enough seats for everyone. And don’t forget to invite other artists to attend with you!

Free

Date and Time

Sun, December 15, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location

Color | Ink Studio & Gallery
20919 John R Rd.
Hazel Park, MI 48030
248-398-6119
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Recent Events

Artist’s Reception: “Full Circle”

Artist’s Reception: “Full Circle”

Join us for a reception with artist Melissa Porter to view her solo exhibition “Full Circle” in our Gallery and enjoy refreshments. Melissa’s work is reflective of her life experiences and showcases her affinity for symbolism. Found treasures such as vintage clock cases, cigar boxes and photographs add their own character to the intimate story she narrates. In her work, you will find the influences of Joseph Cornell, Dwane Michaels, The Starn Twins and her travel experiences of different cultures and religions. Through her creative process, Melissa explores the concepts of permanence, boundaries, value and connection.

The exhibition runs until November 23. The Gallery is open most weekdays from 10 am to 4 pm and by appointment. There is free parking in the lot and on the side streets.

Date and Time

Fri, October 25, 5:00 – 9:00 pm

Location

Color | Ink Studio & Gallery
20919 John R Rd.
Hazel Park, MI 48030
248-398-6119
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Printmaking With Plants

Printmaking With Plants

Description

Eco-prints! Learn to make beautiful prints on paper and fabric using the natural dyes in leaves, flowers, and vegetables. Join visual artists Candace Law and Melissa Rian in our studio for a fun 2-day workshop.

In this 2-day workshop, you will learn what plants and vegetables work best for prints, about mordants and dyes, and then experiment with various papers (and fabrics, if you choose). You will leave with lots of lovely printed papers to use in bookmaking, collages, or as unique greeting cards.

A selection of papers and plant materials will be provided for the workshop. A list of other supplies to bring and plants that print well is included in the confirmation email you’ll receive after registering.

How to Enroll

Use the “Register” button above to enroll in the workshop. You may pay by credit card or mail a check. Your registration is not final until payment is received. Space is limited, so don’t wait!

Workshops are subject to cancellation because of insufficient enrollment or for other reasons. If a workshop is canceled, you will have the option to receive a full refund or transfer your registration to another scheduled workshop.

$295

Date and Time

Sat, October 5, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sun, October 6, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location

Color | Ink Studio & Gallery
20919 John R Rd.
Hazel Park, MI 48030
248-398-6119
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Photos in Blue Workshop

Photos in Blue Workshop

Description

Let’s get ready to celebrate World Cyanotype Day on September 28 by learning to make cyanotype prints in a workshop on Saturday & Sunday, August 24-25. It’ll be a great two days of fun with the sun, so register today!

Cyanotype is a vintage monochrome photographic printing process discovered in 1842. Join visual artist Candace Law in the studio to learn more and create prints with this easy-to-use technique. We’ll create beautiful cyan-blue photograms from everyday objects, print on paper from your favorite photos, and print on fabric to show as flags. You’ll also learn how to tone prints to a lovely brown-sepia color.

The featured project will be to print at least one 12″ x 12″ cotton flag. Our flags will be sent to the A Smith Gallery in Johnson City, TX​ where they will be strung together​ with others from around the world to symbolize unity and beauty. The installation will be on display there until October 21. It will then travel to the Healing Arts Center in New Orleans for an exhibition beginning in December at PhotoNola until the end of Mardi Gras 2020. The theme for the flags is Land-Sea-Sky.

The equipment, supplies, and most materials for prints on paper as well as two cotton flags are provided. All you need are your own images.

$295

Date and Time

Sat, August 24, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sun, August 25, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location

Color | Ink Studio & Gallery
20919 John R Rd.
Hazel Park, MI 48030
248-398-6119
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Artist’s Reception: “My Paintings. My Way.”

Artist’s Reception: “My Paintings. My Way.”

Join us for a reception with artist Anita Stromberg and view her solo exhibition in our Gallery. The paintings explore different ways of expressing color, often by adding art papers, which creates an abstract mixed media style. Her work may have meaning, but she leaves much of the interpretation to the viewer. The exhibition runs until September 29. The Gallery is open most weekdays from 10 am to 4 pm and by appointment. There is free parking in the lot and on the side streets.

Date and Time

Fri, August 23, 5:00 – 9:00 pm

Location

Color | Ink Studio & Gallery
20919 John R Rd.
Hazel Park, MI 48030
248-398-6119
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Art : Swap

Art : Swap

Description

Do you have art supplies you no longer use or older artwork that’s not in your current body of work? Are you looking for hard-to-find art supplies or a bargain on a piece of art? Then join other Detroit-area artists to swap-buy-sell surplus art supplies and artwork. There is no cost to participate or to come and browse.

To display items…

We ask that you use the “Register” button above to reserve a spot to display your surplus art supplies or artwork. Tables will be available from 24″ x 48″ to 30″ x 72″ and located in several areas around the studio and the gallery. Table availability will be on a “first-come” basis.

The event is intended primarily as an opportunity to exchange surplus art supplies or artwork with other artists (no household or non-art-related items). Participating artists are responsible for handling any cash transactions in lieu of an exchange. Please be aware that we will not be able to make change or handle credit card transactions on your behalf.

Just looking…

Then there’s no need to register. All you need to do is show up!

Free

Date and Time

Sun, September 8, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Location

Color | Ink Studio & Gallery
20919 John R Rd.
Hazel Park, MI 48030
248-398-6119
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