Events & Workshops

Encaustic Monotypes Workshop

Encaustic Monotypes Workshop

Description

This workshop, hosted by the Grosse Point Artists Association, is for artists at every level who want to explore ways to incorporate encaustic into their artwork, or have worked with encaustic before and want to have a deeper exposure to a specific technique.

The technique for this session will be encaustic monotype printmaking, or creating a one-of-a-kind print. This involves using encaustic paint directly on a heated surface, laying paper over the paint and burnishing the back, thereby making a print. Demonstrations will be combined with ample time for independent work, with an instructor available for assistance, giving you a chance to explore the materials and tools for this technique.

The equipment, supplies, and materials, including different papers (a packet of several sheets, approx. 10” x 12”), will be provided. However, you may consider also bringing in some additional papers with which to work. If you are new to this kind of printing, I suggest trying thinner printing papers (like Rives BFK), or rice papers, in light or neutral colors.

How to Enroll

Use the “Register” button above to enroll in the workshop. Space is limited and will fill fast, so don’t wait!

$135 GPAA Members
$155 Non-Members

Date and Time

Sat, February 29, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location

The Art Studio at The War Memorial
32 Lake Shore Dr.
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
313-881-3454
gpaa@grossepointeartcenter.org
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Opening Reception: Joe Davis “Rewired”

Opening Reception: Joe Davis “Rewired”

Join us for the opening reception of “Rewired”, an intriguing solo exhibition of objects and drawings from wire that is found all over the streets and alleys of Marfa, Texas. Chicago artist Joe Davis picks it up and gives it new life as wall installations, dimensional objects, and graphite drawings. Joe says about his work, “The accidental shaping of it by being crushed under truck tires, and the rusty colored surfaces, and even the texture of it has become thoroughly engaging to me.”

Come and meet the artist, see his visually engaging work, and enjoy conversation and refreshments. The event is free and open to the public. The exhibition runs through April 25.

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, March 6, 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 : Clinic “Instagram Unwrapped for Artists”

Art : Clinic “Instagram Unwrapped for Artists”

Description

Did you know that Instagram is the fastest growing social media platform for artists? Are you wondering about using it to share your art with others? Do you wish you knew more about how to use it? Join professional photographer Eric Law for a half-day hands-on workshop and start using Instagram today.

In this half-day workshop, you will learn about Instagram in more detail by:

  • Setting up your Instagram account and navigating the app
  • Uploading photos, applying filters, and editing the photos
  • Adding engaging captions to your photos and tell your story
  • Researching hashtags and adding them to your posts so more people can find you and you can build a following for your art
  • Identifying the types of photos you want to post and setting a schedule for posting
  • Creating a bio in your voice that introduces you and your art
  • Searching for and following other artists, galleries, and collectors for wider engagement

There will be ample opportunity for brainstorming and table discussions with other artists during the workshop. And you’ll apply what you’re learning by working with the Instagram app on your phone or tablet and making posts during the workshop.

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 and will fill fast, 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 event.

$25

Date and Time

Sat, March 14, 1:00 – 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 Wax Workshop

Photos in Wax Workshop

Description

It’s time to return to one of my favorite techniques to use with encaustic: “Photos in Wax”. Join me in the studio for this 2-day workshop and learn to combine photographs with encaustic—adding character to your photos and giving them a special one-of-a-kind “hand colored” look. Even if you are new to encaustic, this will be a fun and creative workshop to try.

We will cover different ways to use this technique:

  • Encaustic over photos that have been printed and glued to a wood panel
  • Photocopies transferred onto wax
  • Embedding images within layers

Demonstrations, some group discussion, as well as individual work time and one-on-one time with me will fill out each day. This workshop will be a great opportunity for you to add to your creative toolbox!

As always, the equipment and most materials are provided. You will be asked to email in advance of the workshop one image that will be printed and glued to a panel and ready for you to use on Saturday; then bring with you 3 or 4 additional photos to use in class. More details will be provided in a separate email in advance of the workshop.

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 and will fill fast, 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 event.

$295

Date and Time

Sat, March 28, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sun, March 29, 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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Taking Portraiture to the Next Level with Amy Foster

Taking Portraiture to the Next Level with Amy Foster

Description

Join Amy Foster, Metro Detroit’s best figure artist and instructor, in our studio for a dynamic weekend learning her positive, mindful approach to drawing the portrait so it actually looks like the person you’re drawing!

The 2-day workshop is for artists who have some experience with portrait drawing but would like to create better compositions with personality and attitude. You will start the workshop reviewing basic drawing principles on how to break down the individual features of the eyes, nose, and mouth. Then you will move into capturing the likeness through proportion and light versus shadow based on the facial planes. And finally, you’ll work towards finished compositions that incorporate some of the personality and attitude of the model.

About the Instructor

As a 1994 graduate of the Center for Creative Studies – College of Art and Design in Detroit, Amy Foster received a well-rounded education in the field of illustration, graphic design and fine art. While she may dabble in painting and sculpting, Amy’s true passion is drawing and her favorite subject matter is the figure…male or female, youthful or mature, portrait or full figure, clothed or tastefully nude.

In 1999, Amy went into business for herself as a freelance artist and an art instructor. After teaching at a number of local institutions including her alma mater, now renamed the College for Creative Studies, she decided to open her own art studio in Richmond, Michigan. She still travels to teach workshops and some weekly classes. Amy considers teaching to be a true privilege which enables her to share her love of the figure and knowledge of art. Visit AmyFosterFineArt.com to see examples of her drawings.

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 and will fill fast, 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 event.

$295

Date and Time

Sat, April 25, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Sun, April 26, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Location

Color | Ink Studio & Gallery
20919 John R Rd.
Hazel Park, MI 48030
248-398-6119
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The Artist’s 1-Page Marketing Plan with Alyson Stanfield

The Artist’s 1-Page Marketing Plan with Alyson Stanfield

Join us on Saturday, June 13 for a special event: The Artist’s 1-Page Marketing Plan Workshop with internationally-known Art Biz Success coach Alyson Stanfield. She’ll spend the afternoon working with artists like you to create a personalized plan for promoting your art.

Description

The workshop is for artists who are serious about promoting their work. It is not for hobbyists, but for artists who are willing to invest in their professional careers. Those who will be best served by this workshop are artists who are already doing some marketing by exhibiting, posting to social media, and using email to stay in touch with prospects.

Participants will receive…

  • Pre-workshop orientation and a little homework
  • Live workshop – 3 hours working with Alyson and other artists on your marketing plan
  • PDF of Alyson’s book I’d Rather Be in the Studio: The
    Artist’s No-Excuse Guide to Self-Promotion prior to the workshop
  • Hard copy (!) of Alyson’s book at the workshop
  • Follow-up check-ins for accountability

The workshop will be followed by a reception from 4 – 5 pm in our Gallery with an opportunity for additional conversation, networking, and light refreshments.

I’m looking forward to working with you on your marketing plan! I guarantee that if you show up prepared and with an open mind, and if you follow the steps in the workshop, you’ll leave with a 1-page marketing plan that you can begin implementing immediately.

About Alyson

Alyson Stanfield has been helping artists succeed since founding Art Biz Success (formerly Art Biz Coach) in 2002.

She is the host of the Art Biz Podcast, the author of I’d Rather Be in the Studio: The Artist’s No-Excuse Guide to Self-Promotion, and the creator of the Art Career Success System.

Alyson has led art marketing workshops and delivered keynotes in 27 U.S. states.

How to Enroll

Use the “Register” button above for more information and to enroll in the workshop. You may pay by credit card or PayPal. Space is limited and will fill fast, so don’t wait!

REFUND POLICY: Cancellation requests made 30 days or more before a workshop will be granted a refund of your registration fee MINUS a $10 fee. There are no refunds after that, but we are happy to transfer your registration to anyone you designate.

$57 ($69 after May 1)

Date and Time

Sat, June 13, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Reception & Networking:
4:00 – 5:00 pm

Location

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

Artist’s Reception: “Myles Gallagher | Fine Art Photography”

Artist’s Reception: “Myles Gallagher | Fine Art Photography”

Join us for a reception with photographer Myles Gallagher to view the engaging selection of fine art photographs being shown in this superb solo exhibition. Myles says of his photographs, “It’s all about the light! Light and shadow have been the foundation of photography since the beginning.” Myles is an award-winning photographer who has been featured in Black & White Magazine and Still Point Arts Quarterly and has exhibited in prestigious galleries such as The Scarab Club (Detroit), Jules Maeght (San Francisco), and Attleboro Arts Museum (MA).

The exhibition runs until February 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

Sat, February 15, 1:00 – 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 “Leftover Art?”

Art : Dialog “Leftover Art?”

Description

Art : Dialog is an opportunity for you to gather with other Detroit-area artists to talk about “all things art” and to share your work 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 “Leftover Art?”—an exchange of ideas and discussion about dealing with your older artwork.

There will be time, too, 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 exhibition of fine art photographs by Myles Gallagher now showing in the gallery.

Please RSVP by registering 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, February 9, 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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Artist Bookmaking Workshop

Artist Bookmaking Workshop

Description

Join us for a visiting artist special event with Vicki Engling, a book artist from Ann Arbor, who will be teaching a one-day workshop on making simple, but elegant handmade artist books.

In the workshop, you will create three book structures that demonstrate various beginning bookbinding skills. You will first sew a simple single signature booklet using the pamphlet stitch and enclose it into a soft wrap cover with a ribbon closure. Next, you will practice gluing and folding techniques to make a hardcover book with folded pages that pop out into a starburst shape when opened. The last book will utilize a combination of skills learned in the making of the first two books. You will create a single signature booklet, but sew it into a hard cover using a decorative drop-link stitch.

The papers and supplies needed for the workshop are included. Materials to make the books will be pre-cut and provided on the day of the workshop. You will receive in advance of the workshop a short list of additional supplies you may like to bring with you.

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 and will fill fast, 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 event.

$145

Date and Time

Sat, February 1, 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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Encaustic on Paper Workshop

Encaustic on Paper Workshop

Description

Join visual artist Candace Law in the studio for a weekend of creativity using encaustic on paper.

On Saturday, you will learn about painting with encaustic using paper as the support instead of wood panels—from heavy Strathmore to thin Japanese sheets. Come learn the basics of encaustic or hone your craft in this medium.

Then return on Sunday for an optional day of studio time and apply what you learned to create more encaustic works on paper. Candace will be present to provide guidance and answer your questions as you work.

The equipment, supplies, and many materials needed for the workshop are provided. However, you may want to bring a few of your own papers with which to experiment.

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 and filling fast, so don’t wait to enroll!

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.

$145 – $275

Date and Time

Sat, January 11, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sun, January 12, 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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