Events & Workshops

Viv ‘n Vince: A Table Reading of a Play in Two Acts

Details

*** Event has been CANCELLED ***
 
Join us on Saturday, January 13 from 1-3pm for a table reading of “Viv ‘n Vince”, a play in two acts by Andrew Lark. It is a fictionalized account of the events that led up to the Stonewall Uprising in late 1960’s New York City… with a little “Norma Desmond” influence thrown into the mix.
 
The Stonewall Uprising was a series of confrontations between police and LGBTQ+ protesters over six days. It would fundamentally change the discourse surrounding LGBTQ+ activism in the US.
 
Andrew is a Detroit playwright and author. The play is a work in progress, and Andrew, along with several friends, will give a table reading. Audience members (both in person and online) and the performers will be encouraged to engage the playwright with their questions and feedback.
 
The event is free and open to the public. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. There is ample free parking in the lot and on the sidestreets.
 
Visitors also will have the opportunity to view “Unified”, a solo exhibition featuring Detroit contemporary artist Keto Green, as Maus Haus Gallery takes over the Studio.
 
Directions for participating in the program online will be posted here the day before the event.

Free

Date and Time

Saturday, January 13
1 – 3 pm

Location

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

Encaustic Assemblage Workshop | December 8-9

Encaustic Assemblage Workshop | December 8-9

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.

Join visual artist Candace Law on Friday and Saturday, December 8-9 for a two-day encaustic assemblage workshop. It will focus on an exploration of the 3-dimensional technique of using found objects with collage, and how encaustic can enhance creating assemblages. Some experience working with encaustic would be helpful.

Saturday will start off by walking through the “Dream Journals” exhibition of assemblage pieces by artist Larry Zdeb in our Gallery to look at his amazing work and consider how he creates them. 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 some materials needed for this workshop are provided. However, you will want to bring your own found objects, various small items, collage papers or ephemera to incorporate into your artwork.

This workshop is not offered very often, so grab this opportunity while you can. And sign up early to get the early-bird price! The cost is just $295 until November 30 or $345 for later registrations.

Registration is closed

Cost

Early Bird (Register by November 30)
2-Day Workshop: $295

Registration after November 30
2-Day Workshop: $345

Date and Time

Friday, December 8 –
Saturday, December 9
10 am – 4 pm

Location

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

Art : Dialog “Successful Entries”

Art : Dialog “Successful Entries”

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 with other, like-minded artists. The meeting is free and open to anyone interested in connecting with artists.

The featured topic for the first part of the session is “Successful Entries”. Many artists enter their work into calls for juried shows or approach galleries to gain broader visibility. We’ll discuss the key steps for success with entries and share tips with each other on what it takes to get your work accepted. 

For example:

  • Where do you find calls for entry by shows and galleries?
  • Can you anticipate what the juror will like in selecting work to enter?
  • Does the quality of the image actually affect the decision?

We’ll have ample time for conversation and networking during the break. And if you choose, bring one or two pieces of your work to share with us or to ask for honest, constructive feedback from the other artists during the balance of the session.

You’ll also have the opportunity to see “Dream Journals”, a solo exhibition of mixed-media assemblages by artist Larry Zdeb. He has been called the “Master of Found Objects and Personal Mementos”. What many see as trash is treasure to him, and he creates incredible assemblage pieces from discarded and antique items.

Please RSVP by registering so we can be sure to have enough seats (and snacks) for everyone. Also, indicate if you plan to bring work to share. And don’t forget to invite another artist to attend with you!

Free

Date and Time

Saturday, November 18
1 – 4 pm

Location

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

Watercolor Holiday Cards with Diane Roach Smith

Description

*** Workshop Canceled ***

Get a head start on your holiday cards! Join watercolor artist Diane Roach Smith in our studio on Saturday, November 4 from 1-4 pm for a Watercolor Holiday Card workshop. Diane will demonstrate some traditional Holiday Winter Card ideas, as well as some fun Contemporary Watercolor Cards. 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.

The cost is just $115 with materials or $90 if you bring your own materials. Space is limited, so sign up early!

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, colored 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, and surroundings.”

How to Enroll

Click on the “Register” button above, then follow the instructions to enroll. At checkout, you will be able to pay securely online with a credit card or PayPal. Payment plans are also available from PayPal.

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.

Cost

With Materials Included
1-Day Workshop: $115

Without Materials (BYO)
1-Day Workshop: $90

 

Date and Time

Saturday, November 4
1 – 4 pm

Location

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

Encaustic on Paper at GPAA

Encaustic on Paper at GPAA

Description

Join visual artist Candace Law at the War Memorial on Saturday, October 28 from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm for an encaustic on paper workshop sponsored by the Grosse Pointe Artists Association. Using paper as a surface for creating is a time-honored tradition, and it can work beautifully with the ancient art of encaustic.

New to encaustic, or just want to brush up on your skills? In either case, this class will fit your needs. There will be demos, as well as plenty of one-on-one time for help and questions.

The workshop will include:

  • A review of the equipment, materials typically used, and basic safety tips
  • Experimenting with paint on heavy paper
  • Learning how to achieve smooth and textured surfaces
  • Using additional tools to add marks and incise lines

All equipment, paints, brushes and most materials are supplied by the instructor. Heavy paper, watercolor or Bristol board, approximately 9×12, will be provided, along with some additional items to use for mark-making or embedding.

Students are welcome to bring a few items they might like to work with, such as decorative papers, found objects or other small ephemera. Apron or studio clothes are suggested. Feel free to bring along images to use as references.

Sign up early and get the Early Bird price!

How to Enroll

Click on the “Register” button above, then scroll down the page to the enrollment form. Space is limited and will fill fast, so don’t wait!

Workshops are subject to cancellation because of insufficient enrollment or for other reasons.

Cost

Early Bird (Register by Oct. 23)
Member: $80
Non-Member: $100

Registration after Oct. 23
Member: $100
Non-Member: $120

Date and Time

Saturday, October 28
10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Location

Grosse Pointe Artists Association Art Studio
The War Memorial
32 Lakeshore Drive
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236

Printmaking With Plants | September 22-23

Printmaking With Plants | September 22-23

Description

Eco-prints! Learn to make beautiful and unpredictable prints on paper using the natural dyes in leaves, flowers, and vegetables.

Join visual artists Melissa Rian and Candace Law in the studio for a fun 2-day workshop about this special kind of printmaking. Space is limited, so register early—you won’t want to miss out.

You’ll 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’ll leave with lots of lovely printed papers to use in bookmaking, collages, or as unique greeting cards. No experience is necessary.

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

Sign up early and get the early-bird price! The cost is just $295 until September 8 or $345 for later registrations. At checkout, you will be able to pay securely online with a credit card or PayPal. Payment plans are also available from PayPal.

How to Enroll

Click on the “Register” button above, then follow the instructions to enroll. At checkout, you will be able to pay securely online with a credit card or PayPal. Payment plans are also available from PayPal.

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.

Cost

Early Bird (Register by September 8)
2-Day Workshop: $295

Registration after September 8
2-Day Workshop: $345

 

Date and Time

Friday, September 22 –
Saturday, September 23
10 am – 4 pm

Location

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

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