Summer Art Camps

Updated: Jun 5, 2020

We are planning to host classes outdoors this summer. While we don't know exactly what this will look like, we are hopeful we can provide in-person arts education in a safe manner. Classes will be posted on our website and Facebook page soon. In the meantime, here's a sneak peek at what we have planned!

June 23, 24, & 25: Tie-Dye with Casey Bemis

This class will be presented three times and is intended as an activity families can do together! We will be ble to safely host 2-3 families each day.

Learn the art of resist dyeing. Students will be shown how to fold, twist, and bind fabric then apply colorful dyes to create unique wearable tie-dye creations.

June 30-July 2: Clay & Sculpture classes with Kathy Rogers

There will be two offerings this week! Turtles and Frogs for ages 6-9 and Fairytale Castles for ages 10-17. Both classes will explore how to shape clay using hand-building techniques with coil embellishments, applied textures, and nature printing.

July 7-9: Looking At Landscape With More Than Your Eyes with Laurel Geis

In this class, students will work from the local landscape, but not be tied to a direct image. We will focus on our senses and be inspired by sounds, smells, light, the weather, and how we feel to create a series of mixed-media landscapes. Students will learn how to use a variety of painting and drawing materials to create a number of sketches and a finished final artwork.

July 14-16: Watercolor Journaling 101 with Michelle Kunze

This class is a beginner's guide to journaling with watercolors. Students will choose their own subject then learn different tips and techniques on starting a journal. Instruction will include how to prep a base layer, mark-making, color, composition, and using mixed-media painting techniques to create a one of a kind journal.

July 21-23: Animal Sculptures with Casey Bemis

Learn tips and techniques on modeling animal forms using self-hardening polymer clay.

July 28-30: Mixed Media Painting with Laurel Geis

Create an exciting mixed-media work on a panel using digital image transfer techniques. Students will start with digital image transfers on their panels then enhance the composition with paint and collage materials.

The Nuveen Center is accessible to all visitors–whatever their ability. Each room is wheelchair accessible, including classrooms and restroom. Guide animals are also welcome. Feel free to call us in advance of your visit so we can accommodate any special needs. 

Address: 106 E. Colby St.

             Whitehall, MI 49461


Phone: (231) 893-2524

Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 1pm - 5:30pm

          Saturday, 11am - 3pm

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