Adult Oil & Acrylics Class 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Facilitated by Darryl Froehlich. Drop-In. Open to beginners to advanced. Students bring own supplies. List available in DCA office. $15 per class.
Adult Watercolor Class 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Facilitated by Bruce Tims. Drop-In. Open to beginners to advanced. Students bring their own supplies. List available in DCA office. $15 per class.
Adult Pastels Class 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Facilitated by Nancy Knapp. Drop-In. Open to all skill levels. Emphasis will be on landscapes so please bring your own photos to work from. Students bring own supplies. A list is available in the DCA office. $20 per class.
Adult Water Media Class 12:30 – 2:20 p.m. Facilitated by Maureen Keast. Drop-In. Open to beginners to advanced. Students bring their own supplies. List available in DCA office. $15 per class.
Open Studio 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. DCA members are invited to drop-in to paint and socialize with fellow member artists. FREE for current members / $10 non-members payable at the DCA office.
Adult Drawing and Painting Class 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Facilitated by Bruce Tims. Drop-In. Open to beginners to advanced. Students bring own supplies. $15 per class.
Adult Acrylic Class 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Facilitated by Ken Barbb. Drop-In. Open to beginners to advanced. Students bring own supplies. $20 per class.
Photography Lessons taught by Jake Croop
With these classes you can learn:
Photography Basics, Basics of Photoshop/Editing, Advanced Photo Manipulation, Film and Analog Basics, Shooting subjects such as: Landscape/Nature, Street, Sports/Action, Portraiture, Macro, Achitecture/Interior, Large Scale Object/Product
Classes include: lectures on subject matter, regular trips, multi-disciplinary critiques, regular workshops. You must have a camera with manual control capabilities.
Saturdays from 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Classes will occur about every 3 weeks. This is a drop-in style of class. Each class is its own lesson, so you don't need to attend consecutive days.
Mark your calendars for these class dates. Please check our website for future class dates.
Feb. 4 (basics)
Feb. 25 (basic editing and printing)
Mar. 18 (event photography during the Indie Craft Fair)
Apr. 8 (topic tbd)
Call the DCA at 734-720-0671 or purchase passes below. Online incldues a $2 service charge. Sorry, no refunds on unused passes. When arriving, please check into the DCA office. We'll have the list of pre-paid registrants in the office. Information on field trips will be discussed in class.
1 Class: $15 / 4 Classes: $50 / 6 Classes: $75
Basic Oil Painting for Beginners
Through practical step-by-step instruction and demonstration, learn the basic approaches and techniques to oil painting. You will complete two paintings in this course: landscape and animal. You supply brushes and canvas, we’ll supply the rest.
Thursdays 5:30pm - 7pm April 6, 13, 20, 27
Cost: $60 Instructor: Sunshine Durant Open to teens and adults. All skill levels welcome. Space is limited! Please register by April 1. Call: 734-720-0671 or purchase online below (online includes a $2 service charge). Please contact the DCA for a recommended supply list.
The activities of the DCA are supported by the MICHIGAN COUNCIL FOR ARTS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS and the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS. Please click on their logos to understand the importance of state government investment and the impact of public funding on the arts in our community.
Please note: Class schedules may change from time to time due to holidays, illness, etc. Please check our website, facebook or call the DCA at 734-720-0671 for updates and closings.
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The Downriver Council for the Arts is a non-profit, 501(c)3 regional arts organization that represents, promotes and serves 21 Downriver communities in Southeast Michigan. Our mission is to enrich the quality of life in the Downriver communities by advocating and promoting the arts and providing opportunities for involvement and participation in arts and cultural activities. The Downriver Council for the Arts (DCA) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides services without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex or handicap. Funding for the DCA comes from grants, donations, membership, fundraising events, and gallery sales.