The classes I am currently teaching at local community centers are shown below. I also offer private lessons and group workshops. Please call or email me if you would like more information or to schedule a session.


FARMINGTON HILLS

Oil Painting & Acrylics
For beginners or experienced painters

Serenity and stress reduction are some of the many benefits of painting ... let your mind relax as you learn the joy of painting in oils and acrylics, under the gentle instruction of our award-winning teacher.  Learn the rules of composition, color theory, painting techniques and more, via demonstrations, a study of great artists' work and individual instruction. A materials list is available at registration. (6 weeks)

Ages: 18 + Instructor: Fran Seikaly Location: Heritage Park Stables Studio
Day(s) Date(s) Time  
Tuesday January 16 - February 20 1:30 - 4:00 pm  
Tuesday March 6 - April 10 1:30 - 4:00 pm  
Tuesday April 17 - May 22 1:30 - 4:00 pm  

Contact Farmington Hills Department of Special Services at 248-473-1800 or www.fhgov.com


WEST BLOOMFIELD

Oil Painting & Acrylics
For beginners or experienced painters

Serenity and stress reduction are some of the many benefits of painting ... let your mind relax as you learn the joy of painting in oils and acrylics, under the gentle instruction of our award-winning teacher.  Learn the rules of composition, color theory, painting techniques and more, via demonstrations, a study of great artists' work and individual instruction. A materials list is available at registration. (6 weeks)

Ages: 18 + Instructor: Fran Seikaly Location: Shulak Farm, West Bloomfield, MI
Day(s) Date(s) Time  
Thursday March 15 - April 19 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Basic Drawing

Learn to draw with an emphasis on expressive line, structure, proportion, positive and negative space and perspective, plus one, two and three point perspective, shading to show volume, rendering heads and hands, and drawing on the right side of the brain. Instruction will be suited to each individual. (8 weeks)

Ages: 17 + Instructor: Fran Seikaly Location:Shulak Farm, West Bloomfield, MI
Day(s) Date(s) Time  
Thursday January 11 - March 1 10:00 am - 12:00 pm  

Pastels

Fabulous color, rich luminosity and beautiful renderings are all features of working with pastels. Learn how to layer your colors, use warm and cool colors, and light and shadow to create depth and interest. Individualized instruction is given -- beginners as well as experienced students are welcome! Work from a still life or your own photo reference. Supply list available at registration. (6 weeks)

Ages: 18 + Instructor: Fran Seikaly Location: Shulak Farm, West Bloomfield, MI
Day(s) Date(s) Time  
Friday January 5 - February 9 10:00 am - 12:30 pm  

Colored Pencil

This class covers basic tools, supports, tonal applications, pressure, layering and fixatives. A series of classroom exercises will be done to familiarize you with this medium. Bring a set of colored pencils and a white plastic eraser, a kneaded rubber eraser, a 2H pencil and a small pencil sharpener to the first class. Additional supplies will be covered in the first session. (6 weeks)

Ages: 18 + Instructor: Fran Seikaly Location: Shulak Farm, West Bloomfield, MI
Day(s) Date(s) Time  
Friday February 23 - Mar4ch 30 10:00 am - 12:00 pm  

Portraying White Flowers in Pastels

What color is white? Is it warm, is it cool? This workshop will have you rethinking your color choices for the Queen of Flowers rendered in soft pastels. Instructor will bring in a variety of white flowers, or you can work from your own photo reference. (4 weeks)

Day(s) Date(s) Time  
Thursday April 26 - May 17 10:00 am - 12:30 pm  

Plein Aire Art Camp

Come join us for an adult summer "art camp" at beautiful Shulak Farm. Bring a lunch, a sun hat, and a camera (just in case it rains, although last summer the weather was perfect). (4 days)

Ages: 18 + Instructor: Fran Seikaly Location: Shulak Farm, West Bloomfield, MI
Day(s) Date(s) Time  
Tuesday-Friday July 17, 18, 19 & 20 10:00 am - 2:00 pm  

Oil Painting With Cold Wax

Paint a picture a week, using cold wax and no solvents. Supply list available at registration. This is a fun and easy class. (4 weeks)

Ages: 18 + Instructor: Fran Seikaly Location: Shulak Farm, West Bloomfield, MI
Day(s) Date(s) Time  
Monday July 30 - August 20 1:00 - 4:00 pm  

To register, call 248-451-1900 or 248-451-1901 or online at www.WestBloomfieldParks.org


BBAC - BIRMINGHAM BLOOMFIELD ART CENTER

Pastels That Pop

Fabulous color, rich luminosity and beautiful renderings are all features of working with pastels. Learn how to layer your colors, use warm and cool colors, and light and shadow to create depth and interest. Individualized instruction is given -- beginners as well as experienced students are welcome! Work from a still life or your own photo reference. Supply list available at registration. (13 weeks)

Day(s) Date(s) Time  
Monday April 9 - June 23 9:00 am - 12:00 pm  
Monday September 10 - December 8 9:00 am - 12:00 pm  

Scribbling with Colored Pencils

Do you remember scribbling when you were a child? Then as you grew you were told to "stay in the lines". This class will bring back the freedom and fun of finding that expressive line. In this workshop you will find your individual mark and have fun coloring outside of the line. (3 days)

Day(s) Date(s) Time  
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday August 15, 16 & 17 9:00 am - 3:300 pm  

To register, call 248-644-0866 or online at www.BBArtCenter.org

Private lessons are also available.


VAAL - VISUAL ART ASSOCIATION OF LIVONIA

Colored Pencil Botanical Drawing Workshop

Day(s) Date(s) Time  
Friday - Saturday May 25 - 26 10:00 am - 3:00 pm  
and Sunday May 27 Noon - 3:00 pm  

To register, call 734-838-1204