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 September 10 - October 15 1:30 - 4:00 pm  
Tuesday October 29 - December 3 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. (8 weeks)

Ages: 18 + Instructor: Fran Seikaly Location: Shulak Farm, West Bloomfield, MI
Day(s) Date(s) Time  
Friday September 13 - November 1 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. (9 weeks)

Ages: 17 + Instructor: Fran Seikaly Location:Shulak Farm, West Bloomfield, MI
Day(s) Date(s) Time  
Thursday September 12 - November 7 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 November 8 - December 20 10:00 am - 12:30 pm  
  No Class: November 29 and December 13  

Colored Pencil Scribbling

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. (4 weeks)

Ages: 18 + Instructor: Fran Seikaly Location: Shulak Farm, West Bloomfield, MI
Day(s) Date(s) Time  
Thursday November 21 - December 19 10:00 am - 12:30 pm  
  No Class: November 28  

Open Studio

Work on a new art piece or finish up one in progress. All mediums welcome. Receive expert instructions and guidance (6 weeks)

Future dates and times forthcoming

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)

Future dates and times forthcoming

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)

Future dates and times forthcoming

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 September 9 - December 2 9:00 am - 12:00 pm  

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

Private lessons are also available.

Day(s) Date(s) Time  
Friday - Saturday August 2 - 3 10:00 am - 3:00 pm  
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To register, call 734-838-1204