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)

Future dates and times to be announced

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: Marshbank Park Lodge
Day(s) Date(s) Time  
Friday September 24 – November 12 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm  
No Class: October 7    

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)

Future dates and times to be announced

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. (8 weeks)

Future dates and times to be announced

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)

Future dates and times to be announced

Finish That Art Project

Now is your opportunity to finish the painting, macrame plant hanger, drawing, stitchery or any other project that you put on hold. Start off 2021 with a finished art piece. Bring your own supplies to complete the project with an Instructor who has training in all art mediums. (8 weeks)

Ages: 18+ Instructor: Fran Seikaly Location: Marshbank Park Lodge
Day(s) Date(s) Time  
Thursday September 16 – November 11 1:00 pm – 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 September 13 – December 6 9:00 am – 12:00 pm  

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

VAAL – VISUAL ART ASSOCIATION OF LIVONIA

Finish That Art Project

Now is your opportunity to finish the painting, macrame plant hanger, drawing, stitchery or any other project that you put on hold. Start off 2021 with a finished art piece. Bring your own supplies to complete the project with an Instructor who has training in all art mediums.

Future dates and times to be announced.