MICHIGAN CITY — The Michigan City Art League has released its Fall session of classes.

The schedule of classes is as follows:

• Sept. 3 — Kris Cook: “Oh My Gouache!” Participants will learn what the medium is, historical uses, techniques, and observe a short demonstration. They will paint a small painting with gouache.

• Sept. 10 and 17 — Susan Rosso: “Creating Realistic Paintings with Oils.” Suzie Rosso will share how color works to create distance on a flat canvas, and add brilliance to your subject. Sept. 10th will be a landscape and Sept 17 will be a floral. Subject for both weeks will be provided. Students just need to bring their paints and brushes.

• Sept. 24 — Paul Ortega: “Outer Space in Alcohol Inks.” Participants will explore Alcohol Inks and outer space for a fun experience out of this world.

• Oct. 1 — Pat Herman: “Ink/Watercolor Expressions.” Pat will explore combining ink and watercolor painting. She will demonstrate drawing in ink, and then adding watercolor to complete the painting, and reversely, adding ink to a watercolor.

• Oct. 8 and 15 — Susan Hughes: “How to Work with Compliments!” Susan will first show practicing with primary colors, and then how to paint a simple picture using complimentary colors.

• Oct. 22 — Dale Cooper: “Fun with Flowers”. Dale will demonstrate how artwork can be turned into fun wall decor. Paper flowers can be created with either current artwork, or decorated after the fact.

• Oct. 29 — Madeleine Schooley: “Awesome Acrylics.” Acrylic is a versatile medium with which to paint. Artists will be introduced to various acrylic techniques to use in their works.

• Nov. 5 and 12 — Laura Krenz: “More FUN with Scratchboard Drawing” Instructor Laura Krentz returns to share more fun in creating scratchboard drawings. Whether this is your first experience or you have created a scratchboard before, you will enjoy the uniqueness of this drawing medium. The exploration will include using a metallic scratchboard.

• Nov. 19 — Review of semester and paintings. Also an auction of art related items.


Every year since 1932, the Art League has been a source of art learning in the community, the League said in a release. Annual membership dues are $25, and each semester class fee (for 12 weeks) is $35. Classes are held on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 till 9 p.m. Its studio is in the Faith City school building just to the north of the Faith City Assembly of God Church, 1314 W. Woodland, Michigan City. Membership and class fees may be paid to the Art League, P.O. Box 9720, Michigan City IN 46360 or paid the first day of class. Arrive by 6:15 — spots fill up fast. For more information or if you are planning on joining for the first time contact Betty Thomas at 219-877-5343.


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