2014 Summer Classes at Lubeznik Center for the Arts

rot11Lubeznik Center for the Arts has an extraordinary list of classes for the summer. Eight new classes are being offered for the first time- among them a unique collection of classes and workshops for children and adults.

Some of the new visual art offerings include Art Appreciation, taught by Gregg Hertzlieb (curator of the Valparasio University-Brauer Museum of Art), will help students gain a better understanding and appreciation for modern and contemporary art. Abstract Painting, taught by Michael Bill Smith, artist of our upcoming exhibit Ignorance With Wings, will introduce students to the various methodologies of Abstract Art. Two photography classes are being introduced this season, both taught by LCA's very own gallery assistant and recent I.U.S.B Photography graduate, Natalie Mills. iPhoneography will cover smart phone photography basics, including editing, sharing, storing, and ordering photographs. In Adult Photography, students will learn photography terminology and techniques using either a digital camera, point and shoot or a digital single-lens reflex camera (DSLR).

Workshops for this season include a blend of new and popular offerings. Fused Glass 1, taught by Twyla Butler, is back again. Students learn the fundamentals of glass fusing while creating a coaster and jewelry pieces. This workshop has filled up quickly in the past, register quickly to secure your spot. Another returning workshop is Sandcastle Writers. This 8-session workshop, taught by Jo Pilecki, uses the Amherst Writers and Artists method while focusing on in-class writing, sharing, (if the writer chooses), and positive feedback in a supportive environment. New workshops this season include Mad Hatting & High Tea with Amanda Joyner. In this workshop students will create a fascinator or top hat while enjoying tea and treats from Bowler Man Confections. Dori Huber will teach Masters & Merlot where students can enjoy wine and socialize as they create their own beach scene painting.

Summer Camps this year will include Culture Club Camp, ages 7 to 13, which introduces students to a variety of art, crafts, music and foods from different cultures. In Famous Artists Camp, ages 7 to 13, students will investigate the works of well-known artists and create their own masterpieces. LCA has a variety of other enjoyable classes for young artists. Back by popular demand is Cartooning & Manga 1, ages 11-17, with Bill Cavalier. Students learn the ways of Manga and other cartooning forms using old school method: "good ol' pencil and pen on paper". For former students of Cartooning & Manga 1, LCA introduces, Cartooning & Manga 2, ages 11-17. Where students will practice advanced drawing, inking and lettering techniques plus development of characters, settings and storylines. Drawing for Teens, taught by Valerie Taglieri, teaches techniques of various skill-levels. Pop-Up Art, ages 10-15, another new addition, taught by Nani Murphy, is a three-day workshop where students will learn the basic mechanisms for pop-up structures and how to make pop-up images from simple original drawings.

For a detailed description of each class, along with prices, and instructor bios, visit our website lubeznikcenter.org. LCA Members receive 10% off of classes, one of the many benefits of membership at LCA. To become a member or to register for classes, visit our website.

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Lubeznik Center for the Arts is located at 101 W. 2nd St., at the lakefront in Michigan City, IN. Gallery weekday hours are from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT). Weekend hours are from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT). Extended hours until 7pm on Thursdays between Memorial Day and Labor Day . For more information please visit www.lubeznikcenter.org or call 219-874-4900.