Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Classes

As part of our mission to bring arts and culture programming to the community, we are proud to partner with the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. The KIA has a long history of art appreciation and art instruction. All programs are held at the RACC. Winter 2014 Class offerings: Basic Pastels:  One Day workshop Basic Watercolor: One [...]

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Jewelry for Holiday Gift Giving

Jewelry for Holiday Gift Giving! Make Earrings & Pendant Instructor: Lauren Tripp Weds. Nov. 20th 6- 8:30 p.m. One night workshop Members of the KIA: $35, Non-Members: $55 This workshop is perfect one-night experience or an opportunity to make something for Holiday gift giving. During the course of the evening introductory metalsmithing techniques for designing and making earrings [...]

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Soft Pastel

  Soft Pastel Instructor: Carol Yager Tuesdays, 6- 8:30 p.m. 6 weeks, beg. Oct. 8th Members of the KIA: $135, Non-Members: $155 In this class the students will learn the basics of pastel painting while having plenty of time to practice the various techniques. We will talk about the characteristics of the different types of soft pastels [...]

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Camera Control: Community Landscape

  Learning Basic Camera Controls: Community Landscape Instructor: Mary Whalen Mondays, 6-8:30 p.m. 6 weeks Beg. Sept. 30th Members: $130, Non-Members: $150 What could be better than learning how to use your camera while shooting the glorious landscapes of fall? This class is designed for you to learn how to use the controls on your [...]

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Friday Fright Night Horror Makeup Class

Friday Fright Night Horror Makeup Class Ages 9-15    Friday, Oct. 25, 4-6 pm   $35 Learn all of the tricks of the trade—from black eyes to scars to an infamous final project.  Get ready for Halloween and beyond in this fun (gruesome!) introduction to horror makeup.  Please bring a smock or wear an old [...]

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Fun with Frosting & Fondant

Fun with Frosting & Fondant Instructor: Dhanisha Blackeagle    Friday, Nov. 15, 10 am to 12:30 pm   $50 Have you ever wanted to learn a few techniques to enhance your cupcakes? If so, this class is for you! Just in time for the holidays, you'll enjoy a morning spent with a Certified Cake decorating [...]

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First Swingers’ Golf Camp

First Swingers' Golf Camp Instructor: Josh Heiple Two nights, July 22 and 23 from 5:30-6:15 $35  (ages 4 - 7 ) Have your little ones learn the basic golf swing (hitting tennis balls with supplied golf clubs) while having fun and improving their hand-eye coordination. Taught by Josh Heiple, a former touring pro and current [...]

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Lego Camp!

Lego Camp! Instructor: Kathy Van Duesen 3rd Graders - Session I: July 29-Aug. 1st  9:30 –11:00 a.m.  $75 4th Graders - Session II: Aug. 5-8 9:30 –11:00 a.m.  $75 5th Graders - Session III: Aug. 12-15 9:30 –11:00 a.m. $75 Children will learn concepts that can be applied in every day mechanisms. They'll learn the functions [...]

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Trash to Treasure Art Camp

Trash to Treasure Art Camp Instructor: Ann Louise Coryell Session I: July 1-3  9:30 –12:00  $40 (ages 5-8 with parent) Take your trash and turn it into a treasure! We’ll turn soup cans into desk caddies, create mosaics from paper scraps and create custom frames from odds and ends.  You’ll even get to make a night [...]

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KIA: Plein Air in the Garden!

As part of our Arts and Culture offering, we're pleased to partner with the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.The KIA has been promoting the creation and appreciation of art in the Kalamazoo area since 1924.  KIA: Plein Air in the Garden! One day workshop during the Great Garden Tour of the Richland/Greater Gull Lake Area Instructor: Denise Lisiecki [...]

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