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117 W. Front Street, Buchanan, MI 49107 / 269-697-4005 email@example.com / www.BuchananArtCenter.com facebook / instagram / twitter / #buckart The mission of the Buchanan Art Center is to provide a place in our community dedicated to nurturing the arts by providing a quality educational program for all ages as well as gallery exhibits, sales opportunities, and a gift shop supportive of class offerings and local artists, thereby enabling the art center to creatively enlist the power of the arts in promoting positive social change.
Board of Directors & Staff Danielle Wilborn - Executive Director Janet Flahaven-Law - President Tony Sergio - Treasurer Valari Regan - Secretary Marie Remington Mary Ankrapp Sue Glossinger Dennis Anderson Marjorie Trapp
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- Saturday, Sept 7th 11am-5pm - Open Work Day for Upcycle/ Recycle (/) - Saturday, Sept 14th 11am-2pm - National Coloring Day @ BAC (/) - Saturday, Sept 28th 6-8pm - Community Conversation Night: Neighbors! (/)
- Thurs, Oct 3rd - Natâ€™l Poetry Day details tba - Sunday, Oct 6th 2-4pm - Gallery Reception (/) - Mon, Oct 14th 7-9pm - Open Mic Potluck (/) - Sat, Oct 19th 6-8pm - Community Conversation Night: New Friends (/) - Thursday, Oct 31st - Trick or Treat @ BAC
- Sat, Nov 2nd - Dia de los Muertos Celebration (/) - Sat, Nov 9th - Go to an Art Museum Day - Sun, Nov 17th 2-4pm - Gallery Reception (/) - Thurs, Nov 28th & 29th - CLOSED for Thanksgiving - Sat, Nov 30th 10am-2pm - Small Business Saturday/ Artists Market/ Kids activities (/)
- Wed, Dec 4th 7pm doors at 6. - Chorale Showcase w/ Hot Chocolate Bar (/) - Fri, Dec 6th - Krampusnacht Parade & Party $5 - Sun, Dec 22nd - Wed, Jan 1st CLOSED for holidays
Events are being added to our schedule throughout the year. Follow us on facebook and/or sign up for our e-newsletter for all the latest information. (/) - No ticket/ admission fee. Some activities may have a cost or items may be available for purchase. 117 W. Front St. Buchanan, MI 49107 (269) 697-4005 www.buchananartcenter.com
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Get out of your artistic comfort zone and media to create free form art. See what you could use for your current project for Upcycle/Recyle or start from scratch and stretch your creativity. If you like the results... submit them to the exhibit!
newspaper plastic containers fabric scraps cardboard thread/string beads wood shapes styrofoam foil wallpaper
Work collaboratively in a creative environment and see what you come up with!
Upcycle/Recycle drop off is Nov 1 (10-5), Nov 2 (10-2), Nov 3 (1-4) 2019 Show dates: Nov 3 - Dec 14. Reception: Nov 17 (2-4) Pick up: Dec 15 (1-4), Dec 16 (10-5) Entering exhibit is not required for participation in this work day, but is highly encouraged! 117 W. Front St. Buchanan, MI 40197 | 269-697-4005 | www.buchananartcenter.com
HOW OFTEN ARE CLASSES OFFERED? There are four sessions of classes each year. The line-up is different each session so let us know if you are looking for a particular class! Session One runs January to mid-March, Session Two Mid-March to May, Session Three June to August, and Session Four September to December. Schedules are released during the month prior. Pop up events may be added throughout the year.
DO YOU ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS? Yes! We accept cash, check, and all major credit cards. Gift cards and e-gift certificates are available.
HOW DO I REGISTER? You may register for classes in person, online or over the phone. Mailing registrations is highly discouraged as the class may be filled by the time it gets to us. Payment must be made to secure registration. ONLINE REGISTRATION is available through our website www.buchananartcenter.com
DO I HAVE TO FILL OUT A REGISTRATION FORM EACH TIME? Yes. A form is currently required for each registration. Not only do these forms help us contact you in case of emergency, they also help us know what classes are popular and who our students are. They also contain liability and photo release information.
CAN I OBSERVE A CLASS? Occasionally observing a class is possible with prior permission of the instructor. Please talk to our director if you would like to observe. Guardians are welcome to stay at the art center during their childrensâ€™ class, however, we kindly ask they avoid distracting students during instruction. The green chairs throughout the building are awfully comfortable, the library provides great work space, and did I mention we have wifi? Some classes build in opportunities for parents to see in progress projects or include guardian involvement.
DOES THE BAC OFFER OPEN STUDIO? Anyone in the community is welcome to the BAC during open hours to browse our art library, sketch, or paint in our sculpture garden, galleries, or classroom (if not in use by a class or BAC project - please check with the desk.) Mediums that require equipment or extensive setup are not allowed at this time. Students may not work in the pottery studio without an instructor or facilitator present.
WHAT IF THE WEATHER IS AWFUL? If Buchanan area schools close for weather or road conditions the BAC will close as well. We will announce any such closures on our facebook page as well as calling students registered for any class that day. It is important to include the best phone number to contact you on your registration forms. Putting our phone number in your contacts list is a help as well. 269-697-4005. It is a good idea to call ahead and we ask that you use your best judgement when deciding to come to class in bad weather.
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY? Sometimes, we must cancel a class due to instructor illness, weather or other emergency. Every effort will be made to reschedule, however, if that is not feasible the registration fee may be applied to another class in that Session. Generally, refunds are not available on class registrations except in cases of emergency. In some cases the registration fee may be applied to a different class. A minimum number of students will be required to register for a class in order for it to run. This number will be specified in each listing.
Day class is held
Class Fee Nonmember Price/Member Price
Nov 1st, 5th
Instructed by: Cathy Tapia, M. Ed. Suggested for Ages 7-18 Registration required 2 days prior to first class All materials included Min 4: Max 12 students
Halloween Scribbleworms Instructed by: Cathy Tapia M. Ed Suggested for Ages 3-6 Registration required 2 days prior to class All materials included Min 4: Max 12 students Spiders! Pumpkins! Bats! Come and make Halloween creatures just right for young learners. Studends are encouraged to explore art materials at a variety of stations. Dress for a mess. All children 3-4 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
Create holiday plates and ornaments from slabs of clay. We will make everything on the first day and glaze on the second. All creations will be ready for pick-up in time for holiday gift-giving. No clay experience necessary.
Instructed by: Jen Munoz, BA Suggested for Ages 5+ Registration required 1 day prior to first class All materials included Min 3: Max 10 students Ornaments made from felt are lightweight and can last for many years. Participants will make ornaments great for decorating the family tree, giving as a gift, or using as a special touch on wrapped presents. Scissor skills and motor control for sewing needed.
$12 / $10.20 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Wednesday November 20
Noon - 1:00 PM
Felt Fun: Ornaments
Holiday decorations and gifts made with materials perfect for young artists. Come dressed for a mess. All children 3-4 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
$11 / $9.35
$12 / $10.20 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Instructed by: Cathy Tapia M. Ed Suggested for Ages 3-6 Registration required 2 days prior to class All materials included Min 3: Max 12 students
Sunday December 8
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Create ornaments for the holiday season to give to friends and family as keepsakes. Projects will be chosen by participants interests and are able to be adapted for various levels of ability or ages.
Paint! Squish! Scribble! Fall (no holidays) themed art centers will be set up for young artists to explore. Bring a white or pastel shirt to decorate with leaf prints. Dress for a mess! All children 3-4 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
$27 / $22.95
Instructed by: Jen Munoz, BA Suggested for All - Ages Registration required 1 day prior to first class All materials included Min 3: Max 15 students
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Instructed by: Cathy Tapia M. Ed Suggested for Ages 3-6 Registration required 2 days prior to class All materials included Min 4: Max 12 students
$12 / $10.20
Saturdays November 23 December 7
$11 / $9.35 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Teen / Adult
Boxes! Boxes! Boxes!
Not Your Grandma’s Crossstitch
Instructed by: Marge Collins Suggested for Ages 16+ Registration required 2 days prior to class All materials included Min 2: Max 8 students Learn to fold paper to make small, attractive, personalized gift or storage boxes. All materials provided. Students may bring paper from their own stash such as old greeting cards, scrapbook paper sheeets, or calendar pages.
Saturday November 16
$30 / $25.50 Noon - 2:00 PM
Holiday Cards & Letters
Instructed by: Jen Munoz Ages 18+ only Registration required 1 day prior class Materials - see description Min 3: Max 12 students Choose one of our irreverent patterns and have some fun with creatives who are just as salty and subversive as yourself. Expect adult subject matter and potentially offensive topics. No previous cross-stitch experience necessary. Participants will get a solid start on their project and will leave with the materials and skills to finish the project.
$32 / $27.20
Instructed by: Jen Munoz, BA Suggested for Ages 15+ Registration required 1 day prior to class All materials included Min 4: Max 12 students
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tis the season for reconnecting with friends and family near or far. Explore simple card making techniques to create the perfect base for personal letters and notes. Tecchniques can also be used for gift tags, decorations, and more! Items made and/or written by hand are a great way to reinforce relationships and forge connections. Saturday
$27 / $22.95
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
English Paper Piecing Instructed by: Jen Munoz Suggested for Ages 15+ Registration required 1 day prior to class Materials - See description Min 3: Max 12 students Explore the ultimate on-the-go quilting project! Bring a “fat quarter” or two of fabric of your choice. (Pre-wash not necessary) Students are encouraged to swap fabric sections to create greater variety in their patterns. Participants will leave with a solidly started project they are able to finish on their own. No quilting experience ncessary.
Sunday December 8
$20 / $17 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructed by: Jen Munoz, BA Suggested for ages 16+ Registration required 1 day prior to class All materials included - see description Min 3: Max 15 students Great for small groups of friends or parent/older teens pairs. Customize your coffee mugs with alcohol ink. Each participant will receive two mugs with registration. Additional mugs will be available for purchase at $2 each. Make matching mugs or express each friends personality! Mugs will be sealed to allow for hand washing. Participants will be notified when their mugs are available for pickup. (typically within one week.) Enjoy a coffee and cocoa bar while you work.
Wednesday October 2
$40 / $34.00 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Fired Memo Board
Drawing from the Model Facilitated by: Sue Coultas & Shirley Roti Roti Suggested for Ages 15+ No registration required - walk-ins welcome Materials - see description
Instructed by: Jen Munoz, BA Suggested for Ages 15-18 Registration required 1 day prior to class All materials included Min 4: Max 8 students Create a customized memo/message board using alcohol inks and fire to create unique abstract patterns and color blends. Great for room or locker. Choose magnet, adhesive, or nail hanging method and be ready to leave notes with a dry erase marker included. Built in backup rain date of September 28th 1-3pm.
Open to anyone who is serious about improving their observation and technical skills. Spend a quiet evening working with others who share your interest in art in a friendly, non-judgemental atmosphere. Clothed models of a variety of ages and body types will be provided for quick studies and prolonged poses. Participants should bring their own materials of choice, and a drawing board or portable easel if desired. Please contact the BAC if you would be interested in modeling.
Saturday September 14
Stop “pinning” and start making. This groups meets monthly NOW ON THE 2nd TUESDAY. Alternate dates may be scheduled due to civic or federal holidays - please call or follow the facebook event listings for the latest updates. Projects and mediums are decided by group input. Participants are highly encouraged to share skills they have or mediums they would like to learn, having the group learn something entirely new together. The purpose of Make & Mingle is to get a taste for a particular project or medium to then pursue on your own if desired. The first few meetings of Session Four will focus on the Upcycle/Recycle theme of the upcoming open entry art exhibit at BAC.
September 10 October 8 November 12 December 10
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
In honor of National Coloring Day the BAC is opening up our stash of colorful supplies for you to play with! Bring your favorite coloring book or see what pages we’ve pulled from the world-wide #colorourcollection museum archive. All ages welcome - young children must be accompanied by a guardian. Some supplies specified for teen/adult use.
Facilitated by: Nana Maher & Darlene Clevenger Adults Only Registration required 2 days prior to class All materials included Min 4: Max 12 students
Facilitated by BAC volunteers No registration required Materials - see description
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Make & Mingle
$30 / $25.50
National Coloring Day
$5 / no discount
September 4, 18, 25 October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 November 6, 13, 20, 27
Free : Donations Welcome 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Free 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Come take a peek at the Hess Library! The library is open to the public anytime the Buchanan Art Center is open and features rotating exhibits through the year.
Buchanan Art Center Community Conversations Saturday, September 28th 6:30 - 8:30pm Neighbors!
Buchanan Art Center neighbors are invited to the art center for a casual night of conversation. Get to know your neighbors, catch up with ones you haven’t seen in a while, or see what we’ve been up to! Don’t live near the BAC? Doesn’t matter! C’mon over! Tell us about your neighborhood or share potential projects and community events!
Saturday, October 19th 6:30 - 8:30pm Meet a new friend at the art center!
Introvert? Don’t worry - we’re making the library gallery into a cozy hidey-spot and we’ll have alternate ways to share your ideas and opinions. Topic tables and conversation starts will be provided, along with light refreshments.
BUCHANAN ART CENTER PRESENTS
CEAĂ“N D DĂ?A D L MRS! An educational and experiential cultural event.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2019 | 2:00PM-6:00PM 117 W. FRONT ST. BUCHANAN, MI 49107 FREE ADMISSION | SOME OPTIONAL COSTS Most commonly celebrated in Mexico, regions of Latin America, and the United States, the holiday combines pre-Hispanic rituals and traditions with Spanish and Catholic influences. The community is invited to this culturally significant celebration and remembrance of loved ones that have passed.
Learn about the traditions, food, art, symbolism, and importance of this celebration.
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Contribute to our endowment fund or create a legacy plan. Contact MGCF for more information
Beginning - Advanced Pottery: Tuesday Instructed by: Marie Remington, MFA Ceramics & Nana Maher, BFA Ceramics Registration accepted first day of class Suggested for Ages 15+ See description and Clay FAQ for supply info Min 4: Max 8 students This class is designed for handbuilding and wheel students, beginners through advanced. Work may be functional or sculptural. We will explore the unique properties of clay, the aesthetics of form, handles, lids, spouts, decorating techniques, glaze application, cone 6 glaze mixing, and the loading and firing of electric kilns. Raku firings included if there is interest. Double your studio hours with included supervised extra time on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Please, no outside clay. Tuesdays September 10, 17, 24 October 1, 8, 15, 22
$190 / $161.50
Instructed by: Marie Remington, MFA Ceramics & Nana Maher, BFA Ceramics Registration accepted first day of class Suggested for ages 16+ See description and Clay FAQ for supply info Min 4: Max 8 students This class is designed for handbuilding and wheel students, beginners through advanced. Same description as Beginning - Advanced: Tuesday. Thursdays
$190 / $161.50
September 12, 19, 26 October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
1:00 - 4:00 PM
Advanced Pottery Instructed by Cathy Tapia, M. Ed Registration accepted first day of class Maximum 8 students Permission of instructor needed to enroll This class is for advanced clay student who wish to work on their own cone 6 electric fired projects with minimal instruction. Some advanced techniques will be modeled by the instructor. Students will critique work to improve skills. Double your studio hours with the included supervised extra time on Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. All clay must be purchased from BAC. See Clay FAQ for more information.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS What if I have my own clay? Sorry, no outside clay is allowed. Clay must be purchased through BAC and is $25 for 25lbs. Please read the class description of the class you are interested in.
1:00 - 4:00 PM
Beginning - Advanced Pottery : Thursday
$190 / $161.50
September 9, 16, 23, 30 October 7, 14, 21, 28
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Can I use the Studio outside of class? Enrollment in certain pottery classes at BAC comes with up to 24 hours of supervised extra studio time. Students are not allowed to work in the studio unsupervised, but may check on or pick up work. Information for extra studio time will be handed out on the first day of class.
Are tools provided? Tool sets are available for purchase through the BAC for $15.
What kind of kilns does BAC use? The BAC has 4 electric kilns. Kilns are only to be loaded by instructors or specifically authorized individuals. Commercial and outside glazes must be discussed with instructors before application and use to avoid damage to the kilns and to other studentâ€™s work. The pottery studio also has outdoor Raku kilns and reduction bins - keep an eye on the schedule for Raku firing days.
What is Extra Clay Studio? Extra Clay Studio is available to students currently enrolled in and regularly attending qualifying pottery classes. Information and terms for extra clay studio use will be handed out and discussed in the first class of each pottery session.
Advanced Pottery EXTENSION Instructed by Cathy Tapia, M. Ed Registration accepted first day of class Maximum 8 students Permission of instructor needed to enroll For Session Four enrolled potters that wish to extend their class. Four extra supervised studio coupons included. All work must be finished for the last bisque firing by the 3rd class and all glazing must be done by the 4th class for final firing.
November 4, 11, 18, 25
$95 / $81 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Beginning - Advanced Pottery Tuesday EXTENSION Instructed by Marie Remington, MFA & Nana Maher, BFA Registration accepted first day of class Suggested for ages 16+ See class description and Clay FAQ for supply/ cost info Maximum 8 students For Session four enrolled potters that wish to extend their class. Four supervised studio coupons included. All work must be finished for the last bisque firing by the 3rd class and all glazing must be done by the 4th class for final firing. Pick up will start one week after the last class. The pottery studio will be closed the remainder of December. Tuesdays November 5, 12, 19, 26
$95 / $81 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Beginning - Advanced Pottery Thursday EXTENSION Instructed by Marie Remington, MFA & Nana Maher, BFA Registration accepted first day of class Suggested for ages 16+ See class description and Clay FAQ for supply/ cost info Min 3: Max 8 students For Session four enrolled potters that wish to extend their class. Four supervised studio coupons included. All work must be finished for the last bisque firing by the 3rd class and all glazing must be done by the 4th class for final firing. Pick up will start one week after the last class. The pottery studio will be closed the remainder of December. Thursdays November 7, 14, 21 December 5
$95 / $81 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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1. The BAC full class brochure 4x/year via US mail or email 2. Invitations to special events at the BAC 3. Discounted class fees 4. Gift Shop Members-only discounts 5. Sponsor recognition in our annual membership list 6. Use the facility for a business reception during an exhibit 7. Recogni�on for one event sponsorship (your choice) 8. Use the facility for one private business training, meeting, workshop, private gallery tour, etc. (based on availability)
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SESSION 4 Classes - Workshops Events - Exhibits
September - December 117 W. Front Street Buchanan, MI 49107 M-F 10-5 Sat 10-2 269-697-4005 www.buchananartcenter.com
Classes, workshops, events, and exhibits for the Session 4 (September, October, November, December 2019).