Art classes
Offered at Ypsilanti Township Rec. Center
2025 East Clark Road Ypsilanti, MI 48198

Sign up at www.ytown.org

Questions? Email thotchkiss@ytown.org or call Tina 734-544-3815 for more information

I also teach home school art classes at United Learning Academy Homeschool Group, Thursdays during the regular public school year.

 

Drawing Figures in Action 3 Day Workshop / Tina Hotchkiss

The focus of this workshop is drawing active figures in real world settings.  Starting with gestor drawing and moving to pen and ink energized scribble drawings.  To add more excitement, watercolor is applied. Supplies to bring to class are graphite pencils, ink pens, watercolor, watercolor paper, a sketchbook and a bag lunch. 

August 21st-August 23rd, 10:00am to 2:00

50&Beyond: $60.00, Ypsilanti Township Resident: $65.00, Non-Resident: $70.00

Watercolor Basics and Beyond / Tina Hotchkiss

This fun relaxing step-by-step class is appropriate for the beginner and intermediate artist. Students will master many watercolor techniques used by professional artist. Note the different sessions focus. A list of supplies provided in the first class.

Monday 10:00- 11:30am OR Thursday 7:00-8:30pm

Session 1: Watercolor and Pen/ink

            Mondays, September 10 - October 15

            Thursdays, September 13 – October 18

Session 2: Watercolor and Color pencil 

            Mondays, October 29 – December 10

            Thursdays, November 1 - December 13

No class November 19 and 22

50& Beyond: $40.00, Ypsilanti Township Resident: $45.00, Non-Resident: $55.00

Line, One of the Elements of Art / Tina Hotchkiss

Students will study line, line quality, cross contour and scribble line to create finished line drawings using graphite and pen and ink. The line or lines created will show form and light.

Monday 12:30- 2:00pm

September 10 - October 15

50&Beyond: $40.00, Ypsilanti Township Resident: $45.00, Non-Resident: $55.00

Shape, One of the Elements of Art / Tina Hotchkiss

Students will study positive and negative shapes. Projects will include graphite, ink, and charcoal drawings that focus only on positive and negative shapes of still life displays.

Monday 12:30- 2:00pm

October 29 – December 10

No class November 19 and 22

50&Beyond: $40.00 , Ypsilanti Township Resident: $45.00, Non-Resident: $55.00

Drawing with Soft Pastels / Tina Hotchkiss, Carolyn Weins

Learn the fundamentals of drawing with pastels in a fun, relaxing atmosphere.  Class will include instructional demos, time for students to practice skills, and instructor’s feedback on work.  Supplies students will bring to class are: professional grade soft pastels; if beginner: a set of Nupastel by Prismacolor, and Canson MI-tentes Pastel paper or pastel sanded paper.

Tuesday 6:00-8:30 pm

September 11- October 2 / Instructor: Tina Hotchkiss

November 27 – December 18 / Instructor: Carolyn Weins

50& Beyond: $40.00, Ypsilanti Township Resident: $45.00, Non-Resident: $55.00

Evening Critique and Studio Time / Tina Hotchkiss

This class has two objectives:  learn how to analyze a work of art and how to use this knowledge to benefit one’s art. Students will bring in work for the critique discussion. These maybe finished pieces or works in progress. The group will analyze the pieces and artists will leave with a better understanding how to improve their work and how to analyze other pieces. This is a skill the all artist need to master. There may be time to work on pieces in class and ask for feedback.  Starting in January 2019 this class will be offered once a month.

Tuesday 6:00-8:30pm

October 9

Ypsilanti Township Resident: $10.00, Non-Resident: $15.00

Color Theory / Tina Hotchkiss

Class will cover important aspects of color theory as it relates to students’ own art works. The focus will be on pigment characteristics, color mixing, and how to use this information to create dynamic, harmonious, and meaningful color choices in ones’ work. Students will need professional grade watercolor, color pencils, or pastels to experiment with in class.

Tuesday 6:00-8:30pm

October 16- November 6

50&Beyond: $40.00, Ypsilanti Township Resident: $45.00, Non-Resident: $55.00

Drawing Made Easy / Tina Hotchkiss

Learn the fundamentals of drawing in a fun, relaxing atmosphere. Class will include instructional demos, time for students to practice skills, and instructor’s feedback on work. The only supplies students will bring to class are a HB or #2 pencil and drawing paper.

Thursday 5:30-7:00 pm

September 13- October 18

November 1-December 13

No class November 22

50&Beyond: $45.00, Ypsilanti Township Resident: $50.00, Non-Resident: $60.00

Working Studio / Tina Hotchkiss

Come join other artists for this time of creativity.  One may choose to draw or paint the still life that will be provided, or work on their own project.  Time will be given for group critiques and individual help from the instructor, Tina Hotchkiss.  Participants will provide their own supplies and lunch.   

Friday 10:00 - 2:00 pm

October 5 - October 26

November 2 – November 30

No class November 23

50&Beyond: $35.00, Ypsilanti Township Resident: $40.00, Non-Resident: $50.00

Portrait Drawing Class / Travis Erby

To draw a portrait, one must understand how to draw the human head. In this class, students will learn many features about this complex shape, such as movement, proportion, structure, anatomy, and many more. The students will master the skills needed to draw the human head. Supplies to bring are a sketchpad and a pencil to the first class.

Tuesday 1:00- 2:30

September 11 - October 16

October 30 – December 11

No class November 20       

50&Beyond: $40.00, Ypsilanti Township Resident: $45.00, Non-Resident: $55.00

Art classes for Children / Tina Hotchkiss

Exploration of Art for k-2nd homeschoolers

Students will spend an hour exploring color, form, texture and pattern with different art media from painting with tempera, drawing with color pencils to creating with pastels. Each week will be a different adventure in the art world. All projects created for this age group by Tina Hotchkiss. Tina will provide all the supplies.

Wednesdays, 1:00pm-2:00pm

September 12 – October 17

October 24 – December 12

No class October 31 and November 21

Ypsilanti Township Resident: $40.00, Non-Resident: $45.00

Number of times meeting 6

Multimedia Art/ 8yrs and up

This fun filled class will focus on giving students an opportunity to experiment with various media including watercolor, oil and soft pastels, acrylic and ink. All projects are developed for this age group and gives each child the opportunity to add their own art flare, as they are leaning techniques used by professional artist. The class will include demos from the instructor, Tina Hotchkiss and plenty of time for students to create. Tina will provide all the supplies.

Tuesday, 3:30 -5:00

September 11 - October 16

October 30 – December 11

No class November 20       

Ypsilanti Township Resident: $40.00, Nonresident: $45.00

Number of times meeting 6

2 Day workshop with John Smolko

Scribbles are the first marks we make as children and are accomplished effortlessly. John reintroduces scribbling to the process of creating art and challenges the participants to experiment with mark making. Students who successfully complete this challenging workshop will understand the Qualities of Line including the power of Expressive Line. This experience and knowledge will enable them to further explore the limitless possibilities of linear art on their own.

Friday and Saturday, September 28 and 29

10:00 – 3:00 both days

50&Beyond: $130.00, Ypsilanti Township Resident: $135.00, Nonresident: $145.00

Supply List:

·         PRISMACOLOR Pencils

·         Ruler (12 to 18 inches)

·         Pencil Sharpener

·         Drawing Board to work on.

Mi-teintes (Canson) Choose a “neutral” color paper.  Avoid white or colors that are too light.  You will need two sheets of paper to work with and since Mi-teintes comes in large sheets, you may cut it down to fit.

I use Museum Mat Board for all my work. If you decide you would like to try this, make sure it has a smooth surface and pick a neutral color.  A 40 x 32 sheet can be expensive. (Optional)

Optional supplies including, but not limited to:  Prismacolor Art Stixs, Stabilo 3 in 1 Woody Colored Pencils, erasers, and an unbridled passion for experimentation.

1 Day workshop / Carolyn Weins

Introduction to Pastels

Designed for the beginner in pastels, students at all levels are welcome. We will explore the variety of pastels, papers and techniques through hands-on experimenting, demonstrations and working on a project. Pastels are messy, so dress accordingly. Students may want to bring a snack or bag lunch. If you have pastel supplies, bring them. The materials fee will cover all materials used in the workshop.

Saturday, October 27, 10:00-3:00

Ypsilanti Township Resident: $55.00, Non-Resident: $65.00, Materials Fee: $10

Location: Community Center