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2018 Big Read - cultureworks illustration workshops (FREE!)

High School Illustration Workshop  Register Here

Friday, November 9   3:34-5:45  Herrick District Library, Teen Room

Internationally acclaimed author and illustrator John Rocco will lead high school students through his creative process in this free workshop, sponsored by CultureWorks and in partnership with the NEA Big Read Lakeshore.  Rocco's picture book Blackout, is the 2019 Big Read book for younger readers.  It received the prestigious Caldecott Honor, among other awards, and is a New York Times best seller.  He has written and illustrated a host of other great books, including Rick Riordan's popular Percy Jackson series.  Join us for an unforgettable afternoon with this creative genius!

Public Lecture and Illustration Workshop  Register Here

Saturday, November 10   2:00 - 4:00 Herrick District Library, HBH Auditorium, Lower Level  

In partnership with the NEA Big Read Lakeshore 


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Fine Art printmaking (grades 8-12)

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Have you been curious about fine art printmaking?  Dive into the world beyond screen printing with linocuts and monotypes, with printmaker Bethany Zeeff.  In this class we will learn the basics of relief printing in linoleum and monotype printing on plexiglass, using a variety of techniques and papers. We will explore technique, color and composition through several individual prints before working on a group collaboration.  

When?  Class will meet on Mondays from 3:45-5:45 pm, from Septeber 24 – December 3, with no class the week of Thanksgiving. 

Where?  Fellowship Reformed Church Art Studio.  Located at 2165 W Lakewood Blvd., on 168thjust north of Lakewood.  Enter the church through Door D on the north side of the building. 

Cost?  You Decide!  The full price of the class is $200, but we ask only that you pay what you can afford.


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Creative Writing and Illustration (Grades 8-12)

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Do you despise the turpitude of big dudes in bad shoes? Grab your favorite pen, pencil, quill, brush or stick – we have a class for you.  We will write, read, and draw our way into new worlds, both familiar and strange.  Students will have time each week to read aloud in a group, experiment with creative writing prompts, and dive deep into their own independent projects.  Each student can also work toward a finished, illustrated piece of writing that we will compile and share at the end of the semester.  So get yourself registered, already.  And, “pay no attention to the supplely weaving caterpillars.”  -Aimé Césaire

When?  Class will meet on Tuesdays from 3:45-5:45 pm, from Septeber 25 – December 4, with no class the week of Thanksgiving. 

Where?  Herrick District Library, 2ndFloor Teen Room. 300 S. River Ave. Holland, MI 49423.

Cost?  This class is free, thanks to the generous support of donors, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, and Herrick District Library.


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Intro to Digital Photography (for grades 6-8)

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In an era of Instagram and Snapchat, we use cameras every day.  Photos can tell stories, capture memories, document events, and reveal our own unique perspective on the world.  In this class, you’ll learn about how light, composition, framing, focus, and color can affect the mood and meaning of a photo.  We’ll learn how to adjust the camera’s shutter speed, ISO, and aperture in order to take clear, compelling photos in different situations, and use Adobe software to enhance them.  Bring your own camera if you have one, or use one of ours.

When?  Class will meet on Thursdays from 3:45-5:45 pm, from September 27 – December 6, with no class the week of Thanksgiving. 

Where?  Fellowship Reformed Church Art Studio.  Located at 2165 W Lakewood Blvd., on 168thjust north of Lakewood.  Enter the church through Door D on the north side of the building.

Cost?  You Decide!  The full price of the class is $200, but we ask only that you pay what you can afford.


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Animals and Acrylics (for grades 6-8)

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Hang out with the animals at the Critter Barn and learn how to draw and paint from life. The ability to sketch animals from life is a great skill for any future illustrator or animator. Plus, it’s just crazy fun. Play with traditional and experimental acrylic painting techniques and use a variety of brushes to paint portraits of the animals - or use them for inspiration in painting you own fantastic beasts! 

When?  Class will meet on Wednesdays from 3:45-5:45 pm, from September 26 – December 5. 

Where?  The Critter Barn.  9275 Adams St.  Zeeland, MI  49464  critterbarn.org

Cost?  You Decide!  The full price of the class is $200, but we ask only that you pay what you can afford.


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Improv Theatre with Kamoova! (For grades 8-12)

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CultureWorks is partnering with Kamoova, a student-led theatre group, to offer an improv class this fall!  This fun 6-week drama club will focus on games and activities that develop skills in improv and increase your confidence on stage and in life.

When?  Classes will meet on Thursdays from 3:45-4:45 pm, from September 27 – November 1. 

Where?  Fellowship Reformed Church Art Studio.  Located at 2165 W Lakewood Blvd., on 168thjust north of Lakewood.  Enter the church through Door D on the north side of the building.

Cost?  This class is free, thanks to the generous support of donors and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.