Art Classes

All art classes are open to teens and adults with varying abilities. Materials will be provided.

Classes are held at the Rudolf Steiner Health Center, 1422 W. Liberty, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Register online.  You may also call 734-663-4365 or email art@steinerhealth.org to register.

Open Classes:

 

Basic Watercolor Painting

June 1 (Saturday)

10:00am-1pm

$35 (Patient Organization members pay supply fee only: $14)

Taught by Sara McMullen-Laird

Learn the basics of watercolor blending with guided color exercises. This wonderfully meditative method is a good foundation and review of proper brush stroke and water/color balance.

 

The following classes are closed:

Watercolor Painting: Holiday Scenes

November 19, 26, and December 3 (Mondays):

10 - 11:30 am, $55

(Patient Organization members pay supply fee only: $24)

Taught by Sara McMullen-Laird.

Paint Holiday or Winter scenes of your choice. Some watercolor experience is helpful but not necessary.

 

Watercolor Painting: Plants

September 25, October 2, 9 (Tuesdays):

6 - 7:30 pm, $55

(Patient Organization members pay supply fee only: $24)

Taught by Sara McMullen-Laird.

Learn to paint plants in various growth stages. Some watercolor experience is helpful but not necessary.

 

Medicinal Plant Study Class

May 15, 22 and 29 (Tuesdays):

6:00pm-7:30pm, $55

(Patient Organization members pay supply fee only)

Taught by Dr. Quentin McMullen and Sara McMullen-Laird.

Dr. Quentin McMullen will give us insight into medicinal plants and their properties. Sara McMullen-Laird will then guide us through an artistic expression of the plants and their unique qualities.

(limited to 15 participants)

 

Veil Painting

March 5, 12, 19 (Mondays):

10:00am-11:30am, $50

(Patient Organization members pay supply fee only: $24)

Taught by Sara McMullen-Laird

Veil painting is a slow meditative painting method that creates beautifully layered images. Some watercolor painting experience is helpful but not necessary.

 

Form Drawing

October 4, 11, 18 (Tuesdays):

10:00am-11:30am, $50

(Patient Organization members pay supply fee only: $24)

Taught by Sara McMullen-Laird

Form Drawing is known for its ability to improve concentration, mental clarity, and sense of balance. Class begins with simple repeating forms, working up to a more elaborate form of choice in the last session.

 

Clay Modeling: Platonic Solids

September 1, 8, 15  (Thursdays):

7:30-9 pm, $50 for the series, $20 for a single session

(Patient Organization members pay supply fee only: $24)

Taught by Sara McMullen-Laird.

Learn to make a series of platonic solids out of clay. Advanced students can work on transformations.

More about the platonic solids:

The 5 platonic solids have fascinated geometers for thousands of years. The shapes are named for the ancient Greek philosopher Plato who theorized that the classical elements were constructed from the regular solids as follows:

Tetrahedron (4 faces): Fire

Cube (6 faces): Earth

Octahedron (8 faces): Air

Dodecahedron (12 faces): Universe

Icosehedron (20 faces): Water

Each participant will engage in the process of forming the shapes themselves and connecting with the process of those archetypal formative forces.  That activity has been experienced by many as strengthening and meditative.

The more advanced transformation exercises are a discovery process of how the forms are interrelated and reveal a deeper transformative truth about the very substance of our universe.

 

Form Drawing

March 12, 19, and 26 (Fridays):

10:00am-11:30am, $50

(Patient Organization members pay supply fee only)

Taught by Sara McMullen-Laird

(limited to 10 participants)

Form Drawing is known for its ability to improve concentration, mental clarity, and sense of balance.

 

Water Color Painting Class: Animals

February 5, 12, and 19 (Fridays):

10:00am-11:30am, $50

(Patient Organization members pay supply fee only)

Taught by Sara McMullen-Laird

(limited to 10 participants)

 

Water Color Painting Class: Landscapes

September 5, 12, and 19:

10:00am-11:30am, $50

(Patient Organization members pay supply fee only)

Taught by Sara McMullen-Laird

(limited to 10 participants)