City of Farmington Hills Offers Cultural Arts Classes
Brighten up your fall with one of the City of Farmington Hills Cultural Arts Division’s classes, taught by professionals in each field. Classes are offered at various locations and are open to both residents and non-residents. Visit fhgov.com to view the Special Services program brochure and register at https://recreg.fhgov.com.
Art Classes for Kids and Teens
Pottery for Kids, Kids love to get into clay! Ages 8 – 13, Instructor, Erin Fournier. In this exciting class, students will learn basic hand-building techniques such as sculpture, pinch, coil and slab. Tuesdays, Nov. 7 – Dec. 12, 5 p.m.-6 p.m. at the Stables Studio, Heritage Park.
Art Classes for Teens and Adults
Exploring Ceramics, ages 14 and older, Instructor, Erin Fournier. Learn techniques such as pinch coil and slab. All levels welcome; multiple projects will be completed. A great class for parents and teens to take together! Mondays, Nov. 7 – Dec. 12, 6:45 p.m.–8:45 p.m., Stables Studio, Heritage Park.
Watercolor Studio – Intermediate/Advanced, ages 17 and older, Instructor, Marjorie Chellstorp. Continuing students will focus on improving their own style through individual attention. Tuesdays, Nov. 22 – Dec. 13, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Stables Studio, Heritage Park.
Walking Photography, ages 12 and older, Instructor, Jacob Nothstine. Learn how to capture nature while you walk the trails in our beautiful parks. Professional photographer Jacob Nothstine will share special techniques that will help make your photos outstanding! Wednesdays, Nov. 9 or Nov. 16 (Heritage Park, meet at Nature Center) 5 p.m.–6 p.m.
Pastels-Still Life, ages 17 and older, Instructor: Fran Seikaly. Learn about value, luminosity through the layering of colors, the use of warm and cool colors, shadows and depth! Mondays, Nov. 14 – Dec. 19, 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Stables Studio, Heritage Park.
Wool Felting Workshop, ages 17 and older, Instructor: Meredith Reeds. Learn the process of manipulating wool fiber (roving) to create a unique fabric. Leave the workshop with a completed project such as a purse, scarf or jewelry! Saturday, Nov. 12, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Stables Studio, Heritage Park.
Camera Intensive Workshop, ages 17 and older, Instructor: S. Kay Young. Learn more than the basic skills in this four-hour intensive workshop designed to teach you how to master your digital camera! Saturday, Nov. 19, 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Stables Studio, Heritage Park.
Music Lessons and Classes for Kids, Teens and Adults
Piano: Individual piano lessons are offered at the historic Longacre House, for children – adults, aged 8 and up, Monday through Thursday, by talented instructor Jim Nuckolls. Session times and dates vary. Lessons are available for beginning through advanced students.
Guitar: Both group classes and individual lessons taught by Al Rosenthal are available at the Costick Center. Group lessons (ages 12 – adult) are an excellent way to learn from each other, in a comfortable setting. Group acoustic guitar lessons for beginning or intermediate students are held on Saturday mornings, with beginners at 10 a.m.–10:50 a.m. and intermediate at 11 a.m.–11:50 a.m. Private lessons are held for ages 8 and up on Wednesdays and Fridays, with different session times available. Private instructions include acoustic, electric or bass guitar and are tailored to each student.
Vocal: Do you love to sing and wish to develop your skills? Aspiring singers can take advantage of professional performer Bruce Pooley’s many years of experience on the stage with individual vocal lessons. Children aged 8 through adults of all skill levels will learn proper vocal placement, pitch control, breath support, ear training, note reading and more in these fun-filled lessons, geared to each person’s individual needs. Vocal lessons are Mondays and Saturdays at the Costick Center; session times and dates vary.
For more information, call the Cultural Arts Division at 248-473-1859.