Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Knit 1 Bike 2 Saline!!

Join us for the FUN from May 24 through August 1...
It's a Scavenger Hunt. It's a Yarn Bomb. It's a community-wide interactive art installation!
Here's how you can participate:
1. Follow the map and cruise around Saline to visit the knitted bikes. 
2. Collect a token from each bike.
3. Take your 10 tokens to Two Twelve Arts Center and be entered into a prize drawing. 
4. Winners will be announced at Summerfest in Saline, on Saturday, August 13, at 2pm on the stage before the Two Twelve Arts children's play!
Don't forget to snap a selfie with your favorite bike and post it on Instagram or facebook with #Knit1Bike2Saline@TwoTwelveArtsCenter . 
THANK YOU to all of the talented, generous, wonderful artists, individuals, and organizations who helped to make this community-wide interactive art installation possible!
Knit 1 Bike 2 Saline is sponsored by Two Twelve Arts Center and Saline Arts & Culture Committee. 

Photo by Cindy Baxter

Monday, May 16, 2016

Brushes & Brew at Salt Springs Brewery!

For the past couple of months, Two Twelve Arts Center has hosted Brushes & Brew at Salt Springs Brewery! During this special offering, Jean Canavan leads students in creating an acrylic painting as they enjoy one of Salt Springs' brews. All skill levels are welcome, and all supplies are provided. The classes take place the last Wednesday of the month (see our calendar at 212arts.org for exceptions). The May class is already full, but stay tuned for offerings in June, July and August. This class is also available on a Pop-Up basis. Contact us to set up a class for you and at least seven of your friends!

Here are some photos from the classes so far. . .

Friday, April 1, 2016

Meaningful Jewelry

Cornelia Wende's Meaningful Jewelry class was held at Two Twelve over the past couple of weeks, and her students created beautiful pieces!! In this class, students learned to wrap natural material with various wire wrapping techniques to create a unique piece of jewelry. The goal of the class was to focus on using natural material to enhance beauty through sterling silver wire wrapping. Take a look at the wonderful results below:



Cornelia's next jewelry class offering is Pearls, Pearls, Pearls. Read more about it and register here: http://www.twotwelvearts.org/adult-fiber-art-fabrication/pearls-pearls-pearls

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Our Third Annual Camp Two Twelve Arts - A Success!

We had a fun, creative, art-filled weekend at Camp Faholo! The weather was gorgeous - not at all like a usual February in Michigan - and the campers enjoyed a variety of art classes and activities. Check out some photos from the weekend below.

Campers working on their Winter Landscape Acrylic Paintings with Jean Canavan.

A finished winter landscape in acrylics. 

Campers created beautiful Pysanky Eggs with Stacey Harper.

Some of the fun and colorful Yupo Paintings created in Kathy Hiner's class.

Gaines enjoying her coffee while painting!

Holly and Cindy having fun while painting. :)

More abstract yupos.

Most of the group from 2016's Camp Two Twelve Arts.

Jean enjoying the process of felting soaps.

Gaines and Cindy felting their soaps using some bright and colorful wool roving. 

Some Felted Soap results from Holly Kreag's class.

Campers enjoying some coloring during down time.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Bookmaking x 2!

Earlier this month, Alvey Jones and Barbara Brown held a Three Introductory Book Structures class. During this class, students learned to make three simple, but elegant book structures: an Accordion Fold Book with Pockets, a Flag Book, and a Pamphlet Stitch Book. The experienced instructors discussed ways of modifying bookbinding tools and ideas for design materials for embellishments. Take a look at some photos from the class below--it looks like lots of fun! Alvey and Barbara will be holding another bookmaking class on April 30...Read below for more information. 

Interested in learning bookmaking? Sign up for Alvey and Barbara's Folded Envelope Book class on April 30. Click here to register! 

Monday, October 5, 2015

Little Free Libraries Coming to Saline!

A fun and exciting new project is making its way into Saline parks...

The City of Saline and Saline Parks and Recreation Department approved five Little Free Libraries in Saline parks. Funding for Saline's Little Free Libraries came from the Saline Arts & Culture Committee, who thought that this would be the perfect art addition to the parks and city of Saline. 

For those who are unfamiliar with Little Free Libraries, their purpose is to promote literacy and community. They function on a "Take One, Leave One" basis, in that adults and children can take a book from the Little Library, and leave a different book in its place. For more information about Little Free Libraries, visit littlefreelibrary.org

Over a dozen artists from Two Twelve Arts Center volunteered their time, paints, and talents to design and create the art on the five Saline Little Libraries. In addition, ACE Hardware of Saline donated primer paint for the libraries, and the Saline UPS Store is creating plaques for each Little Library. 

The libraries are near completion, and should be installed in about a month in four city parks --Brecon Park, Mill Pond Park, Risdon Park, and at the Rec Center--as well as at Saline City Hall. Saline Schools Alternative Education Program students will be helping with the installation through their community service, rounding out the community involvement for this project from start to finish. 

Book donations--both children and adult--are welcomed for initial start-up. To donate, please contact Marci Cameron at: cameronlady210@comcast.net . 

Thank you to all of the Saline organizations, businesses, and artists who contributed to the creation of the Little Free Libraries, and thanks especially to Marci Cameron who brought this project to Saline.

Free Little Library Artists
Marci Cameron
Cindy Baxter
Kristine Shoopmann
Kat Daugaard
Holly Kreag
Stacey Harper
Lisa Belanger
Kathy Earle
Val Mann
Gay Halseth
Eileen Shivak
Sandy Webster
Kathy Rich

 Enjoy these photos of the artists at work! The artists had the use of Kristine Shoopmann's art studio to conduct their work, through her generous hospitality. Can't wait to see these Little Free Libraries around Saline! (Photos courtesy of Cindy Baxter and Marci Cameron.)