Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Watercolor and Mittens

Students were busy yesterday at Two Twelve Arts Center! In Katherine Downie's class, Gaining Ground with Watercolor, students experimented with color palettes and shading as they painted grape bunches. I love the way these little watercolors turned out.

 Nancy Miller's students in Sweater Mittens had fun up-cycling sweaters into a cozy pair of mittens. This is an easy machine sewing project that was completed in one class. Here are a couple of mitten pairs, still in progress...

Remember that you can sign up for fun classes like these, and many more, by calling us at (734)944-2787. Our brochure can be viewed at

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Saline Potters Guild Reception: This Friday, January 30

Join us this Friday, January 30, at Two Twelve Arts Center for an Artists' Reception from 7-9pm. Our featured Artists of the Month for January and February are the Saline Potters Guild ceramic artists. 

Stop by and enjoy the wide variety of functional and non-functional ceramic art. Meet the artists and enjoy the refreshments!

Here is a small preview of "Wall to Wall: Selected Works." Stop by to see these pieces and more. You can view more photos of the daily happenings at Two Twelve on our newly created Instagram. 

Catherine Fillmore
Sharie Cannon
Catherine Fillmore
Jennifer Lupton

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Mixed Media Art Journal

Over the past couple of weeks, students have been having messy fun while creating their own art journals in Mixed Media Art Journal, taught by Lisa Belanger. Students learned the basic construction of book binding, while also creating fabric covers and painting and embellishing pages for their journal's interior.

 Students used a fun fingerprinting technique to create their interior pages.

Paintbrushes and other materials were used to create texture on the interior pages.

Students pieced together fun fabrics to create their journal covers.

Looks like colorful, messy fun! 

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Think Spring at Carrigan Café

It's cold and snowy outside, but the works of Joanne Porter at Carrigan Café will have you thinking Spring! Joanne's floral watercolors are inspired by fresh flowers, rather than photographs, as she aims to capture the delicate feel of the flowers as well as their richness in color. 

You can view Joanne's exhibit, Think Spring, at Carrigan Café in Saline during the months of January and February. Stop by, grab a warm drink from a café that supports the arts, and Think Spring!

Carrigan Café is located at 107 S. Ann Arbor St., Saline, MI.