MODERN CALLIGRAPHY + SIGN // OCTOBER 24TH
Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

MODERN CALLIGRAPHY + SIGN // OCTOBER 24TH

Modern Calligraphy + Sign // October 24th
from 35.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Zoey Devine

Wednesday, October 24th 6-8PM

Have you been itching to create your own calligraphy project? Then you will love this beginners workshop that introduces you to modern calligraphy! Join us for the first two hours and learn the basics of modern calligraphy. Stay an extra hour and make a modern sign to take home. When you leave, you'll have all of the tools (physically and mentally!) to get working on beautiful, hand lettered pieces.

During the first two hours of this workshop Zoey will walk you through creating the modern calligraphy alphabet, introduce you to the materials, give tips and tricks to accomplishing beautiful letters, answer any questions you may have, and begin experimenting with words onto paper.

Interested in staying for an extra hour and working your very own modern sign? Students can make their very own 8x10 wood base modern plexiglass sign to create a beautiful custom freestanding piece of artwork for your home! Come prepared with your favorite quote, that song that always get stuck in your head, or anything really! And if you’re like us and love to change things depending on your mood, well this signs are perfect for you. Simply wipe off the letters and start fresh, its as easy as that and a great way to keep practicing and refining your hand lettering skills.

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served

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WALL TAPESTRY WEAVING // NOVEMBER 1st
Nov
1
6:00 PM18:00

WALL TAPESTRY WEAVING // NOVEMBER 1st

Wall Tapestry Weaving // November 1st
35.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Alison Broersma

Thursday, November 1st from 6 to 9pm

In this weaving workshop, Alison will teach you the basics of tapestry weaving using our plentiful variety of yarn and wool! You will learn beginner-level weaving skills such as how to warp a loom, weave with a needle, hand weave with thicker yarns, and how to make a decorative fringe.

To hone your new skills, you will work on completing a wall hanging, which measures 8" X 10" in size. Each wall hanging comes with a wooden dowel to insert across the top for easy hanging and beautiful wall display! Each student will leave with one finished wall hanging, a handout with a recap of the skills, terms, and resources discussed in class, and the skill to design and produce additional weaving projects at home! Looms will be available for purchase for $30 after the class has concluded if you are interested.

Supplies Needed: None. We have done all the legwork of sourcing the hard-to-find yarns, wool style yarns, and a simple 8x10 wooden loom.

Instructor Bio: At a young age Alison would make art with anything she could get her hands on. Her passion thrives from the her unique expression and outlet for creativity.

In Highschool, Alison dual enrolled at Kendall college of Art and Design, where she fell in love with art even more! She continued her art education at Grand Rapids Community College. After some soul searching and an economic recession, she settled on Non-Profit management. She later graduated from GVSU with her bachelors in 2016.

Outside of school she continued her love of the arts. In 2007, she taught art to homeschool kids at REV homeschool organization. She even curated a couple of my own art shows for local events around Grand Rapids.

Her love to encourage people to live through art and expression, is what drew us to her work. She states “There is no wrong way to enjoy art and I feel everyone can find their own personal talent. I am honored to have this opportunity to instruct and share the joy creativity brings to the soul.” In the immortal words of Bob Ross, “There are no mistakes, only happy accidents”.

  • No artistic experience necessary, but encouraged for critique

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided to display artwork

  • Refreshments will be served

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WATERCOLOR BRUSH LETTERING // NOVEMBER 7TH
Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

WATERCOLOR BRUSH LETTERING // NOVEMBER 7TH

Watercolor Brush Lettering // November 7th
55.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Zoey Devine
Wednesday, November 7th 6-8PM

Have you been itching to create your own watercolor calligraphy project? Then you will love this beginners workshop that introduces you to Watercolor Hand Lettering. Join us for this two hour make and take workshop with Zoey Devine.

During this workshop Zoey will walk you through the basic strokes needed to gain control of brushes in order to create various letter widths, as well as working with the paint consistency and flow. You will learn how to create washes and blending for custom watercolor cards and signs. Through lots of practice painting alphabets and completing set exercises, you'll put what you have learned to use and explore making your own hand lettered art! Zoey will teach you the alphabet, introduce you to the materials, give tips and tricks to accomplishing beautiful letters, answer any questions you may have, and begin experimenting with words onto paper.

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served

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MODERN CALLIGRAPHY + SIGN // NOVEMBER 14TH
Nov
14
6:00 PM18:00

MODERN CALLIGRAPHY + SIGN // NOVEMBER 14TH

Modern Calligraphy + Sign // November 14th
from 35.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Zoey Devine

Wednesday, November 14th 6-8PM

Have you been itching to create your own calligraphy project? Then you will love this beginners workshop that introduces you to modern calligraphy! Join us for the first two hours and learn the basics of modern calligraphy. Stay an extra hour and make a modern sign to take home. When you leave, you'll have all of the tools (physically and mentally!) to get working on beautiful, hand lettered pieces.

During the first two hours of this workshop Zoey will walk you through creating the modern calligraphy alphabet, introduce you to the materials, give tips and tricks to accomplishing beautiful letters, answer any questions you may have, and begin experimenting with words onto paper.

Interested in staying for an extra hour and working your very own modern sign? Students can make their very own 8x10 wood base modern plexiglass sign to create a beautiful custom freestanding piece of artwork for your home! Come prepared with your favorite quote, that song that always get stuck in your head, or anything really! And if you’re like us and love to change things depending on your mood, well this signs are perfect for you. Simply wipe off the letters and start fresh, its as easy as that and a great way to keep practicing and refining your hand lettering skills.

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served

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WALL TAPESTRY WEAVING // NOVEMBER 15TH
Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

WALL TAPESTRY WEAVING // NOVEMBER 15TH

Wall Tapestry Weaving // November 15th
35.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Alison Broersma

Thursday, November 15th from 6 to 9pm

In this weaving workshop, Alison will teach you the basics of tapestry weaving using our plentiful variety of yarn and wool! You will learn beginner-level weaving skills such as how to warp a loom, weave with a needle, hand weave with thicker yarns, and how to make a decorative fringe.

To hone your new skills, you will work on completing a wall hanging, which measures 8" X 10" in size. Each wall hanging comes with a wooden dowel to insert across the top for easy hanging and beautiful wall display! Each student will leave with one finished wall hanging, a handout with a recap of the skills, terms, and resources discussed in class, and the skill to design and produce additional weaving projects at home! Looms will be available for purchase for $30 after the class has concluded if you are interested.

Supplies Needed: None. We have done all the legwork of sourcing the hard-to-find yarns, wool style yarns, and a simple 8x10 wooden loom.

Instructor Bio: At a young age Alison would make art with anything she could get her hands on. Her passion thrives from the her unique expression and outlet for creativity.

In Highschool, Alison dual enrolled at Kendall college of Art and Design, where she fell in love with art even more! She continued her art education at Grand Rapids Community College. After some soul searching and an economic recession, she settled on Non-Profit management. She later graduated from GVSU with her bachelors in 2016.

Outside of school she continued her love of the arts. In 2007, she taught art to homeschool kids at REV homeschool organization. She even curated a couple of my own art shows for local events around Grand Rapids.

Her love to encourage people to live through art and expression, is what drew us to her work. She states “There is no wrong way to enjoy art and I feel everyone can find their own personal talent. I am honored to have this opportunity to instruct and share the joy creativity brings to the soul.” In the immortal words of Bob Ross, “There are no mistakes, only happy accidents”.

  • No artistic experience necessary, but encouraged for critique

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided to display artwork

  • Refreshments will be served

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Abstract Wall Hanging // September 6th
Sep
6
6:00 PM18:00

Abstract Wall Hanging // September 6th

Abstract Wall Hanging // September 6th
45.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Brie Moblo

Thursday September 6th from 6 to 8pm

Have a corner of your home that is begging for a personalized piece of art? Working on establishing a color palette for your home? Interested in these funky wall hanging tapestries?

All of these are great reasons to join Brie Moblo of @bmotextiles in creating your very own abstract wall hanging. In this workshop, you will begin with an off-white bare canvas and create a beautiful 20”x20” wooden dowel hanging tapestry. The class will start by exploring different types of patterns, shapes, and designs to fit your unique style. Bree will guide you through a variety of painting techniques for fabrics and what would work best to achieve your desired look that will fit perfectly hanging on a wall in your home.

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served!

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Product Photography // September 1st
Sep
1
10:00 AM10:00

Product Photography // September 1st

Product Photography // September 1st
40.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Matthew Provoast

Saturday, September 1st from 10am to 12pm

So, you're a maker, lifestyle blogger, collector, curator, or budding photographer, and you want to make your products, collections, and found objects look as epic as possible, right? Maybe you have been looking at our instagram and wondering, man I wish I could captures photos of my work like that! Well now is your chance, join Matthew for a morning workshop that will provide you with tips and tricks to up your photo game whether you have a phone to work with or a pro-ish real-life cam.

During this 2 hour workshop Matthew will go over all of the tips and tricks to getting the perfect shot with the best lighting. Not only will you learn how to leverage natural light for the best product shots, you'll also:

  • Learn how to improve your compositions using various props and camera angles

  • Learn how to use a DIY light-box

  • Learn flat-lay hacks that cost you zero dollars

  • How to make your tripod earn its keep


Matthew Provoast is a wedding and portrait photographer that lives in Grand Rapids, MI. He recently received his Bachelors in Fine Arts degree from Kendall College of Art and Design, with a heavy focus on Photography and Printmaking.  He currently photographs wedding around the state of Michigan and beyond, owns Light Gallery + Studio, teaches art classes, exhibits his artwork locally, and collaborates with other local photographers. Matthews work always aims to capture that perfect light and those unforgettable moments. He will guide you step by step through the photographic process and teach you how to best utilize those confusing buttons on your fancy camera. You can check out his client work at www.matthewprovoast.com

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Ceramic Spoon and Pinch Bowl // August 29th
Aug
29
7:00 PM19:00

Ceramic Spoon and Pinch Bowl // August 29th

Ceramic Spoon and Pinch Bowl // August 29th
45.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Eliza Fernand

Wednesday, August 29th from 7 to 8:30pm

Are you ready to roll up your sleeves and join us for a hands on workshop to create ceramic spoons and small pinch bowls? Join Eliza Fernand and make your very own ceramics! This workshop you'll use clay and a variety of tools to craft functional spoons and small pinch bowls that make a great salt cellar or jewelry holder. The workshop fee includes all materials and choice of glazes. Eliza Fernand will fire all the pieces in her kiln, and they will be available within two weeks of the workshop. Bring your friends and join us for this fun and functional event!

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served

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Encaustic Painting for Beginners // August 28th
Aug
28
6:00 PM18:00

Encaustic Painting for Beginners // August 28th

Encaustic Painting for Beginners // August 28th
35.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Matthew Provoast

Tuesday, August 28th from 6 to 9pm

Learn the basics of encaustic painting by local artist Matthew Provoast. Encaustic painting is using melted and pigmented beeswax to create exciting, luminous paintings. If you have ever been curious about encaustics, you’re in for a treat! This workshop covers a brief history of this ancient medium, what equipment is needed, setting up your workspace, mixing colors, adding other media like paper and thread, safety… everything you need to know to start making your own encaustic paintings. A 5”x5” panel and all material are provided.

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served!

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Wall Tapestry Weaving // August 23rd
Aug
23
6:00 PM18:00

Wall Tapestry Weaving // August 23rd

Wall Tapestry Weaving // November 1st
35.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Alison Broersma

Thursday, November 1st from 6 to 9pm

In this weaving workshop, Alison will teach you the basics of tapestry weaving using our plentiful variety of yarn and wool! You will learn beginner-level weaving skills such as how to warp a loom, weave with a needle, hand weave with thicker yarns, and how to make a decorative fringe.

To hone your new skills, you will work on completing a wall hanging, which measures 8" X 10" in size. Each wall hanging comes with a wooden dowel to insert across the top for easy hanging and beautiful wall display! Each student will leave with one finished wall hanging, a handout with a recap of the skills, terms, and resources discussed in class, and the skill to design and produce additional weaving projects at home! Looms will be available for purchase for $30 after the class has concluded if you are interested.

Supplies Needed: None. We have done all the legwork of sourcing the hard-to-find yarns, wool style yarns, and a simple 8x10 wooden loom.

Instructor Bio: At a young age Alison would make art with anything she could get her hands on. Her passion thrives from the her unique expression and outlet for creativity.

In Highschool, Alison dual enrolled at Kendall college of Art and Design, where she fell in love with art even more! She continued her art education at Grand Rapids Community College. After some soul searching and an economic recession, she settled on Non-Profit management. She later graduated from GVSU with her bachelors in 2016.

Outside of school she continued her love of the arts. In 2007, she taught art to homeschool kids at REV homeschool organization. She even curated a couple of my own art shows for local events around Grand Rapids.

Her love to encourage people to live through art and expression, is what drew us to her work. She states “There is no wrong way to enjoy art and I feel everyone can find their own personal talent. I am honored to have this opportunity to instruct and share the joy creativity brings to the soul.” In the immortal words of Bob Ross, “There are no mistakes, only happy accidents”.

  • No artistic experience necessary, but encouraged for critique

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided to display artwork

  • Refreshments will be served

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Modern Calligraphy + Sign // August 22nd
Aug
22
6:00 PM18:00

Modern Calligraphy + Sign // August 22nd

Modern Calligraphy + Sign // October 24th
from 35.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Zoey Devine

Wednesday, October 24th 6-8PM

Have you been itching to create your own calligraphy project? Then you will love this beginners workshop that introduces you to modern calligraphy! Join us for the first two hours and learn the basics of modern calligraphy. Stay an extra hour and make a modern sign to take home. When you leave, you'll have all of the tools (physically and mentally!) to get working on beautiful, hand lettered pieces.

During the first two hours of this workshop Zoey will walk you through creating the modern calligraphy alphabet, introduce you to the materials, give tips and tricks to accomplishing beautiful letters, answer any questions you may have, and begin experimenting with words onto paper.

Interested in staying for an extra hour and working your very own modern sign? Students can make their very own 8x10 wood base modern plexiglass sign to create a beautiful custom freestanding piece of artwork for your home! Come prepared with your favorite quote, that song that always get stuck in your head, or anything really! And if you’re like us and love to change things depending on your mood, well this signs are perfect for you. Simply wipe off the letters and start fresh, its as easy as that and a great way to keep practicing and refining your hand lettering skills.

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served

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Mounted Staghorn Fern // August 17th
Aug
17
7:00 PM19:00

Mounted Staghorn Fern // August 17th

Mounted Staghorn Fern // August 17th
40.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Matthew Provoast

Friday, August 17th from 7 to 8pm

Mounted plants are seriously awesome. Think artwork ... but PLANTS!!!

Staghorn Ferns get their name from the large, bifurcated, antler-like fronds that shoot out dramatically from the center of the plant. As epiphytes that grow naturally in the crooks of tree trunks, they're ideal candidates for mounting, as they require little root space to thrive.

Versatile, easy to care for, and massive talking-pieces, mounted staghorn ferns are really coming into their "own" in homes across the nation! Join Matthew Provoast for an evening of getting your hands dirty, learning, laughs and leafy-love creations!

Matthew will guide you through the process of mounting a staghorn fern, their maintenance, and care. This is an all-inclusive workshop where all tools and supplies needed to create your botanical beauty will be provided, but it will be YOU that puts it all together. Students will get to choose from a modern oak plywood or rustic barn wood plaque to mount their fern onto. Please select desired option when purchasing your ticket.

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served

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Punch Needle Embroidery // August 16th
Aug
16
6:00 PM18:00

Punch Needle Embroidery // August 16th

Punch Needle Embroidery // August 16th
45.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Erika Townsley

Thursday, August 16th from 6 to 9pm

Join Erika Townsley in creating your own design using the punch needle and a 6" hoop. This traditional technique of rug hooking is a fun and quick way to create an image that can be used for wall hangings. Erika will take you through the design process starting with the creation of an image, transferring your image onto your own frame and the fundamentals of punch needle work to create your project. With the knowledge and supplies you will be prepared to do your own punch needle wall hangings, pillows, and rugs. 

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served!

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Botanical Screen Printing // August 15th
Aug
15
6:00 PM18:00

Botanical Screen Printing // August 15th

Botanical Screen Printing // August 15th
35.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Michelle Facer 

Wednesday August 15th, from 6 to 9pm

Do you love plants just as much as we do? Well this workshop is right up your ally! Join Michelle Faser, a local printmaker, for this botanical inspired screen printing workshop.

At the beginning of this workshop Michelle will walk you through the basics of screen printing, how to pull a successful print, and the tips and tricks to screen printing in a pop up studio. During this 3 hour make and take workshop, everyone will screen print fun, contemporary plant illustrations onto different types of paper and fabrics. The prints you will create are perfect to trim and turn into a beautiful card or framed print. Ideas for the fabric would be endless!

In this beginner screen printing class, Michelle will get you started on the road to achieving that screen printing glory by teaching you the fundamental processes that goes into producing screen print images. You’ll gain an understanding of how screens are made and how emulsion and exposure units are used to "burn" the images onto the screens. She will demonstrate how to use a table top press to pull silk screen images onto paper and fabric. You will also get a tutorial on the different inks available in screen printing, as well as the types of surfaces that work best.

Once all of the demos are done, it’s printing time!! You will spend the last hour of class printing with a few of Michelle’s plant illustrations. You will have a chance to print on high quality screen printing materials to start experimenting with your new screen printing skills! And, Michelle will be there to assist should you hit any obstacles or have any questions while printing. You will leave class with a handful of silk screen prints, a working knowledge of the screen printing process, and some helpful insight on what to do next should you desire to keep further your screen printing acumen!

A couple of important points to note:

This is a fantastic starter class in order to dip your toes into the world of screen printing. However, as you will learn, screen printing is a complicated process, involving a few expensive (and easy to ruin) pieces of equipment, and requiring a lot of practice to master. So, don’t expect to come out ready to launch your own t-shirt line after only one class! But DO expect to have some great fun and learn about this amazing printing technique.

This class does NOT offer custom screens, but instead, utilizes Michelle’s amazing original illustrations that are all plant themed. If you are interested in learning more about screen printing and creating your own custom screen, we can refer you to a local business that can handle those requests.

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served

  • Wear clothes that you don’t mind getting a little bit dirty. Screen printing ink will stain your clothing

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Portrait Photography // August 4th
Aug
4
10:00 AM10:00

Portrait Photography // August 4th

Portrait Photography // August 4th
60.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Matthew Provoast

Saturday, August 4th from 10am to 1pm

This class will be taught with DLSR and mirrorless camera users in mind.

Learn how your camera works so that you can create beautiful portraits during this hands on workshop. Matthew will guide you through the process of artfully composing the frame, choosing the appropriate settings for your camera, understanding how exposures are made, and developing a practical method of taking portraits. This class is specifically designed for those who want to learn more about camera basics and those elusive manual exposure settings in order to make compelling portraits.

Workshop Topics:

  • Understanding exposure + ISO settings

  • Depth of field + capturing movement

  • Composition + framing basics

  • Mini-work session


Participants are encouraged to bring their own camera. An extra battery, memory card, and your camera’s instruction manual are also very helpful to have on hand at this class.

Part of the class will include spending time outdoors, in natural light, practicing camera settings and taking portraits. We will be working with a live model.


Matthew Provoast is a wedding and portrait photographer that lives in Grand Rapids, MI. He recently received his Bachelors in Fine Arts degree from Kendall College of Art and Design, with a heavy focus on Photography and Printmaking.  He currently photographs wedding around the state of Michigan and beyond, owns Light Gallery + Studio, teaches art classes, exhibits his artwork locally, and collaborates with other local photographers. Matthews work always aims to capture that perfect light and those unforgettable moments. He will guide you step by step through the photographic process and teach you how to best utilize those confusing buttons on your fancy camera. You can check out his client work at www.matthewprovoast.com

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Kokeama (Moss Ball) // July 24th
Jul
24
7:00 PM19:00

Kokeama (Moss Ball) // July 24th

Kokedama (Moss Ball) // July 24th
25.00

Hosted by Light Gallery + Matthew Provoast

Tuesday, July 24th from 7 to 8pm

For you bonsai newbies, kokedama is a style of Japanese Bonsai where the plant’s root system is actually wrapped in moss and string. These little (and not so little) moss ball bundles of joy are a ton of fun to design and construct.

They will quickly become your new creative obsession as you experiment with getting different houseplants, succulents, and even herbs into the kokedama bonsai mix! Once you learn how to assemble your kokedama plant and moss ball, using string to bind it together, you will take a crack at constructing two kokedama moss ball projects (one small and one medium). You’ll receive instruction on proper plant care as well as recommendations on which "hard to kill" houseplants and succulents to use so that your kokedama creations are guaranteed a long and happy life!

This class is perfect for any green-thumbed friends- but no experience is necessary!  Just come ready to get your hands dirty (soap and water will be provided upon completion).

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All materials are provided

  • Refreshments will be served

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