A variety of group ‘Discovery Series’ classes offered at the Bonifas Arts Center

ESCANABA – A new group of classes are being offered at the Bonifas Arts Center. As a part of the Discovery Series available to adults and teens, class topics include pottery, jewelry making, drawing, glass fusing, and quilting.

On Thursday, Feb. 13, turn some heads with Corinne Powers as she teaches the art of necklace making. Learn the basics of wire-wrapping techniques along with the use of gemstones, beads, and other re-purposed items to create a style all your own. Student fees: $15 for members, $18 for non-members.

Under the direction of local portrait artist, Brady Ray Nelson, students will learn to see and draw like an artist themselves. For four consecutive Mondays beginning Feb. 17 through March 10, Nelson will guide students through a traditional studio approach to representational drawing. Exploring a variety of mediums and tools, including charcoal and graphite, students will be given individual care so that they can advance at their own rate. There’s even scholarship opportunities for Bay students. Student fees: $28 for members, $35 for non-members.

For intermediate/advanced glass fusing students, instructor Alysa Diebolt offers a one night start-to-finish wine rack project on Wednesday, Feb. 19. Each glass wine rack will be a unique statement as students choose their own colors and designs with which to work. The end result will be not only stylish, but functional as well.

And don’t miss Gwinn glass artist, Sue Hubbard, when she brings her own special talents and projects to the Arts Center near the end of March. Student fees: $38 for members, $46 for non-members.

As an accompaniment to the gallery exhibition on fiber arts, Pam Beal offers a quilting class on free form cutting. Spend the day on Saturday, Feb. 15, learning non-traditional methods to designing a traditional Log Cabin quilt block. All students are required to bring a sewing machine and recommended to bring a lunch. Student fees: $38 for members, $48 for non-members.

Registration for classes can be done online, over the phone, or in person during regular Art Center hours. All classes have a maximum number of students they can accommodate, so register early and register often.

For more detailed information, visit the Arts Center website at www.bonifasarts.org, or simply stop in.