Indulge your creative side at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA)
by taking free art-making classes taught by professional
artists. The DIA is offering three classes in different
media—clay, acrylic and prints—for ages five and older (under
age 12 must be with an adult) for all experience levels.
Thursday, August 14, 10:30 a.m. –noon:
Acrylic Painting: use
acrylic paints to explore color mixing and expressive brushwork
techniques, then create your own painting. Projects will
require drying time and can be picked up later. Instructors:
Kathleen Rashid & Vito Valdez.
Thursday, August 21, 1–2:30 p.m.: Printmaking – Relief Prints:
Using a simple relief-printing method, plan and create an image,
then print it on paper to make multiple copies. Instructors: Soh
Suzuki & Byron Nemela.
Registration is on-site the day of the class on a first-come,
first-served basis. Classes begin promptly at the scheduled
Hours and Admission:
Museum hours are
9 a.m.–4 p.m. Tuesdays–Thursdays, 9 a.m.–10 p.m.
Fridays, and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. General
admission (excludes ticketed exhibitions) is free for Wayne,
Oakland and Macomb county residents and DIA members. For all
others, $8 for adults, $6 for seniors ages 62+, $4 for ages
6–17. For membership information, call 313-833-7971.
The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), one of the premier art
museums in the United States, is home to more than 60,000 works
that comprise a multicultural survey of human creativity from
ancient times through the 21st century. From the first Van Gogh
painting to enter a U.S. museum (Self-Portrait,
1887), to Diego Rivera's world-renowned
Detroit Industry murals (1932–33), the DIA’s
collection is known for its quality, range and depth. The DIA’s
mission is to create opportunities for all visitors to find
personal meaning in art.