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Classes, Seminars, and Workshops - Week of September 18, 2017

Classes, Seminars, and Workshops

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September 2017
 1-3:30 p.m. 

Splash: Basic Watercolor Class: USArtQuest.

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Make this the year you learn to paint in watercolor! Avoid frustration by learning from an artist with over 20 years experience: someone who has made all the mistakes, learned from them, & still loves watercolor with a passion.
Class #1 - Get familiar with the three things needed to do watercolor: paint, paper,& brushes. Everything you ever wanted to know about how to get started. You'll have a chance to get the feel of things so you can later build your own watercolor kit, bag or studio.
For returning painters, it'll be a refresher course & a look at new tools and techniques.
Class #2 - Practice, practice, practice! You'll learn how watercolor does what it does by playing around with it.
Class #3 - How to make a painting: learn simple composition & perspective; paint many small paintings to learn from before you go big; learn to correct mistakes.
Fee includes all materials.
USArtQuest, 18650 West Old US 12, Chelsea. $90. 734.562.2662. AskAnything@USArtQuest .com [map]

 3 p.m. 

Amaya Bravo 16-Thread CNC Embroidery Machine Check Out Class: Maker Works.

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This 2 hour class will introduce you to the Amaya Bravo 16-Thread CNC Embroidery Machine we have in our shop, as well as the Design Shop software that lets you create digitized embroidery files from an image file. This machine is great for monogramming shirts or towels, decorating bags and accessories and making patches! Use the Design Shop software and design your own. There is also a baseball cap attachment! You will learn the basic operation with an emphasis on safety. With the successful completion of this class, you will be certified to use the Amaya CNC Embroidery Machine on your own.
This is a hands-on class, so space is extremely limited; only 3 students per class. Please arrive 10 minutes early if this is your first time to Maker Works.
Call 734-222-4911 or visit our website to register.($50)
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. $50. 734-222-4911. [map]

 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

"The Artist's Way": Mary Ledvina, MOT, LMT.

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A 12-week class based on the book by Julia Cameron •Sept. 18th through Dec. 11 (skip Oct. 23)
Do you want to unearth, envision and pursue your dreams? Do you want to refill your well, listen to your inner voice and accomplish creative exploits? The Artist's Way, a step-by-step process of creative recovery, will help accomplish these goals and unblock your creative ambitions.
Mary Ledvina is a writer, artist, healer and teacher. She loves teaching creativity and has taught art journaling and journaling. Art Journaling Magazine, Paragraph and Seeding the Snow have published her work.
Location TBA 15 minutes from downtown Ann Arbor, Whitmore Lake. $300. (734)646-9161.



September 2017
 1:15 p.m.  Free! 

ESL Tutoring: First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor.

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Intermediate and advanced conversation, writing practice, book study, and TOEFL prep groups for learners of English as a second language. No beginner groups available.
First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor, 1432 Washtenaw Avenue. Free. 734-662-4466. [map]

 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Addiction and Families": Dawn Farm.

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Addiction and Families will be presented on by Dr. Lynn Kleiman Malinoff, Ed.D. Substance addiction is often described as a family condition. This program will provide an overview of how addiction impacts each member of a family. The presenter will describe roles and behaviors that family members often acquire when living with addiction, ways in which each family member is affected by addiction in the family, and options for family members to obtain help to cope with addiction in the family. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. Registration is not required. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of services for people with substance use disorders.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center Auditorium, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. [map]



September 2017
 6 p.m. 

Breastfeeding Basics for Birth Doulas: Center for the Childbearing Year.

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Join us for a professional workshop taught by lactation educator extraordinaire Barbara Robertson. Learn the very latest in evidence-based breastfeeding support from an expert lactation consultant and breastfeeding educator. This class will enhance the doula's ability to assist breastfeeding mothers immediately post-birth and in the early days postpartum. Barbara's enthusiasm for all things breastfeeding is contagious! Topics include: a new look at breast anatomy and physiology; importance of skin-to-skin contact; newborn self-attachment at the breast; a new view of positions and latch-on; getting off to the best start possible; how to know baby is getting enough/not getting enough breastmilk; and when to make a referral. This class fulfills a professional certification requirement for doulas.
Center for the Childbearing Year, 722 Brooks Street. $80.00 / $65.00 Early Registration. 734-663-1523. [map]



September 2017
 8:30 a.m. 

DONA Birth Doula Workshop: Center for the Childbearing Year.

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Join us for a professional training that blends a deep appreciation for the miraculous physiology of women's bodies with a practical approach to the challenges of giving birth in a fear-based culture. How can we guide the birthing mother and her partner out of fear to strength and empowerment? Hands-on three-day training teaches practical support skills and fulfills two professional certification requirements for birth doulas through DONA International.
In this hands-on training, we will practice:support techniques for normal birth; how to troubleshoot common challenges; how to best facilitate informed choices; centering techniques, acupressure, massage and use of the rebozo; comfort measures and natural approaches to pain management; communication and advocacy skills for navigating the medical setting effectively; movement and positioning to support physiologic birth; and more!
Center for the Childbearing Year, 722 Brooks Street. $535.00 / $485.00 Early Registration. 734-663-1523. [map]



September 2017
 10 a.m.  Free! 

Free Seminar: Plant Fall Bulbs for Spring: English Gardens.

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If you want spring color from tulips, hyacinths, daffodils or crocus, plant the bulbs now. We'll give you an overview of different bulbs and tips on proper planting techniques and care. Also learn the basics of design.
English Gardens, 155 N Maple Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Free. [map]

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