events & classes calendar
In 2017, the Orion Art Center moved their Art and Clay Studio to the Moose Tree Nature Preserve, located next to Webber Elementary School in Lake Orion. At this beautiful, scenic venue, we are able to offer a wide array of art classes in mediums such as acrylic and oil painting, drawing, wood art, art journaling, knitting, and much more. In our clay studio, we teach hand-building, wheel-throwing, tile painting, and sculpting, and offer open studio time to students who want to hone their pottery skills.
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with Geri Boyle
Acclaimed Michigan artist, Geri Boyle provides instruction and guidance to students in a class that is tailored to their individual needs. Students can choose from drawing, colored pencil, acrylic, watercolor, pastels or water soluble oil. Receive one-on-one attention and work at your own pace in an enriching and creative atmosphere.
In this 1-1/2 hour workshop, students get to assemble, stain, and stencil their 4ft x 24in Blanket Ladders. Stain and paint color are chosen during class and various inspirational word stencils will be available.
Join us at our beautiful clay studio for our open studio. Practice your hand-building or wheel-throwing techniques (must have prior experience in working with clay) with assistance from an on-site instructor. $100 for 5 sessions (will receive a punch card) plus $30 per bag of clay. Also includes all glazes, tools, and kiln firing for a completed project. For ages 18 & Up.
We wish to invite special needs adults to join us monthly, for an opportunity to create and socialize with friends. Each class will feature a new artistic project and diverse teachers, who will guide the students through a new project. We welcome new students to our family of friends.
In this 3 hour workshop, students get to stain and stencil their Cornhole Gamebord or Yardzee Set. Stain and paint colors are chosen during class and various stencil options are available to choose from upon arrival.
with Kimberly Santini
Join Kimberly Santini for a night of art journaling – no previous art experience necessary! Bring your journal (or a blank sketchbook/loose paper) to work in/on and your favorite pair of shoes. We will be working with acrylic paints and sharpies, so bring a paint shirt if you – or your neighbor – will be messy.
During this 1-1/2 hour open craft time, stop by and choose from various craft samples or use your imagination and shop our craft cabinet! Each month features a new craft so check out each class description for details.
In this 3 hour class we will guide you through a step by step process on how to paint your lovable pet family member. We can only accommodate 1 pet per painting due to class time constraints.
Macrame classes range from 2-4 hours based on difficulty. During each class students learn basic Macrame techniques through step-by-step instruction and can choose from beginner and intermediate classes or projects. Dip-dying available for most projects!
Join us for a fun morning of Open Family Craft time! Choose from the various available crafts of the day, $5 a craft.
with Kate Fouchey
Join Kate Fouchey for an open-knitting class at the Orion Art Center every Wednesday from 9-11 am for only $5 per person. Bring your latest knitting project and work uninterrupted while enjoy the beautiful and serene setting of The Orion Art Center on Paint Creek in downtown Lake Orion.
In this 3 hour workshop, students get to assemble. stain, and stencil their projects. Step-by-step lead by an instructor, choose your stain and paint colors during class and try out some power tools while creating a unique and rustic pallet sign.
During this 2 hour workshop, students will sand, ,stain, and stencil a pre-assembled plantar box. Stain, paint, and stencils are chosen during class. Garden stake add-ons optional.
with Diann Jameyfield
Are you a novice or expert portrait painter who is looking for a place to hone your skills or to work on a new portrait? Then come to the Orion Art Center’s Studio at the Moose Tree Nature Preserve in Lake Orion. Every Thursday evening from 6-9 pm, for just a $10 drop-in fee, take advantage of our live portrait session in a relaxing, quiet environment with fellow portrait painters in any medium you choose (bring your own supplies).
In this class, we will show you how to “Go with the Flow” to create 2 amazing “Poured Paintings”. Using acrylic paints, you will learn different pouring techniques and will get the opportunity to choose your colors and leave with 2 – 8″x 10″ completed canvases topped off with your new swanky style!
Hold your private parties or rental space with us! Class times for private painting parties allow breaks for food and celebration. Prices and time frames are based on project selection. Kitchen space and additional tables and chairs available for use. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request space rental or private parties.
During this 1-1/2 hour workshop, students choose from various designs of step stones and choose your colors for painting. Make sure to spray them with an Acrylic Poly Spray if you are placing them outdoors!
Free events are on by Orion Art Center are for all ages in the community. No registration required.
We have many stencils to assist in creating that perfect wine glass – or create your own! Baking instructions are included to help these glasses endure all the “drinking” they will see. Just $35 for 2 wine glasses or $50 for 2 wine glasses and a wooden wine gift box.