Check out all the Classes and Workshops that LACA has to offer!

Art + Intention May 26, 2017 10am-4pm Instructor: Regina Leffers McCaleb. Cost $100.

In this workshop, you will be creating a meditation piece that represents a change you would like to make in your life. You will receive instructions on how to work with your piece at home. The intention here is to pick a change that you would like to make in your life, and then have fun making something that represents that change.  (You do not have to be an artist in order to participate in this workshop). First, you'll spend some time defining the change you want to make, and then will create a meditation piece that reflects that change. Each day, looking at your piece first thing in the morning and then again before you go to bed at night, will enable you to keep your desired change at the forefront of your mind, making it easier to achieve. We will meet from 10am to 4pm with a short break for lunch at noon. All materials and a box lunch are provided. You will take a 20"x 20" meditation piece home with you, along with written instructions about how you can work with it each day. Participant cost for this one-day workshop is $100. Register at Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St., 231-845-2787.

Exploring Watercolor June 6, 2017 1pm-4pm Instructor: Susan Lingg. Cost: $60

Exploring Watercolor August 25, 2017 1pm-4pm Instructor: Susan Lingg. Cost: $60

We will look at how to access your creative side, through thought and breath. We will discuss organizing tools and supplies for greater clarity, clearing the path for more creativity to come forward. We will use a limited palette, exploring the laying technique with transparent glazes. We will look at negative shapes and blend possibilities in our first paint of trees in our landscape. In the second painting, we will be adding the salt and splatter techniques for creating greater depth and texture in our mountain landscape study, from our skies and clods to the vistas.

I Am a Miracle Magnet June 7, 30127 10am-5pm Instructor: Regina Leffers McCaleb. Cost: $100

This workshop will help you uncover unhelpful patterns of thought and behavior, learn how to replace them with a creative response, and make your life more fulfilling and satisfying.  This workshop builds on the material in the book : I Am A Miracle Magnet (In Ten Easy Steps) by Regina Leffers McCaleb, Ph.D. You will receive a Miracle Magnet Journal, will work through the "ten easy steps" during the workshop and will be empowered to make changes that you've never before thought possible. We will be using a process of artful journaling, a method of expressing yourself using art and words, along with guided meditation. (No previous experience of meditation or artful journaling necessary). This one-day workshop will take place June 7 from 10am-5pm at Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St., 231-845-2787.

iPhone/Smart Phone Photography June 27, 2017 10am-1pm. Instructor: Karen West. Cost: TBA

iPhone/Smart Phone Photography July 28, 2017 10am-1pm. Instructor: Karen West. Cost: TBA

Learn a variety of shooting and editing apps and photography techniques in a fun hands-on workshop.

Collage Workshops with Linda Sandow Sept. 30 & Oct. 7, 2017 from 10am-3pm.

Local artist Linda Sandow will teach two collage classes in the first floor gallery space in the fall: "Urban Landscapes" and "Fall Fields." All supplies will be provided; The cost per class is $50/ for not-yet members and $40 for LACA members. Take both classes for $90/not-yet-members and $70/LACA members. To register, call the Arts Center 231-845-2787 or email

Watercolor Batik October 13, 2017 10am-4pm . Instructor: Carole Hunnes Nielsen. Cost: $90 plus $5 materials fee. Supply list available.

Watercolor batik is a resist method that creates a loose look that cannot be achieved with traditional watercolor methods. We will start with a value sketch, draw the outline on rice paper with a micron pen and begin with waxing all the whites. The process starts with painting light to dark with waxing one value at a time. The final step is the crackle effect which creates a beautiful batik.

Ukelele Workshop with L'il Rev. coming in October


Feldenkrais with Judith Dila - Call Judith to register: 231-510-5800

Spring 6 week Session: Wednesdays 5:30pm-6:30pm beginning April 19, 2017 and Fridays 9:30am-10:30pm beginning April 21, 2017

Spring 6 week Session: Wednesdays 5:30pm-6:30pm beginning May 31, 2017 and Fridays 9:30am-10:30pm beginning June 2, 2017

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