325A Grove Street, East Lansing, MI 48823 | Phone (517) 333-7180
Hours: Wenesday–Friday 12–5:30pm | Saturday 11–5:00pm |  Sunday 12–4pm


 Grove Gallery & Studios

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Registration with payment is required to hold your spot. Registration fee is nonrefundable, as instructors commit to supplies and prep time based on registration numbers.

Materials fees are paid by cash or check directly to the instructor on the day of the workshop.


To Register:
First, contact the instructor directly to register for classes. Payment (cash or a check made out to your instructor) may me mailed to your instructor or dropped of at Grove to secure your spot.

Questions about a class?
Contact the individual instructor via email as listed by each course offering.


Linocuts 101 – a four-week workshop

This workshop is full. Please contact Michelle if you want to be on a waiting list.


Instructor: Laura B. DeLind (delind@msu.edu; laurabdelind-linocuts.com/)


Date: Thursdays – October 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th, 2018

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


Place: Grove Gallery and Studios - 325 Grove St, East Lansing, MI 48823; phone (517) 333-7180 


Workshop cost (paid to the instructor): $60.00  


Materials cost (paid to instructor): $40 approx*


* Speedball Linocut Set #2 (two handles) - $12.77

* 150 ml tube of black Caligo oil-based, wash-safe ink - $14.87

* Package of 12 – 5” x7” pieces of battleship grey linoleum - $11.39

* Package of 100 sheets of Masterprinter paper - $5.06


NOTE: If you already have linoleum (or wood) cutting knives, please let Laura know. Also if you have linoleum, ink and/or paper from a past workshop, let Laura know.  Otherwise, she will order the materials listed above for each workshop participant. (Typically, we can expect a discount and free shipping on bulk orders from Blick Art.)


Workshop description: This workshop is designed for beginning relief printmakers. We will be working with the linocut – a simple, yet sophisticated, form of relief (or block) print. We will use linocuts to explore line and mass, positive and negative space, pattern and composition in our creative work. We will learn to cut blocks and “pull” prints by hand, experimenting with a variety of papers (everything from paper bags to museum quality papers). We will compose solely in black and white (not color) and learn how to professionally present our finished work for sale and/or public display.


Session #1 (October 4th)

  1. Exploring the tools and printing process
  2. Working with line and mass; positive and negative space


Session #2 (October 11th)

  1. Thinking about borders
  2. Thinking beyond borders (using the whole block)


Session #3 (October 18th)

  1. Composing with pattern (not color)
  2. Using ‘chatter’ as a design element


Session #4 (October 25th)  

  1. Incorporating text into the composition
  2. Numbering, titling, and signing finished wor
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Linocuts 202:  Technique and Individual Projects

This workshop is full. Please contact Michelle if you want to be on a waiting list or in case she adds another session.

Instructor: Laura B. DeLind (delind@msu.edu; laurabdelind-linocuts.com/)

Date: Tuesdays – October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, 2018

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Place: Grove Gallery and Studios - 325 Grove St, East Lansing, MI 48823; phone (517) 333-7180

Workshop Cost: $65 paid to Laura at (or before) first session

Workshop description: This five-week workshop is designed for printmakers who have already had considerable experience with the linocut. We will focus on cutting and printing techniques and on expanding individual printmaking capacity. This can include (but is not limited to) working with chatter, composition, color, registration, and final presentation.   

Materials:  All participants will need to have their own tools, linoleum, proofing paper, quality paper (e.g., Rives BFK, colored mulberry or rice paper), and THREE colors of Caligo safe wash ink (one of the colors should be black).  Laura can place a group order if she has individual orders by September 15th.

Session #1 (October 2nd)

  1. Techniques for cutting clean edges and images
  2. Techniques for incorporating cutting lines (chatter) into compositions
  3. Techniques for removing unwanted chatter


Session #2 (October 9th)

  1. Inking and printing techniques
  2. Printing colored background papers for future use
  3. Responding to a common challenge/ prompt


Session #3 (October 16th)

  1. Individual challenges outside one’s comfort zone
  2. Making use of colored papers and inks


Session #4 (October 23rd)  

  1. Individual projects and experimentation


Session #5 (October 30th)


  1. Individual project and experimentation
  2. Matting and framing finished work
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Paint Your Pet

This workshop is full. Please contact Michelle if you want to be on a waiting list or in case she adds another session.

Sunday, October 14

Watercolor artist, Michelle Detering, will teach workshop participants how to paint a watercolor of their pet (or any photo reference of an animal they choose) and leave with a painted portrait of their furry friend which they can frame! Paints and paper will be provided.

Participants need to contact Michelle at deteringm@gmail.com to send a photo of their pet to prior to the workshop. 
Workshop Cost: $55
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Create Your Own Wall Weaving
with Deb Cholewicki

Date: Saturday, November 10th
Time: 10am -5pm
Workshop Cost: $120 (includes materials)

Sculptural fiber artist, Deb Cholewicki will teach a one day workshop on how to create your own, one-of-a-kind wall weaving using natural fibers and beautiful hand-made/hand-dyed art yarns and copper. Students will be encouraged to think outside the box. Deb will provide instruction on how to create a basic framework for your piece and then provide examples and demonstrate techniques of how to weave in a variety of materials. Weaving will be approximately 12 in x 18 in.

Contact Deb for details.
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Holiday/Decorative Orbs with Fairy Lights
with Deb Cholewicki

Date: Saturday, December 8
Time: 1–4:00pm
Workshop Fee:  $50  Materials:  $35 (includes fairy lights)

Come join fiber artist, Deb Cholewicki in creating a unique, one-of-a-kind decorative grapevine orb using natural fibers and art yarns. A "sprinkle" of fairy lights inside the orb will complete the look! The only prerequisite - An imagination and a willingness to just have fun!! Orbs will be approximately 10 - 12 inches in diameter.

Contact Deb for details.
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Holiday Watercolor Card Making Workshop

This workshop is full. Please contact Michelle if you want to be on a waiting list or in case she adds another session.


With Michelle Detering

Date:Sunday December 9
Time: 1-4pm

Cost: $35 per person. Includes supplies.

Treat yourself to a day of fun creating beautiful watercolor cards for the holidays!  


Learn to create your own watercolor cards for the holidays in this hands on class! You will leave with 4 different watercolor cards that you can send right away or you can have cards made with an online printing service! 


This workshop will demo at least 4 holiday designs such as Christmas Tree Bulbs, Winter Scene, Winter Birds or Reindeer and Wreath.


I will also cover how you can upload your designs online and create text so you can make multiple copies.  I will be able to take high quality photos for you of any of your designs that you can use for this.

Contact Michelle at deteringm@gmail.com


Felted Bracelets
with Barb Hranilovich
Date: Sunday, November 4
Time: noon-4pm
Workshop Cost: $45 (materials included)

Learn needle and wet-felting techniques while creating a felted bracelet made to fit you perfectly. Techniques can be applied to numerous other applications, so put these tools in your creative toolbox!
Lovely by themselves, or adorned with beads and bangles, these bracelets are colorful and casual accessories. Great gifts, too.
Contact Barb Hranilovich for details and to reserve your spot: bhranilovich@gmail.com
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