Adult Workshop: Glass and Mixed Media on Canvas

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Adult Workshop: Glass and Mixed Media on Canvas

September 12, 2020, 10:30 AM-1:30 PM

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Attend GRAM’s Adult Workshops and discover three hours of artmaking and gallery activities. Tour the collection galleries while discussing the history and context of a different process, then experience an in-depth demonstration of tools and techniques before creating your own unique project. Leave with a record of what was taught along with a list of resources for continuing at home. All materials provided. Open to ages 16+. $35, members receive 20% off ($28)

On September 12, get inspired on a tour of A New State of Matter: Contemporary Glass. Then, explore how paint and glass can interact on the same canvas using glass, paint, and other materials. For more information, please contact GRAM Studio at gramstudio@artmuseumgr.org or 616.831.2927.

Please note: select programming with enhanced safety measures will be offered at GRAM upon reopening. New safety guidelines include: reduced program capacity to ensure distancing, face covering requirements, regular sanitization and cleaning, and restricting the sharing of tools/materials among participants.

Saturday Studio Session: Natural Pigments and Paints

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Saturday Studio Session: Natural Pigments and Paints

August 22, 2020, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM

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Join us once a month for unique art-making session influenced by a range of art practices. During the session, you’ll be guided through concept and material exploration. Through hands-on projects and gallery tours, participants will develop a deeper understanding of art and personal expression.

On August 22, discover the splendor of nature and learn how to make vibrant pigments and paint from natural resources. Explore how to prepare and mix materials from different spices, minerals, and plant-based ingredients. $35, members receive 20% off ($28). For more information, please contact GRAM Studio at gramstudio@artmuseumgr.org or 616.831.2927.

Please note: select programming with enhanced safety measures will be offered at GRAM upon reopening. New safety guidelines include: reduced program capacity to ensure distancing, face covering requirements, regular sanitization and cleaning, and restricting the sharing of tools/materials among participants.

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Adult Workshop Series: Layered Landscape Dioramas Encore

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Adult Workshop Series: Layered Landscape Dioramas Encore

February 23, 2020, 12:30 PM-3:30 PM

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Attend GRAM’s Adult Workshops and discover an afternoon of artmaking and gallery activities. Tour the collection galleries while discussing the history and context of a different process, then experience an in-depth demonstration of tools and techniques before creating your own unique project. Leave with a printed record of what was taught along with a list of resources for continuing at home. All materials provided. Open to ages 16+.

On February 23, discover the works within  A New State of Matter: Contemporary Glass and explore Jeff Zimmer’s intricate landscape dioramas. Then,  create your own diorama exploring the mysterious effects of opacity and light found within glass while creating a multi-layered scene.

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Adult Workshop Series: Introduction to Basket Weaving Encore

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Adult Workshop Series: Introduction to Basket Weaving Encore

February 16, 2020, 12:30 PM-3:30 PM

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Attend GRAM’s Adult Workshops and discover an afternoon of art-making and gallery activities. Tour the collection galleries while discussing the history and context of a different process, then experience an in-depth demonstration of tools and techniques before creating your own unique project. Leave with a printed record of what was taught along with a list of resources for continuing at home. All materials provided. Open to ages 16+.

On January 26, explore the techniques of weaving used in furniture since ancient times in this hands-on workshop. Join us in the GRAM Studio as you learn the basics of basket weaving that celebrate both beauty and function.

For more information, please contact Kimberly Mills at 616.831.2927 or gramstudio@artmuseumgr.org.

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GRAM Circle Preview: A New State of Matter: Contemporary Glass

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GRAM Circle Preview: A New State of Matter: Contemporary Glass

January 24, 2020, 6:00 PM-7:00 PM

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Donors, Corporate Partners and Special Guests of GRAM are invited to join us before the member opening of A New State of Matter: Contemporary Glass for complimentary hors d’oeuvres and refreshments.

RSVP by calling 616.831.2913 or online using the button above.

Information about GRAM’s Corporate Partner program can be found here or call Marnie McGuire at 616-831-2901.

Become a Donor Circle member today! Join online Join online Join online or call Laura Bull at 616-831-2907.

Encore: Adult Workshop: Woodblock Holiday Cards

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Encore: Adult Workshop: Woodblock Holiday Cards

December 15, 2019, 12:30 PM-3:30 PM

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Greet everyone this holiday season with a unique, handmade card. Get inspired by the mark-making possibilities. Design, carve, and print your own unique holiday cards!

Attend GRAM’s Adult Workshops and discover an afternoon of art-making and gallery activities. Tour the collection galleries while discussing the history and context of a different process, then experience an in-depth demonstration of tools and techniques before creating your own unique project. Leave with a printed record of what was taught along with a list of resources for continuing at home. All materials provided. Open to ages 16+.

For more information, please contact Kimberly Mills at 616.831.2927 or gramstudio@artmuseumgr.org.

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Visionnaire Series: Herman Miller: A Way of Living with Corporate Archivist Amy Auscherman

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Visionnaire Series: Herman Miller: A Way of Living with Corporate Archivist Amy Auscherman

December 10, 2019, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

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This event is free to attend, online RSVP encouraged
Cook Auditorium

Joining us for December’s Visionnaire Series is Herman Miller Corporate Archivist Amy Auscherman. As Corporate Archivist for Herman Miller’s extensive multimedia design archive, Amy has been facilitating use of the collection, conducting research, curating exhibitions, and contributing to various initiatives around the company since joining Herman Miller in 2014. Amy co-edited the monograph Herman Miller: A Way of Living published by Phaidon Press in 2019.

The objects we choose to live with have the unique ability to hold memories and allow for new ones. Amy will discuss the storytelling role furniture plays in our day to day lives, and how the leading design company relies on its past to know where it’s going. Learn how Herman Miller crafts the human experience wherever people work, heal, learn and live.

Arrive early and enjoy coffee by Stovetop Coffee Roasters and mingling with fellow art lovers.

This event is organized by the Visionnaire Executive Committee. The Visionnaire Executive Committee is a group of creative young adults, ages 21-40, committed to introducing new audiences to the Grand Rapids Art Museum and encouraging lifelong engagement. Through a variety of events and programs, the Executive Committee furthers GRAM’s mission to connect people through art, creativity, and design, and promote the Museum’s world-class collection and special exhibitions.

Coffee generously provided by:
Stovetop Coffee Roaster

SOLD OUT: Adult Workshop Series: Layered Landscape Dioramas

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SOLD OUT: Adult Workshop Series: Layered Landscape Dioramas

February 9, 2020, 12:30 PM-3:30 PM

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Attend GRAM’s Adult Workshops and discover an afternoon of artmaking and gallery activities. Tour the collection galleries while discussing the history and context of a different process, then experience an in-depth demonstration of tools and techniques before creating your own unique project. Leave with a printed record of what was taught along with a list of resources for continuing at home. All materials provided. Open to ages 16+.

On February 9, discover the works within  A New State of Matter: Contemporary Glass and explore Jeff Zimmer’s intricate landscape dioramas. Then,  create your own diorama exploring the mysterious effects of opacity and light found within glass while creating a multi-layered scene.

Membership Exchange with Grand Rapids Children’s Museum

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Membership Exchange with Grand Rapids Children’s Museum

December 2020, All Day Event

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This December GRCM and GRAM Members enjoy reciprocal benefits the entire month! Starting December 1, enjoy free admission at the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum just for being a GRAM member.

Simply present your GRAM member card at the ticket counter for free admission for member-card holders and your children.

GRCM Members, present your member card at GRAM’s Front Desk for free admission for member-card holders and your children.

Not a GRAM Member? Explore membership levels and join today at artmuseumgr.org/membership.

Drop-In Studio: Winter Break

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Drop-In Studio: Winter Break

December 26, 2019 – December 28, 2019, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

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Gather your friends and family this winter break and join GRAM for an extended Drop-in Studio schedule—open every day from 1 – 4 pm December 26–28.

Drop into GRAM Studio and enjoy hands-on artmaking and gallery activities. Drop-in Studio is a great opportunity for individuals of all ages to learn a new skill and gain a deeper engagement with the artwork on view.

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