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Come experience the joy of art with us.
For over 20 years, adults and children have been learning how to create works of art with pastels, pencils, acrylic paint, watercolors, oils and more at Gallery on the Greens. The friendly, relaxed and encouraging atmosphere empowers artists at every skill level to reach within themselves, find expression, and try something new.
Previous experience is not necessary. Our instructors will show you everything you need to know.
The studio abounds with inspiring pictures and publications to help you find just the idea you are looking for. Works of art are all around, and pleasant music combines with them to inspire.
Acrylic paint, watercolors, pastels, pencils, oil paint, and more.
You choose the subject matter, and you choose how you want to create.
Your instructor will guide you as you design, showing you new techniques and assisting you in your efforts, in a fun, positive, encouraging atmosphere. Chances are you will make new friends too!
Can't decide what you want to paint or draw?
Choose from hundreds of photos in the studio files to help you get inspired.
Each student has their own studio space with a table and easel.
Your instructor can recommend supplies, but each student brings their own supplies.
For youth ages 7 - 17.
Homeschool students ages 10 - 18. Class is 2.5 hours, 1 class per week.
Gallery on the Greens Artist/Instructor
What mark am I from ever present wonder to distant pasts and future ponder?
I have a great love of history, a need to know what occurred in the area that I am painting. The memories in the remnants that history left behind move me to create. Remnants such as: The magic of the "witness trees" in Missouri that reach their strong branches to the heavens in somber worship. The empty train station in Virginia with its quiet whispers form the past, of life, hope, and new horizons. Or men sent to battles to form a nation, that now sleep in fields which hold their secrets. The beauty still seen in the weathered boards of an Indiana farm home where you can sense the presence within its walls of the many stories of each family that lived there and worked the land. Morning light on the Pennsylvania hillsides, or the evening shadows in a quiet Michigan woods. The sounds of the lake echoing in the background, reminding one once again of the native Americans that once fished and hunted these lands.
I am thankful to be given the ability to capture these feelings on canvas, to preserve for the future the textures and colors of the past.
I enjoy working in acrylics, combining oil and watercolor techniques with a glazing process over a textured surface.
Many of my paintings are a combination of memory, painting on site, and with the help of photography, in my studio. All work is done with a strong spiritual connection to the area where I am working.
Color, texture and movement in nature has always excited me. Because I am a teacher as well as an artist, I am always exploring new ways to inspire my students and myself.
Works for sale are currently exhibited in the Daybreak Gallery in Manistee, MI.
All images are ©2015-2019 Mercedes Ebbers, and Gallery on the Greens. All rights reserved.