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October 21

Ann Arbor Art Center Workshops at UMMA

Friday, October 21, 11:10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Instructor: Heather Accurso
$10 one-time drop-in fee (cash only), materials included
Pre-register for all 12 classes: $100 UMMA and AAAC Members and UM students / $120 non-members, materials included. Register online at
Pick up materials at the information desk.

This drop-in gallery class offers an opportunity to be more than an observer at the Museum. With the guidance of the instructor, learn to observe the works in the UMMA collections; experiment with proportion, perspective, line quality, value, composition, and personal style. No experience necessary; all are welcome!

categories: Artmaking

Guided Tour

Friday, October 21, 12:15–12:45 p.m.

Designed specifically for the lunch hour, UMMA students will offer 30 minutes of conversation about art in the UMMA galleries around fresh and entertaining themes such as inspiration, love, heroes, and more. Meet at Information Desk.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours

Ann Arbor Art Center Workshops at UMMA

Friday, October 21, 2:30–5 p.m.
Multipurpose Room
Instructor: Heather Accurso
$170 UMMA and AAAC Members and UM students / $188 non-members, $10 lab fee. Advance registration required by Friday, September 16. Register online at

On Fridays from September 30-November 18th, learn how to mix colored pencil through layering and blending in this 8-week workshop. Create abstract compositions, draw sumptuous fruit and vegetable still life arrangements, and use photographs or works from the UMMA collections as sources for inspiration and content. Develop a visual and verbal grasp of color theory while simultaneously pursuing an expressive personal style. Students bring their own materials. Supply list provided upon registration.

categories: Artmaking

Mark Webster Reading Series

Friday, October 21, 7–9 p.m.
Helmut Stern Auditorium

One MFA student of fiction and one of poetry, each introduced by a peer, will read their work. The Mark Webster Reading Series presents emerging writers in a warm and relaxed setting. We encourage you to bring your friends--a Webster reading makes for an enjoyable and enlightening Friday evening.

categories: UM Student Programs

The Ark at UMMA

Friday, October 21, 8–10 p.m.

The Ark at UMMA invites student songwriters from the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, Washtenaw Community College, and Concordia University to submit their original music demos in order to compete for a live performance at UMMA and a chance to perform at The Ark. This student songwriter series is designed to create opportunities for students in the community to have their music heard, learn about promoting their music, and experience important aspects of the music business firsthand.

This event is the second of three performance showcases which feature the best of the student songwriters selected by the Ark staff from the contest submissions. The final performance on Friday, December 9 will feature all performers from the October and November showcases and will culminate in the announcement of the winner of the series. The winning singer-songwriter will booked for an opening performance at The Ark.

Email or visit for more detailed information.

categories: Performing Arts, UM Student Programs