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Grand Opening

We continue planning and working toward the Grand Opening of our studio in downtown Saline, MI on Thursday, July 15th.

We are excited to announce our first featured artist will be Hellen Bennett, a local watercolor artist. Hellen’s creative inspiration comes from her adventures in far-off destinations, as well as her surroundings in and around her “up North ” cabin. Helen takes pleasure in spending time in nature. Her work is inspired by the beauty of flora and fauna found in colorful and natural landscapes. Her beautiful, expressive watercolor paintings explore the visual elements of both representational and organic shapes, color, texture, and lighting. Meet and greet Hellen at the opening; her artwork will be exhibited and for sale at the studio.

We value unique, talented, and creative individuals and we hope our Featured Artist Program will provide both emerging and established artists a higher profile in their communities driving future sales for their business.

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Holidays

World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day seeks to inform the public about the impact of human activity on the ocean. In the past 30 years, more than 20 million bottle caps have been collected during beach cleaning activities. These caps degrade very slowly and are a danger to sea life who mistake them for food. Whitepine Studios offers workshops for young children that transform them into socially engaged artists. They learn the importance of conservation and use recycled materials to create unique works of art.

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Studio Events

Homeschooling and the Arts

As a former educator, Whitepine’s Managing Director enjoyed the opportunity to homeschool her children for a few years. Her youngest was a budding artist. Art workshops offered to students outside their home was a wonderful resource and learning experience for her daughter who is now the Creative Director and co-owner of Whitepine Studios!

Whitepine Studios will offer children an opportunity to explore, experiment, collaborate and experience the visual arts by enrolling in studio workshops. Our goal is to provide your child with a quality art education.

For younger students, we adhere to process art that is child-directed and celebrates the experience of discovery. The final artwork is always unique and there is no outside the lines or inside the lines. Classes are organized by age groups with targeted goals for development in the visual arts. Content is developed to encourage creativity, problem solving and social skills. We seek to build confidence in a supportive and fun environment.

Contact our studio for more information about our upcoming workshops.

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Holidays

Memorial Day

We remember and honor all of the brave men and women of the military who have given their lives to serve and protect the United States of America.

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Celebration of Artists

Happy Birthday Dali!

Salvador Dali was born on May 11, 1904, and remains one of the most famous surrealists. His paintings, sculptures and films were inspired by his dreams. Surrealism was an art movement that tapped into the unconscious mind. One type of surrealism combined reality with dream-like images. Artists like Dali combined subjects that would you would not expect to be together as can be observed in one of his most famous works, Persistence of Memory. Melting clocks, a monstrous face, and red ants on a gold watch are juxtaposed with the realistic images of the sea and cliffs in the background. Another type of surrealism focuses on the spontaneity of creation without the need for conscious reasoning. With randomness and intuition, Hans (Jean) Arp, a fellow surrealist, created organic abstract paintings. We offer a workshop for middle school and high school students called Arp and Intuition. Students will create an abstract piece of art by chance and intuition! Happy Birthday Salvador Dali and thank you for your contributions to the Surrealism Movement and its continued influence on Modern Surrealism.

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Holidays

Earth Day 2021

Whitepine Studios marks the 51st anniversary of Earth Day. Our Creative Director Kaili, was raised in the mountains of Utah and gained an early appreciation for wildlife and natural habitats. In her senior year of college her final project and thesis focused on de-extinction, the process of generating species that resemble extinct animals. She spent several months painting three 7 foot by 7 foot oil paintings. The triptych lays out a compelling visual narrative that returns us back to a place in the past where mammoths freely roamed in pristine landscapes, to present day zoos that seek to reproduce endangered species in captive unnatural environments, to her view of a future dystopian landscape resulting from limited conservation resources being redirected to an unpredictable, unproven science. It is primarily painted in the style of realism but employs elements of fantasy and symbolism. She used a variety of tools which allowed her to create interesting textures. Her intention was to inspire individuals to become engaged conservation stakeholders and to help save precious wildlife before they become extinct. What will you do to make our world a healthier, cleaner, happier place to live for future generations to come?

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Celebration of Artists

Happy Birthday Leonardo!

Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452 in Italy. He was a painter, sculptor, architect and inventor remembered as one of the most famous men of the Renaissance. The fresco of the Last Supper in the monastery of the Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, and the Mona Lisa in the Louvre Museum in Paris, are two of his most famous works. He left behind several notebooks that include sketches of his inventions. Many of his designs later influenced future inventions: parachutes, helicopters, diving equipment, airplanes, army tanks and much more. He had a scientific mind and his inventions were centuries before their time. He studied human anatomy and his illustrations are astoundingly accurate. He was truly a “Renaissance man”. Da Vinci died at the age of 67 on May 2, 1519. Today we celebrate his birthday and his contributions to art, science and technology.

The Last Supper, Milan Italy
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Mobile Studio Events

Memorable Birthday Celebrations

Do you want your child’s friends to have fun and create lasting memories? No need for planned activities and games; consider incorporating a fun art activity into their birthday party. We have many projects to choose from or we can design a custom activity to match the theme of your party or your child’s interests. Creating art provides children with opportunities to express themselves in new ways. Every child will have a work of art they can be proud to display. Below is one of the many projects to choose from. It is an interactive Koi fish watercolor collage. The painted Koi fish can be moved along the ocean waves. They will add lily pads to finish the piece.

Interactive Japanese Koi Fish Watercolor Collage
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Marketing Events

Whitepine Studios Wishes you a Happy Easter

Everyone from Whitepine Studios sends you a warm springtime hello and wishes for a happy Easter! We invite you to download the Easter coloring page created by Kaili our Creative Director.

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Marketing Events

Hippity Hoppity Easter is Here!

Today, Whitepine Studios participated in the Saline Recreation Center’s Easter celebration. After children enjoyed searching for Easter eggs in the woods, they visited the many businesses set up along the Hippity Hop Bunny Trail. They were treated to Easter chocolates, coloring pages and trinkets. The weather was windy and cold but the turnout was awesome. Visit our Facebook Page and download a free Easter coloring page.

Kaili, Creative Director visiting with the Easter Bunny.
Kids were treated to Bunny fruit snacks and a coloring page designed by Kaili.