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Whitepine Studios Nov./Dec. Newsletter

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” Picasso

As we march toward the end of another year, we hope you can find some time to be creative. Art is a wonderful outlet for self-expression and creativity. Research shows that art reduces stress, promotes problem solving, increases confidence, and improves the quality of life for
people with physical and mental challenges. It is never too early or too late to start your artistic journey!
We invite you to browse through all of the classes, workshops, and special events scheduled for the remainder of 2022!
After School Classes
Classes for elementary, middle school, and high school students are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the studio. If you would still like to join us for elementary classes already in progress, contact the studio to register for a partial session. Each week provides a stand alone art lesson.
Mobile Studio
● After School Classes
We teach after school classes at both Woodland Meadows and Pleasant Ridge Elementary Schools. New sessions will begin again in January. Refer to Saline Community Ed’s website for upcoming classes.
● Homeschoolers
We teach homeschooled students at Explorers on Tuesday mornings. New sessions will begin again in January. Refer to their website for additional information.
● Private Events
We can bring an art activity to your church, home, or place of business. We bring all the supplies and take the mess with us!
Private Lessons
Private lessons are offered in the studio at $25 per hour. These one on one sessions afford both new and more experienced artists an opportunity to improve skills that support their artistic interests and goals. Our instructors are graduates from the University of Michigan’s School of Art and Design. Call the studio for available times.
“Mommy” and Me
Once a month we offer a class for young children (ages 3-5) with their caregivers to enjoy an art activity together. Our last two classes for 2022, are scheduled for Wednesday, November 18th and December 14th. These classes fill up quickly so register early.
Monthly Kids’ Painting pARTys
Once a month we offer a painting pARTy for young artists ages 5-12. Kids will have fun painting on an 11X14 canvas board and enjoy a complimentary treat! Our November and December pARTys are scheduled for Saturday, November 12th and December 10th.
Friday Evening Painting pARTys for Adults
We are offering two evenings for adults to enjoy painting, socializing, and sipping with friends and family. These events also make wonderful date nights! You will have fun painting a seasonal composition. No art experience is necessary; you will leave with a painting you will be
proud to display. Our November pARTy is scheduled for Friday, November 11th and December’s pARTy is scheduled for Friday, December 9th. Join us for one or both, and kick off the holiday season in a fun and creative way!
Birthday Parties and Private Events
● Kids Birthday Parties
Consider a creative experience for your child and their friends for their birthday celebration. Whitepine Studios is unique in that with two weeks’ notice we will customize a project to fit your child’s party theme or interests! Dates are filling up fast for November and December. We
are already taking January reservations.
● Teen and Adult Parties
Creative celebrations are not just for kids. Whitepine Studios hosts parties for all occasions (teen and adult birthdays, showers, bachelorette parties, employee recognition, and more).
Consider a private painting pARTy to celebrate the holiday season with your family and friends. Call the studio for additional details or to reserve your date.
Spring & Summer Adventure Camps
Spring Art Adventure Camp will be scheduled from March 27- March 31, 2023, from 9 am to 4 pm for artists 7-12. Our camp theme this year is Road Trip Across the US. Registration for this camp will be open on February 1, and will be limited to the first 18 registrants.
Summer Art Adventure Camps (June – August), will be open for registration on or around March 15th. Stay tuned for additional information as we plan new and exciting themes for 2023!
The Gallery at Whitepine Studios
Whitepine Studios has a beautiful art gallery where artwork of emerging and established local artists is exhibited and sold. Currently on display are a collection of watercolors, oils, woodcuts, and encaustic paintings created by the talented members of the Saline Painters Guild. On Sunday November 6th, from 1:00-2:30 pm, we will be hosting an opening
reception of their Fall Exhibition. Join us for this exceptional opportunity to celebrate art in Saline. Complimentary dessert will be provided. Come and join us, bring your entire family and friends, and support our local art community.
The Gallery at Whitepine Studios is open Mon-Fri. from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. To see all of the artwork for sale, visit our online gallery. We offer
shipping. The Gallery also sells greeting cards, prints, calendars, and other small artworks.
Pet Portraits and Commissions
Kaili Dence, Whitepines’ Creative Director and co-owner enjoys creating pet portraits. Want a painting or charcoal drawing of your beloved pet? Call the studio to inquire. Kaili is currently taking orders for small pet portraits. Orders must be placed by November 30th, in order to be ready in time for the holidays. Call the studio to place your order.
First Annual Holiday Sale
Join us on Saturday December 3rd, for our First Annual Holiday Sale. Local businesses throughout downtown Saline will be participating in the second annual Cocoa Crawl. Visit all the shops, enjoy some cocoa, and have your “passport” stamped to enter to win a fabulous gift basket of items from all of the participating downtown businesses. In the evening, the annual Saline Holiday Parade starts at 5:30 pm. It will be a fun day in downtown Saline!
At Whitepine Studios, local artists and crafters will be in the studio exhibiting and selling their work. There will be a variety of items for sale from unique pottery created by local potter and Saline resident Jennifer Lupton, to cool yoga clothing from Yogacentrics owner and yogi, Celia
Fellin. Whitepines’ Creative Director and co-owner Kaili Dence, will be selling her hand painted holiday ornaments and a variety of other talented artists and crafters will be here selling greeting cards, matted prints, and other interesting artworks. You will have the opportunity to find a unique gift for your special someone. Come by, warm up, and enjoy some complimentary cookies. We will have wooden snowflakes for the kids to decorate while parents are shopping! (While supplies last). Let’s show our support to all these amazing creatives!
THANK YOU!
We are so grateful to all of our patrons who take classes, attend special events, allow us to celebrate special milestones with your family and friends, meet, greet, and support our local artists at their opening receptions, and continue to help us with our mission of Inspiring the
Artist Inside in a fun and supportive environment. We thank each and every one of you!


Whitepine Studios
141 E. Michigan Avenue, Suite B
Saline, MI 48176 (Merchant Building)
❖ T: 734-330-2079
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We invite you to read all of the information provided and to follow us on Facebook or Instagram @whitepinestudiosart for the most up to date information on all the exciting happenings at the studio.

After School Classes

Classes for elementary and middle school students are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the studio. Registration for in-studio classes are made through our website, whitepinestudios.org. 

We also offer classes at both Pleasant Ridge Elementary and Woodland Meadows on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:55 – 4:55 pm. These classes may be booked through Saline Community Education.

Private Lessons

Private lessons are offered at $25 per hour. Our instructors are graduates from the University of Michigan’s School of Art and Design. 

Classes for Homeschooled Students

We offer a weekly art class for homeschooled students in the studio. We can also book a weekly class just for your homeschool group. Call the studio to inquire.

“Mommy” and Me

Once a month we offer a class for young children (ages 3-5) with their caregivers to enjoy an art activity together. Our first class will be on Wednesday, September 14th in the studio. http

Monthly Kids’ Painting pARTys

Once a month we offer a painting pARTy for young artists ages 5-12. Kids will have fun painting on an 11X14 canvas board and enjoy a complimentary treat! Our September painting pARTy is scheduled for Saturday, September 10th.

Birthday pARTys

Consider a creative experience for your child and their friends for their birthday celebration. Whitepine Studios is unique in that with two weeks’ notice we will customize a project to fit your child’s party theme or interests! We are taking reservations for 2022.  Birthday celebrations or other private events are not just for kids. Whitepine Studios hosts parties for all occasions for teens and adults too! 

Sound and Art

Once a quarter, Whitepine Studios collaborates with 7 Notes Natural Health to provide an evening of Sound and Art. Our next event will be held on Saturday evening, September 17th from 7 – 8:30 pm. As we listen to the melodic sounds of the singing bowls you will paint a beautiful composition in watercolor. Your muscles will lose tension, breathing and heart rates will slow down as the body begins to receive the waves of vibration and the meditative benefits of art. No art experience necessary.

Fused Glass and Pottery Classes

Whitepine Studios hosts fused glass and pottery classes with Twirling Frog Studios and local potter Jennifer Lupton. Stay tuned for upcoming events!

The Gallery at Whitepine Studios

Whitepine Studios has a beautiful art gallery where we exhibit and sell the work of emerging and established local artists. Currently on display are a collection of works by local artists: Linda Klenczar, Tina Hotchkiss, Dennis Gordon, and Whitepine’s own Creative Director and co-owner, Kaili Dence. On Sunday September 11th, from 1:00-2:30 pm, we will be hosting an opening reception for these featured artists. Join us for this exceptional opportunity to celebrate art in Saline. Complimentary desserts and beverages will be provided. Come and join us, bring the whole family and friends, and support our local artists. Select originals purchased at the opening will be 20% off.

The Gallery at Whitepine Studios is open Mon-Fri. from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. To see all of the artwork for sale visit our online gallery.

We now offer shipping.

THANK YOU

In the months of June-August, we provided 9 Summer Art Adventure Camps for over 135 young artists. We hosted several private events and participated in our first Summerfest Sidewalk Sale.  We continued to bring art activities to our seniors in several retirement communities, participated in Family Day at Storypoint, hosted both in-studio and mobile events for several local day camps and childcare facilities,  congratulated our own Kaili Dence whose art was selected in June to be displayed in the Art Around Saline Exhibition (can be seen in Murphy’s Crossing behind Mac’s outdoor patio) and gave private art lessons to students from Saline and from surrounding communities. We want to thank everyone who joined us for all of these events and who continue to support our mission of Inspiring the Artist Inside in a fun and supportive environment.