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REACH's Annual Benefit - 12 Days of A Not So Silent Night

Day 2: REACH Expanded | Life Drawing

Wednesday, December 2

REACH – 2004

REACH Then and Now

REACH started out at the end of 2003 in a small 20′ x 20′ room, with just a little extra space for storage, a restroom, kitchenette, and a small office.  Today, REACH is a 10,000 square foot campus of 5 adjacent buildings which includes:

Main Studio
Teen Studio
Fiber Arts Studio
Performing Arts Studio
Media Arts Lab
Clay Studio
Gallery
Gallery Annex (the original 20×20 classroom)
3 offices
Kitchen and lobby
5 restrooms
Huge basements!

REACH – November 2019

Check out the early 2019 video below to get a tour of our different studios with student tour guide, Callan Maxwell.


Life Drawing Class with elyse GAMBINO on Zoom, 6-8pm

A Grant from the Mariel Foundation underwrites our Life Drawing program, started in fall 2019.  As a special treat during our 12 Days, you are invited to join our Wednesday, virtual life drawing sessions with teaching artist elyse GAMBINO.

In this online gathering,  elyse will guide you through a series of lessons and demos on how to draw human hands. While elyse predominantly works in traditional materials such as charcoal and graphite on paper, please choose materials you are comfortable with and excited about working in.  Experimentation is encouraged!  Open to all regardless of experience level while also providing an opportunity for experienced artists to advance their practice.

Donations are appreciated but not required to join!

Life Drawing Session in the REACH Performing Arts Studio, Fall 2019

elyse GAMBINO is an artist and educator based in Lansing, Michigan. While her studio practice is concerned with oil painting and digital collage, her teaching includes foundations in drawing and design, life drawing, art appreciation and theory as well as painting. GAMBINO is an avid crafter and has fallen in love with the art of letterforms and calligraphy.

GAMBINO received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Craft, with a concentration in Drawing and Painting from the Oregon College of Art and Craft in 2009. She received her Master of Fine Arts Degree, with a concentration in Painting, from Michigan State University in 2017. 

featured auction item:

Melina Brann Acrylic Portrait Painting on Canvas

Acrylic portrait painting on canvas by Melina Brann 8” x 10”  Bid on this item

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