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February 25, 2012

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February 17, 2011

Two Twelve Arts Center has given me confidence in my artistic abilities that I would never have gotten anywhere else. The classes I have taken not only educated me in art forms and techniques but als... more

February 25, 2012

I have become a more confident person through my classes at the 212 Arts Center. I also have a wonderful Arts Center family that are encouraging, loving, helpful, and empowering. I really don't know what I would have done without this wonderfully, artistic and spiritual place.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

February 17, 2011

Two Twelve Arts Center has given me confidence in my artistic abilities that I would never have gotten anywhere else. The classes I have taken not only educated me in art forms and techniques but also inspired me to go out side of my comfort zone, knowing I would have the love and support of all who grace the walls. I don't know what I would do without 212 in my life.

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the artists that I have met and become good friends with. We support each other in all aspects of our lives, not just in art. We are a family at 212.

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I would love to see more arts centers of this kind in every city, town and village.

February 22, 2012

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February 21, 2011

The 212 Art Center is a wonderful community resource for area artists. I love the classes and know I can always find a fellow artist there to commune with. There is no other resource in the area wit... more

February 22, 2012

Art is where my heart is and the Cowan Slavin Foundation Corp supports the Two Twelve Arts Center in Saline Michigan. I truely found a home for my artist heart at Two Twelve. The center and it's many programs, classes, resources and especially the fabulous staff provide myself and many artists with the inspiration and support that allows us to keep on creating art. Experienced artist, hobbiest, child, youth or adult all are encouraged to find that creative part of themselves that feeds the artist in their soul.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

February 21, 2011

The 212 Art Center is a wonderful community resource for area artists. I love the classes and know I can always find a fellow artist there to commune with. There is no other resource in the area with this kind of support.

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teaching classes, taking classes and regular monthly meetings.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Love to see it continue to grow . I think a larger building where more classes and studios could be offered. Maybe a gallery and shop could be added.

February 21, 2012

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1 previous review
February 17, 2011

Two Twelve Arts Center is a wonderful, supportive environment for all kinds of creativity and all kinds of artists! With the many great classes and activities offered throughout the year, the lucky ci... more

February 21, 2012

Cowen Slavin Foundation and Two Twelve arts have been a valuable asset to the community of Saline for the last 5 years. They have supported and nourished the artists in the area and made the arts accessible to all with classes, art shows and community wide events. What a great non-profit!!

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

February 17, 2011

Two Twelve Arts Center is a wonderful, supportive environment for all kinds of creativity and all kinds of artists! With the many great classes and activities offered throughout the year, the lucky citizens of Saline and surrounding areas can make, learn and create to their hearts content!

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As a teacher, a student and an artist, I've experienced the support and creativity of the many people who work and learn at TwoTwelve!

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I would have many more people join in the fun!

February 20, 2012
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1 previous review
February 19, 2011

The 212 Arts Center has played such an important role in developing art and artists in the Saline Community. Artists gather there for the Friday morning Cake Eaters group and exchange ideas and oppor... more

February 20, 2012
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The Cowan Slavin Foundation has supported 212 Arts Center and the artists and budding artists of the Saline community in ways that have helped them all become better. Not just better artists, but better at taking their art and the learning of art seriously - better at supporting one another and weaving together a close community of art enthusiasts that simultaneously welcomes more artists and art enthusiasts into that community. That balance of tight-knit and welcoming is indeed a rare thing to find. Artists of all ages interact with one another. Older artists find their eyes opening to new things, younger artists find that, too, but all ages start to look at one another as colleagues and valuable teachers. The artists at 212 Arts Center have all come to take their "games" more seriously, learning how to present their "products", how to merchandise, how to tell their stories. The Cowan Slavin Foundation has built a wonderful community in the 212 Arts Center.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

February 19, 2011

The 212 Arts Center has played such an important role in developing art and artists in the Saline Community. Artists gather there for the Friday morning Cake Eaters group and exchange ideas and opportunities, helping one another push their art to new levels, expanding their range in both materials and ideas helping one another get serious about exhibiting and selling their work. Many of the students are older women who've made things with their hands for years, or maybe even had an art degree, but are only now coming back to enjoying their creativity. 212 Arts Center has been pivotal for these people.

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The classes I've taken have broadened my use of media and the exchange of ideas at the C enter have helped me think of my work in larger business terms. I've also had classes with my daughter and she now sells her work at a local gallery.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Purchase a larger space for the center so the classrooms could be slightly bigger and there would be a dedicated sales area.

February 27, 2011

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February 27, 2011

I have taken a few classes at 212 Arts Center and have been very pleased with my progress as an art student. The staff is very helpful and committed to our community. 212 Arts Center is a big plus for Saline.

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Watercolor.

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Cannot think of one thing I would change.

February 26, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 26, 2011

I have recently taken several classes at 212 Art Center and have been very pleased with what I've learned and what I have done. The instructors and people there are very knowledgeable, talented, and helpful. 212 Art Center is very visible in the community and is seen as a resource and leader in the cultural life of the community.

We are blessed to have this incredible resource in our community. Thank you for your generous support.

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In the drawing class I have learned concepts that will be valuable to me when I paint my watercolor paintings too. I plan to continue the drawing classes to improve my drawing and composition skills.

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None. I like the new building and I find find the people there to be very approachable and inclusive.

February 23, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 23, 2011

My family was fortunate to find 212 Arts in it's early stages. My kids at the time were 7 & 10. That was over 5 years ago!

212 Arts has been a great place for our family to grow.

Here are a just a few quick examples:

For my youngest daughter ... she attended a
summer "Day at the Community Garden" sponsored by 212. She was encouraged to show her "beautiful animal drawing" to the local news reporter who stopped by .... 3 days later, she appeared in the Ann Arbor News. She is still proud of that opportunity. She felt empowered.

One of her favorite experiences was the "Animation Camp". She created stop-motion video under the direction of the most talented teacher - Meghan. After camp, we bought some clay and still we create videos at home.

212 Arts made her a stronger person.

My older daughter was born with a pencil and notebook in her hand. :) She has taken drawing classes at 212 arts but, has always been quite reserved about sharing her art. Keith, one of the teachers, recently reviewed many of her recent art works. He spent one-on-one time giving her honest feedback. Soon after that visit, Madison took a big step towards believing in her art.

212 Arts helped her believe in her unique self.

I have had many classes at 212. I have made mobiles, pottery, knitted, made jewelry, etc. But, two classes really standout.
One of my most favorite classes was with Meghan. (yes, that same amazing Meghan) We made our own silk-screen and silk-screened T shirts!!! I have never laughed so much in a class and ...... I loved my t shirt!!!
The other class that was a riot and hugely successful was the "Make PJ's" class. Each of us created PJ bottoms out of the coolest fabric. Great fun!!!

and we can't leave out Dad .... both my daughters attended a camp that ended with a play to celebrate dads! Sam will always remember the special tribute by both of the girls.

Finally ... this all began when we met Margie, the director. I specifically remember when the girls and I were just leaving after our first visit .... Sully turned to me and said .... "Wow, she made me feel 10 feet tall!"

Now that's cool.

212 Arts is so much more than an Art Center ... it is a real caring community. It has made Saline an Art City.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

building the appreciation of local artists and the artist inside of me!!!

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

give them space to expand even more. Even though they just moved to a "roomier" place ... it would be cool to have a digital art classroom. :) But, mostly I would want to keep the amazing, supportive, group at 212.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

February 23, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 23, 2011

212 Is AMAZING!!!!
I was introduced to 212 by a relative roughly three years ago and it is still making an impact on my life. In the past I have been involved in our town's Park & Rec, Adult Ed and various other programs which have been nice, but cannot compare to 212's programs and
personel. One is captured by the energy, friendliness, warmth and overall positive attitude walking through the door. I thought to myself how can it get any better..... just wait it does!!! Over the years I have taken a good number of classes from tie dying to pottery making and I'm scheduled to take a fused glass class in mid March. I live an hour drive away from 212 and normally WOULD NOT make the drive for any class, but like I said 212 IS NOT YOUR NORMAL PROGRAM! The class size has never been too large and I have always received the personal attention I have needed in all the classes. 212 has a way of making you feel like family even if it's your first visit. It is because of this and the Wide variety of classes, the resonable fees, and the sense of confidence that is instilled by the instructors that I am willing to drive two hours round trip to be involved in 212's programs. Each season I look forward to receiving their brochure which is a feast for the eyes. I savor each page and try to decide what new class(es) to take or which one I want to repeat......they are that good! So thank you 212, because of you I am now more willing to try something outside my 'comfort zone'. Kimberly

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My creative life.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Have it located closer to my residence!

February 22, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 22, 2011

I have taken several classes at 212 and they are nothing short of superb. In addition I have attended many art openings, purchased art and participated in 212 events. In short, 212 Arts Center is the core of culture in Saline. Many of the key artistic collaborations in the Saline area recently have eminated from the direction of 212. It has made such a significant and irreplaceable difference in the quality of life for so many citizens in our town! Everyone is included and invited to participate in as large or little a way as they wish and is appreciated enthusiastically for their efforts.

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As a small business engaged in the arts I have seen first hand the effects of 212's presence has made on our community. They are a "go to" organization. Everyone goes to them first with an idea that is creative and needs someone to take it on and get it done. And knows that it will not only be done well but effectively.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Clone it.

February 21, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 21, 2011

As artists looking to get our work out to the public the Two Twelve Arts Center was wonderful enough to have our work in their show. They sold our products for us and were gracious enough to allow us their venue to showcase our work. This was our best show to date! Thank you the Cowan Slavin Foundation Corp. for supporting the Two Twelve Arts Center.

Branch Wood Works

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Meeting Margee and David was a life changing experience and we look for many years of growing our friendship.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing it is great.

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