Arts, Crafts & Performance

FWC welcomes members to participate in a variety of interest groups. If you want more information about an interest group, please email the FWC Sections Administrator at and your name will be forwarded to the section leader(s) listed below. Contact information for section leaders also is available in the FWC directory.

Coordinator: Veronica Hadjiyski

Our programs offer appreciation of the wide world of antiques. We meet at 10:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month, September through May. No meeting in December. There will be a newsletter in January, newsletter and meeting in February, meetings in March and April, with a planning luncheon in May. The meeting places vary according to the program: museums, members’ homes, field trips. All are welcome! Dues $10.
Leaders: Laura Craig and Sarah Nooden

Art History
Each month a member presents a program based on that year’s theme. This year’s theme is “Presenter’s Choice.” We meet on the 1st Thursday of each month, October – May, except January, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. at the Ann Arbor City Club. Dues are $14. Lunch at 11:45 a.m. is optional.  If the Ann Arbor City Club is not open, meetings will be on Zoom 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. New members are always welcome.
Leader: Elaine Fisher

Arts and Crafts
Members bring their own materials to work on their art or craft project. Projects are only limited by space because we meet in members’ homes (when possible outside); therefore no large projects or easels, please. Our members work on sketching, small-scale painting, creating holiday cards and wrapping paper, knitting, crocheting, origami, jewelry creation, needlepoint, and coloring books. We have lively conversation and share knowledge about art supplies and methods. When safe to meet again, we will go back to our schedule of the 3rd Friday, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Cookies and their crumbs will be welcome. 
Leader: Amy Barnett

100 Cranes, Anita Baker-Blocker.

Members of the Arts and Crafts Section decided to commemorate the FWC Centennial with their own MADE of 100 projects.  Follow this link to see all contributed images and detailed descriptions by their creators.

Our group is comprised of both knitters and crocheters. We meet informally in members’ homes or in library meeting rooms from September through June on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. We sometimes meet on Zoom. All skill levels are represented in our group. Those interested in learning to knit are welcome as well. Our main focus is on individual projects while sharing skills and techniques. A field trip to a local yarn store is usually made during the year. 
Leaders: Ann Antonuk and Marla Goldstein

Members perform solo and ensemble music. All instruments, including voice, are welcome. New members at all levels of achievement are warmly supported; it is a perfect setting to go back to an instrument you have not practiced for some time. We meet in members’ homes on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m.
Update: We will be meeting only on Zoom until further notice.
Leaders: Terry Meerkov and Lynne Waggoner

The painting section was started in 1929 and comprises both novice painters and those who have won many awards for their work. We meet 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. most Thursdays in members’ homes and have lunch together. Everyone works on their individual projects and members evaluate, discuss and make suggestions on each other’s work. Dues $25.
Update: We will meet on Zoom and in person (distant), if weather permits. Dues for this section will not be collected this year.
Leaders: Medha Kulkarni and Robbi Duda

Tricolored Blue Heron, Carole Miller

“Fall 2021” Exhibition

Artists from FWC’s Painting Section presented their recent work at the Michigan League on the U-M campus. Click here to view some of the paintings in this exhibit. (“Tricolored Blue Heron” by Carole Miller)

Kaleidoscope Carousel, Marlene Cooper

“Spring 2021” Exhibition

Artists from the FWC Painting Section are represented in this online exhibition. Click here to view paintings by sixteen artists. (“Kaleidoscope Carousel” by Marlene Cooper)

We meet every week except for occasional holidays, on Monday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to noon at members’ homes. Members mostly work on their own projects but we also do block exchanges, fabric exchanges and joint projects, including making quilts for Safe House. Dues $10.
Update: We are currently meeting indoors, in-person, masks optional.
Leaders: Robin Richstone and Ann Sprunger

Safe house quilt fall 2021

The Quilting Section is commemorating the FWC Centennial with a quilt exhibit in March 2022 at the Duderstadt Gallery on the U-M North Campus. This quilt was made by section members for Safe House in Ann Arbor. Exhibit details are here.

Tuesday Play Reading
This group meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month, October to May, from 12:30 – 2:30p.m. Each time we read a one-act play.  One member selects a play and assigns the parts.  The director gives a brief summary of the playwright, sets the scene for the play and reads insider directions during the reading.  Sometimes we bring a prop or wear costumes, but none are required. Join us as we share our love of plays by reading together and discussing the plays.  Our group meets indoors and outdoors at suitable locations which depend on pandemic and weather conditions. 
Leader: Frances Flory

Updated  9/29/2022

Established 1921