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October 21, 2014

An Evening With Richard Hunt

Richard Hunt returns to Grand Rapids for what promises to be a most memorable evening in the institution’s history. This annual lecture is made possible by Charles Schoenknecht and Ward A. Paul.

October 24, 2014

Hallowee-ones

Dress your child as a sculpture, mammal, fish, insect, bird, tree, flower, geologist or any other way that highlights something about the Children’s Garden. 

November 8, 2014

Holiday Gift Show

It’s never too early to start holiday shopping. And there’s no better place than the Holiday Gift Show!

Events

Events in February, 2014

October 30, 2012 October 31, 2015

Bernar Venet at Meijer Gardens

Feb
1
10:00 am 11:30 am
Classes & Camps: Child

Mystery Art Box

Delight in your own box of dazzling and unusual art materials—clock parts, game pieces, little toys, fossils and more. Then create a unique sculpture to wow your friends and family! Give your sculpture a title and display in the class “art gallery” for parents to view at the end of class.

Ages

8-12

Instructor

Staff

Cost

  • Members $15.0000
  • Non-Members $22
Feb
4
6:00 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Outdoor Ceramic Planter

Full Class

FULL Using the slab method, make a small garden pot to use this spring. Personalize your pot by carving into structural foam then press your designs into the clay. Glaze your pot with dazzling colors of your choice. Pots will be fired off-site and returned for later pick-up.

Instructor

Jerry Berta

Join connoisseur Allie Merrick for an entertaining and educational evening.

Cost

  • Members $65
  • Non-Members $65
Feb
8
10:00 am 12:00 pm

(CANCELLED) Brainstorm sculpture ideas and learn how artists transform ideas in their heads into finished sculptures. Make several sketches of your sculpture idea and practice drawing to scale using the grid system. When you’re ready, convert your drawings into a wonderful clay sculpture.

Ages

10-14

Instructor

Staff

Join connoisseur Allie Merrick for an entertaining and educational evening.

Cost

  • Members $65
  • Non-Members $65
February 11, 20147:00 pm

Curator’s Choice

Walk through the show and learn more about the process of drawing for sculptors in our permanent collection.

Feb
12
6:00 pm 7:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Herbal Teas and Treats

Learn how to make a different herbal tea for every month of the year! Connie will share her favorite recipes for party sweets and savories, and novel ideas for theme teas. Recipe handouts and sampling included.

Instructor

Connie Hanson

Cost

  • Members $30.0000
  • Non-Members $37
Feb
15
10:00 am 12:00 pm

(Cancelled) Enjoy a tour through our Committed to Paper: Master Drawings and Prints by Sculptors exhibition then listen as a dynamic clay artist shares her process of moving from sketches to 3-D sculptures. Receive guidance as you follow the process to create your own clay sculpture.

Instructor

Mary Lamson-Burke