Classes & Camps

Classes & Camps

For All Ages and Interests.

More than 130 classes for adults, children, and parent/child pairs are offered year-round, and more than 30 engaging summer camps for children ages 4 to 14 are offered each summer. Camps vary from week-long to 4-day to 1-day camps and run from mid-June through mid-August.

Tips for Signing Up

The schedule for summer camps publishes in February; sign-up early as space is limited! For more information about any individual class or camp, email our Classes Coordinator or call (616) 975-3147. Scholarship assistance for children and adults is available; for information, call 616-975-3184. If a class or camp is full, call (616) 975-3147 to put your name on a waiting list.

Class Discounts

All members receive discounts on classes.
Check out other membership benefits and find out how to join or renew.

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Classes & Camps: Adult

Dec
2
6:00 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Photographing Holiday Lights

Learn the basics—effective backgrounds, creative angles, light effects and best time of day.

Instructor

Cory Olsen

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $32
Jan
17
10:00 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Paint Sampler

Make a resolution to explore a new hobby this year!

Instructor

Nancy Hart

Cost

  • Members $30
  • Non-Members $37
Jan
17
10:00 am 3:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Photography Boot Camp

For beginning to intermediate photographers using digital SLR cameras.

Instructor

Ed Post

Cost

  • Members $60
  • Non-Members $67
Jan
21
6:30 pm 8:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Hydroponics at Home

Discover how hydroponics can be a rewarding hobby and a great way to supplement your family’s supply of fresh herbs and vegetables.

Instructor

Clint Eising

Cost

  • Members $45
  • Non-Members $52
Jan
24
10:00 am 12:00 pm

Under the expert guidance of the instructor, learn various bonsai techniques.

Instructor

Steve Jetzer

Cost

  • Members $65
  • Non-Members $72
Jan
31
10:00 am 1:00 pm

Explore creative composition with close-ups, angles, color and light.

Instructor

Dianne Carroll Burdick

Cost

  • Members $30
  • Non-Members $37
Feb
3
6:00 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Artisan Breads

Warm up your kitchen this winter with an international selection of healthy and easy homemade breads.

Instructor

Sue Stauffacher

Cost

  • Members $30
  • Non-Members $37
Feb
11
6:00 pm 8:00 pm

The human hand is intimately associated with the tea bowl and traditions surrounding it.

Instructor

Anna Greidanus

Cost

  • Members $60
  • Non-Members $67
Feb
21
10:00 am 11:30 am

Investigate the beauty of black and white photography.

Instructor

Dusty Brown

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $32
Feb
25
6:00 pm 8:00 pm

Watch your likeness emerge as you explore the effects of light and shadow.

Instructor

Chris LaPorte

Cost

  • Members $40
  • Non-Members $47