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

Jan
31
10:00 am 1:00 pm
Full Class

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

Full Class

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
Feb
27
10:00 am 11:30 am
Classes & Camps: Adult

Succulents in a Nest

Full Class

Welcome spring by creating an adorable “succulent nest.”

Instructor

Rose Allerding

Cost

  • Members $30
  • Non-Members $37
Feb
28
10:00 am 1:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Beginning Botanical Drawing

Full Class

Capture the beauty of a variety of flowers and foliage in the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory.

Instructor

Don Harris

Cost

  • Members $35
  • Non-Members $42
Mar
6
10:00 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Ikebana-Inspired Floral Design

Create a lovely floral arrangement, based on principles of ikebana, the Japanese art of floral design.

Instructor

Anne-Lise Whitescarver

Cost

  • Members $50
  • Non-Members $57
Mar
8
9:00 am 11:00 am
Classes & Camps: Adult

Butterfly Photography

Enjoy time alone with the butterflies before public hours begin. Learn techniques for creating fantastic butterfly photos.

Instructor

Dusty Brown

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $32
Mar
10
7:00 pm 8:30 pm

Grow more food in less space with much less effort.

Instructor

Dr. Richard Peters

Cost

  • Members $20
  • Non-Members $27