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, 2-day and 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.

Register online by viewing the Classes and Camps below under "Events".

Cancellation Policy:
Withdraw from a class at least 30 days in advance, a refund is issued minus a $5 processing fee. Withdraw 7 to 29 days in advance and receive a 50% refund. Less than 7 days, no refund. Call 616-975-3147 for class cancellations due to severe weather.

Class Discounts

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

Events

Classes & Camps: Child

Apr
6
10:00 am 11:30 am
Classes & Camps: Child, Spring Break

Introduction to Zentangle

No experience is necessary for this engaging drawing experience.

Ages

8-10

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $33
May
13
1:00 pm 2:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Bonsai Workshop

Success with Bonsai - For Kids!

Discover which types of trees make the best bonsai.

Ages

10-15

Cost

  • Members $50
  • Non-Members $58
Jun
12
9:30 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Paint Exploration

(FOUR-DAY CAMP) Get out your paint clothes and have fun painting both inside and outside!

Ages

6-7

Cost

  • Members $80
  • Non-Members $88
Jun
12
9:30 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Dynamite Drawing

(FOUR-DAY CAMP) Sharpen your drawing skills as you sketch live animals, landscapes and sculptures, still-life arrangements and each other.

Ages

8-9

Cost

  • Members $80
  • Non-Members $88
Jun
12
9:30 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Buckets of Paint

Full Class

(FOUR-DAY CAMP) Follow paths, bridges and hills to see patterns, textures and colors.

Ages

4-5

Cost

  • Members $80
  • Non-Members $88
Jun
12
9:30 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Explore the Great Lakes

(FOUR-DAY CAMP) Have fun constructing a variety of little boats such as foil boats, canoes, and “glass bottomed” boats.

Ages

6-7

Cost

  • Members $80
  • Non-Members $88
Jun
19
9:30 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Outdoor Watercolor

(FOUR-DAY CAMP) Enjoy the hills, waterfalls, shady paths and colorful gardens as perfect spots for painting.

Ages

10-14

Cost

  • Members $80
  • Non-Members $88
Jun
19
9:30 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Architecture and Design

Full Class

(FOUR-DAY CAMP) Use your imagination and a variety of materials such as wood, clay, cardboard, stones and wire to create a house, bridge, sculpture and public building.

Ages

8-9

Cost

  • Members $80
  • Non-Members $88
Jun
19
9:30 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Amazing Animals

(FOUR-DAY CAMP) Explore animal habitats to look for turtles, snakes, mink and more.

Ages

6-7

Cost

  • Members $80
  • Non-Members $88
Jun
19
9:30 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Movin’ Around the Gardens

(FOUR-DAY CAMP) Join us for a fun, active camp experience.

Ages

4-5

Cost

  • Members $80
  • Non-Members $88