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.

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Events on March 18, 2014

Apr
22
10:00 pm 11:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult & Child

Grandma and Me: Cherry Blossom Art

Spend time together in the Japanese Garden with a spring search-and-find.

Ages

4-5 with Adult

Cost

  • Members $35 member pairs
  • Non-Members $43 non-member pairs
Apr
26
4:00 pm 6:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Hydrangeas Demystified

Confused about the many types of hydrangeas?

Instructor

Stacey Hirvela

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $33
Apr
29
10:00 am 11:30 am
Classes & Camps: Adult & Child

Grandma and Me: Flower Power

Enjoy a variety of kid-friendly activities in the galleries.

Ages

6-10 with Adult

Cost

  • Members $35 member pairs
  • Non-Members $43 non-member pairs
May
2
6:00 pm 8:00 pm

Experience flavors and learn fresh ideas about local herbs and edible flowers. 

Instructor

Elizabeth Pitzer

Cost

  • Members $30
  • Non-Members $38
May
3
4:00 pm 5:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Gardening in the Shade

Discover the challenges and opportunities that gardening in the shade provides.

Instructor

Rebecca Finneran

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $33
May
6
10:00 am 12:00 pm

Learn to create intimate and detailed images of plants and flowers.

Instructor

Dianne Carroll Burdick

Cost

  • Members $40
  • Non-Members $48
May
6
10:00 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult & Child

Grandma and Me: Zentangle Koi

Full Class

Learn about the Japanese Children’s Day tradition of flying a koi-shaped flag. 

Ages

8+ with Adult

Cost

  • Members $35 member pairs
  • Non-Members $43 non-member pairs
May
8
6:30 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Living Herb and Flower Wreath

Full Class

Each class member will make a living wreath to enjoy at home.

Instructor

Connie Hanson

Cost

  • Members $45
  • Non-Members $53
May
13
9:00 am 12:00 pm

 Develop a wider vision as a photojournalist. 

Instructor

Dianne Carroll Burdick

Cost

  • Members $45
  • Non-Members $53
May
13
10:00 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult & Child

Grandma and Me: Fabric Collage

Use fabric as a medium to create a unique wall hanging. 

Ages

8-12 with adult

Cost

  • Members $35 member pairs
  • Non-Members $43 non-member pairs