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 April 7, 2014

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
May
13
10:00 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult, Bonsai Workshop

Shohin Dwarf Hinoki Cypress

Full Class

Explore the many possibilities of “Shohin” bonsai.

Instructor

Mark Fields

Cost

  • Members $70
  • Non-Members $78
May
13
10:00 am 12:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult, Bonsai Workshop

Beginner’s Bonsai Workshop

Full Class

Learn the basics of bonsai while working on a juniper.

Instructor

Jon Holwerda

Cost

  • Members $60
  • Non-Members $68
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
May
13
1:30 pm 4:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult, Bonsai Workshop

Working with Collected Zelkova

Receive a zelkova (Japanese elm) that’s been field grown for 15 years.

Instructor

Jim Beck

Cost

  • Members $75
  • Non-Members $83
May
13
2:00 pm 5:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult, Bonsai Workshop

Bring Your Own Tree

Bring one or two bonsai currently in development.

Instructor

Guest Artist Ted Matson

Cost

  • Members $50
  • Non-Members $58
May
13
2:30 pm 4:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult, Bonsai Workshop

Twisting a Scotch Pine

Scotch pines are flexible and make excellent material for twisted bonsai.

Instructor

Ken Huth

Cost

  • Members $60
  • Non-Members $68
May
14
11:00 am 1:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult, Bonsai Workshop

Tropical Bonsai for Beginners

Full Class

Learn the basics of bonsai while working on a ‘Tiger Bark’ Ficus.

Instructor

Gene Deci

Cost

  • Members $60
  • Non-Members $68