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 26, 2014

Mar
30
6:00 pm 8:30 pm

Capture the delicate beauty of your favorite spring blooms.

Instructor

Kathleen Kalinowski

Cost

  • Members $45
  • Non-Members $53
Apr
4
10:00 am 11:30 am
Classes & Camps: Adult & Child

Grandma and Me: Surprising Seeds

Compare sizes of seeds from tiny to huge and find out how seeds travel.

Ages

4-5 with Adult

Cost

  • Members $35 member pairs
  • Non-Members $43 non-member pairs
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
Apr
6
10:00 am 11:30 am
Classes & Camps: Adult & Child

Grandma and Me: Make a Mini-Japanese Garden

Work in pairs to create your own mini-Japanese garden.

Ages

6-10 with Adult

Cost

  • Members $35 member pairs
  • Non-Members $43 non-member pairs
Apr
11
4:00 pm 6:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Pruning

Bring out the natural beauty of your trees and shrubs.

Instructor

Dave Rettig

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $33
Apr
12
4:00 pm 6:00 pm

Have the bounty of a harvest right at your front door!

Instructor

Stacey Hirvela

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $33
Apr
15
10:00 am 12:00 pm

Learn about light sources and use the most flattering light for your subject.

Instructor

Dianne Carroll Burdick

Cost

  • Members $40
  • Non-Members $48
Apr
20
5:00 pm 7:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Beginning Vegetable Gardening

Learn how to successfully grow your own vegetables.

Instructor

Greg Dunn

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $33
Apr
22
10:00 am 1:00 pm

As spring arrives, color bursts onto the landscape.

Instructor

Katie Reitemeier

Cost

  • Members $40
  • Non-Members $48
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