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.

Click HERE to view and download a list of our 2015 Classes and Camps, and register online by viewing the Classes and Camps below under "Events".

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 May 3, 2014

Oct
16
10:00 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Ikebana-Inspired Floral Design Japanese Garden Content

Create a lovely, seasonal, floral arrangement

Instructor

Anne-Lise Whitescarver

Cost

  • Members $60
  • Non-Members $68
Japanese Garden Content Incorporates Japanese Garden Content
Oct
17
10:00 am 11:30 am
Classes & Camps: Adult & Child

Grandma and Me: Make a Mini-Japanese Garden Japanese Garden Content

Full Class

Learn what makes a Japanese garden unique.

Ages

6-10 with Adult

Cost

  • Members $35 member pairs
  • Non-Members $43 non-member pairs
Japanese Garden Content Incorporates Japanese Garden Content
Oct
20
6:00 pm 8:00 pm

Venture into the wildflower meadow to discover which seeds to collect and when the best time is for collection.

Instructor

Amy Heilman and Chris Baer

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $33
Oct
21
6:30 pm 8:00 pm

Learn how to create and use unique spice blends.

Instructor

Connie Hanson

Cost

  • Members $35
  • Non-Members $43
Oct
27
6:00 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Great Garlic!

Learn about the many varieties of garlic.

Instructor

Greg Dunn

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $33
Oct
28
6:00 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Fused Glass Fall Leaves

Design, cut, shape and assemble a layered, fused glass ornament.

Instructor

Gloria Badiner

Cost

  • Members $70
  • Non-Members $78
Nov
10
4:00 pm 7:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Beginning Botanical Drawing

Enjoy the engaging process of botanical drawing.

Instructor

Don Harris

Cost

  • Members $35
  • Non-Members $43
Nov
14
9:00 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Hand-Coloring Photographs

Learn to alter a black and white photo using colored pencils.

Instructor

Dianne Carroll-Burdick

Cost

  • Members $40
  • Non-Members $48
Nov
14
10:00 am 11:30 am
Classes & Camps: Adult & Child

Adult/Child: Found Object Sculpture

Spend time learning about art and having fun with your favorite 7+ year old.

Ages

7+ with adult

Instructor

Jerry Berta

Cost

  • Members $35 member pairs
  • Non-Members $43 non-member pairs
Nov
14
10:00 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Bonsai for Beginners: Two Parts*

Full Class

In Part 1, learn how to select a tree with bonsai potential.

Instructor

Steve Jetzer

Cost

  • Members $70
  • Non-Members $78