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 17, 2014

Sep
11
10:00 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Ikebana-Inspired Floral Design Japanese Garden Content

Full Class

Create a lovely, seasonal, floral arrangement

Instructor

Anne-Lise Whitescarver

Cost

  • Members $60
  • Non-Members $68
Japanese Garden Content Incorporates Japanese Garden Content
Sep
12
8:00 am 11:00 am
Full Class

Capture the beauty of the Japanese Garden in the morning.

Instructor

Ed Post

Cost

  • Members $35
  • Non-Members $43
Japanese Garden Content Incorporates Japanese Garden Content
Sep
22
6:30 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Succulents in a Nest

Full Class

Create an adorable succulent nest using a premade grapevine nest, moss and an assortment of succulents.

Instructor

Michelle Mucha

Cost

  • Members $35
  • Non-Members $43
Sep
23
6:00 pm 8:00 pm

This two-part workshop will engage participants in handbuilding tea bowls from stoneware clay.

Instructor

Anna Greidanus

Cost

  • Members $60
  • Non-Members $68
Japanese Garden Content Incorporates Japanese Garden Content
Sep
26
9:00 am 12:00 pm
Full Class

Listen to a lecture exploring composition with close-ups, angles, color and light.

Instructor

Dianne Carroll Burdick

Cost

  • Members $35
  • Non-Members $43
Japanese Garden Content Incorporates Japanese Garden Content
Sep
26
10:00 am 1:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Beginning Botanical Drawing

Full Class

Enjoy the engaging process of botanical drawing.

Instructor

Don Harris

Cost

  • Members $35
  • Non-Members $43
Sep
30
6:00 pm 8:00 pm

This two-part workshop will engage participants in handbuilding tea bowls from stoneware clay.

Instructor

Anna Greidanus

Cost

  • Members $60
  • Non-Members $68
Japanese Garden Content Incorporates Japanese Garden Content
Oct
1
6:30 pm 8:00 pm

The early fall garden gives us so many options for unique flavors!

Instructor

Connie Hanson

Cost

  • Members $35
  • Non-Members $43
Oct
10
10:00 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Painting on Fabric

Visit our beautiful Japanese Garden to experience the autumn color and to gather ideas and sketch.

Instructor

Nancy Hart

Cost

  • Members $35
  • Non-Members $43
Oct
13
6:00 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

More Hot Soups

Take a plant-based culinary tour around the world.

Instructor

Sue Stauffacher

Cost

  • Members $35
  • Non-Members $43