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.

Class Discounts

All members receive discounts on classes.
Check out other membership benefits and find out how to join or renew.

Events

Events on June 5, 2014

Dec
22
10:00 am 11:30 am
Full Class

Create authentic English poppers for your family.

Ages

5-10 with Adult

Cost

  • Members $30 pairs
  • Non-Members $37 pairs
Dec
23
10:00 am 11:30 am
Full Class

Discover the role santons (“little saints”) play in traditional French nativity scenes.

Ages

7-10 with Adult

Cost

  • Members $30 pairs
  • Non-Members $37 pairs
Dec
27
10:00 am 11:30 am
Classes & Camps: Adult & Child

Grandma and Me: Art Explorers

Full Class

Spend time together using clay, paint, and other materials.

Ages

6-10 with Adult

Cost

  • Members $30 pairs
  • Non-Members $37 pairs
Dec
30
10:00 am 11:30 am
Classes & Camps: Adult & Child

Super Cinnamon Rolls New Session

Full Class

Pretend you live in the 1930’s, and work in pairs in our farmhouse of that era to whip up a batch of cinnamon rolls using an easy “no fail” recipe and simple ingredients.

Ages

5-10 with Adult

Cost

  • Members $30 pairs
  • Non-Members $37 pairs
Jan
17
10:00 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Paint Sampler

Make a resolution to explore a new hobby this year!

Instructor

Nancy Hart

Cost

  • Members $30
  • Non-Members $37
Jan
17
10:00 am 3:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Photography Boot Camp

For beginning to intermediate photographers using digital SLR cameras.

Instructor

Ed Post

Cost

  • Members $60
  • Non-Members $67
Jan
21
6:30 pm 8:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Hydroponics at Home

Discover how hydroponics can be a rewarding hobby and a great way to supplement your family’s supply of fresh herbs and vegetables.

Instructor

Clint Eising

Cost

  • Members $45
  • Non-Members $52
Jan
24
10:00 am 12:00 pm
Full Class

Under the expert guidance of the instructor, learn various bonsai techniques.

Instructor

Steve Jetzer

Cost

  • Members $65
  • Non-Members $72
Jan
31
10:00 am 11:30 am

In collaboration with John Ball Zoo

Ages

3 and older

Cost

  • Members $5
  • Non-Members $7
Jan
31
10:00 am 1:00 pm

Explore creative composition with close-ups, angles, color and light.

Instructor

Dianne Carroll Burdick

Cost

  • Members $30
  • Non-Members $37