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 July 2, 2014

Oct
20
5:30 pm 7:00 pm

Discover how to make chemical-free beauty products at home with herbs and other plants grown in your garden. 

Instructor

Carmen Smith

Cost

  • Members $30
  • Non-Members $38
Oct
24
6:30 pm 8:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Framed Fused-Glass Panels

Full Class

Learn from artist and scientist Gloria Badiner how to cut, shape and grind glass materials to create a small glass panel.

Instructor

Gloria Badiner

Cost

  • Members $80
  • Non-Members $88
Nov
1
5:00 pm 8:00 pm

Discover the versatility of watercolor pencils as you create an artful, personalized holiday card to give to a friend or loved one.

Instructor

Don Harris

Cost

  • Members $40
  • Non-Members $48
Nov
8
6:00 pm 8:00 pm

Liven up your home menus by learning about sauces and the science of marinades. 

Instructor

Terri Rees

Cost

  • Members $35
  • Non-Members $43
Nov
12
10:00 am 11:30 am
Classes & Camps: Adult & Child

Grandma and Me: Cinnamon Rolls

Full Class

Find out where cinnamon and sugar come from, then work in pairs to whip up a batch of cinnamon rolls using an easy, no-fail recipe and simple ingredients. 

Ages

5-10 with adult

Cost

  • Members $35 member pairs
  • Non-Members $43 non-member pairs
Nov
12
1:00 pm 2:30 pm
Full Class

 Find out where cinnamon and sugar come from, then work in pairs to whip up a batch of cinnamon rolls using an easy, no-fail recipe and simple ingredients.

Ages

5-10 with adult

Cost

  • Members $35 member pairs
  • Non-Members $43 non-member pairs
Nov
19
9:00 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Hand-Coloring Photographs

Learn to alter a black and white photo using colored pencils, chalk and pastels to tint and color.

Instructor

Dianne Carroll Burdick

Cost

  • Members $40
  • Non-Members $48
Dec
3
10:00 am 11:30 am
Full Class

Visit the Railway Garden to view our delightful trolleys and see where they go.

Ages

3 with adult

Cost

  • Members $35 member pairs
  • Non-Members $43 non-member pairs
Dec
10
10:00 am 11:30 am

Discover the role santons (little saints) play in traditional French Nativity scenes.

Ages

7-10 with adult

Cost

  • Members $35 member pairs
  • Non-Members $43 non-member pairs
Dec
10
1:00 pm 2:30 pm

Discover the role santons (little saints) play in traditional French Nativity scenes.

Ages

7-10 with adult

Cost

  • Members $35 member pairs
  • Non-Members $43 non-member pairs