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.

Events

Events on August 15, 2014

Apr
29
6:00 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Prune Shrubs with Confidence

Learn valuable pruning techniques that will help you rejuvenate old shrubs.

Instructor

Rebecca Finneran

Cost

  • Members $20
  • Non-Members $27
Apr
29
6:00 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Hand-Coloring Photographs

Full Class

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

Instructor

Dianne Carroll Burdick

Cost

  • Members $30
  • Non-Members $37
May
5
4:00 pm 5:30 pm

From trilliums and bloodroot to Jack-in-the pulpit and ferns, discover a rich palette of native woodland wildflowers that will thrive in shady gardens.

Instructor

Amy Heilman

Cost

  • Members $20
  • Non-Members $27
May
5
6:00 pm 8:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Mosaic Glass Vase

Create a gorgeous fused glass vase by designing a unique mosaic “plate” using a variety of art glass.

Instructor

Gloria Badiner

Cost

  • Members $75
  • Non-Members $82
May
6
6:00 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Fun Times with Wind Chimes

Full Class

Unwind in this class with wine while watching a step by step demonstration on how to make ceramic wind chimes.

Ages

21+

Instructor

Jerry Berta

Cost

  • Members $35
  • Non-Members $42
May
7
6:30 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Exciting New Perennials

Discover fascinating new perennials, such as ‘Rosie Posie’ anise-hyssop and ‘Berry Timeless’ coral bells that deserve a spot in your garden.

Instructor

Jeremy Windemuller

Cost

  • Members $20
  • Non-Members $27
May
9
9:30 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Bonsai Workshop

Beginners Only: Tropical Bonsai

Full Class

Learn the basics of bonsai by working on a woody-stemmed tropical plant.

Instructor

Bill Struhar

Cost

  • Members $50
  • Non-Members $58
May
9
1:00 pm 4:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Bonsai Workshop

Bonsai in Miniature: Create a Mame Boxwood

Full Class

Discover the principles behind creating a Mame bonsai.

Instructor

Frank Mihalic

Cost

  • Members $65
  • Non-Members $73
May
9
2:30 pm 5:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Bonsai Workshop

Bring-Your-Own-Tree

Full Class

Bring one or two bonsai currently in development and work on styling and refining your trees with expert guidance from Guest Artist Suthin Sukosolvisit.

Instructor

Suthin Sukosolvisit

Cost

  • Members $50
  • Non-Members $58
May
10
11:00 am 2:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Bonsai Workshop

Create a ‘Shimpaku’ Juniper Bonsai

Developing a Collected ‘Shimpaku’ into a Beginning Bonsai in Informal Upright Style

Instructor

Linda Camp

Cost

  • Members $65
  • Non-Members $73