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".

Please note:
Children are not allowed to accompany adults to adult-only classes.

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 in October, 2013

Oct
23
5:00 pm 7:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Autumn Pastels

Full Class

Begin with a mini-lesson about how to layer chalk pastels.

Instructor

Kathleen Kalinowski

Cost

  • Members $45
  • Non-Members $53
Nov
2
10:00 am 11:30 am
Classes & Camps: Adult & Child

Grandma and Me: Plant an Amazing Amaryllis

Full Class

Learn all about bulbs!

Ages

3 with adult

Cost

  • Members $35 member pairs
  • Non-Members $43 non-member pairs
Nov
7
6:00 pm 8:00 pm
Full Class

Find out how to turn nature’s bounty into comforting and easy-to-make soups.

Instructor

Sue Stauffacher

Cost

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

Grandma and Me: Cinnamon Rolls

Full Class

Discover the origin of cinnamon and sugar.

Ages

5-10 with adult

Cost

  • Members $35 member pairs
  • Non-Members $43 non-member pairs
Nov
11
1:00 pm 2:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult & Child

Grandma and Me: Cinnamon Rolls

Full Class

Discover the origin of cinnamon and sugar.

Ages

5-10 with adult

Cost

  • Members $35 member pairs
  • Non-Members $43 non-member pairs
Nov
14
5:00 pm 7:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Beginning Watercolor

Full Class

Work from a photograph as you discover the delightful art of watercolor.

Instructor

Nancy Hart

Cost

  • Members $45
  • Non-Members $53
Nov
16
4:00 pm 6:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Autumn Floral Arrangement

Full Class

Make an autumn arrangement.

Instructor

Mandi Stade

Cost

  • Members $45
  • Non-Members $53
Nov
21
4:00 pm 5:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Herbal Advent Wreath

Create a beautiful Advent wreath using a variety of natural materials.

Instructor

Connie Hanson

Cost

  • Members $45
  • Non-Members $53
Dec
2
10:00 am 11:30 am

Visit the Railway Garden and be inspired by artist Paul Busse’s creative use of natural materials. 

Ages

8+ with Adult

Cost

  • Members $35 member pairs
  • Non-Members $43 non-member pairs
Dec
5
6:00 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Photographing Holiday Lights

Get tips on taking great holiday photographs.

Instructor

Cory Olsen

Cost

  • Members $35
  • Non-Members $43