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.

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Events in February, 2014

Dec
2
6:00 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Photographing Holiday Lights

Learn the basics—effective backgrounds, creative angles, light effects and best time of day.

Instructor

Cory Olsen

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $32
Dec
13
10:00 am 11:30 am
Full Class

Visit the Railway Garden for inspiration, then use frosting, pretzels, candy and your imagination to decorate a one-of-a-kind trolley.

Ages

Ages 5–8 with Adult

Cost

  • Members $30 pairs
  • Non-Members $37 pairs
Dec
13
1:00 pm 2:30 pm
Full Class

Visit the Railway Garden for inspiration, then use frosting, pretzels, candy and your imagination to decorate a one-of-a-kind trolley.

Ages

Ages 5–8 with Adult

Cost

  • Members $30 pairs
  • Non-Members $37 pairs
Dec
22
10:00 am 11:30 am

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

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

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