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 in March, 2014

Oct
7
10:00 am 12:00 pm

Come explore a new ikebana-inspired floral design based on the principle of the Japanese art of floral arrangement. 

Instructor

Anne-Lise Whitescarver

Cost

  • Members $65
  • Non-Members $73
Oct
8
10:00 am 11:30 am
Classes & Camps: Adult

Photographing Fall Color

Explore the where, when and how of photographing fall color in this slide-illustrated lecture.

Instructor

Ed Post

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $33
Oct
8
10:00 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Quick and Easy Fruit Preserves

Join a registered dietitian on a fruit journey as you learn the proper technique for making jams using fresh and frozen local fruit. 

Instructor

Monica Smith

Cost

  • Members $35
  • Non-Members $43
Oct
11
6:00 pm 8:00 pm

As the nights get darker and the days get colder, learn how to develop winning combinations for winter.

Instructor

Sue Stauffacher

Cost

  • Members $35
  • Non-Members $43
Oct
13
4:30 pm 6:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Spring Bulbs for Winter Blahs

Full Class

Plant a container filled with layers of spring-blooming bulbs, such as daffodils, hyacinths, tulips and crocuses and enjoy a sequence of blooms for weeks this winter. 

Instructor

Julie Francke

Cost

  • Members $35
  • Non-Members $43
Oct
18
6:00 pm 7:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Success with Succulents

Receive a short, docent-led tour of the Arid Garden to view our collection of succulents, then use a variety of colorful and textured succulents to create your own container arrangement.

Instructor

Molly Maday

Cost

  • Members $40
  • Non-Members $48
Oct
18
6:00 pm 7:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

iPhone Photography

Full Class

Are you struggling to shoot eye-catching photos with your iPhone? 

Instructor

Terry Johnston

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $33
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

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