Art Reach of Mid Michigan

111 E. Broadway Street * Mt. Pleasant MI  48858

Are you an artist looking to get involved with Art Walk Central? Click on these Events!


Street Studio

August 20

12pm - 4pm

E. Broadway St.

Sidewalk Pastel

August 25, 26, & 27
9am - 5pm
E. Broadway St.

Art Battle

August 27

6pm - 8pm 

E. Broadway St.

Bob and Dee Kohrman

Teaching Opportunities

If you are an artist or art instructor and are interested in teaching a class, please contact Education Coordinator Laura Clift by email at, or by phone at 


Class Registration Form

Please fill out the form below to register for a class or for more information on a class. Payment is due on the first day of class. Registration and payment can also be completed by selecting the "Buy Now" button for each class.

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Upcoming Classes 


Payment can be made by either using the Buy Now buttons or by submitting payment to Art Reach. Payment is due by the first day of class. If paying by check, you can mail to: 

PO Box 166

Mt. Pleasant, MI 48804


Pastel Workshop with Christine Bodnar

If you have ever wanted to learn about pastels or work more in this medium than this is a class for you. We will cover all the basics, from materials to techniques. There are important factors like the “principles of design” to live by but there are also other elements to consider like the application of the medium. Using an underpainting, mark making, and adding texture, will be encouraged, resulting in a better painting. Students will work from their favorite photos. Step by step instruction will provide insight to color choices as well as keeping your design simple. Daily demonstrations will show students how the instructor approaches her own work.

A "Max & Emily's" Sandwich bag lunch will be provided both days during the workshop. Students will provide their own supplies for art making.

Payment required at time of registration. No tuition refunds or cancellations.

Adult Class (18 and up)

Thursday, July 21 - Friday, July 22 from 

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

$100 per student

Workshop will be held at 111 E. Broadway St, Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

Kid's Camp

This five day workshop is full of fun art projects for kids. Each day they will do three different art activities. While learning how to do many new forms of art, children will get the opportunity to express their creativity in new ways! Some of the projects will include: origami jumping frogs, water marbling on paper, pom pom animals, water color glue art, bead animals, mask making, sock monsters, light switch decorations, and acrylic painting with stamped texture.

Youth Class (Age 6-12)

Monday, July 25- Friday July 29 from

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Instructors: Laura Clift and Julie Wells

$100 per student

Workshop will be held at 111 E. Broadway St, Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

The Magic of Watercolor FULL

Carole Howard, a well known local artist, will be presenting four evenings of beginning watercolor techniques.  She will teach wet and dry techniques, wash, spatter, resist, and more.  Proper use of basic brushes, paints and papers will be discussed. This class will be designed to erase the problems one might have with watercolor and introduce the magic, fun and beauty it holds.  Class size is limited, sign up today!

Adult Class (Age 18+)

Wednesdays, July 27th, August 3rd, 10th, & 17th from 6:00-8:00pm

Instructor: Carole Howard

$80 per student, Materials Included

Workshop will be held at 111 E. Broadway St, Mount Pleasant, MI 48858


Painting on Driftwood

Capture a scene of the beauty of Michigan's Great Lakes on driftwood. Learn techniques for painting with acrylic paints on driftwood.

Adult Class (Age 18 and up)

Monday and Tuesday, August 8 & 9

6-8 pm at the Art Reach Classroom

Instructor: Deb Birkam

$40; Supplies provided

Rock Painting

Come and paint on rocks with Acrylic Paint. Learn how to make natural rock forms into figures. They will make great decorations for homes and gardens!

Adult Class (Age 18 and up)

Thursday, August 11

6-8 pm at the Art Reach Classroom

Instructor: Deb Birkam

$20; Supplies provided

Plein Air: Landscape Oil Painting

Paint with oils surrounded by the beauty of nature. In this two day class, local artist Rex Tower will share his knowledge of landscape painting. With his instruction and guidance we will create dramatic images emphasizing light and the diversity of Mount Pleasant’s landscape. Both days, lunch will be provided by Max & Emily's.

Monday and Tuesday, August 22 & 23 from 

9am - 2pm meet in the Art Reach Classroom

Instructor: Rex Tower

$80 per student         $75 for members

Sidewalk Pastel Class

Laura Clift will show some techniques that can be utilized in the Sidewalk Pastel event this year.

Tuesday, August 23 from 

6pm- 7pm at the Art Reach Classroom

Free and Open to the Public

Pastel Sets cost $15

Kid's Collage Class

Come and experiment with paint, stencils, and found materials! Kids will get to create unique pieces of art by painting, cutting and gluing. They will learn about the history of collage and how many individual parts can also make a whole.

Youth Class (Age 6-12)

Monday, August 29 from

10am - 12pm at the Art Reach Classroom

Free and Open to the Public