Art Reach of Mid Michigan

111 E. Broadway Street * Mt. Pleasant MI  48858

Teaching Opportunities

If you are an artist or art instructor and are interested in teaching a class, please contact Art Reach by email at [email protected], or by phone at 989-773-3689.

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Upcoming Classes 

Payment Policy

Attention: All classes must be paid for 48 hours before a class starts. Reservations may be made, but if you have not paid 48 hours before a class, your spot could go to someone on the waiting list. Cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to a class will be given a 50% credit toward a future class at Art Reach. Please complete the Class Registration Form to the left, so that we have all of your contact information. You may pay on this page through PayPal, with a credit card over the phone at (989) 773-3689, or in our gift shop, located at 111 E. Broadway, Mt. Pleasant, MI. Gift Shop Hours. For questions about prices, scholarships and other class related inquiries, please contact Art Reach at (989) 773-3689.  


Watercolor batik is a method of painting melted wax on Japanese rice paper and using watercolor paint. This technique creates a loose look that cannot be achieved with traditional watercolor methods. You will get great results learning this fun and exciting technique. We will start by looking at examples and begin with a pre-planned design to learn the process. The process involves sketching, waxing by value, and crackling. Later, you will get to do a design of your choice. You may bring in inspirational photos, sketches or drawings for inspiration. We will take a short lunch break. You are welcome to bring your lunch or visit a nearby venue.

Materials Included (apart from inspirational photos)

Ages: 18+

Taught by Carole Nielsen


April 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

At the Art Reach Classroom

General Public: $65

College Student/ Member Price: $60

Painting the Town in April

Bring a friend, a glass, your favorite beverage, & a little creativity! We will provide supplies & help you paint your own masterpiece to take home!

In the April edition, Joyce Capen will be teaching students how to do a watercolor. She will teach students a fun and easy technique where paint is applied with credit cards. This unique way to apply color brings beautiful and realistic bursts of color to nature scenes.

Materials Included

Ages 18+ (call for details)

Taught by Joyce Capen

April 27

From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

At the Art Reach Classroom

See Payment Policy

General Public: $35

College Student/ Member Price: $30


Toy Theatre

Come be a part of Mount Pleasant’s very first Inter-generational Toy Theatre Workshop Series, and create an original puppet show in this class where families can make art together! Toy Theatre is a form of puppetry that is most simply defined as theatre in miniature. Beloved for its endless creative possibilities, Toy Theatre has been enjoying a recent resurgence in popularity within the puppetry world. In this workshop series facilitated by professional puppeteer Nicky Graziano, families will work together as puppeteer teams to design, build, write, and perform for members of the public their own original toy theatre puppet shows. Bring your kids, your parents, your grandparents, your niece and nephew.

Materials Included

Ages 7+ 

Instructed by Nicky Graziano

May 3, 10, 17, & Performance on May 24

From 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

At the Art Reach Classroom

See Payment Policy

GROUP PRICE (3-4 people): $65

Are you an individual or group of two looking to sign up? Reserve your spot by calling (989) 773 - 3689