Art Reach of Mid Michigan

111 E. Broadway Street * Mt. Pleasant MI  48858
989.773.3689* www.artreachcenter.org

August

Painting Paris

Instructor Barbara Plezia will guide you through this Paris-themed painting to get you in the spirit of our “A Night in Paris” 2018 Auction for the Arts on August 29!

Bring a friend and a little creativity- we will provide supplies, and instruction for you to create your own masterpiece.

Class will be held 5:30-7:30 pm Tuesday, August 21, and is open to ages 12 to adult.

Cost is $35 ($30 for members) or reserve two spaces for $55! Class will be held in the Idonea Hersee Classroom at Art Reach, 111 E. Broadway in Mt. Pleasant.

Cost is $35

$30 for members

$55 for 2

September

Wild Watercolors

Art gets wild as we learn how to draw and paint a different animal each week using a pencil, watercolors and step-by-step instruction.

Classes will be held 5-6 pm September 4, 11, 18 and 25 in the Idonea Hersee Classroom at Art Reach, 111 E. Broadway in Mt. Pleasant. Open to artists of all ages and skill levels (adult required for children under 6).

Cost is $45 ($40 for members) for all four classes, or $15 per individual session.

Cost is $45

(4 sessions)

Cost is $40 for members

(4 sessions)

Sept. 4 session

Sept. 11 session
Sept. 18 session
Sept. 25 session

Watercolors with Joyce

Joyce Capen will lead this class, teaching you step-by-step how to create your own watercolor painting. Suitable for all levels of artistic ability. This class is simple enough for beginners yet challenging enough for experienced artists.


The class will be held from 10 am to noon, Saturday, September 8, 2018, in the Idonea Hersee Classroom at Art Reach, 111 E. Broadway in Mt. Pleasant. 


Open to ages 14 and up.

Cost is $25

$20 for members

Illustration and Merchandise Design

In this workshop, Grand Rapids artist Molly Borkowski will teach students how to illustrate a design, followed by how to prepare it to be uploaded to artist merchandising websites such as society6, allowing you to purchase everything from clothing to household items with your custom artwork. Space is very limited for this class, allowing more one-on-one time with the instructor and a more personalized experience.

Class will be held from 2-4 pm Saturday Sept. 8, 2018, in the Idonea Hersee Classroom, 111 E. Broadway, in Mt. Pleasant. 

This class is open to students ages 14 to adult.

Cost is $25

$20 for members

Grandparents Day!

Woodburning on Gourds

Using a prepared, dried gourd, instructor Julie Tyslicky will teach you how to draw and embellish designs using a woodburning tool.

Class will be held Saturday, September 15, 2018, from 11 am to 2 pm in the Idonea Hersee Classroom, 111 E. Broadway, in Mt. Pleasant. This exciting class is open to students 16-years-old and older.

Space is LIMITED!

Cost is $40

$35 for members

Easy Batik on Silk Scarves

Batik is an ancient art form originating in Indonesia that uses wax-resist and dyes to create vibrant, bold, textile designs. Easy Batik introduces you to this exciting process using household materials.

On day one, students will learn how to draw and design with wheat paste, creating lines that, when dry, will resist fabric paint. On day two, we will use fabric paint to color in our designs! The possibilities are endless, and all levels of artistic skill will enjoy this experience.

Classes will be held from 5:30-7:30 pm Monday, September 17 and Wednesday, September 19, 2018, in the Idonea Hersee Classroom, 111 E. Broadway, in Mt. Pleasant. 

This class is open to students ages 12 to adult.

Cost is $40
$35 for members

Learn to Make Jewelry

Deb Birkam will lead this class, teaching basic jewelry-making techniques to create your very own earring, necklace, and bracelet set. All supplies will be provided, but you are encouraged to bring any items you may want to incorporate into your project. No experience is necessary, this is a fun, relaxing class, perfect for an afternoon with friends! Light refreshments will be provided.


Class will be held 5 to 8 pm on Thursday, September 20, 2018, in the Idonea Hersee Classroom at Art Reach, 111 E. Broadway, in Mt. Pleasant.


This class is open to students ages 13 and older with a class size limit of 15.

Cost is $45

$40 for members

Yarn Spinning Workshop

In this beginner-level class, you will learn to spin your own yarn using a simple tool called a drop spindle and wool fiber. You will finish the class with hand-spun yarn to be used for all your crochet, knitting, and weaving projects! All materials will be provided; space is limited. Instructed by Julie Tyslicky.

Class will be held from 11 am-2 pm Saturday, September 22, 2018, in the Idonea Hersee Classroom, 111 E. Broadway, in Mt. Pleasant. 

This class is open to students ages 16 and up. 

Cost is $40

$35 for members

Painting the Town

Bring a friend & a little creativity. We will provide supplies & help you paint your own masterpiece to take home! This one-time easy class is the perfect place for painters of any skill level!


This adult class will be held from 5 to 8 pm Thursday, September 27, 2018, in the Idonea Hersee Classroom at Art Reach, 111 E. Broadway, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858.

Cost is $35

$30 for members

Mini Masters

This exciting Kids Acrylic Painting class is easy enough for beginners but fun for experienced youth! Bring a friend & a little creativity – we will provide supplies & help you paint your own masterpiece. This class will provide step-by-step instruction on how to create your own acrylic painting on canvas. A light snack will be provided.

Class will be held from 5 to 7 pm Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in the Idonea Hersee Classroom at Art Reach, 111 E. Broadway, in Mt. Pleasant.

This class is open to students ages 8-12 with a class size limit of 15. 

Cost is $35

$30 for members

2 spots for $50

November

Paint Your Pet

Immortalize your favorite four-legged friend by creating a custom painting! Simply submit a photo of your pet and Art Reach will transform it into a paint-by-number on 16x20 canvas, and provide all the paint and supplies you need to complete a beautiful, one-of-a-kind portrait of your beloved pet! This is a fun activity for everyone—no art skill is necessary!

Once you complete registration, please email 1-3 photos of your pet (one pet per photo/canvas) to [email protected]. Please indicate your top choice.

Class will be held 5:30-8 pm Thursday November 8, 2018, in the Idonea Hersee Classroom, 111 E. Broadway, in Mt. Pleasant. 

This class is open to all ages; children under 6 will require an adult chaperone.

Cost is $55

$50 for members

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. 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 Education  Coordinator, Stephanie Jackson at [email protected] or by phone at 989-773-3689.  

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Teach Opportunities

If you are an artist or art instructor and are interested in teaching a class, please contact Stephanie Jackson at Art Reach at  sjackson@artreachcenter.org, or by phone at 989-773-3689.

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