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Adult

Programs

Our enrichment programs help adults with disabilities build social skills and self-confidence through artistic accomplishment and creative fellowship. 

Screenshot of Virtual Drumming program with ACT Teaching Artist Josh Dunigan

In-Person & Virtual

QUESTIONS?
 

Contact Shay, our Program Director, at: program@artistscreatingtogether.org or (616) 885-5866

Winter 2021 Offerings

Notes about In-Person Programs:

To create as safe an environment as possible, our in-person classes will take place outdoors on our rooftop deck, weather permitting. Only 20 people maximum will be allowed in the studio during class (15 students, the Teaching Artist, staff support, and caregivers), and all participants will be socially distanced. If any classes must take place in our studio, all individuals must wear a mask or face covering, unless medically unable to do so. Please click here for a complete list of our new ACT Safety Protocols.

Virtual ACTion Drummers

Join ACT's drum troupe and learn about rhythm, percussion, music exploration, and having fun! No previous drumming experience necessary. Students will need drumsticks (or objects in place of drumsticks), a hard surface for drumming, and a musical shaker (or a DIY shaker will do!). 

  • Jan Session 1:
    Mondays: Jan 4, 11, 25
    5:15-6:00pm
     

  • Jan Session 2:
    Mondays: Jan 4, 11, 25
    6:30-7:15pm 
     

  • Feb Session:
    Mondays: Feb 1, 8, 15
    6:30-7:15pm 
     

  • March Session:
    Mondays: March 1, 8, 15
    6:30-7:15pm

     

Session Options

Cost: $25/Session 

Location: Zoom 

Teaching Artist: Josh Dunigan

Virtual Music & Singalong

January Session:
Wed Jan 6, 13, 20


British Rock Invasion

Teaching Artist: 
John Nowak


Rock out to hits from the British Invasion, including the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, and delve into more contemporary hits from our friends across the pond. 

Cost: $25/Session 

Location: Zoom
Time: 1-1:45pm for all sessions

February Session:
Wed Feb 3, 10, 17


Karaoke House Party

Teaching Artist:

Hannah DeBoer


The karaoke club comes to YOU in this class led by professional singer, Hannah DeBoer. Students will learn basic singing techniques and pick out their favorite songs to perform as a solo artist or as a group.

March Session:
Wed March 3, 10, 17


Storytelling Through Song

Teaching Artist:

Bertram Sluys


In this collaborative class, students will create fun stories while singing together. 

Open Studio & Open Studio Anywhere

Visit our Open Studio Page for more information!

Join us in the ACT studio to explore a variety of artists and art movements. Open Studio welcomes those with disabilities, their friends, siblings, and peers of all abilities. Pre-registration is now required to keep our Open Studio attendance small. Registration for March is due by 12pm on March 9. No drop-ins, please.

March Open Studio: Virtual & In-Person

Cost:

In-Person: $10

Virtual: Free!

Date: March 10

Time: 6:00-7:30pm

Where: ACT Studio - 1140 Monroe Ave NW, Suite 4101 - Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Join us either online or in-person to learn more about the art of Abstract Expressionism! Head to our Open Studio page to learn more and be sure to pre-register if you are interested in attending in-person. 

April Open Studio: Virtual & In-Person

Cost:

In-Person: $10

Virtual: Free!

Date: April 14

Time: 6:00-7:30pm

Where: ACT Studio - 1140 Monroe Ave NW, Suite 4101 - Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Join us in April to explore Pop Art, the art form that took everyday items, consumer goods, and mass media, and turned them into art! We'll learn about the work of well-known pop artists like Andy Warhol, as well as other artists like Corita Kent. Pre-registration is now required to keep our Open Studio attendance small. Registration is due by 12pm on April 7. No drop-ins, please.

Private Music Instruction (Virtual or In-Person)

An ACT teaching artist will meet you virtually or in-person to provide one-on-one music instruction. Instruction offered: guitar, piano, drum, ukulele. Sessions last one hour and times and location are scheduled to fit your needs. Students must have their own instrument.

Cost: 

$140 for 4 sessions

$210 for 6 sessions

$280 for 8 sessions

$350 for 10 sessions

Location: Zoom or Your Home

In-Person Visual Art

February Session 1:
Tues Feb 2

 

Fun with Weaving
 

Teaching Artist: 
Maggi Paxton
 

Learn the basics of weaving and take home a small weaving project that you'll love!

Cost: $20/Session 

Location: ACT Studio - 1140 Monroe Ave NW, Suite 4101 - Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Time: 5:30-7pm for all sessions

February Session 2:
Tues Feb 9

 

Art of Mixed Media
 

Teaching Artist: 
Kathy Keehn
 

You'll create beautiful artwork utilizing a variety of media, including paint, wood, and paper.

February Session 3: 
Tues Feb 16

 

Creativity in Clay
 

Teaching Artist: 
Caitlin Qua
 

Create clay pieces that will be fired in ACT's new kiln. Fired pieces will be picked up at a future date or can be saved for glazing at the March session of Creativity in Clay.

In-Person ACTion Drummers

Join ACT's drum troupe and learn about rhythm, percussion, music exploration, and having fun! No previous drumming experience necessary. 

  • February Session: 
    Mondays: Feb 1, 8, 15
     

  • March Session:
    Mondays: March 1, 8, 15

Cost: $30/Session 

Location: 
ACT Studio
1140 Monroe Ave NW, Suite 4101
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Teaching Artist:
Josh Dunigan

Time: 5:15-6:00pm for all sessions

March Session 1: 
Tues March 2

 

Creativity in Clay
 

Teaching Artist: 
Caitlin Qua

 

Create clay pieces that will be fired in ACT's new kiln. Fired pieces will be picked up at a future date. Students who attended the February session of Creativity in Clay can glaze their pieces and make new clay creations.

March Session 2:
Tues March 9

 

Circle Wall Art
 

Teaching Artist: 
Krista Pischner-Coon
 

Create a simple, harmonious sculpture using circles made with rings of ​reed and decoratie paper in a variety of colors and patterns.

March Session 3:
Tues March 16

 

Mirror Image
 

Teaching Artist: 
Kat VanHammen
 

Use mirrors, canvas, and paint to create a beautiful piece of artwork that your friends and family will love! Pieces will need to be picked up at a later date to allow for drying time.

Artists Creating Together empowers individuals with disabilities to learn, grow, and celebrate through the arts.

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1140 Monroe Ave NW, Suite 4101, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 - 616.885.5866 
 

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