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

About Adult Programs

Comfortable Class Sizes 

Classes average 10-15 students,

age 16 years and older. 


Classes meet at the ACT studio

unless otherwise noted.

Professionally Taught

All adult programs are taught by professional

Teaching Artists. 

Easy Payment

Payment is due upon registration, but need-based scholarships may be available. 

Questions? Contact our Program Director.
Register for Programs
Winter+Spring Program Offerings

Winter ACTion Drummers 


January 6 - ​February 25

5:30 - 6:45 PM

Join ACT's drum troupe and learn more about technique and collaborative performance. Drums provided and no prior experience needed! Please note the NEW TIME!

Cost: $75

Location: ACT Studio 


February 25: Fat Tuesday Celebration at Marge's Donut Den 

Note:  No class January 20,  make-up day March 2


Spring ACTion Drummers 


March 9 - May 8

5:30 - 6:45 PM

Join ACT's drum troupe and learn more about technique and collaborative performance. Drums provided and no prior experience needed! Please note the NEW TIME!

Cost: $70

Location: ACT Studio 


March 23: ACT Open House

March 28: Collage 

May 8: ACT's annual Festival Day

Note:  No class March 30, April 4 and May 4


ACTion Choir


January 9 - May 8

12:30 - 1:30 PM

A community choir taught by teaching artist Erinn Epp. This choir is focused on fun, friendship, and technique. Register for one session or receive a discounted rate by registering for both sessions!


March 28: Collage at Grand Rapids Ballet

April 30: Spring show at Kuyper College 
May 8: ACT's annual Festival Day at Lincoln Campus

Note: No class April 2, April 9, May 7

Cost, Individuals: $130

Location: Kuyper College


Made in Michigan


January 7 - February 11

5:15 - 6:15 PM

Show your love for the mitten state with teaching artist, Sarah Beulla, who will lead students in a variety of Michigan-themed visual art projects

Cost: $50

Location: ACT Studio 

Note: Make-up day February 18


Clay Bead Design


January 7 - March 3

6:30 - 7:30 PM

Teaching artist Tom Reynolds will lead students on an exploration of the many uses of clay beads with a focus on necklaces and their design. Students will design and make a necklace with clay beads of various shapes, sizes, and colors, utilizing ACT's brand new studio kiln!

Cost: $75

Location: ACT Studio 

Note: Make-up day on March 10


Dancing With Ribbons


February 25 - May 19

5:15 - 6:15 PM

In this introductory-level class, led by teaching artist Christina VanDam, students will explore movement and dance with a ribbon that they create themselves. This class will end with a special performance in ACT's first ever fundraising breakfast.

Cost: $70

Location: ACT Studio 


May 19: ACT Fundraising Breakfast

Note: No class on March 31, April 7, May 5; make-up day on March 24


The Art of Character Dance


March 13 -

May 22

12:30 - 1:30 PM

Join us this spring for a character dance class! Taught by a professional dance instructor from CARE Ballet, students will explore the many unique and innovative dances that character dance has to offer. 

Open to transition classrooms (ages 18-26) as well as individual dancers (ages 16+). 

Cost for individuals: $60 

This program is offered to classrooms at a discounted rate. If you are an interested classroom, please contact Krista Pischner-Coon for more information.

Notes:  No class on April 3, April 10, May 8; make-up day May 29


Making Marionettes


March 17 - May 12

6:30 - 7:30 PM

Get ready to enter a world of creativity! In this class, artist Zyra Castillo will teach students how to create a unique marionette that moves. The class will build a small set and will create a collaborative story to perform in a final showcase on May 12.

Cost: $50

Location: ACT Studio 

Note:  No class on March 31, April 7, May 5; make-up day on May 26


ACT Open House


March 23 

4:00 - 7:00 PM

We are opening the doors to the ACT studio and welcoming one and all to join us for interactive arts, music, and more. Whether you are new to ACT or have been with us for many years, we invite you, your family, and friends to drop in anytime between 4 and 7 PM!

Cost: FREE

Location: ACT Studio




March 28 

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Collage is an annual event that connects art agencies to create a unique, collaborative performance! This year will feature performances from ACT, CARE Ballet, GR Ballet School, Girls Choral Academy and Ebony Road Players, all under the theme "Seasons." Everyone is welcome at this free, family friendly performance!

Cost: FREE

Location: Grand Rapids Ballet, 341 Ellsworth AVE SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503


Private Guitar Lessons

45-minute sessions

An ACT teaching artist will meet you at your home or at the ACT studio as you hone in on your own personal guitar skills. Sessions are 45 minutes and are scheduled to fit your needs. Students must have their own guitar.



   $140 for 4 lessons

   $210 for 6 lessons

​   $280 for 8 lessons

​   $350 for 10 lessons

Location: ACT Studio or your home

Open Studio 

2nd Wednesday of the month

6:00 - 7:30 PM

Each session will have crafts planned, but all participants are free to create whatever their artist heart desires! Participants are welcome to bring friends of any ability! Feel free to visit our Open Studios page to learn more!


Cost: $10 per session (caregivers and guardians are free)

Location: ACT Studio 

AccessGR Membership 

Membership runs

July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020

AccessGR makes the arts more accessible to all. Members get access to free tickets to local participating arts and cultural venues and special events. You must be registered in an ACT class to become an AccessGR member.

Cost: $20 

Events: Visit our AccessGR page to see a list of our current partnering venues! 


Check here for all updates on events and programming 

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

Artists Creating Together is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Our EIN is 84-1698531.

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