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Adult
Programs

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About Adult Programs

Comfortable Class Sizes 

Professionally Taught

All adult programs are taught by professional Teaching Artists. 

Classes average 15 students,

age 16 years and older. 

Studio-Based 

Classes meet at the ACT studio, unless otherwise noted.

Easy Payment

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

Winter/Spring Registration

QUESTIONS?
 

Contact our Program Coordinator

Club members chat about music and life while learning how to play this quirky instrument! No previous ukulele experience is necessary. Ukuleles will be provided for students during class. Space is limited, so sign up now!

Showcase: 

2/26 from 4:30-5:00pm

Make Up Class:

3/4

Cost: $60

Location: ACT Studio

Teaching Artist: John Nowak
 

Time: 4:15-5:00pm (45 min)

Date: Mondays, 6 sessions

Winter Ukulele Club
Mondays (4:15-5:00 PM)

1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26

Class Dates:

Winter Programs

Showcase: 

2/26 from 6:00-6:15pm

Make Up Class:

3/4

Winter ACTion Drummers
Mondays (5:15-6:15 PM)

1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26

Class Dates:

Join ACT's drum troupe and learn about rhythm, percussion, dynamics, and using music as a tool to build up each other and our community! No previous drumming experience is necessary. ACT provides drums and drumsticks during class. Space is limited!

Cost: $60

Location: ACT Studio

Teaching Artist: Josh Dunigan

Time: 5:15-6:15pm (1 hr)

Date: Mondays, 6 sessions

This recycled art class encourages artists to unleash their imagination and minimize their carbon footprint. We'll provide a wide range of recycled materials such as magazines, cardboard, plastic bottles, fabric remnants, and more. Through guided instruction and collaborative projects, students will be empowered to transform these seemingly worthless items into captivating works of art.

Showcase:

2/27 from 4:30-5:00pm

Make Up Class:

3/5

Cost: $60

Location: ACT Studio

Teaching Artist: Elizabeth Edgerton

Time: 4:00-5:00pm (1 hr)

Date: Tuesdays, 6 sessions

Making Marvels
of the Discarded

Tuesdays (4:00-5:00 PM)

1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27

Class Dates:

Join us for a beginner-level figure drawing class! ACT teaching artist and board member, Derrick, will introduce students to art & the human figure through live modeling, observation, and study. Learn to create realistic drawings and paintings of faces, hands, and other features of the body. No experience necessary! All abilites are welcome to learn with us.

Showcase: 

2/27 from 5:45-6:15pm

Make Up Class:

3/5

Cost: $60

Location: ACT Studio

Teaching Artist: Derrick Hollowell

Time: 5:15-6:15 pm (1 hr)

Date: Tuesdays, 6 sessions

Figure Drawing
Tuesdays
(5:15-6:15 PM)

1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27

Class Dates:

A community choir directed by teaching artist Erinn Epp, and accompanied by pianist Alisha Snyder. The choir is focused on fun, upbeat music, friendship, and technique. Each season culminates in a community concert. Open to individuals & to transition classrooms.

This engagement is supported by the Arts Midwest GIG Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from Michigan Arts and Culture Council.

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Spring Concert:

3/14 (time TBA) Spring Concert at Kuyper

Cost: $110
 

Location:

Kuyper College Vos Chapel

Time: 12:15-1:15pm (1 hr)

Date: Thursdays, 9 sessions

Winter/Spring
ACTion Choir

Thursdays (12:15-1:15 PM)

* CLASS IS FULL

Winter/Spring Dates:

1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/7, 3/14

 

*Make-up date: 3/28

*No Class: 2/29, 3/21

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Winter Programs
Winter Uke Club
Winter Drum
Winter Marvels of Discarded
Winter Fig Drawing
Choir

Club members chat about music & life while learning how to play this quirky instrument! No previous ukulele experience is necessary. Ukuleles will be provided for students during class. Space is limited, so sign up now!

Showcase: 

5/20 from 4:30-5:00pm

Cost: $60

Location: ACT Studio

Teaching Artist Team: 

John Nowak and Nik Thomasma
 

Time: 4:15-5:00pm (45 min)

Date: Mondays, 6 sessions

Spring Ukulele Club
Mondays (4:15-5:00 PM)

4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20

*No Make Up Class

*No Class: 4/29

Class Dates:

Spring Programs

Showcase: 

5/20 from 6:00-6:15pm

Spring ACTion Drummers
Mondays (5:15-6:15 PM)

4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20

*No Make Up Class

*No Class: 4/29

Class Dates:

Join ACT's drum troupe and learn about rhythm, percussion, dynamics, and using music as a tool to build up each other and our community! No previous drumming experience is necessary. ACT provides drums and drumsticks. Space is limited!

Cost: $60

Location: ACT Studio

Teaching Artist: Josh Dunigan

Time: 5:15-6:15pm (1 hr)

Date: Mondays, 6 sessions

Become a stage designer! Understand how set pieces, backdrops, props and lighting can enhance a performance. Create the scene to tell the story. Our showcase will display artwork from this class, combined with a performance by the Spring Acting & Improv class.

Combined Showcase:

(with Spring Acting & Improv)

5/21, between 4-6:30 pm.

Exact time and location TBA

Cost: $80

Location: ACT Studio

Teaching Artist: Liz Merriman

Time: 4:00-5:00pm (1 hr)

Date: Tuesdays, 6 sessions

Spring Set Design
Tuesdays (4:00-5:00 PM)

4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21

*Make Up Class: 5/28

*No Class: 4/30

Class Dates:

Let your voice shine through theater! Students will actively contribute to the content of a short skit, learn lines, stage directions, and more. We'll play theater games and get creative with improvisation. Our showcase will feature the acting methods learned in this class. The showcase will also be enhanced by artwork displays from the Spring Set Design class.

Cost: $80

Location: ACT Studio

Teaching Artist: Jess Luiz

Time: 5:15-6:15 pm (1 hr)

Date: Tuesdays, 6 sessions

Spring Acting & Improv
Tuesdays
(5:15-6:15 PM)

4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21

*Make Up Class: 5/28

*No Class: 4/30

Class Dates:

Combined Showcase:

(with Spring Set Design Class)

5/21, between 4-6:30 pm.

Exact time and location TBA

Spring Programs
Spring Uke Club
Spring Drumming
Spring Set Dsn
Spring Acting

An ACT teaching artist will meet you virtually OR in-person to provide one-on-one art instruction.

 

Performing Art instruction offered: guitar, piano, drum, ukulele. Students must have their own instruments.

 

Visual Art instruction will also include a materials fee and will require materials to be picked up and dropped off at ACT, if virtual.

 

Session times and location scheduled to fit your needs. All sessions 45 minutes. Offered to individuals of all ages.

Costs:

$200 - 4 sessions

$300 - 6 sessions

$400 - 8 sessions

$500 - 10 sessions

Winter/Spring
Individual Instruction
1:1 Instruction

QUESTIONS?

Contact our Program Director

Join us in ACT's studio to explore art and creativity! Each Open Studio event will feature a new artmaking medium, such as pastels, paint, printmaking, and more! Follow along with the prepared projects, or create something entirely your own. All supplies are provided. Open Studio welcomes those with disabilities, their friends, siblings, and peers of all ages & abilities.

Open Studio
Wednesdays (6:00-7:30 PM)

Cost: $10 per Open Studio

Location: ACT Studio

Time: 6:00-7:30 pm (1.5 hr)

Dates:

2/14 (Paper Art)

3/13 (Jewelry)

4/10 (Painting)

Upcoming Open Studios

Supported by:

This activity is supported by the MICHIGAN ARTS AND CULTURE COUNCIL and the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS.

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