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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. 

Fall 2024 Registration

QUESTIONS?
 

Contact our Program Coordinator

Monday Programs
Ukulele Club:
4:00-4:45 pm
ACTion Drummers:
Treble 5: 5:00-5:45 pm (FULL)
Bass 6: 6:00-6:45 pm
Tuesday Programs
INspired Art:
4:00-5:00 pm
Sounds with Clay!:
5:15-6:15 pm
(SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER)
Fall 2024 Programs at a Glance
Thursday Programs
ACTion Choir:
Thursdays, 12:10-1:10 pm
Additional Programming
Fall Individual Instruction:
1:1 instruction with teacher

Open Studios
ACTion Choir
Sounds with Clay!
INspired Art
ACTion Drummers
Ukulele Club

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. This Fall, we will also perform with the ACTion Drummers at our annual Community Concert (location TBD). *PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE; CLASS WILL BEGIN AT 4PM!

Cost: $120

Location: ACT Studio

Teaching Artist: John Nowak
 

Time: Mondays, 4:00-4:45pm (45 min)

Class Dates: (10 classes) 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2 (NO CLASS: 10/14, 11/25)

Special Events: (1 event)

  • Community Concert, 12/9 (location TBD, time TBA, between 5-7pm)

Ukulele Club
Mondays (4:00-4:45 PM)
Monday Programs
ACTion Drummers
Mondays
(Treble 5 Drummers: 5:00-5:45PM) *CLASS IS FULL*
(Bass 6 Drummers: 6:00-6:45PM)

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! This Fall, we have two (2) sections of ACTion Drummers: Treble 5 Drummers (5-5:45pm) and Bass 6 Drummers (6-6:45pm). Both groups will learn the same material and are open to all levels of experience, from beginner to advanced. No previous drumming experience is required to be an ACTion Drummer. Please sign up for the time that works best for you! Both sections will perform together, alongside the Fall Ukulele Club, at our annual Community Concert on 12/9.

Cost: $120

Location: ACT Studio

Teaching Artist: Josh Dunigan

Time:

Treble 5: Mondays, 5:00-5:45pm (45 mins) *FULL*

Bass 6: Mondays, 6:00-6:45pm (45 mins)

 

Class Dates: (10 classes) 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2 (NO CLASS: 10/14, 11/25)

Special Events: (1 event)

  • Community Concert: Location TBD (12/9, Time TBA, between 5-7pm)

Tuesday Programs

Every year, ACT chooses a theme to inspire our artwork and events. The ACT theme this year is “We Are ALL IN!” In our INspired Art class this Fall, join us in connecting with our community during the Grand Rapids ArtPrize and exploring the way artists inspire each other. The class will visit Monroe Community Church, an ArtPrize venue, to see artwork on display and then in the coming weeks, create their own art inspired by the ArtPrize pieces. Guest ArtPrize artist(s) will visit the class to discuss their process and their work. The class will culminate in a showcase that shares the inspired art from the class to friends, family, and the larger community.

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Cost: $100

Location: ACT Studio

Teaching Artist: Jill Rice

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

Class Dates: (7 classes) 9/17, 10/1, 10/8, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, (NO CLASS: 10/15)

Special Events: (2 events)

  • Field trip to Monroe Community Church (9/24, 4-5pm)

  • Showcase: Location TBD (11/19, 4:30-5pm)

INspired Art
Tuesdays (4:00-5:00 PM)
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This class will use a variety of hand-building techniques and tools to create sound with clay! All experience levels welcome. Projects may include rainchains, wind chimes, and more. The class will end with a showcase for friends and families to see AND hear the ceramic pieces created.

Cost: $100

Location: ACT Studio

Teaching Artist: Tom Reynolds

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

Class Dates: (8 classes) 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, (NO CLASS: 10/15)

Special Events: (1 event)

  • Showcase at ACT (11/19, 5:45-6:15pm)

Sounds With Clay!
Tuesdays
(5:15-6:15 PM)

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. This year, individuals enrolled in the fall session will also perform at the annual ACT Auction; the first two classes will be dedicated to rehearsing for this special event. Joined by the choir's registered transition classrooms, each season will culminate in either a community concert or a family + friends showcase. Register for one semester, or receive a discounted rate by registering for both semesters! *SPACE IS LIMITED*

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Cost:

Fall Semester: $150

Winter Semester: $120

DEAL: $250.00 if you pay by

September 19th for Fall AND Winter

 

Teaching Artists: Erinn Epp and Alisha Snyder

 

Location: Kuyper College Vos Chapel

Time: Thursdays, 12:10-1:10pm (1 hr)

*PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE; CHOIR WILL BEGIN AT 12:10pm*

FALL CLASS DATES: (9 classes) 9/19, 9/26, [10/10 at 11:45am-1:10pm], 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5 (NO CLASS 10/3, 10/17, 11/28)

FALL Special Events: (4 events)

  • Auction at Goei Center:
    • Rehearsal (10/17, 12:10pm-1:10pm)

    • Event Performance (10/17, time TBA between 6-9pm)

  • Community Concert:

    • Location TBD (12/11, 6:00-7:15pm)

  • Fall Showcase Concert at Kuyper (12/12, Class 12:10-12:30 and Concert 12:30-1:10pm))

WINTER CLASS DATES: (8 classes) 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 3/6, (NO CLASS 2/27)

WINTER Special Events: (1 event)

  • ​Winter Showcase Concert at Kuyper (3/13, Class 12:10-12:30 and Concert 12:30-1:10pm)

ACTion Choir
Thursdays (12:10-1:10 PM)
Thursday Programs

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

Fall Individual Instruction
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Individual Instruction
Additional Programs
Open Studio

Come explore the color purple with us at November's Open Studio! Art activities will explore how to make different gradients of the color, contribute to a fun collaborative that asks you to express how purple makes you feel, and a multi-media collage! 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 - Purple!
Weds, 11/20 (6:00-7:30 PM)

Cost: $10 per person, aides/caregivers free

Location: ACT Studio

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

Fall Dates: 11/20

Sponsored by

Open Studio

QUESTIONS?
 

Contact our Program Coordinator

Supported by:

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

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