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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. 


Classes meet at the ACT studio, unless otherwise noted.

Easy Payment

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

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 summer, we will also perform together at the ACT Open House and Family Fun Night at Frederik Meijer Gardens.

Special Event: 

ACT Open House 8/14 from 4-5pm

Family Fun Night @ FMG 7/31 from 5:15-6pm

Cost: $100

Location: ACT Studio

Teaching Artist: John Nowak

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

Date: Mondays, 9 sessions

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

6/10, 6/17, 6/24, 7/8, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5

*No Make Up Class

*No Class: 7/1, 7/15, 8/12

Class Dates:

Summer Programs

Special Events: 

  • Whitecaps 8/7 (gates open + drums load in at 5:15pm, students arrive at 5:30pm, performance at 6:35pm);

  • ACT Open House 8/14  from 5-6pm

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


6/10, 6/17, 6/24, 7/8, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5

*No Make Up Class

*No Class: 7/1, 7/15, 8/12

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: $115

Location: ACT Studio

Teaching Artist: Josh Dunigan

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

Date: Mondays, 9 sessions

Special Events:

  • Fulton Street Farmers Market (6/26, 12-1pm)

  • ACT Open House (8/14, 5-6pm)

  • ACT Harvest Party (8/27, Students set up for event 5:15-5:45pm and doors open for guests 5:45-6:15pm)

Cost: $130

Location: ACT Studio

Teaching Artist: Caitlin Qua

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

Date: Tuesdays, 12 sessions

Summer Art of Gardening
Tuesdays (5:15 - 6:15 PM)

6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/9, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13, 8/20

*No Make Up Class: 

*No Class: 7/2, 7/16

Class Dates:

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Looking to spend more time outside this summer? Join us for our annual gardening class on ACT's rooftop deck! You'll learn to plant seeds, water, and watch your seedlings grow. Along with gardening, participants will learn how to incorporate veggies into meals and create garden-inspired art. We will also enjoy outings to the Fulton Street Farmers Market and ACT Open House. And of course, our gardening class will culminate in a Harvest Party at ACT.

Join us on a journey of creative self-discovery as students sway, twist, jump, and glide across the dance floor. This creative movement class will consist of gentle warm-ups, dance improvisation games, stretches, and across the floor movement. Students will also learn a short dance to share with friends and family at the ACT Open House. Let's dance!

Cost: $90

Location: ACT Studio

Teaching Artist: Amy Wilson

Time: 4pm - 5pm (1 hr)

Date: Tuesdays, 9 sessions

Summer Creative Movement
(4:00 - 5:00 PM)

6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/9, 7/23, 7/30, 8/13

*No Make Up Class

*No Class: 7/2, 7/16, 8/6

Class Dates:

Special Event:

ACT Open House 8/14 from 4-5pm

Family Fun Night @ FMG 7/31 from 6-7pm

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.


$200 - 4 sessions

$300 - 6 sessions

$400 - 8 sessions

$500 - 10 sessions

Individual Instruction


7/17, 12:30-1pm at FMG

Cost: $150

Location: Frederik Meijer Gardens 

Teaching Artist: Elizabeth Edgerton

Time: 9am-1pm (4 hr)

Date: Mon, Tues, Weds, 3 sessions

Summer Camp at  Frederik Meijer Gardens

7/15, 7/16, 7/17

Class Dates:


Life is a garden, so let's dig in! In our Summer Camp at Frederik Meijer Gardens, we'll spend three days creating colorful art projects inspired by the flowering plants and sculptures seen on short walks and a tram ride around the gardens. This hands-on, educational, and creative experience will culminate in a showcase on the last day. Campers should bring a morning snack, lunch, a water bottle, and sunblock. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Caregivers may attend with campers. Space is limited, so sign up now!

Summe Programs
Summer Uke Club
Summer Drumming
Summer Creative Movement
Summer Gardening
Summer Camp FMG
1:1 Instruction


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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)


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7/10 (Yellow)

Upcoming Open Studios

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Open Studio
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