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In a partnership with schools and teachers throughout West Michigan, ACT brings the wonder of art and creativity to thousands of students. 

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About Youth Programs


Open to children in early childhood programs, K-12, and in transition programs. 


Offered to special education classrooms, inclusion programs, and/or classrooms looking for an inclusion opportunity.

Various Locations

Offered at the ACT Studio or on location, depending on the program. 

Professionally Taught

All youth programs are taught by professional

Teaching Artists. 

Questions? Contact our Program Coordinator.
Register for Programs
Stay tuned for fall program offerings!

Private Guitar Lessons



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! 

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 years, we invite you, your family, and friends to drop in anytime between 4 and 7 PM!

Cost: FREE

Location: ACT studio


March 8

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." All are welcome at this free, family friendly performance!

Cost: Free!

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

More Youth Programs

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