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Thanks to many donors, we exceeded our end of year fundraising goal for 2020! Your support of the Center means the most at this time. If you did not get a chance to give in 2020, and are able to do so now, please give today.

Visual Art

 Classes for Grades 6 - 12, on sale DEC 18!

Introduction to Drawing in Perspective

SAT / FEB 20 / 10 AM - 12 PM
$30 / $25 Museum Members
Virtual Workshop
FOR GRADES 6 - 12

Learn to represent the world around you accurately and dynamically using linear perspective. We will cover the basic techniques which allow artists to render three dimensional spaces convincingly and consistently.

Jeremy Mynderse / Beginners

Basic Portraiture

SAT / MAR 13 / 10 AM - 12 PM
$30 / $25 Museum Members
Virtual Class
FOR GRADES 6 - 12

Dive into the world of portraiture with an overview of anatomy and shading. Techniques for drawing each facial feature will be covered, along with the proportional way to put the pieces together.

Jeremy Mynderse / Beginners

Exploring Cubism

SAT / APR 24 / 2 - 4 PM
$30 / $25 Museum Members
Virtual Class
FOR GRADES 6 - 12

Explore the major concepts behind the Cubist movement. Discover ways to use line, shape, balance and rhythm as you construct an oil pastel painting in the style of Pablo Picasso.

Jeremy Mynderse / Beginners & Intermediate

Theatre & Music

Please check back again soon for upcoming Theatre & Music Classes

Young Explorers! Ages 1 - 3

Join us for a bi-weekly play and learn date with Midland Center for the Arts! Young Explorers begins at 9:30 AM for infants and toddlers ages 1 to 3 and their caregivers. We explore with stories, science and art themed activities.

In the Arctic

JAN 20, 2021 / 9:30 AM
VIRTUAL

Go on a journey to the arctic as we read Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do you Hear? By Eric Carle and Bill Martin Jr. Then we will practice our motor skills as we feed polar bears and make a special polar bear craft.

All About Me

FEB 3, 2021 / 9:30 AM

Learn about the human body and what makes it unique as we read My Body by Jill McDonalds. After story time, create a unique self portrait as you identify your legs, hands, fingers, and toes!

All About Me

FEB 17, 2021 / 9:30 AM

Learn about your five senses as we read I Hear a Pickle (and Smell, See, Touch and Taste It Too!) by Rachel Isadora. Then join us for sensory exploration as we create scented dough and a tactile work of art

Dinosaur Rumble!

MAR 3, 2021 / 9:30 AM

Become a paleontologist for the day as we read Bones, Bones, Dinosaur Bones by Byron Barton. Join us for a mini dinosaur dig and then build a dinosaur skeleton using pasta

Dinosaur Rumble!

MAR 17, 2021 / 9:30 AM

Explore the world of dinosaurs as we read Am I Yours? by Alex Latimer.  Following story time, practice your measuring skills as we measure a dinosaur and explore shapes during a dinosaur craft.

April Showers

APR 7, 2021 / 9:30 AM

Learn more about our changing weather as we read Little Cloud by Eric Carle. Create your own fluffy cloud artwork and practice writing your letters in a cloud!

April Showers

APR 21, 2021 / 9:30 AM

Explore the wonders of thunderstorms as we read Thunder-Boomer by Shutta Crum.  Make it rain during a sensory science experiment and create a thunderstorm inspired masterpiece.

May Flowers

MAY 5, 2021 / 9:30 AM

Discover the life cycle of a flower as we read The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle.  Help us identify and sort the parts of a flower and then plant your own seed and watch it bloom at home!

May Flowers

MAY 19, 2021 / 9:30 AM

Learn about the helpful pollinators that make our flowers grow as we read The Very Greedy Bee by Steve Smallman. We will practice our fine motor skills as we transfer pollen like a bee and greedy bee honeycomb craft.

Homeschool Explorers! Grades K - 2

Join us for a monthly play and learn date at the Midland Center for the Arts! Homeschool Explorers are geared for specific age groups and are held the second Wednesday of the month. Each month we will explore with stories, science and art themed activities!

Theatre Basics

JAN 13, 2021 / 9:30 AM
VIRTUAL

Discover the four elements of theatre, learn about common myths, explore different roles in theatre and more through hands-on activities, a backstage tour and more!

Fascinating Fossils

FEB 10, 2021 / 9:30 AM

Learn about the ways that Michigan has changed over time as we learn about rock layers and create our own fossils to take home.

Space Explorer

MAR 10, 2021 / 9:30 AM

Journey into space as you learn about our Sun and Moon and the forces that keep our solar system in place! Discover the phases of the moon using cookies and explore how craters form.

Cool Chemistry

APR 14, 2021 / 9:30 AM

What is matter? What are the states of matter? Explore these concepts and more as you take part in cool chemistry experiments.

Painting FUNdamentals

MAY 12, 2021 / 9:30 AM

Discover painted masterpieces as you learn about elements of art and principles of design. Then, paint your own masterpiece using traditional tempera paint!
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Homeschool Explorers! Grades 3 - 5

Join us for a monthly play and learn date at the Midland Center for the Arts! Homeschool Explorers are geared for specific age groups and are held the second Wednesday of the month. Each month we will explore with stories, science and art themed activities!

Theatre Basics

JAN 13, 2021 / 10:30 AM
VIRTUAL

Discover the four elements of theatre, learn about common myths, explore different roles in theatre and more through hands-on activities, a backstage tour and more!

Fascinating Fossils

FEB 10, 2021 / 10:30 AM

Learn about the ways that Michigan has changed over time as we learn about rock layers and create our own fossils to take home.

Space Explorer

MAR 10, 2021 / 10:30 AM

Journey into space as you learn about our Sun and Moon and the forces that keep our solar system in place! Discover the phases of the moon using cookies and explore how craters form.

Cool Chemistry

APR 14, 2021 / 10:30 AM

What is matter? What are the states of matter? Explore these concepts and more as you take part in cool chemistry experiments.

Painting FUNdamentals

MAY 12, 2021 / 10:30 AM

Discover painted masterpieces as you learn about elements of art and principles of design. Then, paint your own masterpiece using traditional tempera paint!
SPONSORED BY

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Summer Camps

Learn more about Summer Camps at the Center for Grades PreK - 8 to build confidence, discover hidden talents and explore their passions!

Visit the Museums

Four levels of interactive exhibits, science-based programming and art exhibitions located inside the Midland Center for the Arts. 
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Auditions

Center Stage Theatre provides members of the community to perform on stage, check out our upcoming auditions!
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Museum Membership

Become a member of our museums to discover and imagine in our exhibits of science, art and history.