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Upcoming Events

Here is what’s happening for the coming month; for a complete list, go to our Events page.

ARTSHOP EVENT: Comedy of Errors
Dates: 08/05/2015, Times: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Express Yourself Artshop students are invited to a dress rehearsal of Comedy of Errors in the Little Theatre at Midland Center for the Arts! We will meet at MCFTA at 7:15 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend! Please call Creative 360 to RSVP. Wednesday August 5, 7:30-9:30 pm/free!

Kids Shrink Plastic Jewelry
Dates: 08/09/2015, Times: 1:00 am - 2:00 am

Shrink plastic jewelryKids will create their own unique, hand-drawn pins and pendants using bake-able shrink plastic. In the first session, they will draw and color their designs. Artist Allise Noble will bake them so they are ready for the 2nd day when the kids transform their creations into beautiful necklaces, bracelets and pins. Artist grade shrink plastic is used so the end products will be durable and high quality. Age 7-12. Please pre-register.

Sundays, August 9 & 16 1:00-2:00 pm

$16 cash/check; $19 debit/credit plus $3 materials

John Pratt Mosaic House Tours
Dates: 08/09/2015, Times: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Take the opportunity to see John Pratt’s Mosaic House exactly as he created it! Join the scheduled Sundays, or schedule a tour with your own group. Public events are scheduled for the following Sundays at 2:00 pm: June 14, July 12, August 9 or August 30. $5 

Call 989-837-1885 or email Joannah at Lodico@becreative360.org to sign up.

Poetry Pizzaz
Dates: 08/10/2015, Times: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

poetryfunBoys and girls entering 4th through 6th grades will learn how to write poetry in the same way a professional poet writes. We will explore many techniques used by poets like white space, line breaks, formatting and several kinds of figurative language. As we immerse ourselves in this beautiful genre, we will read, write and perform our creations. Each child will write and illustrate their own poetry book. Come and explore your inner poet! Taught by Cherie Marks and JoAnn Pobocik, well known and beloved Midland Public School teachers whose enthusiasm for children and extraordinary creative experiences will offer original, stimulating programming for your children.
$75 cash/check or $78 debit/credit

August 10-14 10:00 am- Noon.

Cocktails & Canvas - Aug 14
Dates: 08/14/2015, Times: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

sunset coctails and canvasReady for a fun and creative evening? For Cocktails & Canvas, you don’t need an artistic bone in your body. You bring your favorite brew or cocktails, and we will provide the canvas, acrylics, brushes and the instruction. It’s like follow the leader for adults! Ursula Steckert and Allise Noble will lead you through the process, where everyone paints their own version of the featured painting. You’ll end up with your very own stretched canvas painting. Choose a date or come to all of them! Register early to ensure your space. These sell out!

7:00 – 9:00 pm / $40 cash or check; $43 debit or credit

Creating Together Piece by Piece Community Project
Dates: 08/15/2015, Times: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

DSCF3164Everyone is invited and encouraged to participate in a permanent mosaic structure that will become part of Creative 360’s outdoor space. We have scheduled several Saturdays throughout the summer for the community to participate in this fun project. Pick a Saturday! Pick a bunch of Saturdays! Join in the fun! Saturdays June 13, 20, 27, July 11, 25, Aug. 1, 15, 29 / 10:00 am – 2:00 pm (We will not meet if there is rain.)

Learn more about Creating Together Piece by Piece.

Also watch for us at River Days July 18, 11:00 am-4:00 pm

Beaded Leather Necklace
Dates: 08/15/2015, Times: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

bbneck1Using beads and strips of leather, construct a one-of-a-kind art necklace to wear or share. With Diane Conklin and Diana Bradley. Please pre-register. All ages welcome. Children under 12 with a loving adult. Saturday, August 15, 2-4:00 pm / $15 cash/check; $18 debit/credit

Composting Concepts
Dates: 08/16/2015, Times: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

CompostNo matter how small a space you have, you can compost if you have food scraps and earthworms. Learn about and see first-hand examples of various methods of composting. With Holly Harris. Please pre-register. Sunday August 16 / 4-5:00 pm / $10 cash/check; $13 debit/credit. Followed by a community potluck at 5:30. 

Link to the community garden information on our website for a complete schedule of classes and events.

Gratitude Mandala with Linda Z. Smith
Dates: 08/19/2015, Times: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

A grateful mind is a great mind which eventually attracts to itself great things. ~Plato

d7eecb36482ee11b14cc4b9f280cf4d3Gratitude can turn around moments of fear or distress by allowing us to shift attention from what isn’t working to what is. In every circumstance, there is something to be grateful for, and when we find it, our gazes shift and we are lifted up. Join Linda Smith in creating your own gratitude mandala. Art is a fantastic way to express gratitude and discover insights about your own gratitude. Choose a day or come to both! Sunday, June 28 1-4:00 pm OR Wednesday, August 19 5:30-8:30 pm / $20 cash check; $23 debit/credit

Kids & Canvas - August
Dates: 08/20/2015, Times: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

fireflies in the grassModeled after our popular Cocktails & Canvas event for adults (sans beverages) this gathering is specially designed for children to experience a fun, creative activity even if the “don’t do art.” We provide the canvas, acrylics, brushes and the instruction. Ursula Steckert will lead her charges through the process where everyone pants their own version of the featured painting. Everyone will end up with their very own stretched canvas painting. Please pre-register. Thursday, August 20 1-2:30 pm. $25 cash/check; $28 debit/credit

For a complete list of coming events, go to our Events page.



Creative 360 hosts DNMM film series July 20

Creative 360 is serving as a host location for two films being shown as part of The Disability Network of Mid-Michigan film series. The films are part of DNMM’s celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. At


Come visit our art fair at Midland’s RiverDays Festival!

Creative 360 has offered local artists, crafters and creators a unique opportunity to showcase and sell their art at the annual RiverDays festival! Our art fair will take place at Chippewassee Park near the stage and Tridge, beginning at 5 pm


Creative 360 Hosts Michigan Premier of “Breath Made Visible”

The Great Lakes Bay Region will be treated to the Michigan premier of the award-winning documentary “Breath Made Visible” on Tuesday, July 14 at 7:00 p.m. The cinematic portrait details the life and performances of Anna Halprin, the American dance pioneer who helped


Midland Daily News: Midland community foundation awards more than $130,000

Creative 360 is pleased to be one of 10 non-profits to receive a grant from the Midland Community Foundation as announced in a Midland Daily News article Saturday, June 27.  The $10,000 grant will help fund a new Wellness Pathway.


Midland Daily News: Mosaic project expands at Creative 360

“We really have a lot of things going on this summer,” said Linda Z. Smith of Creative 360. The summer season will see some new programs and changes in store for the Midland area artist sanctuary, and Smith thinks that


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