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Pricing reflects a $3.00 cash/check discount; Online registrations will incur applicable credit card fees. 

When Midland Public Schools are closed due to the weather, Express Yourself Artshop classes are also closed. Creative 360 remains open when possible.



Winter Light


Mezzo soprano Joannah Lodico will perform at Creative 360 Saturday, January 14 at 7:00 pm. She will be accompanied by Val Lemen. Tickets are $10 and available at Creative 360 by calling 989-837-1885 or online at becreative360.org. Refreshments will be

From Midland to Moose Pass


Creative 360 and Nomadic Productions present Ken Waldman, From Midland to Moose Pass, (with special guest, Aaron Jonah Lewis) Sunday, January 15 in two shows. One at 2:30 for children and families ($5 in advance/$7 at the door; and an


Weekly Offerings

Kripalu Yoga

Kripalu Yoga for Health & Well Being

“Yoga is a gift I give myself.” – Patty Schmidt, Kripalu Yoga Student
Kripalu Yoga is a conscious practice of physical Yoga postures, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques for integrating body, mind and spirit. Have fun as you explore yoga postures that fit your body and meet your needs as you stretch and tone muscles, release tension and improve balance. Learn breathing techniques that will calm restless thoughts, improve concentration, and support mental clarity and confidence. Each class ends with relaxation and meditation to integrate your practice on and off your mat. With Kripalu Yoga instructor, Ann Butzler (RYT200).
Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm. $10 drop in / $63 for entire session
Session I: Jan 10, 17, 24, 31 (No class Feb. 7) Feb 14, 21, 28 Session II: Mar 7, 14, 21 (No class Mar 28) Apr 4, 11, 18, 25
Thursdays, 9-10:30 am. $12 drop in / $77 for entire session
Session I: Jan 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, (No class Feb 9) Session II: Mar 9, 16, 23 (No class 3/30), Apr 6, 13, 20, 27

bead night

Beading Bonanza

Create unique jewelry and more using beautiful beads for yourself or to gift to someone special. You can also learn to make special clay beads. You may bring your own beads or use ours at an additional fee. Memory wire is provided. With Diana Bradley. $6 with your beads; $7 with ours per project. Thursdays, January 19 – April 27, 6:30– 8:30 pm


Tai Chi Mornings & Evenings

Tai Chi is known for its many health benefits for both body and mind and promotes an overall sense of well-being, vitality and inner calm. The gentle flowing movements encourage the letting go of stress and tension. Classes are taught in an open, friendly, non-competitive atmosphere with special attention given to learning the underlying principles of traditional Yang-style Tai Chi. With Dianna Cole. Please let us know you are coming.  January 9 – April 28. Mondays, 6-7:00 pm / Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 pm / Fridays 10:00-11:00 am. $5 drop in.


Upcoming Events

Watercolor Basics and Beyond
Dates: 01/16/2017, Times: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Watercolor Basics with artist Allise NobleThe New Year brings fresh projects to beginning and experienced students as you learn basic techniques, experiment with materials, and expand on what you know. Instructor and award-winning artist Allise Noble is a graduate of CMU in interior design and art. She believes everyone is an artist, and it’s never too early or too late to begin creating. A materials list will be provided.

Pre-register by 1/12

Mondays, Jan. 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 6:00 – 7:30 pm


Big Magic Study Group
Dates: 01/17/2017, Times: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Big Magic Book by E. GilbertWhat blocks us from being our most creative selves? How can we come to a place beyond fear that says, “Hey, why not?” We will just roll up our sleeves and see where a creative exchange of ideas takes us. Now is the time. Cherie Marks and JoAnn Pobocik would love to have you be part of this fun study group. Pre-register by 1/11.

Tuesdays, Jan. 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21 / 1:00 – 3:00 pm / $45

“If you are alive, you are a creative person. The guardians of high culture will try to convince you that the arts belong only to a chosen few, but they are wrong and they are also annoying.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert, best-selling author of Eat, Pray, Love and Big Magic.

Dying to be Me - Book Study
Dates: 01/17/2017, Times: 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm

Dying to be me bookFollow Anita Moorjani on her incredible journey through cancer; a death experience and her return to health and abundance. This book is an open-minded spiritual experience that teaches so much about life. Together we will read and discuss this inspirational and transformational memoir. Please finish reading through chapter two for the first meeting. With Cherie Marks and JoAnn Pobocik.

Pre-register by 1/11.

Tuesdays, Jan. 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21 / 6:45 – 8:45 pm


Drawing for Those Who Think They Can't!
Dates: 01/20/2017, Times: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Drawing class at Creative 360This drawing class is especially designed for those who think they can’t draw. This class teaches you that you CAN draw! Fundamentals include an introduction to materials and their functions, perspective, proportion, composition, shading and more. Materials list supplied upon registration. With Cynthia Keefe, MFA.

Pre-registration required by 1/17.

Fridays, Jan. 20, 27, Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24, Mar. 3, 10, 2:00 – 4:00 pm


Cocktails & Canvas - Night on the Savannah
Dates: 01/20/2017, Times: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Cocktails & Canvas ElephantPaint your choice of a giraffe or an elephant! Ready for a fun and creative evening with Cocktails & Canvas? You don’t need an artistic bone in your body. Bring your favorite brew or cocktails, and we will provide materials and instruction. Ursula Steckert will lead you through the process, where everyone paints their own version of the featured painting. Register early to ensure your space. Pre-registration required. $35 Great girl’s night out and date night activity! Also available for private or corporate groups. Friday, January 20, 7:00-9:30 pm

Valentine’s Fun – Saturday, February 11 – Choose Love Tree or Star Catcher
St. Patrick’s – Friday, March 10 – Choose Shamrock or Stein
Wine Glass Painting (Set of 4) – Friday, March 31
Island Dream – Friday, April 21


Drawing Exploration for Kids with Zi Moreira
Dates: 01/21/2017, Times: 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Drawing Exploration Students, ages 8-14, draw using a variety of mediums including pencil, ink and pastel while learning foundation skills. They will have fun experimenting with a variety of subjects and discover what they like best. All experience levels welcome. Previous class participants will be further challenged with advanced techniques and projects. Materials are provided. With award-winning artist Zi Moreira.

Pre-register by January 19.

Saturdays, January 21, 28, February 4, 9:30 – 11:30 am


Come in from the Cold Concert & Chili Series - Younce Guitar Duo
Dates: 01/21/2017, Times: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Younce Guitar DuoYounce Guitar Duo kicks of our annual Concert & Chili series: an evening of excellent chili and even better music! Choose from a variety of chili – including beef, white chicken, and vegetarian; assorted toppings, and corn bread. Bring your own beverage!

Father and son, Jerry and Ryan Younce collaborate instrumentally to create intricate, flowing and rhythmic music inspired by Latin, Jazz and World Music. Bring your own beverage and settle in for original compositions and superb musicianship.

Saturday, January 21 / 7:00 – 9:00 pm / $15 pre-paid / $22 at the door

Happy Hooking Classes - Crochet for Beginners
Dates: 01/23/2017, Times: 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm

Crochet class at Creative 360Get started with crochet. From holding your hook to creating a lovely scarf. Learn both single and double crochet. Supplies required include: worsted weight yarn, Crochet hook size K-10.5, scissors. Join Carol Rumba, Creative 360’s executive director for these fun, cozy evenings learning your new favorite pastime!

Pre-registration required.

All classes take place Mondays from 6:15 – 8:15 pm, Jan. 23, 30, Feb. 6


Ukulele Class
Dates: 01/25/2017, Times: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Ukelele ClassIs the guitar too hard? Is the piano too heavy to lug around? Well, then, learn to play the ukulele with the founder of the Saginaw Ukulele Gurus And Rookies (SUGAR), Midland’s own Johnny Hunt. The key to learning anything is having fun in the process, and that will be the primary objective of this class. There will be a limited number of ukuleles available at the first class for in-class use. You may purchase a starter uke for as little as $40 at many music stores (or online). E-mail Johnny at johnnyhunt57@yahoo.com with questions.

Pre-register by 1/11 and a book will be here for the first class.

All ages welcome! Uke can do it!
Wednesdays,  Jan. 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar. 1 / 6:30 – 8:00 pm / $75 includes book

ARTSHOP WORKSHOP: Full Face Portrait Drawing
Dates: 01/27/2017, Times: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

portrait drawing at Creative 360Learn a step-by-step process for drawing a face in front, profile and quarter views. The face is just a variation of circles and squares. After this course, you will easily recognize how to draw faces and impress others with your new portrait know-how. With Heather-Dawn Deogracia. Friday, January 27 / Noon – 2:00 pm / $20

Improvisation for Fun (and for Life)
Dates: 01/27/2017, Times: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Improvisation is for everyone! Improvisational Comedy is for everyone! It can help you communicate more effectively, let go of fear, and its fun. You don’t have to “be funny” or have any stage or comedy experience. You’ll be amazed at how much fun and laughter happens even on the first night! Experienced improvisers can hone their skills, too. We will review the basic tenets of improvisational comedy, work on skills in communication, and play games. Any experience level welcomed, especially beginners! Please pre-register.

Thursdays, Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar. 2, 9, 16, 6:30 – 9:00 pm,

$85 / $10 drop-in

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