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

Saturday, July 23, 10-11:30 am
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Sunday, July 24, 7-9:00 pm
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Nia Fundraiser
Friday, August 12, 7-9:00 pm



Creative 360, Second Shift Theatre Company present ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Creative 360 is pleased to partner with Second Shift Theatre Company to present William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This modern telling of the classic comedy will be performed by the cast of Second Shift Theatre Company comprised of the

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Bead Night

Create unique jewelry using beautiful beads to wear and to share. You may bring your own beads or use ours at an additional fee. Memory wire is provided. With Diana Bradley. Thursdays / 4:30– 6:30 pm – with your beads, $7 with ours cash or check – $1 extra for each project completed beyond one. 4 student minimum.



Tai Chi Fridays

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. Fridays 10-11 am. $5 drop-in cash/check; $8 debit/credit card  (Mondays 6-7 pm will re-convene after Labor Day).


Upcoming Events

Give Me Love, a Nia Class and Fundraiser for Creative 360
Dates: 07/23/2016, Times: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

NIA techniqueDance your authentic self to the passionate music of Ed Sheeran and raise money for Creative360 at the same time!  Let your heart come out to play with the intent to access unconditional self-love. Step in to the joy of being exactly who you are. Step in to the joy of being with community. Nia is a cardio dance group fitness class that incorporates martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. Students are guided to mindfully focus on sensation in the body while listening and dancing to the music. This class fosters personal creativity and expression. Nia is an experience, not a performance. With Dori Frankel Steigman, a Nia Blue Belt Practitioner from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The price covers the expenses for the program and a donation to Creative 360.

Please pre-register.  Saturday, July 23 / 10:00 -11:30 am / $15 minimum suggested donation.

John Pratt Mosaic House Tour
Dates: 07/24/2016, Times: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

John Pratt Mosaic House

Join Linda Z. Smith at Creative 360 for a video about John Pratt and the twists and turns his life took that led him to his extraordinary creative endeavor in the woods of Midland. Tour will follow. Sundays, June 26, July 24, August 21. 2-4:00 pm. $5.00 (cash discount) for the tour with an additional $8 for an optional mosaic project.

“Use your creativity. Don’t stop. Don’t worry about what people say.” ~ John Pratt

Shards of pottery, broken china and mirrored tiles shimmer in the sun and in the nighttime headlights of motorists traveling across Michigan’s Highway 20 west of Midland. Tucked into a wooded lot, an intriguing little house, covered in brilliantly colored mosaic murals has stories to tell. Learn more about the creator of the murals, John Pratt, on our website.

What the [*bleep*] is Shakespeare?!? A FUNdraiser
Dates: 07/24/2016, Times: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come cheer on Second Shift… an energetic, fast paced new theatre company, as they breathe life back into Shakespeare. If you ever wondered “What the #!%* is so great about croped Midsummer rehearsalShakespeare?” COME FIND OUT! See scenes and monologues relatable to you, talk with company members of Second Shift to find out about what the devil our intentions are, and help out an incredibly passionate new group hell bent on showing you the funny, sexy, touching, and naughty side of Big Will Shakes. BYOB! (drinking games may occur) Soda and waters will be available for purchase. Special surprise if you bring your own tankard! DON’T MISS OUT.

Sunday, July 24, 7:00 – 9:00 pm / Door charge is a $10 donation (cash/check) OR roll some dice to find your price.

Watercolor Basics and Beyond
Dates: 08/01/2016, Times: 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm

Watercolor Workshop - an existence aquaticPractice basic watercolor techniques through new projects. Techniques include: graded and flat washes, blending and bleeding, creating texture, and layering colors. This is a great class for experimenting with the materials and will be enjoyable for beginners or experienced students alike. Instructor award-winning artist, Allise Noble, is a graduate of CMU in interior design and art. She believes that everyone is an artist, and it is never too early or too late to begin creating.

A materials list will be provided. Pre-register by 7/27.  Mondays, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 / 6:45 – 8:15 pm / $75 (with cash/check discount)

Hypertufa Madness - Votive Pillars
Dates: 08/04/2016, Times: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

hypertufa votive pillarsIf you liked to play in the mud as a child, you will love Hypertufa!  Named after a type of porous rock called tufa, hypertufa is similar to concrete, but lighter with a primitive, organic appearance. You will make two votive holders. You may become obsessed with the process. There is no end to the wonderful things you can make! Your creations will need to cure at home. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. A materials list will be provided. With Hypertufa addict Patty Rombalski.

Pre-registration required by July 28. Thursday Aug. 4, 6:30 – 9:00 pm 

$30 cash/check; $33 debit/credit (includes most materials.)

Crafting With Your Peanut
Dates: 08/06/2016, Times: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Crafting with your peanutOur peanut gathering are tailor-made for you and your little one to spend some one-on-one time creating together, and they are serious fun! You and your peanut will explore a variety of materials each month to create everything from decoupage to plaster molds. The class is geared toward small children, but all ages are welcome.

Please pre=register.

$12 per Parent & Peanut or $17 drop in cash/check; $15 per Parent & Peanut or $20 drop-in debit/credit. ($6 each additional child within family.)

August 6, Noon-1:00 pm.

Painting With Your Peanut
Dates: 08/06/2016, Times: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Painting with your peanutSchedule some uninterrupted play time for you and your peanut! In this parent/child  paint fest, free painting is encouraged. Your tot will paint in a loosely structured environment focused on creative exploration, but we will be ready with suggestions for any child that needs a little more of a challenge. This play shop is geared toward toddlers to preschool children, but all ages are welcome. They must simply be old enough to hold a brush and not eat the paint.  Paper and paints provided. An 11 x 14 canvas is available for an additional $3.50. With Aaron Bond and his peanut.

Please pre-register. 

Saturday, August 6,  2:00 – 3:00 pm

$10 per Parent & Peanut or $12 at the door cash/check; $13 per Parent & Peanut or $16 at the door debit/credit. Each additional peanut within the same family is $6.

Henna - Artistry and Beauty
Dates: 08/09/2016, Times: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

hennaDarlene Cyr will introduce you to the ancient art of henna: its sources, its use through the ages, and design variations from different traditions. You will practice each technique and then create beautiful intricate designs on yourself. Pre-registration required.

Tuesday, August 9, 6:00 – 9:30 pm

$20 (cash/check); $23 debit/credit plus $8 materials

Penchant for Ponchos
Dates: 08/10/2016, Times: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Penchent for PonchosPonchoAs summer wraps up, it’s time to start thinking about wrapping yourself in a warm cozy asymmetrical poncho. Using your beginning crochet skills, you will be able to customize the size and style of this swingy swirly versatile garment.  Choose a light-weight yarn to create a wrap for cool summer evenings or a heavier weight to take you through the crisp days of fall and winter. With Carol Rumba.

A materials list will be provided.

Once you make one, you’ll want to make more and it’s not too early to think about making Christmas presents!

Pre-register by 8/5. 

Wednesdays, August 10, 17, 24 / 6:00 – 8:00 pm


A Midsummer Night's Dream VIP Preview
Dates: 08/12/2016, Times: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Midsummer Night's DreamCreative 360 is proud to collaborate with Second Shift Theatre Company to present their inaugural production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a fantasy comedy featuring local artists and performers. The Bard’s most popular work will be presented with a contemporary flair in the twilight setting of Creative 360’s own magical forest. Join the fun as irresistible magic spells create madcap antics; and love, lust and lunacy magnify lovers into a frenzy!

VIP Preview: Friday, August 12 / 7:00 pm / Price: $30 This sneak preview will include refreshments and a behind the scenes “peek and speak” with the actors of Second Shift Theatre Company.

Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 14 / 5:00 pm / by donation. Presented outdoors (indoors if weather dictates). Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for general seating. Donations are graciously accepted and proceeds will assist in supporting Creative 360 and Second Shift Theatre Company.

Awareness Writing with Linda Z. Smith
Dates: 08/13/2016, Times: 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Awareness writingIn this simple and direct approach to writing, you’re asked to become aware of your inner and outer world. What is it that catches your attention? Is it something internal (a sore back or headache) or something outside (a bird singing or snow falling.) Writing begins by describing this awareness and continues until the next step. It results in writing that is powerful, interesting and full of feeling.

Held in the home of Creative 360 Co-Founder Linda Z. Smith. Directions provided upon registration.

Please pre-register.  Saturday, Aug. 13 / 9:30 – 11:00 am. $5.00

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