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

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Current Exhibition: Midland Fiber Artist Guild: Fiber Lives! Through June 25. fiber arts guild exhibitionNext up: Artfest 55 Opening Reception June 30.



fiber art exhibit at Creative 360


Members of the Midland Fiber Arts Guild Showcase their Life Works You will enjoy this exhibit of exquisitely created original fiber arts. Enjoy this display of exquisite designs that include knitting, weaving, felting, quilting, beading and needlepoint all created with an emphasis

Creative 360 and Give Local


Thanks to all who donated to Creative 360’s endowment fund on Tuesday, May 2 during Give Local Midland. Thanks to you, our endowment fund is $3,445 stronger — and that’s without the matching funds and bonuses! Creative 360’s staff, students


Weekly Offerings

Dance Fusion Fun

Linda Z’s Dance Fusion-Fun

Join Creative 360’s Co-Founder, Linda Z. Smith, in this engaging movement experience. Linda has developed a fusion of modern/creative dance, chi gong, and yoga with specific exercises for back health, posture, balance, flexibility, strength, grace and, as always with Linda, FUN and playful improvisation. Linda Z. Smith (72) is an experienced dance teacher with chronic back issues. She will be considerate of each person’s individual needs. Friday’s 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. $12 drop-in or register for an entire session. Session I (6 classes) May 19-June 30 (no class June 9) $66 / Session II (5 classes) July 7-August 18 (no class 7-14 or 7-28) $55

Hatha Yoga at Creative 360

Hatha Yoga for Healthy Living – Tuesday evenings & Thursday Mornings

Hatha yoga uses asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing techniques) for the maintenance of physical and mental health as well as a unique system to create wellness and healing. It is a powerful tool for self-transformation. Stress, tension, wrong diet and unhealthy habits are the main culprits behind disease and premature aging. This is a class for everybody whose bodies are stiff with stress and tension and are willing to improve their health. The postures are simple yet extremely beneficial to improve digestion, circulation, respiration, immune system, endocrine system, muscular and nervous systems and more. Some useful tips on healthy life style will be shared. Indira will accommodate all levels in this fun, joint healing session for all. Come with your aches and pains and we will make your joints smile. With Indira Oskvarek, Ph D.
Tuesdays, May 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20, 27 / 6:00 – 7:00 pm / $72 Session; $10 drop-in
Thursdays, May 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29/ 9:00 – 10:30 am / $88 Session; $12 drop-in

Lots of beads for Creative 360 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, May 2 – August 31, 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.  May 2 – September 1, Mondays, 6-7:00 pm / Advanced Class Tuesdays, 10-11:00 am / Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm / Fridays 10:00-11:00 am. $5 drop in.


Upcoming Events

Tea With the Masters!
Dates: 05/22/2017, Times: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Learn more about art by studying the works of the Masters! This course develops an appreciation of many different art styles and techniques while also looking at color, composition, elements, principles of design, and what was happening in society and the artists’ lives concurrently. Discussion will follow, as we enjoy tea… with the Masters! With […]

ARTSHOP WORKSHOP: Creative Canvas - Dandelion Blooms
Dates: 05/24/2017, Times: 5:45 am - 7:45 am

Paint a canvas of wispy dandelions blowing in the wind. Artist and Artshop Program Coordinator Allise Noble guides you step-by-step as you paint an 11 x 14 canvas. Learn acrylic painting techniques such as brushstrokes and blending colors. All materials provided. Pre-registration required. Wednesday, May 24, 5:45-7:45 p.m. $20

GARDENING: Composting/Soil presented by Melissa Kesterson
Dates: 05/24/2017, Times: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Creative 360 and the Midland County Master Gardener Association have joined forces to offer education for community gardeners and gardeners in the community. Those wanting to expand their gardening knowledge are invited to once monthly gatherings from April through September. Each one-hour gathering will include a short presentation followed by an open forum for discussion. There is […]

Zentangle Inspirations
Dates: 05/25/2017, Times: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Master the easy-to-learn patterns and then arrange them into beautiful designs. This is a creative, meditative, and addicting art form. Learn to draw the fun, easy-to-learn patterns step by step. Once they are mastered, they can be arranged into beautiful designs. All you need is paper, pencil and ink pens. Paper and pencils will be supplied. […]

Stress Reduction through Art Therapy
Dates: 05/31/2017, Times: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Express yourself in a relaxing atmosphere diffused essential oils and guided art expression. Artist Ursula Steckert and Dr. Kimberly Barcalow have collaborated to use art, color, and mindfulness to reduce stress and achieve mind-body wellness for a calming therapeutic effect. They will provide an environment allowing you to express yourself in a relaxing atmosphere with […]

Continue Drawing III
Dates: 06/02/2017, Times: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Continue Drawing III is an intermediate level class in drawing from observation. Continue Drawing III is ideal for those who have learned the beginning fundamentals of drawing. Basic principles will be reviewed; we will go on to study texture, reflection, transparency and translucency as well as the figure and portraiture. Material list supplied upon registration. […]

Kids & Canvas - Surprised Chicken
Dates: 06/03/2017, Times: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Modeled after our popular Cocktails & Canvas event for adults, this gathering is specifically designed for children to experience a fun creative activity even if they “don’t do art!” Ursula Steckert leads the kids through the process of painting their own version of the featured art. Pre-registration required. June 3 / 10:30 am – 12:00 […]

Introduction to Music Theory
Dates: 06/06/2017, Times: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Learn the language and construct of music to broaden your appreciation of the art. Whether you are an aspiring musician, a musical hobbyist or enthusiast, understanding the language and construct of music will broaden and add depth to your appreciation of the art. Instructor Christopher McDonald studied under Bryan Rombalski, Carlos Melendez, Dr. Brad DeRoche, […]

Michigan's Holy Water - Book Signing and Wine Tasting
Dates: 06/10/2017, Times: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Learn a little Michigan wine history and a wine tasting from Cadillac Winery. The Michigan wine industry has a rich and colorful history. There are over one-hundred wineries sprinkled all over the state, and every vineyard and every winemaker has a story! Join Rick “The Wine Guy” Sigsby as he shares some of these stories […]

John Pratt Mosaic House Tour
Dates: 06/13/2017, Times: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tour the Mosaic House and learn about the man who created it. Join Executive Director Carol Rumba 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. See the Mosaic House web […]

ARTSHOP WORKSHOP: Creative Canvas - A Day at the Beach
Dates: 06/14/2017, Times: 5:45 am - 7:45 am

Paint a canvas that will provide a spot of sunshine every day. Artist and Artshop Program Coordinator Allise Noble guides you step-by-step as you paint an 11 x 14 canvas. Learn acrylic painting techniques such as brushstrokes and blending colors. All materials provided. Pre-registration required. Wednesday, June 14, 5:45-7:45 p.m. $20

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