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Gail Leduc


Yes We Can! Exhibition Artist Gail Leduc will be honored at a Tuesday Tribute on March 28, 2-3:30 p.m. at Creative 360. Tuesday Tributes are hosted by Creative 360’s former Executive Director Carol Speltz, and offer an opportunity to hear

Benjamin Clore


Creative 360 is pleased to announce their upcoming Wood Structures / Structured Wood exhibition. The exhibit will feature the superb, innovative wood workings of Benjamin Clore and Sanford Buchalter. The opening reception is Friday, April 7 at 7:00 p.m.  Everyone


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

Gemini in Concert
Dates: 03/26/2017, Times: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Gemini is a collaboration of twin brothers San and Laz who combine uncannily matched voices with wonderful musicianship on nearly a dozen instruments. The brothers have an upbeat flair for involving everyone from tots to grandparents in the music making. They will be joined by Carpenter and Plymouth Elementary students for a rousing performance.

“Beautiful songs and singing! Delightful!” ~ Robert Sherman, New York Times

Sunday, March 26 / 1:00 – 2:00 pm / $5

This concert is made possible in part by a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Yes We Can! Tuesday Tribute to Gail Leduc
Dates: 03/28/2017, Times: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Gail LeducJoin this Tuesday Tribute to Exhibition Artist Gail Leduc (80)

Tuesday Tributes give you an opportunity for lively conversation, tea, treats, and time for Q&A with some of the area’s most fascinating octogenarians.  Gail Leduc has lived a life committed to and enriched by art in all its changing and evolving forms. She paints for the pleasure of creating works that inspire her and hopes that they also spark positive thoughts in the viewer. Gail’s paintings portray the everyday beauty that surrounds us – a special animal, driftwood, or a sunset. Her medium of choice is acrylic, though she has worked in many others. She says the wonderful blend of colors in nature can never be duplicated, but she loves the endless challenge.

Tuesday, March 14, 2-3:00 pm,


Poetry Past 70 with Carol Sanford
Dates: 03/28/2017, Times: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Writer Carol SanfordPoet and Creative essayist Carol Sanford greets spring with her newest work. Now a Midland resident, this is Carol’s seventh presentation at Creative 360. Refreshments served.

Please Pre-register.

Tuesday, March 28,  7:00 – 8:30 pm

$8 all proceeds benefit Creative 360.

ARTSHOP WORKSHOP: Satin Hands and Feet
Dates: 03/29/2017, Times: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Soft hands and feet are the focus of this Creativity and Confidence Workshop

satin hands and feetIn Satin Hands and Feet, you will learn exfoliation and moisturizing routines to keep your hands and feet silky soft.

Taught by Makeup Artist Amber Murphy who runs her own business Disable Body Beauty and manages a YouTube channel where she posts her instructional videos.

Wednesday, March 29 / 6:00 – 7:30 pm /Please pre-register.  $15 + $5 materials

Check out other Creativity and Confidence Beauty Workshop topics on  4/12 and 4/26.

Improvisation for Fun
Dates: 03/30/2017, Times: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Improv instructor dillon harkeImprovisational Comedy is for everyone! It can help you communicate more effectively, let go of fear, and it’s fun.

You don’t have to “be funny” or have stage or comedy experience. We will review the basic tenets of improv, work on skills in communication, and play games. All experience levels welcomed, especially beginners! Instructor Dillon Harke, BFA, was part of the award winning troupe, Trap Door Improv. He has workshopped with the Chicago based improv group, Revolver; and performed at Midwest Improv Fest. He has also performed with Jim Belushi and Larry Joe Campbell. Thursdays, 7-9:00 pm. Mar. 30, Apr. 4, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18  Please pre-register.

$75, $15 drop-in

Cocktails & Canvas Wine Glass Painting
Dates: 03/31/2017, Times: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

C&C Wine GlassesPaint wine glasses! A set of four! 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. It’s like follow the leader for adults! 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 SOLD OUT! Please call Creative 360 at 989-837-1885 to be put on a waiting list. Thank you! 

Great girl’s night out and date night activity! Also available for private or corporate groups.

Friday, March 31, 7:00-9:30 pm Great girl’s night out and date night activity! Also available for private or corporate groups.

Island Dream – Friday, April 21

Acting Shakespeare with Laura Brigham
Dates: 04/01/2017, Times: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Laura BrighamThe Acting Shakespeare class is designed for actors who want to work on performing Shakespeare in a way that is clearer for the audience. We will move at a pace comfortable for a beginner-to-intermediate level Shakespeare performer. (This class is not geared for those who have never been in a play.) Each student will be assigned a monologue and will work through it several times using First Folio techniques, then move beyond structure to find the relatable story underneath. Actors will leave this class understanding the importance and beauty of Shakespeare’s incredible words. Pre-register by 3/29. $20 drop-in after attendance in first class.

Each student will receive a 20 minute, one-on-one session of on your feet work to be scheduled.

Laura Brigham is an acting and auditioning coach for theatre and musical theatre who has taught master classes in auditioning at schools, universities and theatres in Florida, Rhode Island, Oregon, Illinois and Michigan. Whe is the Casting Director and Co-founder of Festival 56, a professional theatre festival in Illinois. Locally, she directed Mary Poppins and The MOMologues for Center Stage Theatre and appeared in Shrek The Musical and Les Miserables at the Midland Center for the Arts. She is a cabaret singer and has performed several times at
Creative 360. She performed on the national tour of The Man of La Mancha and has been a frequent guest artist at regional theaters across the country. She has directed and choreographed more than 40 productions.

Saturdays, April 1, 8, (not 15th), 22, 29 + one on one session / 10:00 am – Noon / $80


ARTSHOP: Easter T-Shirt Decorating
Dates: 04/04/2017, Times: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tshirt painting bunnyTell us your T-shirt size and we will have it prepped and ready for you to decorate with all things rabbit!

With Diana Bradley and Diane Conklin.

Tuesday, April 4, 2:00 – 4:00 pm


Wood Structures and Structured Wood Exhibition Opening Reception
Dates: 04/07/2017, Times: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Benjamin Clore

Benjamin Clore

Benjamin Clore and Sanford Buchalter exhibition in the Creative 360 Gallery

We are delighted to have the work of Benjamin Clore, MFA Ceramics from Michigan State University and Sanford Buchalter, MFA in Furniture Design from Helsinki, Finland on exhibit in the Creative 360 gallery.

Opening Reception is Friday, April 7, 7-8:30 pm.

Everyone is welcome. No charge.

On exhibit through May 14.

ARTSHOP: Springtime Wreath Crafting Workshop at Dollar Daze
Dates: 04/08/2017, Times: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Make Easter Wreath at Dollar DazeStop by between Noon and 4:00 pm for a great creativity break!

Drop into Dollar Daze at 1828 N. Saginaw Rd. in Midland between noon and 4:00 pm to learn how to make a cute springtime wreath in your favorite colors! $5 + materials available for purchase from Dollar Daze ($10). Call Creative 360 at 989-837-1885 or email artshop@becreative360.org with questions.

Materials list – all available at Dollar Daze:

  • Foam ring wreath base
  • 2 packages Easter grass
  • 2 12-packs paintable Easter eggs
  • Bottles craft paint in desired colors
  • Wide ribbon
  • Paint brush

Similar workshops are also offered on May 6 and June 3.


Candy Making Kids - Easter Treats
Dates: 04/08/2017, Times: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Children love making these irresistible sweets to give as gifts. Diana Bradley will lead them in making scrumptious, colorful handcrafted molded and dipped chocolates, peanut butter balls, and molded themed mints. Bring two cookie sheets. Ages 6 – 10 & younger children with a helper. Pre-registration required. Saturdays / 2:00 – 4:00 pm / $15 each day
Easter Treats / April 8

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