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

International Day of Peace

Sunday, September 25, 1-4:00 pm

Express Yourself Artshop Logo
Saturday, October 8, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Flyer           Vendor Application

Betty & Preston Jones
Tuesday, October 11, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm



Looking for Volunteer Opportunities? Creative 360 May be the Right Fit!

Many of you have told us how you love spending time at Creative 360 and look forward to stopping in whenever you can. If you’re one of these people, have you ever considered being one of our volunteers? We have

Paint the future

Help us Paint the Future of Creative 360

Your input is so important to us that we’ve extended the survey deadline to Monday, September 5 at 5:00 p.m. Please help us understand how we can better serve this wonderful community! The results of your answers to 17 questions will help us


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. Session I: Sept 20-Oct 25 (no Oct 4) Register for entire session $10 drop in. Session II: Nov 1- Dec 20 (no Nov 22) Register for entire session $10 drop in.
Thursdays, 9-10:30 am.   Session I: Sept 22-Oct 27 (no Oct 6) Register for entire session  $12 drop in. Session II: Nov 3-Dec 22 (no Nov 24) Register for entire session $12 drop in.

Vinyasa Yoga

Power Yoga Mondays

Join us for this Vinyasa practice that will challenge you as you combine focused breath with flowing poses that build in intensity. There will be music and creative sequencing. With certified instructor Shirley Hohman (RYT-400). Please let us know you are coming. $12 drop in.  Mondays, September 12 – December 19; 8:15-9:30 am or 7:30-8:45 pm.

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 through December 22, 6:30– 8:30 pm


Tai Chi

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. $5 drop in.
Mondays, 6-7:00 pm (Will re-convene September 12)Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 pm / Fridays 10:00-11:00 am


Upcoming Events

Express Yourself Artshop, Do-Art of Bay City and VSA of Michigan Exhibit & Showcase
Dates: 09/02/2016, Times: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Artshop exhibitJoin us for this exhibition opening and showcase featuring art, music, acting, and dance performances. Friday, September 2, 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Everyone is welcome. There is no charge.

Creative 360’s Artshop program provides a place for those with mental, physical and intellectual challenges opportunities for arts education. It is a safe and caring community of teachers, artists, students and staff that encourages and promotes each person’s self-expression through the arts.

Do-Art in Bay City is a community arts program that brings artists with and without disabilities together to produce and sell their work. It offers artists-in-training a chance to gain confidence in their skills and acquire new ones as they build friendships and create wonderful artwork.

VSA of Michigan works to create an inclusive society where people with disabilities participate in, learn through, excel in and enjoy the arts. VSA’s juried artwork from their 2016 touring exhibit titled I Am…The Future will be on exhibit.

Funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

On exhibit through October 7.

Henna - Artistry and Beauty
Dates: 09/06/2016, Times: 6:00 pm - 9:00 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, September 6, 6-9:00 pm

$20 + $8 materials

Beginning Portrait Drawing
Dates: 09/07/2016, Times: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

portrait drawingDrawing a portrait is all about careful observation. In this class, you will learn the proportions of the face, placement of features, tools for subtle shading, how to draw hair and how to draw a complete portrait from a photograph using a grid. Some previous drawing experience required. Supply list given upon registration. With Cynthia Keefe, M.F.A.

Pre-register by 9/1.

Wednesdays, Sept 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12, 19, 26/ 6:00 – 8:00 pm / $110 


A Sweet Life: Balancing Diabetes with the Life You Want
Dates: 09/08/2016, Times: 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

A Sweet Life“A Sweet Life” is a diabetes self-management program that helps diabetics and pre-diabetics live a full, active life in spite of the limitations that the disease tries to impose. It’s very hard being a diabetic. Not only do you have to monitor your glucose levels and take insulin when needed, you also have to deal with a whole range of other problems, many of them social and emotional. Health professionals are very good about telling diabetics what they should and shouldn’t do, but it’s like being told that you should lose weight – you’ve been taught a lot of the do’s and don’ts, but it’s so hard to mnanage! Two certified instructors from Senior Services will lead this class.
Pre-registration required by 9/6. $20

Thursdays, September 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 1:30 -4:00 pm

There will be a free introductory session on Thursday, August 25 from 1:30-2:00 pm for those who are curious about the program. Stop in and see if it is right for you and/or your loved ones.

Improvisation For Fun (and for Life)
Dates: 09/08/2016, Times: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Improv4Fun LogoImprovisational comedy is for everyone! It can help you learn to communicate more effectively, let go of fear, and have fun! You don’t have to “be funny” or have stage or comedy experience, but if you do, you’ll still learn something new you can add to your library of experiences. We will review the basic tenets of improv, work on skills in communication and play games. We’ll help you check your fear at the door and bring something fun and new to your life! Any experience level welcomed, especially beginners! With Jen Ciolino, who began her improv journey in several theaters in Chicago including Second City, Laugh Out Loud, Theatre Momentum, and Gorilla Tango. She has been part of two troupes performing in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Jen has led improv corporate training events. Please pre-register.

Thursdays, Sept 8, 15, 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27/ 6:30 – 9:00 pm / $85

Words Matter! Writing for Sense and Sensibility
Dates: 09/10/2016, Times: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Words matter at Creative 360In this class, choose a genre and an audience for your writing project. Then draft, revise, revise again, and revise again until you are proud of your work. Gain a better understanding of the characteristics of your chosen genre, whether argument, poetry, fiction, or memoir. The discipline of revision is one that professional writers master and unpublished writers disregard. With the support of your instructor and fellow writers, take your writing project to fulfillment. With Sarah Gorman, who teaches writing at SVSU and has published reviews of literary magazines and articles about pedagogy. Bring pen/pencil, paper, and laptop if desired. Optional: resource materials, inspiration photos, etc.

Pre-register by 9/7.

Saturdays, Sept. 10, 17, 24, Oct. 1, (no 8), 15, 22 / 12:30 – 2:00 pm / $55

Steam Punk Goggle Building Workshop
Dates: 09/11/2016, Times: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Steampunk GogglesConsidering a Steampunk look for Halloween or the Renaissance Festival? Join us for goggle building! On the first day, you will learn about the different styles of Steampunk, then you will plan and paint your goggles. On the second day, you will add the details; the decorative elements. When you register for class, you will be given a materials list, and an “idea list.” The idea list has suggestions for decorative pieces you can collect and bring to the second class. The goggles and some design elements are provided in class. With Val Rossman, 3-D artist and Steampunk builder. $45 + $8 materials

Pre-register by 9/8.

Sundays, Sept. 11 & 18,  1:00 – 5:00 pm

John Pratt Mosaic House Tour
Dates: 09/11/2016, 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 cover his home with mosaics made from shards of pottery, broken china and mirrored tiles that shimmer in the sun and in nighttime headlights of motorists traveling across Michigan’s Highway 20.  Proceed to this intriguing little house following the video to hear the stories it has to tell.

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

Please pre-register.


Watercolor Basics and Beyond
Dates: 09/12/2016, Times: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Allise Noble WatercolorA new semester brings new projects as we work on basic watercolor techniques. 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 9/8

Mondays, Sept. 12, (no 19, 26), Oct. 3, (no 10), 17, 24, 31/ 6:00 – 7:30 pm,  $75


Cocktails & Canvas - Rainy Nights
Dates: 09/16/2016, Times: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

rainy night woman Rainy Park BenchReady for a fun and creative evening? You bring your favorite brew or cocktails and we will provide the materials and the instruction. Ursula Steckert will lead you through the process where everyone paints their own version of the featured painting. These make a great girls night out or date night activity. Cocktails & Canvas is also available for private or corporate groups. Register early to ensure your space. 7-9:00 pm. $35

Fri, Sep 16: Rainy Nights (Choose one.)
Fri, Sep 30: Paint Your Pet
Sat, Oct 15: Perky Pumpkin or Batty Moon (Choose one.)
Wed, Nov 2: Wine Glass Painting (Set of 4)
Sat, Nov 12: Snow Place Like Home
Fri, Dec 9: Aurora or A Tardis Christmas (Choose one.)
Thu, Dec 15: Rough Wood EST. Family Sign


Environmental Expressions - Harvest
Dates: 09/17/2016, Times: 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Bobbi Lucas in sunJoin Roberta Lucas as she guides you through a day of mindful movement and response to the season as a metaphor.  You will make and choose meaning through journaling, drawing and creative self-expression as you work inside and outside with nature. Wear something comfortable to move in and bring a lunch, a journal and a large drawing pad.

Pre-register by September 12. 

Saturday, September 17. 10:00 am – 3:30 pm, $85 

“The body, movement, and art all call us into an active and creative relationship with ourselves, with one another and with the world.” ~Daria Halprin


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