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RiverDays art fair logo Calling all artists, crafters, makers and creators! Groups and individuals are are invited to be part of the Creative 360 Art Fair at Midland’s Riverdays July 15-16 in Chippewassee park. More information and an application is available here or call Joannah at 989-837-1885.
Artshop ArtStop by the Express Yourself Artshop booth at the RiverDays Art Fair in Downtown Midland July 15 & 16. You’ll take home original art and help support a great program!
Hot fun in the summertimeCheck out all the options for summer camps and other programs for kids this summer!


Many Hearts. One Pulse.

Many Hearts. One Pulse. A Benefit for Orlando

Performers from across the Great Lakes Bay Region will gather at Creative 360 July 1 at 7:00 p.m. in response to the tragedy that occurred in Orlando on June 12. Many Hearts. One Pulse. is an event to raise donations

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Creative 360 Closed for the Holiday Weekend

Creative 360 offices are closed Saturday, July 2 through Monday, July 4 for the holiday weekend. Have a wonderful 4th of July!


Weekly Offerings

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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  (NO JUNE 30) – with your beads, $7 with ours cash or check – $1 extra for each project completed beyond one. 4 student minimum.


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 RYT-400 Certified Instructor Shirley Hohman. Please let us know you are coming. Mondays, June 20—Aug. 29, 8:15 – 9:15 am OR 7:30 – 8:30 pm. $12 drop-in cash/check; $15 debit/credit


Tai Chi Mondays & 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. Mondays 6-7 pm; Fridays 10-11 am. $5 drop-in cash/check; $8 debit/credit card


Upcoming Events

SUMMER CAMP: Not Just Vanilla (Grades K-2)
Dates: 07/05/2016 - 07/08/2016, Times: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

k-2eYour child in kindergarten, first or second grade will enjoy our Not Just Vanilla Summer Camp designed just for them. They will experience all the “flavors” of the rainbow in fun and fast-moving interrelated arts activities that include art, sculpture, creative dance, drama, music and unforgettable stories. This camp is full. Please call 989-837-1885 to be added to the waitlist. 

With Linda Z. Smith July 5-8, 9-Noon $75 cash/check; $78 debit/credit.

Andy Goldsworthy Workshop
Dates: 07/09/2016, Times: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Andy Goldsworthy creates extraordinary works of art all over the world using only the elements he finds in nature. We will emulate his work with an opportunity to see his work, sketch possible compositions,  an outdoor exploration to find materials, and construction and photographing the transient art we’ve created. With Cynthia Keefe. M.F.A.

Pre-registration required by July 6. Saturday, July 9 / 9:00 am – 12:00 pm / $25 (cash/check discount)

SUMMER CAMP: Not Just Vanilla (Grades 3-6)
Dates: 07/11/2016 - 07/15/2016, Times: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

NJV Summer Camp 3-6In Creative 360’s Not Just Vanilla Summer Camps, your child will experience all the “flavors” of the rainbow in fun and fast-moving interrelated arts activities. Boys and girls entering 3rd through 6th grades will be led on an unforgettable odyssey using props, costumes, their own art creations, creative dance, and dramatics. Led by Creative 360 cofounder and Linda Z. Smith. Reserve your child’s space early. Bring a lunch. Snacks are provided.

July 11-15, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. $125 cash/check; $128 debit/credit.

Beginning Portrait Drawing
Dates: 07/11/2016, 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 7/6.

Mondays, July 11, 18, 25, Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 / 6:00 – 8:00 pm / $130 (with cash/check discount)

Jar Luminaries Workshop
Dates: 07/15/2016, Times: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

LuminariesJoin us for this fun evening and create your own radiant luminaries to enjoy during a relaxing evening or to give as gifts. Bring a cocktail and settle in for a sparkling evening. Everyone will take home two luminaries. All materials provided.  With Ronda Runyan.

Friday, July 15 / 7:00—8:30 pm / $25 (with cash/check discount)

Kids & Canvas - Prickly Pear Painted Rocks
Dates: 07/16/2016, Times: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Prickly Pear Painted RocksModeled 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!” We provide the materials and the instruction. It’s like follow-the-leader in art! Ursula Steckert will lead her charges through the process where everyone paints their own version of the featured painting.  This time they will paint rocks to look like a cactus garden! Pre-registration is required. Saturday, July 16, 10:30 am – Noon $20 cash/check; $23 debit/credit.

July 16 / 10:30 am -12:00 pm / Prickly Pear Painted Rocks
August 13 / 10:30 am – 12:00 pm / Animal Friends (choose one!)

T-Shirt Painting Workshop
Dates: 07/16/2016, Times: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Paint a t-shirtDiana Bradley will lead you though this fun color-filled workshop where you will create your own unique wearable art! We will need your t-shirt size when registering.

Please register by July 13th.

Saturday, July 16 / 2:00 – 4:00 pm / $15 (with cash/check discount)

Cocktails & Canvas - Watermelon on four 6" Canvases
Dates: 07/22/2016, Times: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

C&C - watermelon on 4 canvasesReady for a fun and creative evening? You don’t need an artistic bone in your body. You bring your favorite brew or cocktails, and we will provide the canvas, acrylics, brushes, and the instruction. Ursula Steckert and Ronda Runyan will lead you through the process where everyone paints their own version of the featured painting. Register early to ensure your space. Great girls’ night out and date night activity. Also available for private or corporate groups. Watermelon on four, 6″ canvases – Friday, July 22, $40 (with cash discount)

Lilly Pad Koi – Thursday, Aug 18

Collage & Print Workshops with Beth Bynum - Collage for Beginners & Beyond
Dates: 07/23/2016, Times: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Beth Bynum CollagesCollage & Print Workshops with Beth Bynum All skill levels welcome. Award-winning artist Beth Bynum, joins us from Kingsley, Michigan where she teaches classes around the state and is a past board member and current volunteer at The Crooked Tree Arts Center. Pre-registration required 5 days before each workshop. Bring a lunch! Saturdays, from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm / $65 each day (with cash/check discount), plus $10 materials / Material list upon registration.

Collage for Beginners & Beyond / July 23 – You don’t need drawing or painting skills to make a collage, but it is more than cut and paste. You will learn basic collage techniques while making several small pieces. Some of the techniques include pulled paper and transfers. Bring an explorer’s attitude and see what can be done with paper scraps, photographic images and found objects. Pre-register by July 18.



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.




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