This class is for students interested in expanding their skills with surface treatments, including but not limited to, carving, slip work, inlay, underglazing, screen-printing, decals, texturing, some glazing. Students must have already completed a beginning wheel throwing class prior to taking this class. Clay will be provided as needed, up to 50 lbs. Ages 16 and up. Click on the photo for more info and to register.
Our studio will be closed June 20th through July 4th.
Our retail store will be closed June 23rd - July 4th.
32129 Block Street
Garden City, Michigan 48135
Block Street is off of Merriman Road, 4 blocks north of Ford Road and south of the traffic signal at Maplewood. There is an old, white rectangular schoolhouse on the corner of Block and Merriman. Turn west at the schoolhouse. We're after the stop sign; turn left into the driveway at 32125 Block Street (at the RL Sheridan Construction sign) and take the driveway all the way back to the third building.
Open Studio Hours (for registered students only):
The Michigan Art Center is a family-owned art center and we strive to offer a fun, educational, and relaxing atmosphere where students ages 16 and up can express their artistic ability in community with other like-minded artists.
We don't require anyone to have a membership, although memberships are available to purchase that give discounts on classes, workshops, tools, and glazes.
Our students come from all over southeastern Michigan to attend our ceramics classes and workshops and we have several couples and families taking classes together! We hope you can join us!
The Michigan Art Center offers morning, evening, and Saturday ceramic classes; jewelry classes, kid's classes, workshops; private parties; and occasional classes in watercolor painting, pastels, and glass fusion. We welcome students of all skill levels from first-timers to advanced artists.
Note: kids classes, workshops, and private parties are temporarily on hold.
In our ceramics studio, students will use a variety of tools and equipment such as slab rollers, extruder, spray booth, over 20 pottery wheels.. Our heated and air-conditioned facility is over 5,400 square feet, and allows you to enjoy a spacious glaze and cleanup area, over 70 glaze choices, large wheel throwing area, cone 10 gas reduction kiln, cone 6 electric kilns, Raku kiln, retail store, lots of shelving space, and a generous amount of open studio time for registered students to practice what they've learned.
Retail store will be closed
6/23/22 - 7/4/22.
We carry the following tools and glazes:
Glazes | Underglazes
We offer a generous amount of open studio time (for registered students only) to work on their projects.
Open Studio Hours (registered students only):
Monday - Thursday: 1pm-6:30pm
We also welcome opportunities for production potters. Production potters are defined as artists who create work for the purpose of resale such as galleries, boutiques, stores, internet, art fairs, Potter’s Market, etc., regardless of the quantity made. As such, production potters have separate prices for enrollment. These prices will show up in the drop-down menu when you register for classes. If "production potter" needs further definition, please see Mike.