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Arts and Culture Destinations
Below is a list of Arts and Culture Destinations in the state of Michigan. This list is to be used as a reference. If you are an arts and culture organization that can welcome school groups and are interested in being included in the database, CLICK HERE for the application.
Water Street GlassworksBenton Harbor Berrien
Our qualified instructors will guide you through the exciting learning process of working in the fire arts. Learn to blow or cast molten glass, weld and hammer metal, form glass beads over a torch or create a colorful expression of yourself in our fusing, stained glass and mosaic studios. Select from a variety of classes in our course schedule or schedule a private experience for your group. All studios are open year round. The glassblowing studio takes a summer hiatus. Experience a fiery new side of you at Water Street Glassworks!
Wellspring offers an alternative approach for children's and adult modern dance classes through its unique philosophy of teaching and learning from the "inside out" versus traditional methods of learning rote movements, copied from the outside. Students learn creativity, build strength, increase flexibility, improve coordination and learn the basics of body alignment and movement. In a relaxed and nurturing environment, Wellspring classes allow learners to feel safe and accepted as opposed to a competitive/team approach.
No previous dance experience is needed. Classes require no special attire, just comfortable clothing and bare feet. Classes are ongoing and students are welcome to join at any time during a semester.
West Michigan Glass SocietyKalamazoo Kalamazoo
West Michigan Glass Society offers glass art workshops and demonstrations.Glass arts include glassblowing, flameworking, bead making, kiln fusing, sandblasting, and stained glass.
West Michigan SymphonyMuskegon Muskegon
Partner your school with the West Michigan Symphony Link Up program (a nationally recognized curriculum by Carnegie Hall) to bring music and melody to your classroom students in grades 3-5. Link Up is a year-long curriculum for music classrooms focusing (this year) on how music moves. Link Up draws on concert repertoire and culminates with students performing at the Frauenthal Theater in Muskegon. Students learn soprano recorder, sing, compose, meet musicians and perform together at the WMS Link Up Concert.
Dance, Instrumental Music, Theatre, Vocal Music
Wharton Center for Performing ArtsEast Lansing Ingham
The Act One School Series provides curriculum-linked, performing arts enrichmentactivities for students in grades K-12. Shows produced by nationally touring youth theatre companies bring characters from history and literature to life in one-hour school-day matinees. The lecture-demonstration format of selected shows provides a perfect opportunity to introduce students to cultural music and dance artists from around the world.
Wild Swan TheaterAnn Arbor Washtenaw
Wild Swan Theater offers a season of productions that are a mixture of classics such as Peter Rabbit, Charlotte’s Web, Treasure Island, and Little Women as well as collections of folktales from around the world. Complete details of each season can be found on Wild Swan's website.Wild Swan offers school day performances for all of the season productions—they are a wonderful way to introduce/reinforce stories with your classroom!
Instrumental Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, Vocal Music
William Bonifas Fine Arts CenterEscanaba Delta
William Bonifas Fine Arts Center offers many different classes and workshops for students. In addition, they also have a visual arts gallery.
Cultural Historical, Science
Woldumar Nature CenterLansing Eaton
Woldumar's one- and two-hour Field Study programs engage students in educational activities, interactive lessons and interpretive hikes designed to help teachers meet their learning objectives. Using inquiry-based strategies and the outdoors as our classroom, classes explore our ecologically diverse 180 acres and learn about plants, animals, history, and habitats.