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Welcome to the
Michigan Art Center!

32129 Block Street
Garden City, Michigan 48135
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We are located north of Ford Road, and west of Merriman Road. Block Street is off of Merriman, between Ford Road and the light at Maplewood. Turn west onto Block Street (at the old white schoolhouse). Turn left at 32125 Block Street (at the RL Sheridan Construction sign) and take the drive back to the third building.




We are a family art center and offer classes to all ages. In our ceramics studio, students will use a variety of tools such as the slab roller, extruder, pug mill, mixer, spray booth, and over a dozen pottery wheels. Our facility is almost 5,000 square feet and allows you to enjoy a spacious glaze and cleanup area, large wheel throwing area, glaze mixing and kiln room, convenient break area with snacks and beverages, classroom, tool shop, gallery, and lots and lots of shelving space.


Gift Certificates

Purchase one of our gift certificates and enable someone special to attend one of our 6-week Kid's classes or 12-week adult ceramics
classes on you!
MAC gift certificates make great gifts for birthdays, Christmas, Mother's Day, Father's Day, or any other special day.
Click on the title to purchase!



Become a MAC member and enjoy:

  • discounts and advance notice of upcoming classes and workshops, 
  • discounts on tools and glazes from Rovin Ceramics,
  • discounts from local businesses, and
  • a free MAC t-shirt!


Thank you for visiting the Michigan Art Center
and we hope to see you soon!

Hours of Operation 
Hours are subject to change
depending on class schedules and holidays.

Monday:      1p-10p, Open Studio 1p-4p
Tuesday:     10a-10p,
Open Studio 1p-7p
Wednesday: 1p-10p, Open Studio 1p-7p
Thursday:    10a-10p, Open Studio 1p-7p
Friday:         Closed; Special Events Only
Saturday:    10a-8p,
Open Studio 1p-8p
Sunday:       2p-8p,
Open Studio 5p-8p

Open Studio Note: although there will be a staff member on site to answer questions and troubleshoot, open studio is a non-instructional time for enrolled students to work on their projects.  No demos will be given.



Cone 10 Kiln Firing


Seeking Art Instructors

Experienced, art instructors (all mediums) interested in becoming part of the MAC team, please submit your resume/qualifications



Become a member and get early notification of upcoming workshops and special events.

Past Workshops:
August 2013 - Naked Raku
September 2013 -
Tom Krueger
January 2014 - Daniel Johnston
April 2014 - Daniel Johnston Workshop


Open Studio Pass Available
for Walk-ins

We offer an open studio hourly rate. Requires MAC membership ($50), includes 5 hours of open studio time, and all other membership benefits. Additional hours are available at the rate of $10 per hour. Firings available at an additional cost.




Barefoot Pottery Tools

Daniel Johnston Pottery

Frank James Fisher

Michigan Ceramic Artists Association

Rovin Ceramics

Runyan Pottery Supply

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What's Happening...

Spring Classes Started 4/6/14 -
there's still time to register!
Adult Class Registration

Glaze Application

Saturdays, 1p-4p, 10 weeks
April 19 - June 28, 2014
Instructor: Frank James Fisher

Daniel Johnston
Hands-on Workshop
April 12 & 13, 2014

(Click on link under Workshops
for more photos)

Kid's After-School Class
starts Monday, 4/14/14

Kid's Summer Camps


Check out our
Kids Page!


Friday Night Special Events
Girls Night Out
Mom's Night Out
Birthday Parties
Tired of doing the same old things? Looking for a creative, different, and fun experience for birthdays, Girl's Night Out, Mom's Night Out, or Family Night? 
Join us at the MAC on a Friday evening for a pottery extravaganza!  During this 3-hour event, participants will make a total of 2 clay projects: either wheel thrown or hand-built, or a combination of each. Participants will then select glazes for their pieces before they sit down and enjoy their meal.  The MAC will finish the pieces and call when they're ready for pickup. 
Friday evenings only,
 3 hours, 6p-9p or 7p-10p

Group size:  Minimum:  6; maximum: 15
Click on the links above for details.



If you have pottery tools or other art supplies that you're no longer using or needing, we may be interested! 
Please give us a call @ 734.266.3500.

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