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Welcome to the
Michigan Art Center!
(Est. 2013)

32129 Block Street
Garden City, Michigan 48135
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Hours of Operation
Monday        1p-10p, Open Studio 1p-6:30p
Tuesday       10a-10p, Open Studio 1p-6:30p
Wednesday   10a-7p, Open Studio 1p-6:30p
Thursday       10a-10p, Open Studio 1p-6:30p
Friday            Closed for Special Events
Saturday        10a-5p, Open Studio 1p-5p
Sunday          Closed

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.

Block Street is off of Merriman Road in Garden City, 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 there at the schoolhouse and then turn left into the driveway at 32125 Block Street (at the RL Sheridan Construction sign) and take the driveway back to the third building.


We are a family art center and offer classes to most all ages. In our ceramics studio, students will use a variety of tools such as the slab roller, extruder, spray booth, and 20 pottery wheels. Our facility is approximately 4,500 square feet and allows you to enjoy a spacious glaze and cleanup area, over 60 glaze choices, large wheel throwing area, glaze mixing and kiln room, cone 10 gas reduction kiln, cone 6 electric kilns, Raku kiln, convenient break area with snacks and beverages, tool shop, gallery, lots of shelving space, and a generous amount of open studio time for students to practice what they're learning.

The Michigan Art Center provides ceramic or pottery classes in the Garden City, Livonia, Plymouth, Novi, Northville area. Our students come from all over southeastern Michigan to attend our classes and workshops. We hope you can join us!



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

What's happening at the MAC:

Fall Ceramics Classes
Started 9/28/15 and run 12 weeks through 12/19/15
Click HERE for more information
and to register!

Still Life Watercolor Painting Class

Mondays, 10a-1p, 4 weeks
9/28/15 - 10/19/15
HERE to register!

Gift Certificates

MAC gift certificates make great gifts!
Purchase one of our gift certificates and enable someone special to attend one of our 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!

MAC Bucks!

Students - refer a friend, get a $25 credit good towards upcoming class or workshop registration, clay, tools, and MAC merchandise when your friend registers and attends classes. Offer valid for new students only. See Mike or Carol for details




Seeking Experienced Art Instructors and Lab Techs
Experienced art instructors and lab techs interested in becoming part of the MAC team, please complete our Application for Employment and submit along with your resume


Past Workshops:
August 2013 - Naked Raku
September 2013 -
Tom Krueger
January 2014 - Daniel Johnston Demo
April 2014 - Daniel Johnston Workshop
September 2014 - Marie Woo Lecture
October 2014 - Steve Olszewski Sculpture
January 2015 - Jeri Hollister Demo
May/June 2015 - Naked Raku Workshop
July 2015 - Steve Hansen Workshop
October 2015 - Phil Rogers Workshop



Open Studio Pass Available
for Walk-ins

We offer an open studio hourly rate for experienced potters. Requires MAC membership ($50), includes 5 hours of open studio time, and all other membership benefits. Additional hours are available at the rate of $15 per hour. Firings available at an additional cost.



Friday Night Special Events
Girls 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:  8; maximum: 15
Click on the links above for details.




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



Become a MAC member and enjoy:

  • discounts for upcoming classes and workshops, 
  • discounts on tools and glazes from Rovin Ceramics,
  • discounts from local businesses, and
  • a free MAC t-shirt or other promotional item!



Barefoot Pottery Tools

Daniel Johnston Pottery

Frank James Fisher

Jeri Hollister

Marie Woo

Michigan Ceramic Artists Association

Phil Rogers

Runyan Pottery Supply

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