MAC Home

Welcome to the
Michigan Art Center!

32129 Block Street
Garden City, Michigan 48135
Follow us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter @MIartcenter

Hours of Operation
Monday       1p-10p, Open Studio 1p-6:30p
Tuesday      10a-10p, Open Studio 1p-6:30p
Wednesday 10a-10p, Open Studio 1p-6:30p
Thursday     10a-10p, Open Studio 1p-6:30p
Friday          Closed for Special Events
Saturday     10a-4:30p, Open Studio 1p-4:30p
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 independently 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, cone 10 gas reduction kiln, cone 6 electric kilns, Raku kiln, convenient break area, retail tool and supply room, 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!



Problems with this site? Suggestions? Comments?

If you are experiencing any problems with this site or if you have any suggestions or
comments, we would like to know!
Click here.



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

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

What's happening at the MAC:

Summer Ceramics Classes Start Monday, 7/11!
10 weeks, 7/11/16-9/17/16
 Click HERE for details and to register

Beginning Ceramics Classes

We offer beginning pottery classes on Monday and Thursday evenings, from 7p-10p. If you've never done clay before, we offer a Beginners price of $190 for a 10 or 12 week class.

Beginning Wheel Throwing - MON PM
For details and to register, click HERE!

Beginning | Intermediate Ceramics - THU PM
For details and to register, click HERE!

Mondays, 10a-1p
8 Weeks: 7/11-9/12/16
Instructor: Dave Albrecht
Click HERE for details!

We are excited to have Fong Choo here at the Michigan Art Center! For details and to register, please click HERE!

Check out our Retail Area!

We carry Xiem, MudTools, Groovy Tools, and Dirty Girls pottery tools, GR Pottery Forms, and Speedball glazes and underglazes.

Student Discounts 

Take advantage of our discounts:
  • Get our Early Bird Discount by registering within two weeks of registration opening.
  • Become a MAC member and receive discounts on classes, workshops, clay and tools.
  • MAC Bucks - if you're a current student and you refer a friend who signs up and takes a class, you get $25 in MAC Bucks for future use toward class and workshop registration, clay, and tools.


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





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
March 2016 - Brian Beam Demo
May 2016 - Frank James Fisher



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 3 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 first @ 734.266.3500.



Memberships  Become a MAC Member and enjoy:

  • discounts on classes and workshops 
  • 10% discount on tools and glazes
  • discounts from local businesses, and
  • a MAC promotional item!



Barefoot Pottery Tools

Daniel Johnston Pottery

Frank James Fisher

Jeri Hollister

Marie Woo

Michigan Ceramic Artists Association

Phil Rogers

Runyan Pottery Supply



6/9/2013 Garden City Observer Article - Husband, wife fulfill dream with opening of art center

6/19/2013 FOXTV Detroit Article - Michigan Art Center offers summer classes

6/19/2013 FOXTV Detroit Appearance

8/1/2013 - 8/26/2013 Student Exhibit at the Livonia Civic Center Library

8/21/2013 -
Livonia Television Interview

3/28/2014 - CBS Detroit

7/7/14 - Hometown Connection, Plymouth/Canton

Website Builder