Welcome to the
Michigan Art Center!

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-6:30p, 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 west 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.



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


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'll get $25 in MAC Bucks for future use toward class and workshop registration, clay, and tools. Please have your friends mention your name at registration. 



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

What's happening at the MAC:

Winter classes are in full swing and will run until Saturday, March 17th.

Spring class registration is open! Be sure to register early to take advantage of our Early Bird Discount by Feb. 24th!

Spring classes will start on Monday, April 2nd and will run through Saturday, June 17th.


About the Michigan Art Center

The Michigan Art Center is a family-owned art center and we welcome students of all skill levels from first-timers to advanced artists. 

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.

The Michigan Art Center offers morning, evening, and Saturday ceramic classes; workshops; private parties; and occasional classes in watercolor painting, pastels, jewelry, and glass fusion. We're always looking for enthusiastic, qualified instructors for classes and workshops, so if this is you, we'd love to talk to you!

In our ceramics studio, students will use a variety of tools and equipment such as the slab roller, extruder, spray booth, over 20 pottery wheels, and hundreds of texture items such as mats and rollers. Our facility is over 4,500 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, convenient break area, retail store, lots of shelving space, and a generous amount of open studio time for students to work on their projects. 

In our retail store we carry MKM, Xiem, MudTools, Groovy Tools, Kemper, and Dirty Girls pottery tools; GR Pottery Forms, Speedball glazes and underglazes, as well as other supplies needed for class projects.

You don't have to be a MAC Member to take a class, but a MAC Membership will give you awesome discounts on classes, 50% off of workshops, 15% off of clay and retail purchases, as well as a free promotional item.

We also offer opportunities for production potters, who are defined as artists who create work for the purpose of resale (galleries, internet, art fairs, Potter’s Market, etc.). 

Our students come from all over southeastern Michigan - Milford, Troy, Royal Oak, Taylor, Commerce Township, Grand Blanc, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Canton, Dearborn, Trenton, Dexter, Bloomfield Hills, Huntington Woods, Northville, Livonia, Plymouth, West Bloomfield,Ypsi, Farmington Hills, Flat Rock, Garden City,  etc. - to attend our classes and workshops and we have several couples taking classes together as well as families! 

We hope you can join us!

Handbuilding - Beginning & Intermediate
Mondays, 10a-1p
Jan. 8 - Mar 19, 2018

Click HERE for details and to register!

Beginning Ceramics Classes

We offer beginning pottery classes on Monday mornings (10a-1p) and Monday & Thursday evenings from 7p-10p.

Beginning Hand Building - MON AM
For details and to register, click HERE!

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

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


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!



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
July 2016 - Fong Choo Workshop
February 2017 - Troy Bungart Brush Workshop
April 2017 - Michael Kifer Workshop
November 2017 - Robert & Gail Piepenburg



Check out our retail store!

We carry pottery tools and supplies from MKM, Xiem, MudTools, Kemper, Dirty Girls, Groovy Tools, GR Pottery Forms, Troy Bungart, and Speedball. We also carry Black Ice Porcelain clay, Magic Mender, Piepenburg Trimming Discs, and more. Stop in and see!


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.




New membership benefits!

You don't have to be a member to take classes here, but membership does have its benefits. Our 
MAC Members enjoy:
  • Discounts on classes
  • Workshops 50% off
  • 25 lbs. of MAC Clay
  • 15% discount on merchandise
  • Free promotional item
Membership is good for one year. Click HERE to become a member today!



Daniel Johnston Pottery

Fong Choo

Frank James Fisher

Jeri Hollister

Marie Woo

Michigan Ceramic Artists Association


Phil Rogers



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