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Welcome to the
Michigan Art Center!


32129 Block Street
Garden City, Michigan 48135
734.266.3500
info@michiganartcenter.com
www.michiganartcenter.com
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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.

Directions
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.

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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


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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:

Fall Ceramic Classes Start September 25!
Click HERE for details and to register!
Don't wait - classes are filling!




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Handbuilding - Beginning & Intermediate
Mondays, 10a-1p
September 25 - December 11, 2017
Click HERE for details and to register!

Enhanced Landscapes in Pastels
Instructor: Robert Palmerton
Wednesdays, 7p-9p, 5 weeks
October 11 - November 15 (no class November 1)

Click HERE for details and to register!



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Robert and Gail Piepenburg Workshop
Saturday, November 11, 2017
10a-5p
Click HERE for details and to register!
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 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.). 

We strive to offer a fun, educational, and relaxing atmosphere where students ages 16 and over 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 the occasional watercolor painting, pastels, jewelry, and glass fusion classes.

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, and 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 discounts on classes, 50% off of workshops, clay and retail purchases, as well as a free promotional item.

Our students come from all over southeastern Michigan to attend our classes and workshops and we have several couples taking classes together as well as families! 

We hope you can join us!


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!

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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!



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Workshops 

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

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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, and more. Stop in and see!

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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.


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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.


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Memberships 

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
  • Membership card
  • Discounts at local stores, restaurants
  • Free promotional item
Membership is good for one year. Click HERE to become a member today!

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Links

Barefoot Pottery Tools
www.barefootpotterytools.com

Daniel Johnston Pottery
www.danieljohnstonpottery.com

Fong Choo
www.fongchoo.com

Frank James Fisher
 
www.frankjamesfisher.com

Jeri Hollister
www.jerihollister.com

Marie Woo
www.mariewoo.net

Michigan Ceramic Artists Association

www.michclay.com

Phil Rogers
http://www.philrogerspottery.com/

TroyBungart
www.troybungartstudios.com

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Press

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

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