Arts & Humanities



Beginner Piano (ages 6-15)
In this series of private lessons students will learn the basics of reading music and how to play simple songs. For the first-time student music will be provided for the first lesson. For the remaining lessons students must have the required book purchased from a local store. Continuing students should check with the instructor about their music. It is necessary that students have a piano and practice at home to complete their assignments. If a student must be absent, please contact the instructor prior to the Saturday class. A parent must also be present during the class period. Because enrollment is limited the class is available to Y members only. For registration please contact the program coordinator at 734/661-8034.

Beginner Guitar (Ages 6-11) 
In this class local musician, popular instructor and guitarist David Swain will teach students the basic elements of playing the guitar – holding, strumming, string names and tuning. Students will also have the fun of learning to play a number of new and fun songs. Everyone needs to bring a guitar. In fairness to acoustic guitar players, amp power for electric guitars will be set by the instructor

Crazy for Collage for School Age Children
This class offers children an opportunity to have fun, express themselves and experiment with a wide variety of media. Rita Malone will help your child create collages with an emphasis on self-expression and fun. Tuesdays 6:30-7:15. 

Fun with Theater (Ages 7-11)
This class is an introduction to the "fun"damentals of theater. Students develop their confidence and creative acting, speaking and movement skills in an enjoyable and supportive setting. Short scripts, theater games and improvisation will help class members understand how to communicate a story on stage. The class provides many sessions of fun for those interested in the craft of acting and can offer experience for students wishing to participate in the Theater Performance class. 

Theater Performance (ages 8-14) 
This class is a fun and truly creative theater experience in which scenes from a play are learned, rehearsed and performed. All students will get a part in the play so attendance on the first day is very important. A presentation for family and friends takes place at the end of the session. Students should have some experience in the Fun with Theater class or some other theater experience.

Art 1. Young at Art (Ages 3-5 with Parent) - New!
Together children and parents will create, design, paint and draw – exploring several different types of creative expression. Classes will incorporate your child’s interest and imagination into every project. All materials will be provided.

Art 2. Mixed Media Art (ages 8-11) – New!This class will explore color mixing, abstract art, crayon resist paintings, collages and more! Experiment with different materials as we layer and combine various media into works of art. This class is a great opportunity to get your hands on a number of diverse materials – from paints to crayons to oil pastels and more. All materials will be provided. 

Art 10. Holiday Card Making Workshop (Ages 10 and up– New!
Join us as we get crafty and create unique holiday cards! We will have a variety of ideas for making cards that will please and surprise your family and friends. All materials will be provided. Sunday, November 23, 2014. 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Art 11. DIY Holiday Ornaments (ages 13 and up) – New!Join us for this hands-on workshop and create your own holiday ornaments that you will hang again and again! We have lots of ideas and we’ll supply all the materials, so just come and have fun.Sunday, December 7, 2014. 1:00-3:00 p.m.


Art 12. Edible Holiday Gifts (Ages 13 and up) –New!
Skip the holiday shopping rush this year and treat your loved ones to a homemade holiday gift. Join us for this workshop where we’ll show you how to make lovely baking kits packaged in mason jars – perfect for everyone on your shopping list this holiday season! There will be plenty of ideas and you’ll come away with your own creation. Materials will be provided. Sunday, December 7, 3:30-5:30 p.m.