Adult Workshop Series: Introduction to Basket Weaving Encore

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Adult Workshop Series: Introduction to Basket Weaving Encore

February 16, 2020, 12:30 PM-3:30 PM

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Attend GRAM’s Adult Workshops and discover an afternoon of art-making and gallery activities. Tour the collection galleries while discussing the history and context of a different process, then experience an in-depth demonstration of tools and techniques before creating your own unique project. Leave with a printed record of what was taught along with a list of resources for continuing at home. All materials provided. Open to ages 16+.

On January 26, explore the techniques of weaving used in furniture since ancient times in this hands-on workshop. Join us in the GRAM Studio as you learn the basics of basket weaving that celebrate both beauty and function.

For more information, please contact Kimberly Mills at 616.831.2927 or gramstudio@artmuseumgr.org.

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Summer Art Camp: Artful Discoveries & Adventures for ages 7-9

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Summer Art Camp: Artful Discoveries & Adventures for ages 7-9

June 22, 2020 – June 26, 2020, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

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This session features a mix of new projects that introduce campers to a variety of creative techniques- including painting, sculpture, printmaking, and drawing. Campers become Museum insider’s by exploring GRAM’s galleries and learning curatorial tips and tricks to use in their own art show. 

GRAM Sumer Art Camps provide children with the opportunity to experience creativity and innovation in a unique and transformative setting. Campers take part in observation and discussion in the Museum’s galleries, discovery and hands-on activities in GRAM Studio, and learn collaborative problem-solving processes through communication and creation.

Book your child’s spot in the program early, as may sessions sell out quickly! Online registration opens February 1.

A limited number of need-based scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here to apply for a scholarship beginning February 1.

Summer Art Camp: Artful Discoveries & Adventures for ages 4-6

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Summer Art Camp: Artful Discoveries & Adventures for ages 4-6

June 15, 2020 – June 19, 2020, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

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This session features a mix of new projects that introduce campers to a variety of creative techniques- including painting, sculpture, printmaking, and drawing. Campers become Museum insider’s by exploring GRAM’s galleries and learning curatorial tips and tricks to use in their own art show. 

GRAM Sumer Art Camps provide children with the opportunity to experience creativity and innovation in a unique and transformative setting. Campers take part in observation and discussion in the Museum’s galleries, discovery and hands-on activities in GRAM Studio, and learn collaborative problem-solving processes through communication and creation.

Book your child’s spot in the program early, as may sessions sell out quickly! Online registration opens February 1.

A limited number of need-based scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here to apply for a scholarship beginning February 1.

Summer Art Camp: Creating Authentic Connections for ages 4-6

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Summer Art Camp: Creating Authentic Connections for ages 4-6

July 6, 2020 – July 10, 2020, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

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Observe the world around, create, and connect!  From paintings and sculptures to prints and more, campers will navigate art of masters in the galleries and local contemporary artists to inspire their own artworks.  Collaborate, capture unique moments, and be inspired by environments in this week of artistic adventures.  

GRAM Sumer Art Camps provide children with the opportunity to experience creativity and innovation in a unique and transformative setting. Campers take part in observation and discussion in the Museum’s galleries, discovery and hands-on activities in GRAM Studio, and learn collaborative problem-solving processes through communication and creation.

Book your child’s spot in the program early, as may sessions sell out quickly! Online registration opens February 1.

A limited number of need-based scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here to apply for a scholarship beginning February 1.

Summer Art Camp: Creating Authentic Connections for ages 7-9

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Summer Art Camp: Creating Authentic Connections for ages 7-9

July 13, 2020 – July 17, 2020, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

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Observe the world around, create, and connect!  From paintings and sculptures to prints and more, campers will navigate art of masters in the galleries and local contemporary artists to inspire their own artworks.  Collaborate, capture unique moments, and be inspired by environments in this week of artistic adventures.  

GRAM Sumer Art Camps provide children with the opportunity to experience creativity and innovation in a unique and transformative setting. Campers take part in observation and discussion in the Museum’s galleries, discovery and hands-on activities in GRAM Studio, and learn collaborative problem-solving processes through communication and creation.

Book your child’s spot in the program early, as may sessions sell out quickly! Online registration opens February 1.

A limited number of need-based scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here to apply for a scholarship beginning February 1.

Summer Art Camp: Exploring the Third Dimension for ages 10-12

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Summer Art Camp: Exploring the Third Dimension for ages 10-12

July 20, 2020 – July 24, 2020, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

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Explore other cultures and dimensions by observing and recreating art from around the word. Discover new dimension in art and expand your perspective through three-dimensional work. Campers use traditional and experimental methods from mask making to origami to develop self-expression  through works of art.

GRAM Sumer Art Camps provide children with the opportunity to experience creativity and innovation in a unique and transformative setting. Campers take part in observation and discussion in the Museum’s galleries, discovery and hands-on activities in GRAM Studio, and learn collaborative problem-solving processes through communication and creation.

Book your child’s spot in the program early, as may sessions sell out quickly! Online registration opens February 1.

A limited number of need-based scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here to apply for a scholarship beginning February 1.

Summer Art Camp: Art and Careers for ages 13-15

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Summer Art Camp: Art and Careers for ages 13-15

July 27, 2020 – July 31, 2020, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

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Is your camper curious about art career offerings, but doesn’t know where to begin? This summer, campers break away from traditional fine art and explore a variety of art careers for the modern world. This week-long session will explore new art making techniques and develop a personal style through fashion design, textile printing, photography, and more. 

GRAM Sumer Art Camps provide children with the opportunity to experience creativity and innovation in a unique and transformative setting. Campers take part in observation and discussion in the Museum’s galleries, discovery and hands-on activities in GRAM Studio, and learn collaborative problem-solving processes through communication and creation.

Book your child’s spot in the program early, as may sessions sell out quickly! Online registration opens February 1.

A limited number of need-based scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here to apply for a scholarship beginning February 1.

Adult Workshop Series: Paper Marbling

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Adult Workshop Series: Paper Marbling

April 26, 2020, 12:30 PM-3:30 PM

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Attend GRAM’s Adult Workshops and discover an afternoon of artmaking and gallery activities. Tour the collection galleries while discussing the history and context of a different process, then experience an in-depth demonstration of tools and techniques before creating your own unique project. Leave with a printed record of what was taught along with a list of resources for continuing at home. All materials provided. Open to ages 16+.

On April 26, dive into the playful tradition of paper marbling and discover the expressive nature of creating mesmerizing patterns on paper.

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GRAM Circle Preview: A New State of Matter: Contemporary Glass

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GRAM Circle Preview: A New State of Matter: Contemporary Glass

January 24, 2020, 6:00 PM-7:00 PM

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Donors, Corporate Partners and Special Guests of GRAM are invited to join us before the member opening of A New State of Matter: Contemporary Glass for complimentary hors d’oeuvres and refreshments.

RSVP by calling 616.831.2913 or online using the button above.

Information about GRAM’s Corporate Partner program can be found here or call Marnie McGuire at 616-831-2901.

Become a Donor Circle member today! Join online Join online Join online or call Laura Bull at 616-831-2907.

Visionnaire Series – at Lunch: Owning a Gallery with Madison May

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Visionnaire Series – at Lunch: Owning a Gallery with Madison May

April 21, 2020, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

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This event is free, online RSVP encouraged
Cook Auditorium

Joining us for April’s Visionnaire Series is printmaker and fine artist, Madison May. May’s work has been exhibited locally and nationally. In 2017 May opened Bend Gallery, a not-for-profit contemporary art gallery, located on the corner of Weston Street and Division Avenue in the heart of Avenue for the Arts. Bend gallery serves as a multi-use gallery, art studio, artist collective, and living space. Learn about what prompted Megan to open Bend Gallery, the changes it has taken since its inception, and the future of the space.

Arrive early and enjoy coffee by Stovetop Coffee Roasters and mingling with fellow art lovers.

This event is organized by the Visionnaire Executive Committee. The Visionnaire Executive Committee is a group of creative young adults, ages 21-40, committed to introducing new audiences to the Grand Rapids Art Museum and encouraging lifelong engagement. Through a variety of events and programs, the Executive Committee furthers GRAM’s mission to connect people through art, creativity, and design, and promote the Museum’s world-class collection and special exhibitions.

Coffee generously provided by:
Stovetop Coffee Roaster

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