Featured Events

Featured Events

Winter Ceramics
Beginning/Intermediate

Tuesday Afternoons for 8 weeks starting January 14, 2020
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This class is an eight week class and includes open studio for new and experienced potters. This semester, students will learn about pottery tools and how to utilize them. Beginners will also learn the basics of pottery. Those familiar with pottery will enhance their skills. Clay and small firing fee are not included in tuition price.

Winter Ceramics
Beginning/Intermediate

Tuesday Evenings for 8 weeks starting January 14, 2020
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This class is an eight week class and includes open studio for new and experienced potters. This semester, students will learn about pottery tools and how to utilize them. Beginners will also learn the basics of pottery. Those familiar with pottery will enhance their skills. Clay and small firing fee are not included in tuition price.

Winter Ceramics
Beginning/Intermediate

Thursday Afternoons for 8 weeks starting January 16, 2020
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This class is an eight week class and includes open studio for new and experienced potters. This semester, students will learn about pottery tools and how to utilize them. Beginners will also learn the basics of pottery. Those familiar with pottery will enhance their skills. Clay and small firing fee are not included in tuition price.

Winter Ceramics
Advanced

Thursday Evenings for 8 weeks starting January 16, 2020
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This class is an eight week class and includes open studio for new and experienced potters. This semester, students will learn about pottery tools and how to utilize them. Beginners will also learn the basics of pottery. Those familiar with pottery will enhance their skills. Clay and small firing fee are not included in tuition price.

My Sky

February 15 – May 17, 2020

My Sky is an exhibit about the universe. But it is also about each of us, and how the sky above impacts our lives here on Earth. The sky is, after all, universal. My Sky invites children and adults to explore the Sun, the Moon and the stars together in an immersive, inviting environment. Families are encouraged to “look up” not only when they visit the exhibit, but also in their everyday lives. And My Sky gives families the chance to practice science skills like observing, communicating, noticing patterns, predicting, imagining and more — science skills that are fundamental to astronomy, and skills that scientists and engineers use every day.

Sugaring, Shearing, and Science

March 29, 2020
12:00pm – 4:00pm

Join us for the annual Sugaring, Shearing and Science Festival! We’ll welcome Spring with all of our favorite traditions including sheep shearing demonstrations by Thorne Farms and sheep herding demonstrations by Jim Valley. Visit our historic buildings and the galleries while you are onsite, including our latest hands-on exhibit, “My Sky”.

Spring Ceramics
Beginning/Intermediate

Wednesday Afternoons for 8 weeks starting April 1, 2020
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This class is an eight week class and includes open studio for new and experienced potters. This semester, students will learn about pottery tools and how to utilize them. Beginners will also learn the basics of pottery. Those familiar with pottery will enhance their skills. Clay and small firing fee are not included in tuition price.

Spring Ceramics
Beginning/Intermediate

Wednesday Evenings for 8 weeks starting April 1, 2020
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This class is an eight week class and includes open studio for new and experienced potters. This semester, students will learn about pottery tools and how to utilize them. Beginners will also learn the basics of pottery. Those familiar with pottery will enhance their skills. Clay and small firing fee are not included in tuition price.

Spring Ceramics
Beginning/Intermediate

Thursday Afternoons for 8 weeks starting April 2, 2020
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This class is an eight week class and includes open studio for new and experienced potters. This semester, students will learn about pottery tools and how to utilize them. Beginners will also learn the basics of pottery. Those familiar with pottery will enhance their skills. Clay and small firing fee are not included in tuition price.

Spring Ceramics
Advanced

Thursday Evenings for 8 weeks starting April 2, 2020
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This class is an eight week class and includes open studio for new and experienced potters. This semester, students will learn about pottery tools and how to utilize them. Beginners will also learn the basics of pottery. Those familiar with pottery will enhance their skills. Clay and small firing fee are not included in tuition price.

Art, Beer, and Wine Festival

Saturday, June 13, 2020
1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Art, Beer, & Wine Festival, the museum’s signature event, showcases the many talented artists, musicians, wineries, breweries and local businesses available here in Michigan. Every year, the museum hosts over 40 local wineries / breweries / cider mills / distilleries, 50+ artists, 15 food vendors, and nearly 6,000 guests! Festival goers enjoy live music and artist booths nestled on the grounds of the Ella Sharp Museum and within the courtyard of the museum’s historic Hillside Farm Lane. All proceeds from the festival (including bottle wine and beer sales) benefit Museum programming.