Youth Art

Spring & Summer


All Ages

Join us and Challenge Island in celebrating “March is Reading Month” with a variety of Dr. Seuss-themed S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Tech, Engineering, Art, Math) activities! Our activities include designing a Cat in the Hat balance beam, creating a plinko-like game inspired by “Oh the Places You'll Go”, and making a Yertle the Turtle pet rock and playground. Don't miss out on the fun and excitement as we honor the legacy of Dr. Seuss and promote the love of reading! This event is fun for the whole family! Registration is per family with a max of 6 people in a family.

  • Late Registration: Deadline was Feb 17. To inquire about late registration options, call 616-748-3230
  • Cost: $45r/$60nr per family
  • Instructors: Rachel Franklin + Challenge Island staff
  • Date: Sat, Mar 2
  • Time: 5:30pm-8:00pm
  • Location: Cityside MS - Chix Coop


7-11 Yr Olds

Are you ready for a night of non-stop fun and creativity? We've got a special Tulip Time edition of "Challenge Island Kids Night Out" planned just for you! Get ready to design your very own windmills, create stunning paper flowers using capillary action, and build a Beehive out of hexagons! It's going to be a blast! Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to showcase your artistic skills and make new friends. Join us for Tiptoe Through the Tulips Kids Night Out and let the good times roll!

  • Register Here
  • Registration Deadline: Sat, Apr 20 (or when full)
  • Cost: $30r/$45nr
  • Instructors: Rachel Franklin + Challenge Island staff
  • Date: Sat, May 4
  • Time: 5:00pm-8:00pm
  • Location: Cityside MS - Chix Coop


9-14 Yr Olds

Join us to learn how to use technology to design a solid object using TINKERCAD, a 3D app used for design, electronics and coding! Participants will design their own small object that we will then 3D print for you to take home (ex: chess pawn, keychain, mini-figures, etc). Join us to have a blast while also learning the basics of designing, mechanics, electronics and coding. Since 3D printing takes some time, you will pick up your project at a later date from Zeeland Rec.

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $19r/$34nr
  • InstructorsAmped Reality Staff
  • Date: Tue, May 14
  • Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
  • Location: Cityside MS - ELA Room 

art exploration

5 Yr Olds-5th Gr

Join us to explore a variety of art media like painting, drawing, paper mache, mask making and more! We can't wait for a week of art and fun! 5 Yr Olds: Register based on age at the start of the program K-5th Gr: Register based on 2024-25 grade level.

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $79r/$94nr
  • Instructor: Jane Butler (ZPS Art Teacher)
  • Dates: June 10-14
  • 5 Yr Olds-1st Gr: 8:00am-9:30am
  • 2nd-3rd Gr: 9:30am-11:00am
  • 4th-5th Gr: 11:30am-1:00pm
  • Location: Lincoln Elementary - STEM Lab

embroidery for beginners

10-13 Yr Olds

Join the Zeeland Historical Society to learn the basics skills of hand embroidery! Students will learn how to use an embroidery hoop and basic embroidery stitches, as well as completing a project using those skills to take home. All supplies will be provided. No experience required.

  • Register Here
  • Registration Deadline: Wed, July 3 (or when full)
  • Cost: $40r/$55nr
  • Instructors: Zeeland Historical Society Staff
  • Dates: July 15-16
  • Time: 9:30am-11:30am
  • Location: 1881 New Groningen Schoolhouse (10537 Paw Paw Dr)