Youth Art

Spring & Summer

Drawing Architecture of West Michigan

5th-7th Gr

If you love drawing or are interested in a career in architecture… this is the program for you! Come study the architectural design and history of various buildings around West Michigan! Participants will learn to draw, shade, contour and blend the following West Michigan architecture: Big Red Lighthouse, Felt Estate, De Zwaan Windmill, Meyer May House, and Devos Place. We'll conclude the course by designing and drawing our own building of choice! Register based on 2023-24 grade level

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $115r/$130nr
  • Instructor: Jael Stilwell
  • Dates: Tue & Thur | June 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29
  • Time: 4pm-5:30pm
  • Location: New Groningen Elementary - Multipurpose 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 start of program. K-5th Gr: Register based on 2023-24 grade level

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $69r/$84nr
  • Instructor: Jane Butler (ZPS Art Teacher)
  • Dates: June 12-16
  • 5 Yr Olds-1st Gr: 8am-9:30am
  • 2nd-3rd Gr: 9:35am-11:05am
  • 4th-5th Gr: 11:30am-1pm
  • Location: New Groningen Elementary - Multipurpose Room 

Tulips in History and Art

8-11 Yr Olds

Calling all artists! Join the Zeeland Historical Society to learn how to draw and paint tulips using acrylic paint on a variety of surfaces (slate, paper, canvas, etc). In addition to the drawing/painting skills, we’ll also learn about the history of Tulips and how they relate to the Netherlands. Come join the fun!


Pressed Flowers

8-11 Yr Olds

If your child has an interest in nature and/or flowers, this is the class for them! Join the Zeeland Historical Society to learn about the ancient art of flower pressing! Participants will examine flowers, learn about the history of flower pressing, learn how to press flowers and learn the many ways that pressed flowers can be used. Participants will then create a bookmark, note card and a framed flower picture to take home!


Hand Sewing for Beginners

10-12 Yr Olds

Join the Zeeland Historical Society to learn the basic skills of hand sewing and why hand sewing was such an important skill in history! Participants will learn the techniques of using a thread, needle and thimble, as well as different stitches such as a running stitch, a seam stitch and other techniques. At the end of the class students will take home their own hand-sewn pouch!