Ludington Area Center for the Arts
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After-School Art-Ventures

LACA is proud to announce a new program for elementary children: ‘After-School Art Ventures!’  The program runs from 3:30 - 5:15 p.m. Registration is $5 per day and requires a weekly commitment each month.

Ludington Area School District will provide transportation from Ludington Elementary to LACA for this program! To sign up for LASD School Bus transportation, you must email Debby at the transportation office with your student’s name and days they will be riding to LACA: Make sure to select the LACA Bus (17D) in the PikMyKid App. Make sure to select the LACA Bus (17D) in the PikMyKid App. 

‘After-School Art-Ventures’ follows the Ludington Elementary school calendar. Art-Ventures will not hold a program on scheduled half-days, no-school days, or unscheduled snow days. If an instructor is ill and cannot teach, Art-Ventures will still hold a program, but a different project may be taught. 

Parents and guardians must fill out a consent form for each student before starting the program. The consent form can be found at or LACA during business hours on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. LACA is located in downtown Ludington at 107 S. Harrison Street.

Volunteers are needed to assist instructors with projects. If you are interested in volunteering, fill out a volunteer form and background check at LACA.

This program is made possible by grants from the Community Foundation for Mason County, Patrick and Maria O'Hare Fund of the Community Foundation for Mason County, and Pennies from Heaven Foundation.

Tuesday in January Crafts w/ Deb Borema

  • Jan 3. Pom Pom Animals
  • Jan. 10 Make a Board Game!
  • Jan. 17 A Bear and Northern Lights Painting
  • Jan. 24 Build a Lighthouse
  • Jan. 30 Pictures with Stones

Wednesday in January Pottery w/ Mary Case

  • Jan. 4 Create Clay Cookie Jar
  • Jan. 11 Glaze Cookie Jar
  • Jan. 18 Potter’s Wheel
  • Jan. 25 Glaze Pottery

Thursdays in January Pottery w/ Mary Case

  • Jan. 5 Acrylic Painting I
  • Jan. 12 Acrylic Painting II
  • Jan. 19 Watercolor I
  • Jan. 26 Watercolor II

Wednesday in February Pottery w/ Mary Case

  • Feb. 1 Clay Valentine
  • Feb. 8 Paint Valentine 
  • Feb. 15 Potter’s Wheel
  • Feb. 22 Glaze Pottery

Thursday in February Pencil, Pen, Ink and Found Object Sculpture w/ Mary Case

  • Feb. 2 Color Pencil, talk about found objects
  • Feb. 9 Found Object Sculpture I
  • Feb. 16 Found Object Sculpture II
  • Feb. 23 Pen and Ink

Tuesday in February  Wearable Art w/ Alayne Speltz for 8+ year olds, Cathy Coleman for under 8 years old

  • Feb 7 Wearable Art I / Polymer Clay Valentine Necklace or Keychain
  • Feb. 14 Wearable Art II / Pipe Cleaner Rings and Bracelets
  • Feb. 21 Wearable Art III / Popsicle Stick Bracelets and Found Object Bracelets
  • Feb. 28 Wearable Art IV / Fleece Scarf

Tuesdays in March - Drawing w/ Cathy Coleman
  • Mar. 7 Line Drawing I
  • Mar. 14 Line Drawing II
  • Mar. 21 Animals out of Hand Drawings

Wednesdays in March Printmaking w/ Mary Case

  • Mar. 8 Printmaking I 
  • Mar. 15 Printmaking II 
  • Mar. 22 Printmaking III

Thursdays in March Pottery w/ Mary Case

  • Mar. 9 Clay Bird Feeder
  • Mar. 16 Potter’s Wheel 
  • Mar. 23 Glaze Pottery 

Tuesdays in April - Painting w/ Cathy Coleman
  • Apr. 4 Acrylic Painting I
  • Apr. 11 Acrylic Painting II
  • Apr. 18 Watercolor Painting I
  • Apr. 25 Watercolor Painting II

Wednesdays in April Pottery w/ Mary Case

  • Apr. 5 Pottery I
  • Apr. 19 Pottery II
  • Apr. 26 Pottery III

Thursdays in April Storybook Making w/ Mary Case

  • Apr. 6 Storybook Making I
  • Apr. 13 Storybook Making II
  • Apr. 20 Storybook Making III
  • Apr. 27 Storybook Making IV

Tuesdays in May - Critters and Printmaking w/ Cathy Coleman
  • May 2 Pipe Cleaner Critters I
  • May 9 Printmaking I Greeting Cards (Mother's Day Gift)
  • May 16  Pipe Cleaner Critters II
  • May 23 Printmaking II
  • May 30 Printmaking III (shirt)

Wednesdays in May Pointillism and Perspective w/ Mary Case

  • May 3 Pointillism I
  • May 10 Pointillism II
  • May 17  Perspective I
  • May 24 Perspective II
  • May 31 End of Year Art Party

Thursdays in May Pottery w/ Mary Case

  • May 4 Pottery I 
  • May 11 Pottery II 
  • May 18 Pottery III
  • May 25 Pottery VI 
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