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GAAC offers diverse and exciting classes for all skill levels. Some are taught in the center of Glen Arbor, tucked away in our wooded location. Others are taught in the beautiful pastoral setting of Thoreson Farm, located in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Our instructors have impressive credentials and extensive teaching experiences. In addition, we have a generous scholarship program for persons who qualify; please inquire.

Adult Classes

Whether you want to discover your inner artist or are a trained professional, we have something for you. Expand your knowledge, experiment with new ideas, and explore new media.

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Youth Classes

Our toddler through teen classes are designed to tap into the joy of artistic exploration, provide the basics of art techniques, and to encourage the development of young artists. Our teachers are artists themselves and love to bring out the natural creativity of young people. They are fun, supportive, and inspiring, guiding children in finding their own self-expression.

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Immerse yourself in one of our multi-day workshops. These unique events allow you to delve into a topic and refine your skills among like-minded artists. Receive individual guidance and feedback from nationally known artists. Our quiet surroundings, so increasingly rare in the world today, are invaluable to anyone seeking a bit of inspiration.

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