Rochester, MI

Rochester is a city in Southwest Michigan and is a part of Oakland County. According to the 2010 census, the city has a population of 12,711. The area was first settled in 1817 by the Graham family. Rochester is named after a city in New York. It consists of three communities: Stoney Creek, The Bluffs, and Yates. In 2009, it was named one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live by Money Magazine and CNN. Rochester claims to have the largest Christmas parade in Michigan that takes place the first Sunday in December. It also has the Big Bright Light Show, in which the downtown storefronts are cover in colorful holiday lights. Other events throughout the year include the Spring Gallery Stroll, Heritage Festival, and Arts and Apples Festival. Top attractions are Paint Creek Trail, Meadow Brook Hall, and the Village of Rochester Hills.

Tuesday, April 23rd 2019

9:00am
Exploring Watercolor

This class is for all levels of experience. Beginning students benefit from working alongside more advanced students in a mixed setting. Techniques learned in this class enhance the skills of…

Paint Creek Center For The Arts
407 Pine St, Rochester, MI 48307, North Studio
Event Series
9:00am
Right Brained Drawing

Using exercises from "'Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" and guidance from a certified instructor, students discover intuitive drawing capabilities they didn't know they possessed! They steadily gain…

Paint Creek Center For The Arts
407 Pine St, Rochester, MI 48307, West Studio
Event Series
9:45am
Story Groups: Family Fun

PLEASE ONLY SIGN UP FOR ONE STORY GROUP PER SESSION! Register CHILDREN attending. For ages birth–5 with caregiver; traditional setting with books, songs, action rhymes and play. Story Groups are open…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd, Rochester, MI 48307, Story Room
Event Series
10:00am
Isha Foundation: Yoga For Beginners

CLASS BEGINS AT 10:30 A.M. Non-Library Event

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
10:45am
Story Groups: Little Scientists (ON MY OWN)

PLEASE ONLY SIGN UP FOR ONE STORY GROUP PER SESSION! Register CHILDREN attending. On my own time for 3–5 year olds; science themed session with books and exploration. Story Groups are…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd, Rochester, MI 48307, Story Room
Event Series
11:00am
Tuesday Hand Building & Wheel

All levels are welcome in this combination class. Beginning students focus on the fundamentals of hand building with clay: pinch pots, slab and coil method as well as receive a…

Paint Creek Center For The Arts
407 Pine St, Rochester, MI 48307, Clay Studio
Event Series
12:30pm
Acrylic Pours & Drags

Learn the basics of the art of acrylic pouring while creating beautiful works of art. This short term class covers different types of acrylic pours while teaching students how to…

Paint Creek Center For The Arts
407 Pine St, Rochester, MI 48307, North Studio
Event Series
4:30pm
Ceramic Adventures

In this class students explore a variety of clay techniques including pinch, coil, and slab methods. Individual attention will be given to each student as they discover the fun of…

Paint Creek Center For The Arts
407 Pine St, Rochester, MI 48307, Clay Studio
Event Series
4:30pm
Right Brained Drawing for Youth

Using exercises from "'Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" and guidance from a certified instuctor, students discover intuitive drawing capabilities they didn't know they possessed! They will steadily…

Paint Creek Center For The Arts
407 Pine St, Rochester, MI 48307, North Studio
Event Series
6:30pm
Advanced Digital Photography

Students expand their technical knowledge of the camera, exposures and lighting. Students learn how to control lighting and explore the world of image making more in depth. Students begin to…

Paint Creek Center For The Arts
407 Pine St, Rochester, MI 48307, West Studio
Event Series
6:30pm
Introduction to Ceramics

Students in this class begin by learning how to hand build with clay by using pinch, coil, and slab techniques. Later students get an introduction to the pottery wheel and…

Paint Creek Center For The Arts
407 Pine St, Rochester, MI 48307, Clay Studio
Event Series
6:30pm
Drawing the Town

This class focuses solely on how to draw buildings. Students learn about scale, perspective and value as they sketch and render interesting buildings from photographs and life. Working with mediums…

Paint Creek Center For The Arts
407 Pine St, Rochester, MI 48307, West Studio
Event Series

Wednesday, April 24th 2019

9:00am
Alla Prima Painting

Students learn to paint a fast, impressionistic style still life or landscape on a small 10x10”canvas and complete such painting during one 3-hour class. Reference pictures or photographs will be…

Paint Creek Center For The Arts
407 Pine St, Rochester, MI 48307, North Studio
Event Series
9:00am
Wednesday Morning Wheel

Learn the fundamentals of using clay on the pottery wheel. This class covers the basics of wheel thrown forms including cups, bowls, plates, vases and pitchers. Students learn from the…

Paint Creek Center For The Arts
407 Pine St, Rochester, MI 48307, Clay Studio
Event Series
9:45am
Story Groups: Preschool Time (ON MY OWN)

PLEASE ONLY SIGN UP FOR ONE GROUP PER SESSION! Register CHILDREN attending. On my own time for 3–5 year olds; traditional setting with books, songs, action rhymes and play. Story Groups…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd, Rochester, MI 48307, Story Room
Event Series
10:00am
Next Level Drawing

Need some brush up on your drawing skills? Do you need a bit more confidence with rendering and composition? This intense nine week course will bring your levels way up…

Paint Creek Center For The Arts
407 Pine St, Rochester, MI 48307, West Studio
Event Series
10:45am
Story Groups: Hop, Skip, & Jump

PLEASE ONLY SIGN UP FOR ONE GROUP PER SESSION! Register CHILDREN attending. For ages 2–5 with caregiver; physical activities in addition to stories and songs. Story Groups are open to children…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd, Rochester, MI 48307, Story Room
Event Series
12:30pm
Landscape Painting

Learn to turn vacation photographs into beautiful paintings! Students learn how to work from photographs and translate the landscape onto canvas. Students learn skills such as perspective, composition, light, and…

Paint Creek Center For The Arts
407 Pine St, Rochester, MI 48307, North Studio
Event Series
1:00pm
Art Sampler

Students in this class get experience with a variety of mediums such as printmaking, weaving, and collage. Creative thinking is encouraged as students learn about artistic process over product. Class…

Paint Creek Center For The Arts
407 Pine St, Rochester, MI 48307, West Studio
Event Series
4:30pm
Material Exploration

Students in this class learn about a new artistic process each week by studying famous artists both past and present. Some processes covered include printmaking, painting, drawing, and basic embroidery.…

Paint Creek Center For The Arts
407 Pine St, Rochester, MI 48307, West Studio
Event Series
4:30pm
Wheel Throwing for Youth

Wheel throwing is a skill that requires lots of practice. Students at this age work on mastering basic wheel throwing skills such as centering, pulling walls and creating basic shapes.…

Paint Creek Center For The Arts
407 Pine St, Rochester, MI 48307, Clay Studio
Event Series
4:30pm
Youth Painting Studio

Students in this class explore color and technique by working with different types of paint such as watercolor and acrylic. Through experimenting with paint application, composition and color mixing students…

Paint Creek Center For The Arts
407 Pine St, Rochester, MI 48307, North Studio
Event Series
6:00pm
RCS Toddler Time Together

CLOSED EVENT for RCS Toddler Time Together participants.

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
6:00pm
Paws

Practice your reading with trained therapy dog Abbey and her trainer Amanda! Call 248-650-7140 to schedule your 15-minute appointment. Bring your own book, or check one out from the library.

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307, Youth Department
Event Series
6:30pm
Introduction to Jewelry Making

This introductory class teaches students how to use various metals to create their very own bracelets, necklaces, rings and more! Students develop hand skills and become familiar with jewelry tools…

Paint Creek Center For The Arts
407 Pine St, Rochester, MI 48307, North Studio
Event Series
6:30pm
Wednesday Hand Building and Wheel

All levels are welcome in this combination class. Beginning students focus on the fundamentals of hand building with clay: pinch pots, slab and coil method as well as receive a…

Paint Creek Center For The Arts
407 Pine St, Rochester, MI 48307, Clay Studio
Event Series

Thursday, April 25th 2019

9:00am
Thursday Morning Painters

This class is for those who love to paint and enjoy the comradery that a studio atmosphere can provide. Individual attention is given to each student as they are encouraged…

Paint Creek Center For The Arts
407 Pine St, Rochester, MI 48307, North Studio
Event Series
9:45am
Story Groups: Tot Time

PLEASE ONLY SIGN UP FOR ONE STORY GROUP PER SESSION! Register CHILDREN attending. For independent walkers up to 35 months with caregiver; traditional setting with books, songs, action rhymes and play. Story…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd, Rochester, MI 48307, Story Room
Event Series
10:45am
Story Groups: Music & Me

PLEASE ONLY SIGN UP FOR ONE STORY GROUP PER SESSION! Register CHILDREN attending. For birth–5 with caregiver; music based session with books and action rhymes. Story Groups are open to children who…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd, Rochester, MI 48307, Story Room
Event Series
12:30pm
Intermediate to Advanced Watercolor

Ready to go to the next level in watercolor? This studio class is for the student familiar with watercolor but still needs direction and help to master the strategies and…

Paint Creek Center For The Arts
407 Pine St, Rochester, MI 48307, North Studio
Event Series