transformative art + design academy

culturally relevant transformative art design academy for youth from all backgrounds


Fall Studios 2017

middle school

Bugs, Birds and beasts! 

Wednesdays 10/25/17 - 12/6/17  (No class the week of Thanksgiving)


Inspired by the work of early explorers, this class will head into the wild and draw the creatures we find.  We will also play around with making these drawn animals into characters, logos, or mascots.  We'll take advantage of the beautiful animals on display indoors, but please dress for the weather!  Class meets at the Outdoor Discovery Center's Field Lab; see registration for details. 


high school

Character Design 101

Thursdays 10/26/17 - 12/7/17  (No class the week of Thanksgiving)


Are you interested in working for an animation studio in the future?  Or perhaps working to develop video games or illustrating graphic novels?  Designer and illustrator Alysha Lach White will lead students through the process of developing a character of your choosing from start to finish.  Class meets in downtown Holland; see registration for details.


open studio for 9th-12th grade (application only)

Mondays 10/23/17 - 12/4/17  (No class the week of Thanksgiving)


Open Studio is a place for you to grow as an artist while exploring issues and topics that affect you and your generation.  It is a chance to dig deeper into the joys and struggles we face, while creating art that challenges and invites positive changes in ourselves and others.  Class meets at Fellowship Reformed Church in the Art Studio; see registration for details.


Details on field trips coming soon!