Special Programs


FREE Kid’s Creative Space Crafting Library & Drop-In Days:

Open daily during gallery hours, our FREE Creative Space is a wonderful resource available to the entire community. Drop in with kids or grandkids of all ages and enjoy this special crafting space, stocked with fun craft supplies, art-themed kids’ books and games, puzzles, and more! This free program is made possible by a generous grant from the Sally Guzowski Family Foundation. Please do not leave your children unattended, thank you! No registration required, just join us any time for some creative fun and games!


We also host monthly FREE Drop-In Day events during the winter and spring, hosted by instructors who lead families through unique, themed craft projects. All are welcome to attend for free, all supplies are provided. Drop-In Days meet on the top floor of the OAC from 10:00 am to noon. Please do not leave your children unattended, thank you!

Monthly Drop-In Days Schedule for 2024:
January 20 – Winter Animals
February 10 – Be My Valentine
March 9 – Out of This World!
April 20 – Happy Earth Day


Silver Art Experience:
OAC is collaborating with regional assisted- and senior-living facilities to provide a unique creative experience for area seniors. Once a month, residents visit the Art Center and are led through an engaging art activity with our project leaders, Jennifer Flynn and Morgan Kelsey. The benefits of encouraging seniors to participate in creative exercises are many: they experience new and increased socialization, practice coordinated motor skills, find an outlet for creative expression, build self esteem, and much more! If you or someone you love would benefit from participating in this program, please contact Morgan Kelsey, OAC Program Coordinator, at 231-352-4151 x 103 or morgan@oliverart.org for more information.

Schedule of Activities for 2024 Silver Art Experience Classes:
March 27 – Watercolor Landscapes
April 24 – Watercolor Bamboo
May 29 – Clay Sculpture
June 26 – Acrylic Painting
July 31 – Nature Art
August 28 – Collage Creation
September 25 – Printmaking
October 30 – Halloween Lanterns
November 27 – Pastels & Pottery
December 18 – Holiday Ornaments