Art Encounters


Join us for a series of arts experiences with professional Michigan artists. These creative sessions are for all levels of experience from novice to professional. Bring a friend or family member to spend quality time together, or simply join our next session to connect with other artists!
Why: to ignite passion in the visual arts to enhance the quality of life in our community!
How: bringing people together to learn new techniques and media with opportunities to connect and create.
What: classes, workshops, drop-in sessions, opening event activities, and more!

People in the Lansing area are seeking opportunities to come together, share experiences, and enjoy one another. For over thirty years, the gallery has coordinated high-caliber educational programs in conjunction with qualified teaching artists, including K-12 exhibitions, instructional experiences, and a student art gallery. New in 2017, Art Encounter established the following goals:

To make the arts more accessible.
To increase attendance.
To offer hands-on creative experiences.
To enhance community value of arts and culture and encourage future involvement.


Art Encounters offered at the Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center

Adult Workshops
Workshops offered on Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons featuring a variety of art projects you can make and take home with you. For more information see our Adult Workshop page HERE.

Open Art House
Need space to work on an art project, need inspiration, or want to meet other art makers? Bring your own materials (i.e. your knitting, drawing paper) and join us at the Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center for Open Art House,.

2018 Open Art House Dates: October 7, November 4 and December 2

Special thanks to our program funders, including Mariel Foundation and Joe D. Pentecost Foundation.