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Art Opportunities/Exhibitions

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Visit the Cultural Arts section of our website for more information Community Art.

We are searching for enthusiastic, arts loving residents who want to help support the arts in Novi. We have volunteer opportunities on the Cultural Arts Advisory Board and in the docent program at the Villa Barr Art Park. For more information, contact Amelia PurdyKetchum by email or call 248.347.0509. 


Abrakadoodle Art Classes Twoosy Doodlers

Fri, 10-10:45 
Sep 13-Oct 25 

“One Sweet World” This highly recommended art class for toddlers and their parent/caregiver helps to develop sensory and motor skills with fun and engaging art play. In this class your child will explore a world of yummy treats through art making methods. Make this delicious group of lessons oh-so-SWEET! The weekly materials fee is included in course cost. 

Age: 1yr 8mo-3yrs 
Price: Res. $120/Non-Res. $144 
Instructor: Abrakadoodle Art Enrichment 
Location: Township Hall 
Registration Ends: Sep 10

Intro to DSLR Photography

Wed, 7-8:30pm 
Jul 10-Jul 31 

This course will explore basic photography concepts and is designed for someone who is looking to get into photography or someone who already owns a DLSR camera. This course will explore and explain photography concepts, camera and lens types, shooting modes and settings, as well as best practices for storage of your digital images and options for editing images.  

Age: 16+ 
Price: Res. $60/Non-Res. $72 
Instructor: Shannon Ferguson 
Location: Novi Civic Center/Township Hall 
Registration Ends: Jul 08

Intro to DSLR Photography

Wed, 7-8:30pm 
Oct 9-30 

This course will explore basic photography concepts and is designed for someone who is looking to get into photography or someone who already owns a DLSR camera. This course will explore and explain photography concepts, camera and lens types, shooting modes and settings, as well as best practices for storage of your digital images and options for editing images.  

Age: 16+ 
Price: Res. $60/Non-Res. $72 
Instructor: Shannon Ferguson 
Location: Novi Civic Center/Township Hall 
Registration Ends: Oct 10

Adult Art Splash

Thu, 7-8:30pm 
Sep 12-Oct 24 

In this fun social and creative experience, you will learn how to paint on canvas with acrylic, create watercolor art and use oil pastels. There will be themed art projects, introductions to great artists, styles and techniques. All materials are provided with a trained qualified teacher, a wonderful opportunity to create your own original art.  

Age: 18+ 
Price: Res. $120/Non-Res. $144 
Instructor: Abrakadoodle Art Enrichment 
Location: Township Hall 
Registration Ends: Sep 09

Glass Fusing Projects Fall Tree Nightlight

Wed, 3-4:30pm or 7-8:30pm 
Sep 18 

Get in the fall spirit with these fun and easy crafts! After the participants put together their night lights the instructor will take them home and fire in her kiln. Participants will need to pick up their finished piece between Sep 26-Oct 3/ at the Novi Parks office during business hours.
 
Age: 10+ 
Price: $2 registration fee. $23 materials fee  is due to the instructor class 
Instructor: Kiss my Glass 
Location: Novi Civic Center 
Registration Ends: Sep 16

Abrakadoodle Art Classes - Doodlers

Sat, 10:30-11:30am 
Sep 14-Oct 26 

“Drawsters” Children develop drawing skills that ignite the entire creative process. Learn all aspects of drawing. Weekly materials fee is included in course cost. 

Age: 5-12 yrs 
Price: Res. $120/Non-Res. $144 
Instructor: Abrakadoodle Art Enrichment 
Location: Township Hall 
Registration Ends: Sep 10

Abrakadoodle Art Classes - Mini-Doodlers

Sat, 9:15-10:15am 
Sep 14-Oct 26 

“One Sweet World” Create the sweetest art in One Sweet World!  All the sweet stuff - fruits, desserts and drinks inspire young artists to try a variety of art making methods. Puzzles, printing and paper projects and more! The weekly materials fee is included in course cost.

Age: 3-5 yrs 
Price: Res. $120/Non-Res. $144 
Instructor: Abrakadoodle Art Enrichment 
Location: Township Hall 
Registration Ends: Sep 10

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Novi Civic Center Atrium Art Exhibits

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Now accepting applications for 2020. Visit cityofnovi.org/art for application information.

Summer 2019 Schedule

Jun 28-Jul 31 

Katie Iversen, Oil, Chalk, Pastel Art 

Summer 2019 Schedule

Aug 1-28 

Cara Hartmann, High Fashion Photography 

Summer 2019 Schedule

Sep 4-30

Colored Pencil Society of America Detroit Chapter #104 

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Villa Barr Tours and Events

Villa Barr Art Park

22600 Napier Road Villa Barr 

Art Park officially opened in October 2018 with pathways, interpretive signage and a picnic area designed to highlight the sculptures and natural features.  To learn more about the park, tours and art, visit cityofnovi.org/villabarr.

Villa Barr Tours and Events - Astronomy Night

Thu, 6-7:30pm 
Aug 8   

Learn all about the Villa Barr Art Park, its dozens of sculptures, and former owner David Barr with a docent led tour.

Age: All 
Price: No cost 
Location: Villa Barr Art Park. Park at north end of ITC Community Sports Park for shuttle

Villa Barr Tours and Events - Astronomy Night

Thu, 6-7:30pm 
Aug 15 

Learn all about the Villa Barr Art Park, its dozens of sculptures, and former owner David Barr with a docent led tour.

Age: All 
Price: No cost 
Location: Villa Barr Art Park. Park at north end of ITC Community Sports Park for shuttle

Villa Barr Tours and Events - Plein Air Night - CANCELLED

Thu, 6-7:30pm 
Aug 1 - CANCELLED

Learn all about the Villa Barr Art Park, its dozens of sculptures, and former owner David Barr with a docent led tour.

Age: All 
Price: No cost 
Location: Villa Barr Art Park. Park at north end of ITC Community Sports Park for shuttle

A Bus Tour of Novi – Art Edition

Thu, 6-9pm 
Aug 22 

Join us for a night around town – we’ll do the driving! We’ll start at Fuerst Park at 6pm with a brief lecture from John Sauve of the Man in the City sculpture series and local artist Brian Ferriby. Then we’ll move to Villa Barr Art Park and take a tour around the sculptures and grounds. Then we’ll make one last stop at Pavilion Shore Park where State Rep. Kathy Crawford will talk about the history of the park and the David Barr sculpture installed there. 

Age: 13+ 
Price: No cost. RSVP at 248.347.0400.  
Location: Meet at Novi Civic Center South Entrance at 5:45pm.  
Registration Ends: May 19

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Community Performance Groups

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Visit the Music section of our website for more information on these community performance groups.

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Dance
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Dance Demo Tuesdays

Dance Demo Tuesdays - Kids Hula

Tue, 5-5:30pm 

Aug 6

Try before you buy with Demo Tuesdays! These are fun, abbreviated class sessions where you will get the chance to meet the teacher and get a feel for the activity. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes. Register for free online.  

Ages : 4-12
Location: Fuerst Park Amphitheatre  
Registration Ends: Sunday prior to Tuesday class 
 
Registration Ends: Aug 04

Dance Demo Tuesdays- Musikgarten

Tue, 5-5:30pm 
Aug 27  

Try before you buy with Demo Tuesdays! These are fun, abbreviated class sessions where you will get the chance to meet the teacher and get a feel for the activity. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes. Register for free online.  

Ages : 3mo-3.5yrs 
Location: Fuerst Park Amphitheatre  
Registration Ends: Aug 25

Dance Demo Tuesdays- Princess Ballet

Tue, 5-5:30pm 
Aug 13

Try before you buy with Demo Tuesdays! These are fun, abbreviated class sessions where you will get the chance to meet the teacher and get a feel for the activity. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes. Register for free online. 
 
Ages : 3-5
Location: Fuerst Park Amphitheatre  
Registration Ends: Aug 11

Dance Demo Tuesdays- Creative Movers Dance Party

Tue, 5-5:30pm 
Aug 20 

Try before you buy with Demo Tuesdays! These are fun, abbreviated class sessions where you will get the chance to meet the teacher and get a feel for the activity. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes. Register for free online.  

Ages : 2.5-4
Location: Fuerst Park Amphitheatre  
Registration Ends: Aug 18

Baby Ballet

Thu, 11-11:30am 
Sat, 9-9:30am 
Sep 12-Oct 19 
 
Introduce your little one to the wonderful world of dance with this fun parent and toddler class. Participants will have fun with basic movement and steps with the support of mom or dad. Comfortable clothing recommended for little ones. 

Age: 2-3 yrs 
Price: Res. $45/Non-Res. $54 
Location: Novi Civic Center 
Registration Ends: Sep 07

Baby Ballet

Thu, 11-11:30am 
Sat, 9-9:30am  
Oct 24-Dec 14 

Introduce your little one to the wonderful world of dance with this fun parent and toddler class. Participants will have fun with basic movement and steps with the support of mom or dad. Comfortable clothing recommended for little ones. 

Age: 2-3 yrs 
Price: Res. $45/Non-Res. $54 
Location: Novi Civic Center 
Registration Ends: Oct 19

Creative Movers Dance Party

Tue, 4:45-5:15pm 
Sep 17-Oct 22 
 
Get ready to stretch, spin, and play as we explore a variety of gross motor skills. This class focuses on having fun, building coordination, and playing with all styles of rhythm and  movement. Children and their accompanying caregiver should dress comfortably for ease of movement. 

Age: 2.5-3 yrs
Price: Res. $45/Non-Res. $54 
Location: Novi Civic Center 
Registration Ends: Sep 12

Creative Movers Dance Party

Tue, 4:45-5:15pm 
Oct 29-Dec 10 

Get ready to stretch, spin, and play as we explore a variety of gross motor skills. This class focuses on having fun, building coordination, and playing with all styles of rhythm and  movement. Children and their accompanying caregiver should dress comfortably for ease of movement. 

Age: 2.5-3 yrs
Price: Res. $45/Non-Res. $54 
Location: Novi Civic Center 
Registration Ends: Oct 24

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Novi Civic Dance Program

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Visit the Dance section of our website for more information on Dance Opportunities.

Novi Civic Dance Program

There is a recital for youth dance classes on Saturday, December 8 at the Novi Civic Center. The recital price is included in your registration fee. More details will be available to parents after classes begin. All dance classes take place at the Novi Civic Center. 

Hip Hop III

Wed, 7:20-8pm 
Sep 11-Dec 4 

Students looking to take the class should already have a firm grasp on Hip Hop technique and be ready to learn at a faster rate, with more mature movement. Students should be able to connect movement and emotion with the music. We will also learn floor work, including basic freezes. 

Age: 5-9 yrs 
Price: Res. $135/Non-Res. $162 
Registration Ends: Sep 06

Jazz III

Wed, 6:40-7:20pm 
Sep 11-Dec 4 

Students looking to take the class should already have a firm grasp on jazz basics and be ready to learn at a faster rate, with more mature movement. Students should be able to connect movement and emotion with the music. Elements of lyrical and musical theatre may also be sprinkled in throughout the class. 
 
Age: 5-9 yrs 
Price: Res. $135/Non-Res. $162 
Registration Ends: Sep 06

Ballet Folklórico México Lindo

Mon, 8-9pm, Age: 18+ Beginner 
Nov 4-Dec 9 
Thu, 6-7pm, Age: 6-11 
Thu, 7-8pm, Age: 12-17 
Thu, 8-9pm, Age: 18+ Int/Adv 
Nov 7- Dec 19 

Students will learn footwork techniques, proper use of skirt technique, choreographic patterns and formations. All levels are welcome, 20% discount for participants 60+. 

Price: Res. $51/Non-Res. $61 
Instructor: Elsa Carrera  
Registration Ends: Nov 05

Ballet I

Mon, 5-5:40pm 
Jun 17-Aug 19 

Ballet I is for students looking to move beyond Princess Ballet. Students will begin with a stretch and light conditioning to increase flexibility and increase strength, and then proceed through classical ballet exercises at the barre and center. This is a really fun way for your dancer to enjoy the spotlight and show off their new skills. 

Age: 6-9 yrs 
Price: Res. $95/Non-Res. $122 
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Jun 10

Hip Hop I

Sat, 11:30am-12:10pm 
Sep 14-Dec 7 

This fun, high energy dance class will introduce participants to a variety of moves, steps and footwork. Dancers should wear comfortable clothes and sneakers.  

Age: 5-7 yrs 
Price: Res. $135/ Non-Res. $162 
Registration Ends: Sep 09

Hawaiian and Polynesian Dance

Wed, 6:15-6:45pm, Age: 4-12 
Jul 10-Aug 14
Wed, 6:45-7:45pm, Age: 13+
Jul 10-Aug 14 

You and your family will have a blast learning the hula with the Polynesian Dancers of Michigan! Students should wear comfortable clothing and all experience levels are welcome. 

Price: Res. $60/Non-Res. $72 
Location: Novi Civic Center  
Registration Ends: Jul 03

Jazz 1

Wed, 4:40-5:20 
Sep 11-Dec 4 

Dancers will be introduced to jazz fundamentals including warm ups, stretching, isolations and more. No experience needed for this beginner level class. 

Age: 5-9 yrs 
Price: Res. $135/Non-Res. $162 
Registration Ends: Sep 06

Jazz II

Wed, 5:20-6pm 
Sep 11-Dec 4 

Dancers will continue to expand on Jazz fundamental skills. This class is for students that have previously taken Jazz. 

Age: 5-9 yrs 
Price: Res. $135/Non-Res. $162 
Registration Ends: Sep 06

Ballet Folklórico México Lindo

Mon, 8-9pm, Age: 18+ Beginner 
Sep 23-Oct 21  
Thu, 6-7pm, Age: 6-11 
Thu, 7-8pm, Age: 12-17 
Thu, 8-9pm, Age: 18+ Int/Adv 
Sep 26-Oct 24  

Students will learn footwork techniques, proper use of skirt technique, choreographic patterns and formations. All levels are welcome, 20% discount for participants 60+. 

Price: Res. $51/Non-Res. $61 
Instructor: Elsa Carrera 
Registration Ends: Sep 24

Ballet I

Mon, 5:20-6pm 
Sep 16-Dec 2 

Ballet I is for students looking to move beyond Princess Ballet. Students will begin with a stretch and light conditioning to increase flexibility and strength, and then proceed through classical ballet exercises at the barre and center.  

Age: 5-9 yrs 
Price: Res. $135/Non-Res. $162 
Registration Ends: Sep 11

Hawaiian and Polynesian Dance

Sat, 9:15-9:45am, Age: 4-12 
Sat, 9:45-10:30am, Age: 12+ 
Sat, 10:30-11:45am, Advanced 
Wed, 6:15-6:45pm, Age 4-12 
Wed, 6:45-7:45pm, Age 13+ 
Sep 14-Dec 7 

Get into the rhythm of the island with this fun Hawaiian and Polynesian dance class! No experience necessary for Kids and Adults classes. No class Nov 30. \

Price: Res. $96/Non-Res. $115 
Location: Novi Civic Center 
Registration Ends: Sep 11

Hip Hop II

Wed, 6-6:40pm 
Sep 11-Dec 4 

Hip Hop II is for the older Hip Hop beginner, or for a younger student who has already progressed through Hip Hop I. Hip Hop II is for kids who are looking to have fun and learn how to dance freely to fun music! We will work on fun dance moves to upbeat music. Individual expression is a priority in this class, so prepare to make up your own moves!  

Age: 5-9 yrs 
Price: Res. $135/Non-Res. $162 
Registration Ends: Sep 06

Hip Hop and Jazz Workshop

Mon, 6:20-7pm 
Jun 17-Aug 19
Get the best of both styles in this fun fusion class! Students will begin with a classic jazz warm up, in which they will learn isolations and work on flexibility. Then, they’ll learn jazz progressions across the floor, including leaps, kicks, and turns. Finally, they’ll work on hip hop moves and tricks, and put it altogether in a final performance with elements from both styles. 

Age: 6-9 yrs 
Price: Res. $95/Non-Res. $122 
Location: Novi Civic Center 
Registration Ends: Jun 10

Tap and Toes

Mon, 5:40-6:20pm 
Jun 17-Aug 19

This is a combination ballet and tap dance class for beginning/intermediate students. This class is a great way to introduce children to dance! Girls Attire: pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes, black leotard and pink tights. Boys Attire: black ballet shoes, black tap shoes, shorts and t-shirt/tank top. Instructor will go over attire and where to purchase attire at the first class. This is a really fun way for your dancer to enjoy the spotlight and show off their new skills. 

Age: 3-6 yrs
Price: Res. $95/Non-Res. $122
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Jun 10

Tap and Toes I

Sat, 9:30-10:10am, 
Sep 14-Dec 7 

This is a combination ballet and tap dance class for beginning/ intermediate students. Girls Attire: pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes, black leotard and pink tights. Boys Attire: black ballet shoes, black tap shoes, shorts and T-shirt/tank top.  

Age: 3-5 yrs 
Price: Res. $135/Non-Res. $162 
Registration Ends: Sep 12

Princess Ballet

Mon, 4-4:40pm | Mon, 4:40-5:20pm 
Sep 16-Dec 2 
Sat, 10:10-10:50am 
Sep 14-Dec 7 

This class introduces ballet fundamentals in a fun, fairy tale princess format to young beginning dancers. Participants will have story time and learn dance basics, all while wearing their favorite princess dress! Any dress is acceptable for class as long as your little princess can move and dance in it.  

Age: 3-5 yrs 
Price: Res. $135/Non-Res. $162 
Registration Ends: Sep 12

Tap and Toes II

Sat, 10:50-11:30am 
Sep 14-Dec 7 

Tap and Toes II is for students that have already taken the introductory Tap and Toes class. During the first part of class, we will focus on ballet. Then they will put on their tap shoes and learn more tap basics. Students will perform two recital dances, one ballet, and one tap. 

Age: 5-7 yrs 
Price: Res. $135/Non-Res. $162 
Registration Ends: Sep 11

Tap, Toes, & Shimmy

Tue, 5:15-5:55pm 
Sep 17-Dec 3 

This class offers an immersive introduction to tap, ballet, and jazz dance. Children will learn stretches, basic skills, and simple vocabulary, while having fun and exploring a variety of musical styles and rhythms. Required attire includes tap shoes, ballet shoes, and a leotard and tights or form fitting clothing. 

Age: 4-6 yrs 
Price: Res. $135/Non-Res. $162 
Registration Ends: Sep 11

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Music

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Visit the Music section of our website for more information on Music Opportunities.

Beginner Ukulele

Sat, 9:15-9:45am 
Sep 14-Dec 7 

Playing the ukulele is fun and easier than you may think! With the right teaching, you can make music with your instrument for years, whether you’re just learning to strum a chord or you’ve been playing all your life. 

Age: 5+ (5-12yrs with adult) 
Price: Res. $96/Non-Res. $115 
Instructor: Polynesian Dancers of Michigan 
Location: Novi Civic Center 
Registration Ends: Sep 11

Musikgarten: Budding Sprouts

Mon, 10-10:40am 
Oct 21- Dec 2 
Tue, 10- 10:40am 
Oct 22- Dec 3 

Participate with your baby and toddler in singing, chanting, moving, dancing, focused listening, and instrumental play, including keyboards. Through this music and movement, your child’s musical aptitude and listening abilities are enhanced and further developed. Materials fee of $39 due to instructor for family material kit- includes: parent book, CD, digital code, and instrument. Materials used for both Fall sessions.  

Age: 3 months-3.5 years 
Price: Res. $72/Non-Res. $86 
Instructor: Janice Ferrarotti 
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Oct 16

Musikgarten: Budding Sprouts

Mon, 10-10:40am 
Sep 9- Oct 14  
Tue, 10- 10:40am 
Sep 10- Oct 15  

Participate with your baby and toddler in singing, chanting, moving, dancing, focused listening, and instrumental play, including keyboards. Through this music and movement, your child’s musical aptitude and listening abilities are enhanced and further developed. Materials fee of $39 due to instructor for family material kit- includes: parent book, CD, digital code, and instrument. Materials used for both Fall sessions.  
Age: 3 months-3.5 years 

Price: Res. $72/Non-Res. $86 
Instructor: Janice Ferrarotti 
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Sep 04

Beginning Basic Piano Skills

Thu, 5:30-6:30pm 
Jul 11-Aug 29 

This group experience will allow students (and parents) the opportunity to discover whether the piano is the best instrument for them. Instrument will be provided in class and instrument in home will be helpful. $2 material fee due to instructor at first class. 

Age: 6-10 
Price: Res. $100/Non Res. $120
Instructor: Charlotte Moore-Viculin 
Registration Ends: Jul 08

The Novi Choralaires Open Rehearsals

Tue, 7:30-9:30pm 
Sep 3, Sep 10 

The Choralaires Choir is seeking new members for all voice parts. Those interested in joining for the 2019/2020 season are invited to attend the open rehearsals. For more info contact the Choralaires by email or visit novichoralaires.org.  

Price: No cost for open rehearsals. $60 for fall season. 
Location: Novi Middle School Choir Room 
Registration Ends: Drop in rehearsals

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Theatre

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Visit the Theatre section of our website for more information on Theatre Opportunities.

Novi Youth Theatre Auditions Mary Poppins JR

Sat, 12-5pm 
Sep 7 

Audition packet will be available online at cityofnovi.org/art starting Aug 26. There is a mandatory parent meeting on Sep 17 at 6:30pm. Price includes most costume pieces, scripts, music, cast photo, and cast T-shirt. Rehearsals are generally scheduled for Tue/ Sat or Thu/Sat and a detailed schedule will be developed after casting. Show dates are scheduled for Nov 14-17. 

Age: Grades 1-8 
Price: No cost to audition. If cast, participation fee is $165 for Novi resident and $198 for non-resident.  
Instructor: In the Mitten Productions 
Registration: Pre-registration starts Aug 1 at cityofnovi.org/art (no fee)

Audition Workshop

Thu, 6-7:30pm 
Sep 5 

During the audition workshop we will teach the performers the material (songs and/or dance) that will be used during the audition. This is also an opportunity to meet the production crew and other kids who are auditioning, ask questions and give your performer a bit more confidence going into auditions that weekend. Theatre programs take place at the Novi Civic Center. 

Age: Grades 1-8 
Price: No charge 
Instructor: In the Mitten Productions 
Registration Ends: Drop in program

Summer Camps

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