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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 Novi Parks by email or call 248-347-0400.

Abrakadoodle Art Classes - Doodlers+

Draw Anime - Step by step instruction to help children learn to draw Anime Characters (Japanese cartoon style). Learn about the basics of head and facial features plus body shapes, hands and feet, animal anime and more. Materials fee is included for each session.

Age: 13-16
Price: Res. $90/Non-Res. $108
Instructor: Abrakadoodle Art Enrichment
Location: Novi Civic Center
 

Mon, 6:45-7:45pm
Jan 6-Feb 24
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Jan 02

Abrakadoodle Art Classes - Doodlers+

Drawsters - Drawing Upon Imagination
Through Abrakadoodle’s unique Drawsters program, students learn skills that will last them a lifetime and help their imaginations take flight. They learn about contour drawing, patterning, font design, cartooning and other drawing techniques. Each lesson builds confidence and creativity while exploring fun and interesting artists and
artist styles. This is not about copying the teacher’s drawing, but rather about learning skills and using your imagination to create unique art!

Age: 13-16
Price: Res. $90/Non-Res. $108
Instructor: Abrakadoodle Art Enrichment
Location: Novi Civic Center

Mon, 6:45-7:45pm
Mar 2-Apr 6
 
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Mar 27

Abrakadoodle Art Classes Twoosy Doodlers

“Cute and Cuddly” This highly recommended art class for toddlers and their parent/caregiver helps to develop sensory and motor skills with fun and engaging art play. Calling little art lovers of all things cute and cuddly! Who doesn’t love to snuggle up with a favorite blanket, cuddle a cute teddy bear, or hug and kiss loved ones? Young artists will explore these ideas and more in their artwork through the lens of beloved children’s book characters and illustrations. Students will have cute and cuddly sensory experiences, talk about emotions, and delve into favorite stories. It’s time to cuddle up with good books and make some amazing cute and cuddly artwork!

Age: 1yr 8mo-3
Price: Res. $90/Non-Res. $108
Instructor: Abrakadoodle Art Enrichment
Location: Novi Civic Center

Wed, 10:45-11:30am
Mar 4-Apr 8
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Feb 28

Abrakadoodle Art Classes Twoosy Doodlers

“Pets and Puppies” This highly recommended art class for toddlers and their parent/caregiver helps to develop sensory and motorskills with fun and engaging art play. Bark! Oink! Neigh! Playful pets are meowing your way! They will splat, pounce, wiggle,and take shape into lively artistic creations! Explore your senses while having a hoppin’ good time experimenting with painting, stamping, gluing, mark making, 3D art and more as you create
special projects inspired by all kinds of pets! The weekly materials fee is included in course cost

Age: 1yr 8mo-3yrs 
Price: Res. $90/Non-Res. $108
Instructor: Abrakadoodle Art Enrichment 
Location: Novi Civis Center

Wed, 10:45-11:30am 
Jan 15-Feb 19 
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Jan 13

Adult Art Splash

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.  The weekly materials fee is included in course cost.

Age: 18+ 
Price: Res. $138/Non-Res. $166
Instructor: Abrakadoodle Art Enrichment 
Location: Novi Civic Center

Thu, 7-8:30pm 
Jan 16-Feb 20
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Jan 02

Thu, 7-8:30pm
Mar 5-Apr 9
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Feb 27

Abrakadoodle Art Classes - Doodlers

“Pets and Puppies” Hop, pounce, or bark your way into these unique, vibrant, creations of Pets and Puppies! Our developing artists will explore exceptional projects inspired by innovative artists and pets! These colorful pets will soar into your hearts and homes as you have a PET-tastic time experimenting with painting, collage, sculptural art and more! With painting, stamping, gluing, mark making, 3D art and more as you create special projects inspired by all kinds of pets! The weekly materials fee is included in course cost.

Age: 5-12
Price: Res. $90/Non-Res. $108
Instructor: Abrakadoodle Art Enrichment
Location: Novi Civic Center
 

Thu, 5:30-6:30pm 
Jan  16-Feb 20 
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Jan 13

Abrakadoodle Art Classes - Mini-Doodlers

“Pets and Puppies” Bark! Oink! Neigh! Playful pets are meowing your way! They will splat, pounce, wiggle, and take shape into lively artistic creations! Explore your senses while having a hoppin’ good time experimenting with painting, stamping, gluing, mark making, 3D art and more as you create special projects inspired by all kinds of pets! The weekly materials fee is included in course cost.

Age: 3-5
Price: Res. $90/Non-Res. $108
Instructor: Abrakadoodle Art Enrichment
Location: Novi Civic Center

Wed, 9:30-10:30am 
Jan 15-Feb-19
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Jan 13

Abrakadoodle Art Classes - Doodlers

America the Beautiful! The United States of America is a big country made up of 50 different states! From the coasts of Florida to the mountains of Colorado, each state has its own unique traits. Make art inspired by Midwest landscapes, California redwoods, Washington, DC monuments and more! Learn how artists like Helen Chellin and Lee Kelly are inspired by their home states. Begin your journey across America by exploring the United States with these fun, beautiful landmarks!

Price: Res. $90/Non-Res. $108
Instructor: Abrakadoodle Art Enrichment
Location: Novi Civic Center
 

Thu, 5:30-6:30pm
Mar 5-Apr 9
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Mar 02

Abrakadoodle Art Classes - Mini Doodler

“Cute and Cuddly” Calling little art lovers of all things cute and cuddly! Who doesn’t love to snuggle up with a favorite blanket,cuddle a cute teddy bear, or hug and kiss loved ones? Young artists will explore these ideas and more in their artwork through the lens of beloved children’s book characters and illustrations.
Students will have cute and cuddly sensory experiences, talk about emotions, and delve into favorite stories. It’s time to cuddle up with good books and make some amazing cute and cuddly artwork!

Age: 3-5
Price: Res. $90/Non-Res. $108
Instructor: Abrakadoodle Art Enrichment
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Feb 28

Wed, 9:30-10:30am
Mar 4-Apr 8

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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.

Fall 2019 Schedule

Dec 9-Jan 3
Allison Janicki

Winter 2020 Schedule

Jan - Novi Photo Club
Feb - Peter Manschot
Mar - Cassell & Associates
Apr - Malcolm Wang

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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.

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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

Baby Ballet

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 

Thu, 11-11:30am
Jan 16-Mar 26
 
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Jan 14

Sat, 9-9:30am
Jan 18-Mar 28
 
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Jan 14

Hip Hop I

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

Sat, 11:30am-12:10pm 
Jan 18 - Mar 28
 
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Jan 16

Hip Hop II/III

Hip Hop II/III is for the older hip hop beginner, or for a younger student who has already progressed through hip hop classes & has a firm grasp on hip hop technique. Hip hop II/III is for kids who are looking to have fun and learn how to dance freely to fun music! Students should be able to connect movement and emotion with the music. We will also learn floor work, including basic freezes. Individual expression is a priority in this class, so prepare to make up your own moves!

Age: 5-9
Price: Res. $135/Non-Res. $162

Wed, 6-6:40pm
Jan 15-Mar 25
 
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Jan 13

New! Adult Ballet Beginner/Intermediate

This new class allows teens and adults to learn ballet basics while improving flexibility, strength, and posture. If you’ve ever wanted to learn ballet, this is the class for you! This is also a great class for adults who have done ballet in the past. The class will begin at the barre and teach fundamentals in a traditional setting. Vaganova Russian technique will be taught. All experience levels are welcome in this no-judgement ballet class for beginners.

Age: 16+
Price: Res. $84/Non-Res. $101

Wed, 7:25-8:25 pm
Jan 15 - Feb 19
 
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Jan 13

Wed, 7:25-8:25 pm
Feb 26 - Apr 1
 
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Feb 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

A recital for youth dance classes will take place on Sunday, April 5, at the Novi Civic Center. The recital price is included in your registration fee. More details will be available to parents after classes begins. All classes take place at the Novi Civic Center.

Princess Ballet

This popular 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

Mon, 4-4:40pm
Jan 6-Mar 30
*No class Jan 20 & Feb 17
 
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Jan 04

Mon, 4:40-5:20pm
Jan 6-Mar 30
*No class Jan 20 & Feb 17
 
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Jan 04

Sat, 10:10-10:50am
Jan18- Mar 28
 
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Jan 16

Jazz II/III

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

Age: 5-9
Price: Res. $135/Non-Res. $162

Wed, 5:20-6pm
Jan 15-Mar 25
 
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Jan 13

Ballet I

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

Mon, 5:20-6pm
Jan 6-Mar 30
*No class Jan 20 & Feb 17
 
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Jan 02

Tap and Toes I

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

Thu, 10:20-11:00am, 
Jan 16-Mar 26 
 
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Jan 13

Sat, 9:30-10:10am
Jan18-Mar 28
 
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Jan 16

Tap and Toes II

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

Sat, 10:50-11:30am 
Jan 14-Mar 24
 
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Jan 16

Tap, Toes, & Shimmy

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;
Instructor: Erin Eagen

Tue, 5:15-5:55pm 
Jan 14-Mar 24 
 
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Jan 10

Jazz 1

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

Wed, 4:40-5:20pm 
Jan 15-Mar 25
 
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Jan 13

Hawaiian and Polynesian Dance

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

Price: Res. $100/Non-Res. $120
Hula Basics Price: Res. $80/Non-Res. $96
Location: Novi Civic Center

Tue, 6-6:45pm  
Jan 14-Mar 17

Kid's Hula
Age: 5-12
 
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Jan 03

Tue, 6:45-8pm 
Jan 14-Mar 17

New! Tahitian Dance
Age: 5+
 
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Jan 03

Sat, 9-9:40am
Jan 18-Mar 21

Hula Basics
Age 5+
 
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Jan 09

Sat, 9:45-11am
Jan 18-Mar 21

Halau Hula
Age 13+
 
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Jan 09

Sat, 11am-12:30pm
Jan 18-Mar 21

Perfomance group
Age: Invitation Only
 
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Jan 09

New! Ballet II

A new class for the serious, young ballet student. Improve ballet technique with two days of class and more time to focus on improvements in flexibility and strength, all while mastering new steps. Students must wear pink ballet shoes, pink tights, and a black leotard and are required to wear hair in a neat bun.

Age: 5-9
Price: Res. $245/Non-Res. $294
Registration by instructor permission only.

Mon/Wed 6-6:45pm
Jan 6-Mar 30
*No class Jan 20 & Feb 17 
 
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Jan 02

Ballet Folklórico México Lindo

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  

Thu, 6-7pm
Nov 7- Dec 19 

Age: 6-11
Registration is closed

Thu, 7-8pm,
Nov 7- Dec 19 

Age: 12-17 
Registration is closed

Thu, 8-9pm
Nov 7- Dec 19 

Age: 18+ Int/Adv
Registration is closed

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Music

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

Musikgarten: Budding Sprouts

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 winter sessions.  

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

Mon, 10-10:40am
Jan 6-Feb 24
*No class 1/20 & 2/17
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Jan 02

Mon, 10-10:40am
Mar 9-Apr 20
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Mar 05

Tue, 10-10:40am
Jan 7-Feb 25
*No class 1/20 & 2/17
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Jan 02

Tue, 10-10:40am
Mar 10-Apr 21
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Mar 05

Novi Choralaires Spring Show

Interested musicians contact the Novi Concert Band via Email for details on rehearsal locations and other questions.

Price: Free events for the community
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: No registration required
 

Sat, 7:30pm
Apr 25

The Novi Choralaires Open Rehearsals

The Choralaires Choir is seeking new members for all voice parts. Those interested in joining for the 2020 Winter/Spring 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/term. 
Location: Novi Middle School Choir Room 
Registration Ends: Drop in rehearsals

Tue, 7:30-9:30pm 
Jan 7, Jan 14 

The Novi Choralaires Holiday Concerts

The Novi Choralaires invite the community to attend its Winter’s Night concerts. Tickets are available at the door. Additionally, during weekends in December, the group will be caroling throughout Novi Town Center. For more information, contact the Choralaires by email  or visit novichoralaires.org

Price: $10 for individuals over 12

Sun, 4 pm
Dec. 15 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Farmington Hills

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Theatre

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

Audition Workshop

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 that 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.

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

Thu, 6-7:30pm
Jan 16

Novi Youth Theatre Auditions - Little Mermaid Jr.

Audition packet will be available online at cityofnovi.org/art.
There is a mandatory parent meeting on January 28 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 (performers may be asked to attend all days of rehearsals) and a detailed schedule will be developed after casting. Show dates are scheduled for April 16-19.

Grades: 1-8
Price: No cost to audition. If cast, fee is $165/resident and $198/non-resident.
Instructor: In the Mitten Productions

Sat, 12-5 pm
Jan 18

Summer Camps

See cultural arts summer camps: 
Dance 
Theater 
Art