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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 
Registration is closed

“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 

Intro to DSLR Photography

Wed, 7-8:30pm 
Oct 9-30 
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Oct 10

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 

Adult Art Splash

Thu, 7-8:30pm 
Sep 12-Oct 24
Registration is closed

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 

Glass Fusing Projects Fall Tree Nightlight

Wed, 3-4:30pm
Sep 18
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Sep 16

Wed, 7-8:30pm
​Sep 18
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Sep 16

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 

Snowman Nightlight

Thu, 3-4:30
Nov 21
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Nov 19

7-8:30pm
Nov 21
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Nov 19

Get in the fall spirit with these fun and easy crafts! After the participants put together their nightlights, the instructor will take them home and fire in her kiln. Participants will need to pick up their finished piece at the Novi Parks office during business hours.

Age: 10+
Price: Res. $28/Non-Res. $34
Instructor: Kiss my Glass
Location: Novi Civic Center

Abrakadoodle Art Classes - Doodlers

Sat, 10:30-11:30am 
Sep 14-Oct 26 
Registration is closed

“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 

Abrakadoodle Art Classes - Mini-Doodlers

Sat, 9:15-10:15am 
Sep 14-Oct 26
Registration is closed

“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 

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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

Sep 4-30
Colored Pencil Society of America Detroit Chapter #104

Oct 1-31
Stephanie Hall, Photographer

Nov 1-Dec 4
Mary Kondraciuk, Acrylic Painter

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Villa Barr Tours and Events

Scavenger Hunt at Villa Barr

Sep 15-Oct 15

Check out all that Villa Barr has to offer with this fun scavenger hunt! Participants will use their smartphone to complete missions including answering clues, taking photos and more. Download the Goosechase App (available on iTunes and android devices), sign up, and get going to the park! Start and finish at any time within the timeframe. The winner will receive a special prize to be announced on the Novi Parks Facebook page on Sep 15. Visit cityofnovi.org/villabarr to learn more about the park.

Age: All
Price: Free event
Location: Villa Barr Art Park
Registration Ends: No registration necessary

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
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Dance Demo Tuesdays

Baby Ballet

Thu, 11-11:30am
Sep 12-Oct 17
Registration is closed

Sat, 9-9:30am
Sep 14-Oct 19
Registration is closed

Thu, 11-11:30am
Oct 24-Dec 5
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Oct 19

Sat, 9-9:30am
Oct 26-Dec 14
Click here to register. Registration Ends: 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 

Creative Movers Dance Party

Tue, 4:45-5:15pm
Sep 17-Oct 22
Registration is closed

Tue, 4:45-5:15pm 
Oct 29-Dec 10 
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Oct 24

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 

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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. 

Princess Ballet

Mon, 4-4:40pm
Sep 16-Dec 2
Registration is closed

Mon, 4:40-5:20pm
Sep 16-Dec 2
Registration is closed

Sat, 10:10-10:50am
Sep 14-Dec 7
Registration is closed

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 

Ballet I

Mon, 5:20-6pm
Sep 16-Dec 2
Registration is closed

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

Tap and Toes I

Sat, 9:30-10:10am, 
Sep 14-Dec 7 
Registration is closed

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 

Tap and Toes II

Sat, 10:50-11:30am 
Sep 14-Dec 7
Registration is closed

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 

Tap, Toes, & Shimmy

Tue, 5:15-5:55pm 
Sep 17-Dec 3 
Registration is closed

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 

Jazz 1

Wed, 4:40-5:20 
Sep 11-Dec 4
Registration is closed

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 

Jazz II

Wed, 5:20-6pm 
Sep 11-Dec 4 
Registration is closed

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 

Jazz III

Wed, 6:40-7:20pm 
Sep 11-Dec 4 
Registration is closed

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 

Hip Hop I

Sat, 11:30am-12:10pm 
Sep 14-Dec 7 
Registration is closed

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 

Hip Hop II

Wed, 6-6:40pm 
Sep 11-Dec 4
Registration is closed

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 

Hip Hop III

Wed, 7:20-8pm 
Sep 11-Dec 4 
Registration is closed

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 

Ballet Folklórico México Lindo

Mon, 8-9pm, Age: 18+ Beginner 
Sep 23-Oct 21  
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Sep 24

Thu, 6-7pm, Age: 6-11 
Sep 26-Oct 24  

Thu, 7-8pm, Age: 12-17 
Sep 26-Oct 24  

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 

Ballet Folklórico México Lindo

Mon, 8-9pm, Age: 18+ Beginner 
Nov 4-Dec 9
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Nov 05

Thu, 6-7pm, Age: 6-11
Nov 7- Dec 19 
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Nov 05

Thu, 7-8pm, Age: 12-17 
Nov 7- Dec 19 
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Nov 05

Thu, 8-9pm, Age: 18+ Int/Adv
Nov 7- Dec 19 
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Nov 05

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  

Hawaiian and Polynesian Dance

Sat, 9:15-9:45am, Age: 4-12
Sep 14-Dec 7 
Registration is closed

Sat, 9:45-10:30am, Age: 13+
Sep 14-Dec 7 
 
Registration is closed

Sat, 10:30-11:45am, 13+ Advanced
Sep 14-Dec 7 
Registration is closed

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 

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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

Mon, 10-10:40am 
Sep 9- Oct 14  
Registration is closed

Tue, 10- 10:40am 
Sep 10- Oct 15 
Registration is closed

Mon, 10-10:40am
Oct 21- Dec 2
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Oct 16

Tue, 10- 10:40am 
Oct 22- Dec 3
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Oct 16

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

Beginner Ukulele

Sat, 9:15-9:45am 
Sep 14-Dec 7 
Registration is closed

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 

Novi Concert Band

Fall Concert
Sun, 2pm
Oct 20

Holiday Concert
Sun, 2pm
Dec 8

Interested musicians can join the group on Tuesday evenings starting in September. Contact them at noviconcertband@live.com for details on rehearsal locations and other questions.
Price: Free events for the community
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: No registration required

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Theatre

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

Summer Camps

See cultural arts summer camps: 
Dance 
Theater 
Art