Art Education in Albion and Marshall



The program aims to embrace and enhance the relationship between art and recreation, engage and connect Calhoun County residence and artists and promote the arts to children, parents and grandparents. In addition to classes and displays the Art Connect Project is providing a year of free studio work space at Schuler Arts for three Albion visual artists for professional and creative development.

The participating artists represent a wide spectrum of art-making practices and mediums and include Nobel Schuler, Bobbie Van Eck, Jerome Washington, Craig Bishop, Sabine LeDieu, Pete Williams, and Maureen Reed. Schuler ArtsCreativity Retreat Center is located at 1201 Maple Street in Albion and can also be viewed at and on Facebook: Schuler Arts

The October series of free art classes include four offerings:

Play with Clay: Nobel Schuler’s “Play with Clay” series will introduce participants to the basic skills of working with clay using hand-building techniques and the potter’s wheel. (3 separate classes, one at 10:00 AM, 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM)

Glass Fusing: Bobbie Van Eck’s “Glass Fusing” series will explore the art of fusing glass, how to design, cut, nip and join glass elements together to create a beautiful jewelry pendant or unique ornament. (3 separate classes, one at10:00 AM, 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM)

Basics of Drawing: Jerome Washington’s “Basics of Drawing” classes will explore shape, form, and shadow and the fundamental elements of drawing and design. (3 separate classes, one at 10:00 AM, 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM)

Creative Art Cards: Pete William’s “Creative Art Cards” will teach how basic designs can be creatively transformed through paper engineering and simple pop-up techniques. (3 separate classes, one at 10:00 AM, 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM)

To register online for a class-Visit the Albion Recreation Department Programs at If registration assistance is needed you may call Mr. Larry Williams at the Albion Recreation Department-(517) 630-1369 or Nobel Schuler-(517) 629-8293. You may also register online for the November class series and be sure to also follow on Facebook: Schuler Arts.


Art Education

EastEnd Studio & Gallery in Marshall offers after school youth art classes.  Regular and scholarship students (and donations) are now being accepted!  Connector rides available, including to Albion!

Middle School students – consider getting a small group to try this adventure together and ride home on the connector bus!