Our summer program of classes and workshops is made possible by a grant from the Farmington & Farmington Hills Foundation for Youth & Families


Fiddle Jam with Robin Bloomberg of Baroque Violin Shop

Thursday, June 23rd at 7:30 PM

In-Person at the Kickstart Gallery & Shop. All Ages, No Pre-Registration is Required.

Join Robin Bloomberg of the Baroque Violin Shop for an evening of music-making. Bring your instruments down to the gallery. Lead sheets will be provided.


Youth Clay Workshop with Doug & Laura Delind

Friday, June 24th, from 10-11 AM

In-Person at the KickstART Gallery & Shop. Ages 6-12, Pre-Registration is required. This class is FULL.

All participants for this activity will be asked to show proof of Covid 19 vaccination and to remain fully masked. This workshop is free and all materials will be provided.  Class size is limited.


Youth Printmaking Workshop with Doug & Laura Delind

Friday, June 24th, from 2-3 PM

In-Person at the KickstART Gallery & Shop. Ages 6-12, Pre-Registration is required. Register HERE.

All participants for this activity will be asked to show proof of Covid 19 vaccination and to remain fully masked. This workshop is free and all materials will be provided.  Class size is limited.


Memoir Writing Workshop with Joy Gaines-Friedler

Saturday, June 25th, at 4:00 pm

Flash memoirs are short vignettes of our experiences…the time you were laid-off from a job you loved; the car accident that changed your life; the time a squirrel got into the house, or a bat, or how you and your dad went to ballgames together until that first time you went without him. It is that story. But it is also what you make of the story, a deeper story truth: how it changed, or inspired you. I will show you what I mean, and I will help you mine material to write about. Please bring paper (preferably unlined) and a pen. Or a journal. Preferably with unlined paper. 

Joy Gaines-Friedler is a multiple Pushcart Prize nominee. Her work is widely published in over 90 literary magazines and anthologies. Joy teaches creative writing for nonprofits including, among others, prison creative arts programs, shelters, ‘at risk’ communities, and as a Visiting Writer at universities and other schools. She also teaches private workshops in Memoir & Poetry. The author of three full-length books of poetry, she is the 2021 co-winner of the Friends of Poetry Chapbook Contest.  https://joygainesfriedler.wordpress.com

This class is for Adults, 18+. Pre-Registration is required.  Class size is limited.  All participants must be fully-masked for the duration of the workshop. Register HERE.