Learn, laugh, and experience Grand Rapids like a local with immersive classes, workshops, and events.

Choose from the following to create your group's custom hands-on itinerary:

Cooking class at the Local Epicurean Haley Chicoine for Experience GR
Cooking Classes (2-3 hours)

The Local Epicurean offers a wide variety of classes that will help beginners and experienced cooks alike build their culinary abilities.

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Brush Studio in GR. Hands-on Activity. Rachel Greiner for Experience GR
Brush Studio (1.5-2.5 hours)

Bring home a souvenir of your own creativity - Brush Studio provides the paint, instruction, music and beverages you need to make a masterpiece.

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Having fun during while creating a candle. Experience Grand Rapids
Candle Making (1-2 hours)

Visit Wax Poetic Candle Bar to create your own custom-scented candle, complete with soy wax, cotton wicks and clean-burning, toxin-free fragrance oils.

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Flower arranging in Eastern Floral Rachel Greiner for Experience GR.
Floral Design (1-2 hours)

Expert designers from Eastern Floral, serving for 70+ years, will walk you through the steps of a beautiful floral arrangement.

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Thought_Design_002 Courtesy of Thought Design
Culinary Workshops (2-3 hours)

Choose from a variety of cooking classes that engage all five senses to deepen the learning experience at Thought Design, a "mind lab" that fosters creativity and connection.

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Hands-on Extras

Transform unfinished wood into a wall-worthy art piece. Learn how to assemble a charcuterie board, make a quilt, or create your own beauty products.

Britny Avery, Specialty Sales Manager Mod Bettie for Experience Grand Rapids
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For complimentary assistance planning your itinerary or making travel arrangements, contact Britny Avery.

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