Spring Class Schedule

The calendar is constantly under construction based on teens’ interest and needs. Check back frequently.

It’s important to know classes are just one aspect of the Open Doors experience. Each teen works individually with an advisor to create a relevant, specific, and inspired learning plan.

Powerful Possibilities

Instructor: Jacob Sabourin

A seminar in which teen members discuss real issues in their lives and current events they see in the local community. We connect these issues to regional and global patterns, media narratives, and international relations. Topics can range from biology to history to geography to sociology to politics to philosophy.


Instructor: Rebecca Kirk

Life is all around us. Let’s explore what we know about it and discover what we don’t.

Art Studio

Instructors: Mary Mystzka – watercolor

Terese Olson – watercolor

Patti Sevensma – photography

Deb Vandeusen – ceramics

Carol Laurn – drawing

Kim Gill – collage

Led by a team of six professional artists and members of Grand Valley Artists , Open Doors students have the opportunity to work in a real artist’s studio, experiment with their own ideas and designs, receive guidance on technique, and collaborate with others on group projects.




Instructor: Andi Job

A physical education class involving free play with a plethora of possible activities including but not limited to tennis, basketball, baseball, frisbee, martial arts, double dutch, poi, dance, battle gaming, badminton, hiking, water polo, dodgeball, skee ball, rock climbing, or general horseplay.



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