Movement at the Museum

July 20, 2024


Join us at the museum for free movement classes, all day on Saturday, July 20! Stay for all or pick and choose. While you are here, try some action art.  Add to the Splatter Paint and Art Walk community canvases between 1-4 pm. Most activities take place in the garden.


12:00-12:45 | TAI CHI



3:00-3:45 | FIT AND FUN


ACTION ART ACTIVITIES Drop-in, 1:00-4:00 pm

  • Splatter Paint: Use a fly swatter and add to a community canvas.

  • Paint Walk: Dip your feet in paint and walk across a community canvas to add your unique footprint.

Discover the graceful art of Tai Chi amidst the inspiring surroundings of the Saginaw Art Museum. Beginner Tai Chi sessions blend the tranquility of this martial art with the creative energy of the museum space. Join us for a harmonious journey of gentle movements and inner calm, where the beauty of art converges with the fluidity of Tai Chi. Embrace balance and mindfulness as you explore this unique fusion of culture and well-being. All are welcome.

Joe Turner has been a Tai Chi practitioner with 26 years experience.

This workshop is purposeful to provide a welcoming and supportive environment for individuals of all ages who are new to the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. This introductory session will cover basic jiu jitsu concepts, simple movements, and basic positions in a friendly and supportive environment. No experience is required – just come ready to learn and have fun! Recommended for adult beginners and children 5 and up.

Kyle Hanshaw is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt under Carl Rabideau of Palm BJJ in Freeland, MI.

At Palm BJJ, we strongly believe that martial arts can be for everyone, regardless of age, gender or experience levels. Throughout all of our programs, students will not only learn the necessary skill sets to protect themselves, we stand behind our realistic and practical approach, confident it will enable every member to achieve greatness and live their best life.  Learn more here. 

Learn the basics of tap dancing! Shuffle, flaps, buffalos, cramp rolls, and more! By the end, you’ll have learned a choreographed dance that is packed with basic tap moves. No tap shoes are necessary, but we recommend either wearing smooth, hard soled shoes and/or duct taping coins to the balls and heels of your shoes. Children and adults are welcome to join.

Katie Mielens is the Education Manager at Saginaw Art Museum and has nine years of experience in tap.

This workshop will start with static to dynamic stretching. Participants will learn about mind and muscle connection proper form and technique. Last, we start our cardio, plyometric and low impact that can be achieved at home. This group training class is fun but effective. We aim to improve muscular strength and endurance using body weight. All levels welcome!

Saginaw native Trel Frazier is a certified Wellness Coach and Strength and Conditioning Trainer who specializes in group and personal training. He aims to help individuals reach their fitness goals through fun and effective exercises.

This is a workshop that is based in breathing and yoga practice used for draining blockages in the body and boosting energy. Bringing a mat is encouraged, but some will be available. Chair modifications will also be available. This class is recommended for teens and adults.

Nicholas “Quazzy” Herd is an author, educator, and wellness consultant. Since 2014 he has been leading wellness sessions including yoga, meditation, and community circles. In addition to his dedication to wellness, he is a father and a family-oriented person. He has a diverse background in film, media, and audio that helps shape his unique and creative perspective.

Registration is not required but is appreciated.