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Outdoor Gallery Exhibit: Pam Spicer

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

The vibrant paintings of Traverse City artist Pam Spicer is the 2021-2022 installation in the Glen Arbor Arts Center’s Outdoor Gallery. Five of Pam’s paintings will be reproduced on 5-foot-square weather-resistant aluminum panels by Image360 of Traverse City.

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After School Arts: Fall Session

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Glen Arbor Arts Center offers quality, immersive experiences for our community’s youngest artists, in grades K – 4, to help them build a life-long foundation of participation and appreciation for the fine arts.

$65.00 – $75.00

Exhibit: Woodland Studies

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

The Glen Arbor Arts Center is exhibiting Woodland Studies, a small exhibition of black and white photographs by Grand Rapids photographer Rodney Martin

PaperWork Exhibition

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

PaperWork is an exhibition about works on paper, and works made from paper. It focuses on paper used in a wide array of applications...

Wintery Worlds, Ink & Watercolor Session 1

Virtual

Date: January 23 Time: 10 am-12 pm Registration Deadline: January 20 Location: Livestream via Zoom Indigo shadows fall across the snow,  a fresh stomped trail leads to a cozy cabin, a cheerful chickadee bounces in the pine branches above. Each Zoom session will consist of an interactive demo, a warm-up painting and sketch, and a […]

$18.00 – $22.00
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Manual Photography Basics

Virtual

Date: January 24, 31, and February 7 Time: 5 - 5:40 pm (Eastern Standard Time) Registration Deadline: January 21 @ 1pm Location: Online via Zoom Take your photos to the […]

$75.00 – $85.00
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Nature Journaling: Science and Art

Virtual

Date: January 30, February 13 and 27 Time: 1:30-3:00 pm Registration Deadline: January 30 @ 12 pm Location: Livestream via Zoom (a Zoom link will be sent two days before […]

$20.00 – $65.00

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After School Arts: Winter Session

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Dates: February 3, 10, 17, 24 and March 3 Time: 4:00pm - 5:30 pm Registration deadline: January 31 Through thoughtful instruction and engaging, process-oriented projects, the GAAC hopes to inspire […]

$65.00 – $75.00

Wintery Worlds, Ink & Watercolor Session 2

Virtual

Date: February 6 Time: 10 am-12 pm Registration Deadline: February 3 Location: Livestream via Zoom Indigo shadows fall across the snow, a fresh stomped trail leads to a cozy cabin, […]

$18.00 – $22.00

Wintery Worlds, Ink & Watercolor Session 3

Virtual

Date: February 20 Time: 10 am-12 pm Registration Deadline: February 19 @ 12 pm Location: Livestream via Zoom Indigo shadows fall across the snow, a fresh stomped trail leads to […]

$18.00 – $22.00

Copper Enameling – Kiln and Torch Fired

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: February 26 Time: 10 am - 3 pm, with a lunch break Registration Deadline: February 25 @ 12 pm Explore all the possibilities of enameling, which uses both a kiln and a torch to fire finely ground glass with pigments and minerals onto metal. This class covers preparing the base metal, sifting the enamel […]

$110.00 – $125.00

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Exploring Japanese Pottery

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Dates and Times: March 4 and 11; 1-3 pm; March 18 and 25; 12:30-3:30 pm Registration Deadline: March 1 Location: GAAC This workshop is for all levels - from absolute beginners to experienced potters who wish to explore Japanese pottery making. We will explore Japanese pottery’s 15,000 year history from the Jomon era to the […]

$175.00 – $195.00

Puppet Adventures

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

A Puppet Master’s epic characters are magically brought to life through world-class puppetry.

Puppet Workshop

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: Saturday, March 5, 2022 Time: 2 pm Registration Deadline: March 2 A creative workshop using paper materials to create fascinating characters and rich animation techniques to bring stories to life. This puppet workshop will take place after a free performance which occurs from 1 pm - 2 pm. All children must be accompanied by […]

$20.00 – $30.00
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Knitting: Just the Basics

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: March 8 and 15 Time: 12:00-3:00 pm Registration Deadline: March 5 Location: GAAC We will briefly discuss yarn: fiber, yarn weight (what the numbers mean), needles (what the numbers mean), ball band - much info is contained on this piece of paper so please bring your ball band to class. We will also briefly […]

$65.00 – $75.00

Exhibit: 2022 Member Create

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

For longer than anyone can remember, the Glen Arbor Arts Center has presented an annual exhibition of work created by its members. As diverse as the GAAC’s members are, so, too, is the work they make.

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After School Arts: Spring Session

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Dates: April 7, 21, 28 and May 5, 12 Time: 4:00pm - 5:30 pm Registration deadline: April 4 Through thoughtful instruction and engaging, process-oriented projects, the GAAC hopes to inspire and support all children in building their own creative confidence. Our five-week sessions offer students an engaging visual arts experience that focuses on technique, exposure […]

$65.00 – $75.00

Moving Metal: Fold Forming

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: April 13 Time: 10 am - 3 pm Registration Deadline: April 10 Location: GAAC Fold Forming is an exciting technique of metalworking where metal is folded, annealed (softened with a torch), and unfolded, creating beautiful textured 3-dimensional forms. There will be demonstrations and hands-on work in copper using hammers, anvils, and our hands in […]

$95.00 – $110.00

Sashiko Embroidery: Mark Making with Thread

Date: April 22 and 29 Time: 1 - 4 pm Registration Deadline: April 22 Location: GAAC This course will explore the traditional art of Japanese Sashiko style embroidery by encouraging students to create their own expressive pattern ideas influenced by ancient Sashiko designs. A short mark-making exercise with unconventional materials on paper will result in […]

$90.00 – $105.00
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Exploring Cold Wax and Oil

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: April 23 and 24 Time: 9 am - 4 pm Sat and 10 am - 3 pm Sun Registration Deadline: April 20 Location GAAC This two-day workshop will introduce or add to the artist's knowledge of painting with cold wax and oils. This expressive medium is a wonderful way to move your work into […]

$225.00 – $250.00

Exhibit: On the Precipice

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

The Glen Arbor Arts Center is showing On The Precipice, a collaborative exhibition of paintings and poems by Linda Alice Dewey and Anne-Marie Oomen.

Exploring Linocut Printmaking and Monotype

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Sorry, this class has been cancelled. Date: April 30 Time: 10 am - 3pm (one-hour lunch break) Registration Deadline: April 27 Location: GAAC This class is designed to explore relief printmaking AND monotype. Students learn how to use linoleum, linocut tools, experiment with mark-making, carve, roll ink, and print by hand. Using color or black […]

$125.00 – $140.00

Parallel 45’s Reading Series presents Lungs

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

The world is getting hotter, there’s unrest overseas—the seas themselves aren’t very calm—and one couple is thinking about having a child. Lungs is a smart and funny drama...

Outdoor Gallery Exhibit: Carrie Hensel

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Ann Arbor artist Carrie Hensel's impressionistic landscape paintings will be the 2022-23 Outdoor Gallery installation at the Glen Arbor Arts Center.

Artist-In-Residence Presentation: David LeGault

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

The Glen Arbor Arts Center’s 2022 Suzanne Wilson Artist-in-Residence program begins May 1 with the arrival of writer David LeGault.

Watercolor Botanicals

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: May 14 Time: 10 am-1 pm Registration Deadline: May 11 Location: GAAC Pick up your paintbrush and experiment with watercolor. Practice basic techniques and learn tips for layering color and creating texture to create beautiful botanical designs. Working with Michigan flora, you'll practice watercolor washes, color mixing, mark-making, and techniques for creating texture. To […]

$75.00 – $85.00

Exhibit: Flags

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Flags represent everything -- from a nation to a world view to one’s affinity and allegiance to a sports team. They’re objects that are saturated with meaning.

Mini Masterpieces

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

The Glen Arbor Arts Center’s annual Mini Masterpieces outdoor exhibit is on display. Mini Masterpieces are 3 x 3” canvases illustrated and painted by community members in Leelanau County.

Artist-In-Residence Presentation: Rosalie Sanara Petrouske

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

The geography and geology of the Sleeping Bear Dunes will be the focus of writer Rosalie Sanara Petrouske’s work during her May 15 - 28 artist residency with the Glen Arbor Arts Center.

Clothesline Exhibit: Prayer Flags

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

The Glen Arbor Arts Center looks to the East for inspiration for the 2022 Clothesline Exhibit. This year’s theme is prayer flags.

Unconditional PRIDE Artist PopUP + Demo at the GAAC

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

The Glen Arbor Arts Center and Up North Pride are creating the collaborative Unconditional PRIDE Artist PopUP + Demo, June 4, 11 am – 3 pm at the GAAC.

Artist-In-Residence Presentation: Quinn Faylor

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

The flora and fauna of the Sleeping Bear Dunes will be the focus of Detroit artist Quinn Faylor’s work during their Glen Arbor Arts Center residency May 29 – June 11.

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Open Pottery Studio

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Dates: June 15 - October 27 Times: Wednesdays 1-4 pm and Thursdays 6-9 pm Registration Deadline: October 2 Location: Thoreson Farm This is an opportunity for those with prior clay experience to renew their work with clay and those taking GAAC clay classes to practice their newly learned skills in a supportive and creative environment. […]

$150.00 – $165.00
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2022 Art Rangers Camp Session 1

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: June 20, 21 and 23 Time: 9:30am-12pm  Registration Deadline: June 17 @ 1pm Location: GAAC GAAC's Art Camps bring together two unique visual arts opportunities for artists 6-12 years old. Classes include all art materials. Instructors will help campers foster natural creativity, self-expression, art techniques and offer a real FUN time! The Art Rangers […]

$120.00 – $135.00

Solstice Plein Air – Sundown at the Beach

Bay Lane Beach MI

Date: June 21 Time: Sundown - exact time TBD Registration Deadline: June 18 Location: Bay Lane Beach Paint the longest day of the year–the Summer Solstice. We’ll meet at sundown at Bay Lane Beach (an email with details will be sent a couple of days before the class).  Each student will get individual attention to […]

$55.00 – $65.00

Artist-In-Residence Presentation: Valerie Mann

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

iber artist Valerie Mann will explore and fabricate a new body of work based on grief, both personal and global, during her Glen Arbor Arts Center residency June 12 - 25.

Enameled Jewelry

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: June 25 Time: 10 am - 3 pm Registration Deadline: June 22 Location: GAAC Explore all the possibilities of enameling, which uses both a kiln and a torch to fire finely ground glass with pigments and minerals onto metal. This class covers preparing and cutting the base metal, sifting the enamel onto the surface, […]

$110.00 – $125.00

Pottery Sampler

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: June 26 Time: 1-4 pm Registration Deadline: June 26 Location: Thoreson Farm In this class we will explore throwing on the wheel, extruding, and slab building. Experience three fun ways of making with clay in a positive environment and beautiful setting.

$75.00 – $90.00
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2022 Art Rangers Camp Session 2

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: June 27, 28 and 30 Time: 9:30am-12pm Registration Deadline: June 27 Location: GAAC GAAC's Art Camps bring together two unique visual arts opportunities for artists 6-12 years old. Classes include all art materials. Instructors will help campers foster natural creativity, self-expression, art techniques and offer a real FUN time! The Art Rangers camp is […]

$120.00 – $135.00

Sketching on the Go

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: June 28 Time: 9 am - 2:30 pm Registration Deadline: June 28 Location: GAAC Enjoy the outdoors more deeply by sketching--even if it's in your own backyard. This one-day session will take place at two sites—one will focus on the outdoor urban environment and the other on the natural landscape. Participants will practice quick […]

$80.00 – $95.00

Nature Journaling 1: Science and Art LIVE!

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: June 29 Time: 10 am - 2 pm (break for lunch) Registration Deadline: June 26 Location: Thoreson Farm Nature Journaling is collecting and organizing your observations, questions, connections, and explanations on the pages of a notebook using words, pictures, and numbers. You do not need to be an artist or a naturalist to begin! […]

$10.00 – $50.00

Ice Cream Bowls

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: June 30 Time: 1:30-3:30 pm Registration Deadline: June 30 We LOVE ice cream around here and think delightful handmade bowls go perfectly with our favorite scoop! So join us for this fun afternoon of hand-building from a slab of clay. Jessica will teach all the tricks to using a slab to create a personalized […]

$35.00 – $45.00

QuinTango

Glen Lake School 3375 W Burdickville Rd, Glen Arbor, Maple City

QuinTango’s woman-powered quintet plus their male Argentine bandoneon player re-imagine traditional tango using classical chops, jazz harmonies, and arrangements. Get you free reservations for the June 30th concert.

Free

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Monsterpieces

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Dates: July 5 and 6 Time: 10 am-1 pm Registration Deadline: July 1 Two heads? Spiked tail? Six eyes? Young artists explore the fantastical figures that many of us dream and read about. Students look to stories and animals for inspiration and create mythical creatures of their own using their imagination and fiber art techniques, […]

$65.00 – $75.00
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Plein Air at the Farm

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: July 6, 7, and 8 Time: 9 am - 1 pm Registration Deadline: July 3 Location: Thoreson Farm Experience Plein air oil painting in the historic Port Oneida landscape. This workshop will introduce Plein air painting techniques and teach strategies for depicting natural and rural landscapes. On day one, we will cover the introduction, […]

$210.00 – $245.00

Prayer Flags

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: July 7 Time: 10 am-2 pm Registration Deadline: July 7 Prayer Flags are a Tibetan tradition where prayers and mantras are printed on fabric flags and hung outside, allowing the wind to spread goodwill and compassion to all. We will create our personalized mixed-media versions on paper to hang outside and blow in the […]

$55.00 – $65.00

Artist-In-Residence Presentation: Amanda Kendrick

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Indiana artist Amanda Kendrick will use her Glen Arbor Arts Center residency to switch gears. Kendrick has built a studio practice based on painting. During her June 26 – July 9 residency...

Dimensional Collage

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: July 9 Time: 9:30 am - 12 pm Registration Deadline: July 6 Location: GAAC Collage is one of the most accessible forms of creative expression. In this class, we springboard off the flat surface. Students will make several collages, then try techniques that can add three-dimensional interest to the collage: color choices and value, […]

$35.00 – $50.00

Raku Saturday 1

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: July 9 Time: 1-4 pm Registration Deadline: July 6 Location: Thoreson Farm Experience the excitement of traditional Japanese Raku pottery as practiced in the west today. Glaze, decorate, and fire already made pots in this one-day workshop. We may even write a haiku!

$50.00 – $60.00

July Artist PopUP + Demo at the GAAC

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

The Glen Arbor Arts Center’s second, 2022 artist PopUP is July 10, 11 am – 3 pm at the GAAC.

2022 Art Rangers Camp Session 3

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: July 11, 12 and 14 Time: 9:30am-12pm Registration Deadline: July 8 @ 1pm Location: GAAC GAAC's Art Camps bring together two unique visual arts opportunities for artists 6-12 years old. Classes include all art materials. Instructors will help campers foster natural creativity, self-expression, art techniques and offer a real FUN time! The Art Rangers […]

$120.00 – $135.00
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2022 Clay Cubs Camp Session A

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: July 11, 12 and 15 Time: 10am-12:30pm Registration Deadline: July 8 @ 1pm Location: GAAC GAAC's Art Camps bring together two unique visual arts opportunities for artists 6-12 years old. Classes include all art materials. Instructors will help campers foster natural creativity, self-expression, art techniques and offer a real FUN time! The Clay Cubs […]

$120.00 – $135.00
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Glazes – Problems and Solutions

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: July 11, 12, and 15 Time: 1 - 4 pm Registration Deadline: July 8 @ 1 pm Location: Thoreson Farm Successful and consistent glazing can sometimes seem mysterious and be very frustrating. Problems and defects in class are many. In this class we will take an in depth look at the mid-range glazes (cone […]

$190.00 – $210.00
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Pottery on the Wheel 1

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Dates: July 11, 18, 25 and August 1 Time: 6 - 9 pm Registration Deadline: July 8 @ 1 pm Location: Thoreson Farm Learn and practice wedging, centering, throwing, and trimming basic forms. Enjoy one-on-one interaction as you learn the skills needed to become comfortable working on the potter’s wheel. Class will include basics of […]

$250.00 – $275.00

Alternative Books: You Do You!

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: July 13 Time: 10 am-3 pm (with a lunch break) Registration Deadline: July 8 Create your fun, unique and soulful one-of-a-kind art book. We will be using "tossed out" hardcover books. Come prepared to play and experiment, as Claudia will teach various techniques. This fun-filled class is for all skill levels! Bring your hardcover […]

$45.00 – $55.00

Nature Journaling 2: Science and Art LIVE!

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: July 15 Time: 10 am - 2 pm (break for lunch) Registration Deadline: July 15 Location: Thoreson Farm Nature Journaling is collecting and organizing your observations, questions, connections, and explanations on the pages of a notebook using words, pictures, and numbers. You do not need to be an artist or a naturalist to begin! […]

$10.00 – $50.00

Collage Portraits

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: July 16 Time: 10 am - 2pm (with a break for lunch) Registration Deadline: July 13 Location: GAAC Have you ever looked at a picture of a pear and thought it looked like a nose? Or a car grill that looked like teeth? Or fried eggs that looked like eyes? In this workshop you […]

$45.00 – $55.00

Raku Saturday 2

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: July 16 Time: 1-4 pm Registration Deadline: July 13 Location: Thoreson Farm Experience the excitement of traditional Japanese Raku pottery as practiced in the west today. Glaze, decorate, and fire already made pots in this one-day workshop. We may even write a haiku!

$50.00 – $60.00

2022 Art Rangers Camp Session 4

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: July 18, 19 and 21 Time: 9:30am-12pm Registration Deadline: July 18 Location: GAAC GAAC's Art Camps bring together two unique visual arts opportunities for artists 6-12 years old. Classes include all art materials. Instructors will help campers foster natural creativity, self-expression, art techniques and offer a real FUN time! The Art Rangers camp is […]

$120.00 – $135.00
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2022 Clay Cubs Camp Session B

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: July 18, 19 and 22 Time: 10am-12:30pm Registration Deadline: July 15 @ 1pm Location: GAAC GAAC's Art Camps bring together two unique visual arts opportunities for artists 6-12 years old. Classes include all art materials. Instructors will help campers foster natural creativity, self-expression, art techniques and offer a real FUN time! The Clay Cubs […]

$120.00 – $135.00
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Tiny Houses

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Dates: July 18, 19 and 22 Time: 1 - 4 pm Registration Deadline: July 15 @ 1 pm Location: Thoreson Farm In this popular class we will be constructing tiny clay houses using extruded and slab-rolled parts. Various decorating techniques will be used to finish the houses. Weather permitting, we will Raku fire the houses […]

$190.00 – $210.00
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Writing Table: A Creative Writing Workshop

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Dates: July 19, 20 and 21 Time: 1-4 pm Registration Deadline: July 14 Does writing bring you joy? This workshop will help you create and sharpen your fiction or poetry. We will write each day and hold peer discussions and insights to help make our writing better. Use motivational prompts to create new work or […]

$125.00 – $140.00

Abstract AND Representational Painting on YUPO

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: July 23 Time: 9 am - 4 pm Registration Deadline: July 20 Location: GAAC You will love the forgiveness and workability of YUPO paper. There are no mistakes that cannot be easily fixed. This surface is forgiving and perplexing at the same time. Made of Polypropylene, this surface is non-absorbent and offers exciting textural […]

$155.00 – $175.00

Raku Saturday 3

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: July 23 Time: 1-4 pm Registration Deadline: July 20 Location: Thoreson Farm Experience the excitement of traditional Japanese Raku pottery as practiced in the west today. Glaze, decorate, and fire already made pots in this one-day workshop. We may even write a haiku!

$50.00 – $60.00
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2022 Art Rangers Camp Session 5

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: July 25, 26 and 28 Time: 9:30am-12pm Registration Deadline: July 24 Location: GAAC GAAC's Art Camps bring together two unique visual arts opportunities for artists 6-12 years old. Classes include all art materials. Instructors will help campers foster natural creativity, self-expression, art techniques and offer a real FUN time! The Art Rangers camp is […]

$120.00 – $135.00
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2022 Clay Cubs Camp Session C

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: July 25, 26 and 29 Time: 10am-12:30pm Registration Deadline: July 22 @ 1pm Location: GAAC GAAC's Art Camps bring together two unique visual arts opportunities for artists 6-12 years old. Classes include all art materials. Instructors will help campers foster natural creativity, self-expression, art techniques and offer a real FUN time! The Clay Cubs […]

$120.00 – $135.00
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Beyond Glaze – Surface Decoration

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Dates: July 25, 26 and 29 Times: 1 - 4 pm Registration Deadline: July 22 @ 1 pm Location: Thoreson Farm Go beyond your comfort zone and learn Sgraffito, Slip-trailing, and Over glaze brushwork. These three techniques will add to your pottery experience while bringing new depth to your work.

$190.00 – $210.00
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The Fundamentals of Composition for Painters

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: July 27 and 28 Time: 9 am - 4:00 pm Registration Deadline: July 24 Location: Thoreson Farm Have fun learning how the simple fundamentals of artistic composition will make you a better painter. Explore the basics of scene selection and design; the easy to understand principles of visual perspective; massing and building of form; […]

$175.00 – $195.00

Raku Saturday 4

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Sorry, this class has been cancelled. Date: July 30 Time: 1-4 pm Registration Deadline: July 27 Location: Thoreson Farm Experience the excitement of traditional Japanese Raku pottery as practiced in the west today. Glaze, decorate, and fire already made pots in this one-day workshop. We may even write a haiku!

$50.00 – $60.00

Traverse City Dance Project

Nash Road Red Barn 9805 Nash Road, Maple City, MI

Get your reservations here. The Traverse City Dance Project returns to Glen Arbor as part of their 2022 Community Tour.

$30.00 – $35.00

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2022 Art Rangers Camp Session 6

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: August 1, 2 and 4 Time: 9:30am-12pm Registration Deadline: July 29 @ 1pm Location: GAAC GAAC's Art Camps bring together two unique visual arts opportunities for artists 6-12 years old. Classes include all art materials. Instructors will help campers foster natural creativity, self-expression, art techniques and offer a real FUN time! The Art Rangers […]

$120.00 – $135.00
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2022 Clay Cubs Camp Session D

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: August 1, 2 and 5 Time: 10am-12:30pm Registration Deadline: July 29 @ 1pm Location: GAAC GAAC's Art Camps bring together two unique visual arts opportunities for artists 6-12 years old. Classes include all art materials. Instructors will help campers foster natural creativity, self-expression, art techniques and offer a real FUN time! The Clay Cubs […]

$120.00 – $135.00
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Slab Build Tableware

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Sorry, this class has been cancelled. Dates: August 1, 2 and 5 Time: 1-4 pm Registration Deadline: July 29 @ 1 pm Produce pots for the foodie in all of us. Use several forming and decorating techniques to make functional, food-safe pots. Pitcher, taster sets, and more. Monday and Tuesday will be spent making and […]

$190.00 – $210.00

Beach Bards Bonus Bonfire: FLAGS Edition

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

An evening of poetry, stories and music about flags takes place at the Glen Arbor Arts Center, August 2, 7 – 9 pm.

2022 Plein Air Weekend

Glen Arbor Town Hall 6394 W Western Ave, Glen Abor, MI

Painters from across Michigan and the Midwest will converge on Glen Arbor August 4, 5, and 6  for the Glen Arbor Arts Center’s 13th Plein Air Weekend.

Raku Saturday 5

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Sorry, this class has been cancelled. Date: August 6 Time: 1-4 pm Registration Deadline: August 3 Location: Thoreson Farm Experience the excitement of traditional Japanese Raku pottery as practiced in the west today. Glaze, decorate, and fire already made pots in this one-day workshop. We may even write a haiku!

$50.00 – $60.00

2022 Art Rangers Camp Session 7

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: August 8, 9 and 11 Time: 9:30am-12pm Registration Deadline: August 8 Location: GAAC GAAC's Art Camps bring together two unique visual arts opportunities for artists 6-12 years old. Classes include all art materials. Instructors will help campers foster natural creativity, self-expression, art techniques and offer a real FUN time! The Art Rangers camp is […]

$120.00 – $135.00
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2022 Clay Cubs Camp Session E

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: August 8, 9 and 12 Time: 10am-12:30pm Registration Deadline: August 5 @ 1pm Location: GAAC GAAC's Art Camps bring together two unique visual arts opportunities for artists 6-12 years old. Classes include all art materials. Instructors will help campers foster natural creativity, self-expression, art techniques and offer a real FUN time! The Clay Cubs […]

$120.00 – $135.00
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Pottery on the Wheel 2

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Dates: August 8, 15, 22 and 29 Time: 6-9 pm Registration Deadline: August 5 @ 1 pm Location: Thoreson Farm Learn and practice wedging, centering, throwing, and trimming basic forms. Enjoy one-on-one interaction as you learn the skills needed to become comfortable working on the potter’s wheel. The class will include the basics of decorating, […]

$250.00 – $265.00

Garden Printmaking

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: August 9 Time: 1-4 pm Registration Deadline: August 4 Learn the basics of block printing with artist Cindi Ford and create a linoleum cut to print botanical patterns, vegetables, and garden designs onto paper. This introductory workshop explores one of the many techniques of printmaking. Linocut is a relief printing technique in which a […]

$65.00 – $75.00
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Pastels Plein Air – Art of Observation

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: August 10 and 11 Time: 10am - 3 pm Registration Deadline: August 7 Location: Thoreson Farm Pastels are made for plein air. The immediacy of the medium makes them perfect for field work with no drying time or color mixing. The class will concentrate on the process of being out of doors, choosing a […]

$295.00 – $315.00

Cartooning to Comics – Draw AND Sculpt!

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: August 11 Time: 1-4 pm Registration Deadline: August 11 Explore comics from around the world and develop your characters and ideas. Learn ways to draw them for big impact, create comic trading cards and matchbox comics using pen and ink, illustration markers, etc. Create a 3-D character out of modeling clay to go with […]

$35.00 – $45.00

Cyanotype Printing

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Sorry, this class has been cancelled. Date: August 12 Time: 10 am - 4 pm Registration Deadline: August 9 Location: GAAC Learn to make cyanotype prints from the original 1842 formula created by photographic pioneer Sir John Herschel. The workshop will introduce cyanotype and its various uses—from photography to printmaking to collage to fiber arts […]

$125.00 – $140.00

Painting Pollinators

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Sorry, this class has been cancelled. Date: August 13 Time: 10 am-1 pm Registration Deadline: August 10 Do you want a chance to practice your sketching skills and watercolor whimsy? Join us for this Painting Pollinators workshop. We'll be drawing hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies during our time together. We'll work with watercolor and ink, learning […]

$45.00 – $55.00
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2022 Art Rangers Camp Session 8

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: August 15, 16 and 18 Time: 9:30am-12pm Registration Deadline: August 15 Location: GAAC GAAC's Art Camps bring together two unique visual arts opportunities for artists 6-12 years old. Classes include all art materials. Instructors will help campers foster natural creativity, self-expression, art techniques and offer a real FUN time! The Art Rangers camp is […]

$120.00 – $135.00
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Kurinuki

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: August 15, 16 and 19 Time: 1 - 4 pm Registration Deadline: August 12 @ 1 pm Location: Thoreson Farm Kurinuki is a traditional method of Japanese handbuilding. The word means “carving out.” A solid block of clay is minimally shaped and then carved to create the interior and exterior spaces. Spontaneous and showing […]

$190.00 – $210.00

Art After Hours In Glen Arbor

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Nine Glen Arbor galleries and artists’ studios will keep the night light burning this summer as part of Art After Hours.

Raku Saturday 7

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: August 20 Time: 1-4 pm Registration Deadline: August 17 Location: Thoreson Farm Experience the excitement of traditional Japanese Raku pottery as practiced in the west today. Glaze, decorate, and fire already made pots in this one-day workshop. We may even write a haiku!

$50.00 – $60.00

Exhibit: Vessels

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

The Glen Arbor Arts Center takes an out-of-the-box look at bowls, baskets, urns, pods, and other objects that store and carry things, in its fall exhibit, VESSELS.

Drummunity

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Join percussionist Lori Fithian for Drummunity! A “Drummunity” circle is a high-energy, fun, and empowering drumming activity for all age groups.

Raku Saturday 8

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: August 27 Time: 1-4 pm Registration Deadline: August 24 Location: Thoreson Farm Experience the excitement of traditional Japanese Raku pottery as practiced in the west today. Glaze, decorate, and fire already made pots in this one-day workshop. We may even write a haiku!

$50.00 – $60.00

Printmaking Made Easy

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: August 28 Time: 10 am-3 pm (with a lunch break) Registration Deadline: August 27 Come explore the magical world of printmaking using a gelatin "Gelli" plate. No art experience is needed! You'll learn to use the printmaking plate to create beautiful and unique patterned papers. We'll use the printed papers to make book covers, […]

$95.00 – $110.00

Night Photography at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Pine Street Studios 5710 N Pine St, Glen Arbor

Date: August 29 - September 2 Time: Approx 4 hours/day in the classroom + outdoors/onsite 7 pm - nightfall Registration Deadline: August 28 Location: GAAC and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Itinerary: An email will be sent to registered students one week prior to the start date with more detail. National Parks at Night Co-Founder […]

Purchase $675.00 – $725.00 6 tickets left

Exhibit: Ropes, Ribbons, Twigs, and Things

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

The Glen Arbor Arts Center’s fall, Lobby Gallery exhibition is Ropes, Ribbons, Twigs, and Things, a series of intaglio prints by Traverse City artist Dorothy Anderson Grow.

Raku Saturday 9

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: September 3 Time: 1-4 pm Registration Deadline: September 3 Location: Thoreson Farm Experience the excitement of traditional Japanese Raku pottery as practiced in the west today. Glaze, decorate, and fire already made pots in this one-day workshop. We may even write a haiku!

$50.00 – $60.00

Artist-In-Residence Presentation: Kimberly Stoney

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Mixed media artist Kimberly Stoney turns to the world of music for a new series of collaged paintings during her Glen Arbor Arts Center residency August 28 – September 10.

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Writing the Arts: Object + Words = Ekphrasis

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Dates: September 10, 17, and 24 (Open Reading October 1) Time: 10 – 11 am Registration Deadline: September 30 Location: GAAC Writing the Arts is a collaborative project of the Glen Arbor Arts Center and Michigan Writers. Using the upcoming GAAC Vessels exhibit as foundation (August 26-October 27), Michigan Writers will lead four, one-hour Saturday […]

Free

Forging For Peace Project: September Demo

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

The Forging For Peace Project blacksmiths return to the Glen Arbor Arts Center Forge on Saturday, September 10, 11 am - 3 pm.

Raku Saturday 10

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: September 10 Time: 1-4 pm Registration Deadline: September 10 Location: Thoreson Farm Experience the excitement of traditional Japanese Raku pottery as practiced in the west today. Glaze, decorate, and fire already made pots in this one-day workshop. We may even write a haiku!

$50.00 – $60.00
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Plein Air Painting Workshop

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: September 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 Time: 10 am - 5 pm (roughly) Registration Deadline: September 9 Location: Start at GAAC / locations TBD This guided immersive workshop invites painters to experience painting outdoors in and around Glen Arbor. We will discuss methods for choosing a painting site, organizing what we see into […]

$625.00 – $675.00

Block Printed Tea Towels

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: September 17 Time: 11 am - 3 pm (with a break for lunch) Registration Deadline: September 16 Location: GAAC Students will design, carve and print their own designs and patterns on tea towels. Learn how to use linocut tools, experiment with mark making, transfer a drawing to linoleum, carve the linoleum, roll ink and […]

$65.00 – $75.00

Raku Saturday 11

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: September 17 Time: 1-4 pm Registration Deadline: September 14 Location: Thoreson Farm Experience the excitement of traditional Japanese Raku pottery as practiced in the west today. Glaze, decorate, and fire already made pots in this one-day workshop. We may even write a haiku!

$50.00 – $60.00

Materials Exploration Workshop

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: September 24 Time: 10 am-3 pm Registration Deadline: September 24 This workshop explores soft materials and basketry methods used to make 3-dimensional forms from fibers. Topics include making cordage from various materials, twining, coiling, and knotless netting. We will work with various things to make cordage, then use that cordage to make three-dimensional forms. […]

$110.00 – $125.00

Raku Saturday 12

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: September 24 Time: 1-4 pm Registration Deadline: September 24 Location: Thoreson Farm Experience the excitement of traditional Japanese Raku pottery as practiced in the west today. Glaze, decorate, and fire already made pots in this one-day workshop. We may even write a haiku!

$50.00 – $60.00
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Travel Photography

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: September 30, 10 am - 3 pm and October 1, 3 pm - 8 pm Time: see above Registration Deadline: September 29 Location: September 30 @ GAAC and October 1 @ Thoreson Farm Whether you are traveling abroad or close to home, your photographs should be your most precious souvenir. In this two-day workshop, […]

$200.00 – $220.00

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Macro Photography

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: October 5 and 12 Time: 10 am - 1 pm Registration Deadline: October 4 Location: GAAC Are you looking to get up-close and personal with the natural world? Learn techniques for making jaw-dropping photographs at high magnification. In this two-session workshop, you will learn how to use your camera in manual mode to make […]

$150.00 – $170.00
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After School Arts: Session 1

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Ride the bus to create with us! After School Arts registration is open.

$75.00 – $85.00

Artist-In-Residence Presentation: Ana Spencer

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Illinois potter and teacher Ana Spencer will use her Glen Arbor Arts Center residency to get “a fresh take” on her materials and process. Spencer’s residency is Sept. 25 – October 8.

Vessels Walk + Talk

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

A guided walk-and-talk through the Glen Arbor Arts Center’s VESSELS exhibition takes place Saturday, October 8, 11 am. Sarah Bearup-Neal, GAAC gallery manager, leads a conversational tour of this dynamic exhibit.

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Creepy Creatures

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Dates: October 22 and 29 Time: 12-2 pm Registration Deadline: October 20 Explore the creepy creatures of the season. Two heads? Spiked tail? Giant fangs? Young artists explore the macabre figures that many of us dream and read about. Students look to stories and animals for inspiration and create unique creatures of their own using […]

$65.00 – $75.00

Exhibit: 2022 Small Works

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

The Glen Arbor Arts Center’s 2022 Small Works Holiday Exhibition is an annual showcase of 2D + 3D work that offers small, original art at affordable prices, $150 or less.

Holiday Kickoff Open House

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Join us for our Holiday Kickoff! November 4 from 5 – 7pm. Enjoy holiday music, refreshments, and morsels while holiday shopping our gallery and pop-up store!

Paper Ornaments

Virtual

Date: November 12 Time: 1-3 pm Registration Deadline: November 5 Format: Online via Zoom + mailed art kit Family class: adults and adults with children 10+ years Construct beautiful paper ornaments using decorative papers. Fold and glue papers to create two different kinds of ornaments. Each participant will receive enough materials in their art kit […]

$45.00 – $55.00

Clay Ornaments

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: November 19 Time: 2-4pm Registration Deadline: November 16 Celebrate the arrival of winter by creating ceramic ornaments that will last a lifetime. Cozy up with hot chocolate, design your ornament, then work with clay slabs and coils to make it come to life. Pieces will be fired in the kiln and ready for pickup […]

$45.00 – $55.00

Clay Ornaments

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: November 19 Time: 5-7pm Registration Deadline: November 16 Celebrate the arrival of winter by creating ceramic ornaments that will last a lifetime. Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, Christmas— or just enjoy working with your hands— come explore the fun of creating with clay! Beginning with clay slabs, learn all the techniques and tricks […]

$45.00 – $55.00

Artful Wreaths

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: November 21 Time: 3-5 pm Registration Deadline: November 18 Embrace the holiday season with Fresh Cut Design with a wreath workshop at Glen Arbor Art Center! This introductory course presents basic design principles and tools used to design a unique holiday wreath. All supplies and a variety of fresh winter greens will be provided. […]

$115.00 – $125.00

Coffee With The Authors Book Discussion

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

The Glen Arbor Arts Center hosts Leelanau County writers Jacob Wheeler and Anne-Marie Oomen for coffee and conversation about their newly published nonfiction books.

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After School Arts: Session 2

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Ride the bus to create with us! After School Arts registration is open.

$75.00 – $85.00

Handmade Holidays

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Sorry, this class has been cancelled. Date: December 10 Time: 10am-4pm Registration Deadline: December 7 Join GAAC for a fun-filled handmade holidays workshop — just for the younger set. Creating and giving handmade gifts has a long tradition and is a great treat for everyone. Here’s a sneak peek at some gifts we’ll be making… needle-felted […]

$110.00 – $125.00

Exhibit: A Feral Housewife

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Leelanau County artist Mary Beth Acosta’s collages occupy the GAAC’s Lobby Gallery January 6 – April 21, 2023.

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Manual Photography Basics

Virtual

Date: 3 Tuesdays, January 17, 24, 31 Time: 6 - 6:40 pm (EST) Registration Deadline: January, 13 Format: Online via Zoom Take your photos to the next level and enter the world of manual mode photography. Via Zoom, you'll receive guidance and individual attention while learning to shoot in manual mode on your DSLR camera. […]

$75.00 – $85.00

Beyond the Frozen Pines – Watercolor and Ink – Session 1

Virtual

Date: Sunday, January 22 (week 1) Time: 10 am-12 pm Registration Deadline: January 19 Format: Online via Zoom Don't brave the cold this winter; stay inside and create art with this three-week course (take one or all three). We will learn about watercolor, ink, and sketching out a well-balanced composition. In week one (Jan. 22), […]

$18.00 – $22.00

Beyond the Frozen Pines – Watercolor and Ink – Session 2

Virtual

Date: Sunday, January 29 (week 2) Time: 10 am-12 pm Registration Deadline: January 26 Format: Online via Zoom Don't brave the cold this winter; stay inside and create art with this three-week course (take one or all three). We will learn about watercolor, ink, and sketching out a well-balanced composition. In week one (Jan. 22), […]

Purchase $18.00 – $22.00 10 tickets left

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After School Arts: Session 3

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Dates: 5 Thursdays; February 2, 9, 23, March 2, 9 Time: 4 - 5:30 pm Registration deadline: January 30 Through thoughtful instruction and engaging, process-oriented projects, the GAAC hopes to inspire and support all children in building their own creative confidence. Our five-week sessions offer students an engaging visual arts experience that focuses on technique, […]

Purchase $75.00 – $85.00 10 tickets left

Bluesbusters – February Art Play Day

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: Saturday, February 4 Time: 10 am - 3 pm Registration Deadline: February 1 Need a day to play and let go of those February blues? Join local artists Jessica Kovan and Lauren Everett Finn in this fun, collaborative, fast-paced day of art play and camaraderie especially designed to beat the February blues! Beyond the […]

Purchase $95.00 – $110.00 4 tickets left

Beyond the Frozen Pines – Watercolor and Ink – Session 3

Virtual

Date: Sunday, February 5 (week 3) Time: 10 am-12 pm Registration Deadline: February 2 Format: Online via Zoom Don't brave the cold this winter; stay inside and create art with this three-week course (take one or all three). We will learn about watercolor, ink, and sketching out a well-balanced composition. In week one (Jan. 22), […]

Purchase $18.00 – $22.00 10 tickets left

Telling Stories Walk + Talk

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Sarah Bearup-Neal, GAAC gallery manager, leads a conversational tour of this exhibit about visual storytelling.

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Bead Embroidery

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: 2 Fridays; March 3,10 Time: 12 - 2 pm Registration Deadline: February 28 Explore the art of embroidery by creating your expressive pattern ideas. Various techniques will be taught, including how to make a repetitive design, design motifs, and the benefits of working with embroidery. We will then decide how to transform our drawings […]

Purchase $120.00 – $135.00 10 tickets left

Kurinuki: Japanese Carved Pottery
(Exploring the Arts of Japan Series)

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Dates: Saturday, March 4 Time: 10 am - 2 pm (with a break for lunch) Registration Deadline: March 1 Kurinuki is a traditional Japanese pottery technique carving from a single block of clay. The word means "carving out." A solid block of clay is minimally shaped, then carved to create the interior and exterior spaces. […]

Purchase $65.00 – $80.00 11 tickets left

Telling Stories Walk + Talk

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Sarah Bearup-Neal, GAAC gallery manager, leads a conversational tour of this exhibit about visual storytelling.

Stitching for Mindfulness: Sashiko and Boro
(Exploring Arts of Japan Series)

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: 2 Saturdays; March 11, 18 Time: 11 am - 1 pm Registrations Deadline: March 8 Explore the traditional art of Japanese sashiko-style embroidery by creating your expressive pattern ideas. We will discuss the benefits of working with embroidery and the relaxation it can provide. We will also talk about how we can use sashiko […]

Purchase $90.00 – $105.00 9 tickets left

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After School Arts: Session 4

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Dates: 5 Thursdays; April 6, 13, 20, 27; May 4 Time: 4 - 5:30 pm Registration deadline: April 3 Through thoughtful instruction and engaging, process-oriented projects, the GAAC hopes to inspire and support all children in building their own creative confidence. Our five-week sessions offer students an engaging visual arts experience that focuses on technique, […]

Purchase $75.00 – $85.00 12 tickets left

Japanese Poetry
(Exploring the Arts of Japan Series)

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: Tuesday, April 11 Time: 1 pm - 4 pm Registration Deadline: April 8 This class is right for you if you appreciate the crystal simplicity of Japanese poetry forms, from haiku to tanka. We will read and reflect on some of the historical masters like Basho, Miyazawa, Soga, and contemporary Japanese poets as well. […]

Purchase $50.00 – $60.00 12 tickets left
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Exploring Cold Wax and Oil

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: Friday and Saturday; April 14, 15 Time: Friday 10 am - 4 pm; Saturday 10 am - 1 pm Registration Deadline: April 11 This workshop offers demos and hands-on experience with cold wax medium and oil paint. Manning, a former art teacher and now professional painter, shares with participants methods to explore the basic […]

Purchase $250.00 – $275.00 8 tickets left

Earth Day Assemblages

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: Saturday, April 22 Time: 10 am - 3 pm Registration Deadline: April 19 In celebration of Earth Day, we will be creating art from — quite literally — TRASH. Participants will be invited to try some warm-up exercises to help them work intuitively with more fun and ease. What about those cut-off jean shorts […]

Purchase $50.00 – $60.00 12 tickets left
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Introduction to Photoshop

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: Thursday and Friday; April 27, 28 Time: 10 am - 1 pm Registration Deadline: April 24 Used by photographers, graphic designers, digital artists, and illustrators alike, Adobe Photoshop allows users to edit photographs for precision and accuracy and use their imaginations to create sensational scenes and stunning printed graphics. In this workshop, the instructor […]

Purchase $225.00 – $240.00 8 tickets left

Introduction to Mokuhanga
(Exploring Arts of Japan Series)

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: Saturday, April 29 Time: 10 am - 4 pm Registration Deadline: April 26 Mokuhanga means “woodblock print” in Japanese. It is a water-based printmaking method that involves planning a graphic image, transferring the outlines to woodblocks, and carving and printing it. This one-day workshop will introduce a short history of Mokuhanga and take participants […]

Purchase $105.00 – $120.00 10 tickets left

Slippery Surface Watercolor

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: Saturday, May 6 Time: 9 am-3 pm (with a lunch break) Registration Deadline: May 3 This class is for all skill levels and will explore three "slippery" surfaces in watercolor. We will bravely paint Gesso on paper, Watercolor Board, and Yupo paper. All these surfaces lead to unlimited corrections and manipulations. There are no […]

Purchase $145.00 – $165.00 10 tickets left

Character Design Workshop

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: 2 Tuesdays; May 9, 16 Time: 5:30 - 7 pm Registration Deadline: May 6 This class will teach basic concepts of Character Design, Character Development, and Character Drawing for Animation and Illustration. Through studying classical and modern drawing techniques, students will explore ways to make characters appealing, dynamic, interesting, and animated, emphasizing solid construction. […]

Purchase $40.00 – $50.00 15 tickets left

Watercolor Birds and Branches

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: Saturday, May 13 Time: 10 am - 1 pm Registration Deadline: May 10 Spring is here, and so are the birds! So celebrate spring's great return with your paintbrush. As we discuss birds returning to our backyards, we'll look at artist and ornithologist John James Audubon's great works — depicting birds in their natural […]

Purchase $75.00 – $90.00 14 tickets left
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Grief: A Loss for Words

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: 2 Wednesdays; May 17, 24 Time: 4 - 6 pm Registration Deadline: May 14 Let us address the emotional journey of grief through poetry, fiction, and non-fiction select readings. A grief counselor will also provide some professional insights. Then, we will write our own experiences with grief--to be shared or not. The workshop aims […]

Purchase $50.00 – $60.00 15 tickets left

Gyotaku Printing
(Exploring Arts of Japan Series)

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: Saturday, May 20 Time: 10 am -1 pm Registration Deadline: May 17 Join Artist instructor Mark Mehaffey for a fun introduction to the art of Gyotaku fish printing. This Japanese art form was first used to depict and preserve the wondrous fish the Japanese fishermen caught. We will discuss the history, materials, and techniques […]

Purchase $55.00 – $65.00 12 tickets left

Floral Fusions: Exploring Japanese Floral Design
(Exploring Arts of Japan Series)

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: Sunday, May 21 Time: 1 - 3 pm Registration Deadline: May 18 Join Fresh Cut Design for this introductory course that presents the history and basic design concepts used in Japanese floral design. Gain experience by designing your seasonal arrangement. Participants can bring their container (BYOC), or Fresh Cut Design will provide one for […]

Purchase $120.00 – $135.00 12 tickets left

Beginning Printmaking and Collage

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: Saturday, June 3 Time: 9 am - 4 pm (with a lunch break) Registration Deadline: May 31 In this workshop, we'll print our unique, colorful, patterned papers and use them to make small collages. We'll spend the first day learning to use the "Gelli plate." Printing with a Gelli plate is a great introduction […]

Purchase $125.00 – $140.00 8 tickets left

Family Art Fun in the Grove 1

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: Saturday, June 3 Time: 10 am - 12 pm Registration: online or walk-in (if space allows) Family Art Fun in the Grove demonstrates to you and your child(ren) how creativity can spark conversation and engage all ages. Family Art Fun in the Grove is an opportunity for parents, grandparents, or adults to connect and […]

Purchase $10.00 – $12.00
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How I Paint – A Process for Creative Flow and Authentic Style

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: Monday - Thursday; June 5 - 8 Time: 9:30 am - 4 pm (with a break for lunch) Registration Deadline: June 2 Get to the heart of your authentic work and your style by: Doing a lot of work (quantity over quality) -- This quiets the internal critic and gives our unique ideas a […]

Purchase $695.00 – $745.00 15 tickets left
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Open Pottery Studio

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Dates: Wednesdays and Thursdays, June 14 - November 1 Times: Wednesdays 1 - 4 pm and Thursdays 6 - 9 pm (choose any eight sessions) Open Studio is an opportunity for those with prior clay experience to renew their work with clay and those taking GAAC clay classes to practice their newly learned skills in […]

Purchase $150.00 – $165.00

Exploring Assemblage with Found Objects

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: Saturday, June 17 Time: 10 am - 3 pm Registration Deadline: June 14 In this class, you will use an Altoid tin and a cigar box to create an assemblage. Combine found objects: ephemera, trinkets, and "good junk" to create a whimsical piece, a themed piece, or perhaps a family heirloom. Try out a […]

Purchase $65.00 – $80.00 10 tickets left

2023 Art Rangers Camp Session 1

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Dates: 3-day sessions: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday; June 19, 20 and 22 Time: 9:30 am - 12 pm Registration Deadline: June 16 The Art Rangers camp is the perfect choice for the young artist who wants to explore a variety of media in a supportive, engaging environment. Art Rangers can paint, draw, sculpt and print each […]

$115.00 – $125.00
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2023 Clay Cubs Camp Session A

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Dates: 3-day sessions: Monday, Tuesday, Friday; June 19, 20 and 23 Time: 10 am - 12:30 pm Registration Deadline: June 16 The Clay Cubs camp immerses young artists in various clay hand-building techniques while discovering how exciting it can be to create in a real ceramic studio. It's the perfect fit for the camper who […]

$115.00 – $125.00

Solstice Plein Air – Sundown at the Beach

Glen Arbor Arts Center 6031 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Date: Wednesday, June 21 Time: Sundown - exact time TBD Registration Deadline: June 18 Paint the sunset on the longest day of the year – the Summer Solstice. We'll meet at sundown at Glen Haven beach (an email with details will be sent a couple of days before the class). Each student will get individual […]

Purchase $55.00 – $65.00 11 tickets left

Art of Nature Journaling

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Glen Arbor, MI

Date: Saturday, June 24 Time: 10 am - 2 pm (with a lunch break) Registration Deadline: June 21 Nature Journaling is collecting and organizing your observations, questions, connections, and explanations on the pages of a notebook using words, pictures, and numbers. You do not need to be an artist or a naturalist to begin! We'll […]

Purchase $45.00 – $55.00 10 tickets left

Pottery Sampler

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: Sunday, June 25 Time: 1 - 4 pm Registration Deadline: June 22 This class will explore throwing on the wheel, extruding, and slab building—experience three fun ways of making with clay in a positive environment and beautiful setting.

Purchase $75.00 – $90.00 12 tickets left