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Open Studio

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

Join others for unstructured work time in the GAAC’s classroom. The studio is open to visual artists of any ability looking for a place to work temporarily.

Meet Your Creative Self and Find Your Inner Artist

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

Discover your inner artist and the magic found in each day as you learn to see like an artist. Elizabeth (Betsy) Abeel, instructor of the popular “Learn to See as an Artist Sees” course, has developed a creativity kit that will engage both seasoned artists and those that have never considered themselves to be creative […]

$75 – $90
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Clay for Kids Session 1

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Clay is soo Fun! Get your hands in the clay. Choose projects from an array of ideas; animals, houses, owls, turtles, wizards, dragons, and many more. Learn slab, coil and pinch methods. All projects get fired in the kiln and are ready to paint and take home on Friday. Don't miss this class. Dates: June […]

$75 – $85

Art Studio: Feed the Birds

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

Sorry, this class has been cancelled. Make several different bird feeders to hang outside and entice the birds and other woodland creatures to come visit.

$30 – $35
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Creative Techniques For Photographing Water

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

Life in the Great Lakes affords endless opportunities to photograph water in all its many moods. Explore the techniques and tools used by pros to capture these moods effectively and make dynamic, creative and satisfying photographic images. We'll cover concepts you need to understand including angle of light, time of day, and filters and shutter […]

$125 – $135

Thoreson Farm Pottery Sampler

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

This is an explorative introduction to three ways of making with clay. In this fun class tailored for beginners, students will experience throwing a bowl on the wheel, extruding a vase, and building a pitcher from a slab to gain a better understanding and appreciation for clay as a creative medium. Firing may be arranged. […]

$35 – $45

Art Studio: Collagraph Creations

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

Use cardboard, foam shapes, yarn, tape and other interesting found flat items to create your own collagraph printing plate.  The printing plate will be used to create multiple artworks.

$30 – $35
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Clay for Kids Session 2

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Clay is soo Fun! Get your hands in the clay. Choose projects from an array of ideas; animals, houses, owls, turtles, wizards, dragons, and many more. Learn slab, coil and pinch methods. All projects get fired in the kiln and are ready to paint and take home on Friday. Don't miss this class. Dates: July […]

$75 – $85

Art Studio: Collagraph Creations

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

Use cardboard, foam shapes, yarn, tape and other interesting found flat items to create your own collagraph printing plate.  The printing plate will be used to create multiple artworks. 

$30 – $35

Concert: Northport Community Band

Glen Arbor Old School House Lawn 6363 Western Avenue, Glen Arbor, MI

The ever popular Northport Community Band will get you ready for Independence Day. The band concert is a favorite for the whole family.

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Expressive Painting, Expressive Mind

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Sorry, this class has been cancelled. Learn to use an intuitive approach while painting with gouache or acrylic on location to reveal the essential elements of landscape. Your personal interpretation will allow a range of expressive abstracted images to emerge. Plein air painting provides the opportunity to interpret shapes as they are described by rapidly […]

$145 – $160

Raku 1

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

In this one-day workshop, participants will experience traditional Japanese Raku pottery as practiced today. Expect beautiful, dramatic, and often unexpected pots to emerge from the firing! Bisqued pots, glazing, and firing are included. All experience levels. This class does not include Open Studio John Huston will be Potter-in-Residence all summer at Thoreson Farm. John has been […]

$45 – $60

2018 Dune Climb Concert: Jazz North

Dune Climb – M-109 6748 South Dune Highway, Glen Arbor, MI

Jazz North is a “little” big band comprising the best of acoustic and electric jams of all genre.

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Plein Air at the Farm

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Experience plein air oil painting in the historic Port Oneida landscape. Each class will begin with a painting demonstration followed by group painting and individual instruction. This workshop will cover getting started, palette arrangement, direct painting techniques, atmospheric perspective, brushwork, color theory, good design, and value. Students will develop control of medium and confident brushwork. […]

$190 – $210

Art Studio: Mixed Media Landscapes

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

Sorry, this class has been cancelled. Use a variety of media to create a landscape inspired by the beauty of the area in which we live.

$30 – $35
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Clay for kids Session 3

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Clay is soo Fun! Get your hands in the clay. Choose projects from an array of ideas; animals, houses, owls, turtles, wizards, dragons, and many more. Learn slab, coil and pinch methods. All projects get fired in the kiln and are ready to paint and take home on Friday. Don't miss this class. Dates: July […]

$75 – $85

Art Studio: Botanical Tangles

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

Sorry, this class has been cancelled. Practice a variety of tangles and then apply this knowledge to create a Botanical Tangle masterpiece.

$35 – $40

Kitchen Capers 1

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

FUNCTIONAL POTS FOR KITCHEN AND TABLE This class will focus on producing pots for the foodie in all of us. We will use several forming methods and different decorating techniques to make functional, food-safe pots.  Monday and Tuesday will be spent making and Friday we will glaze our bisque-fired pots. Pots will be glaze fired […]

$135 – $150
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Pottery on the Wheel

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

This class will concentrate on learning the skills needed to become comfortable working on the wheel. Each week’s class period will concentrate on specific skills, such as throwing consistent shapes, trimming a foot, forming and attaching handles, and more. There will be demonstrations and help with each skill. In-class videos and other resources will also […]

$160 – $175

Art Studio: Bookmaking Extravaganza

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

Explore three different bookmaking techniques while having fun with various paste paper and marbling techniques. Experiment with lots of art materials.

$30 – $35

Art Studio: Weaving with Nature

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

Nature provides us with an unending supply of inspiration. Take a step outside to collect natural objects to weave with while learning how to construct your own loom to take home.

$35 – $40

Art Studio: Is the Blue Dog Really Blue?

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

Look to the art of George Rodrigue for inspiration as you create a large-scale painting of your own. Grab your palette and be ready to add your own style and pizzazz! Various painting techniques will be covered.

$30 – $35

Art Studio: Pop Art Self-Portraits

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

Try your hand at creating a stylistic self-portrait while studying the work of Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. Capture all that is unique about yourself while investigating the acrylic paint medium.

$35 – $40
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Plein Air Painting: Surface, Edge, and Texture

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

This class will move beyond the basics to the study the plein air process in greater detail. This summer our focus will be on creating oil paintings with bold texture and controlled edge quality. “Texture” refers to the painting surface, how and when to use thick or thin paint. “Edge” refers to how and when […]

$140 – $155

Art Studio: Fairy Gardens and Gnome Homes

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

Using materials found in nature, kids will make little fairy gardens or gnome homes. We will use sticks, moss, rocks, and other treasures and materials from the art studio.

$30 – $35

Parent/Child: Glen Arbor Landmarks

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

Come ready to paint! Work together to create a diptych painting of your favorite Glen Arbor landmark. Begin class with some painting tips and techniques. Next, take a walk and set up your easel around town to create your own memorable masterpiece.

$25 – $60

Raku 2

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Sorry, this class has been cancelled. In this one-day workshop, participants will experience traditional Japanese Raku pottery as practiced today. Expect beautiful, dramatic, and often unexpected pots to emerge from the firing! Bisqued pots, glazing, and firing are included. All experience levels. This class does not include Open Studio John Huston will be Potter-in-Residence all […]

$45 – $60

Panel Discussion: “More Than Just A View”

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

“More Than Just A View,” a facilitated panel discussion about the health and welfare of local water bodies and watersheds; the Crystal River; bottled water; and threats to the Great Lakes from Line 5.

Concert: Mulebone

Studio Stage at Lake Street Studios 6023 S. Lake Street, Glen Arbor, MI

Inventive instrumental know-how and boundless blues expression evoke the muggy Mississippi Delta. Mulebone — a Brooklyn-based duo — is John Ragusa and roots music specialist Hugh Pool.

$18 – $20
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Basic Drawing: Let’s Start with a Line!

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

This new three-day workshop will help you develop basic drawing skills. Starting with a line, we will explore the use of darks and light as we focus on the drawing process and direct observation. The workshop will include demonstrations, discussions, and presentations of drawing examples from the Masters to contemporary artists. Creating a personal sketchbook […]

$175 – $190

Art Studio: Rambunctious Robots

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

Sorry, this class has been cancelled. Design and paint a 2D robot and create a colorful background for your robot to live in.

$30 – $35
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Clay for Kids Session 4

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Sorry, this class has been cancelled. Clay is soo Fun! Get your hands in the clay. Choose projects from an array of ideas; animals, houses, owls, turtles, wizards, dragons, and many more. Learn slab, coil and pinch methods. All projects get fired in the kiln and are ready to paint and take home on Friday. […]

$75 – $85

Art Studio: Mixed Media Landscapes

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

Sorry, this class has been cancelled. Use a variety of media to create a landscape inspired by the beauty of the area in which we live.

$30 – $35

Slide Presentation: Glen Lake’s Discovery

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

Slide presentation about the Glen Lake Association’s water monitoring boat, the Discovery, with Watershed Biologist Rob Karner.

Art Studio: Bird on a Wire

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

Work with aluminum wire, beads, beach glass and more to create your own bird sculpture. Take home a beautiful, one of a kind piece of art that shows off your creativity and imagination!

$30 – $35

Art Studio: Awesome Altered Books

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

Cut, rip or tear into a good book! We will be learning to look at books in a different way. How can you take a traditional book and alter both the pages inside and cover to create an original piece of work?

$35 – $40

Art Studio: Learning to Look Close

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

Let’s start outside looking closely at nature with magnifying glasses. Then let’s move inside and learn how artists use scale in their artwork. Finish by creating a chalk-pastel insect drawing that highlights detail.

$30 – $35

Art Studio: Watercolor Journals

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

Sorry, this class has been cancelled. Keeping an art journal can be a wonderful way for artists to record their own original ideas and thoughts. Experiment with various watercolor techniques while creating a unique journal to take home.

$35 – $40

Concert: Jeremy Kittel Trio

Studio Stage at Lake Street Studios 6023 S. Lake Street, Glen Arbor, MI

Jeremy Kittel is one of the great violinists and creative musicians of his generation. His technical chops and sonic sensitivity are extraordinary, and his work as a composer and performer are inspired.

$18 – $20

Art Studio: Whooooo’s in the Woods?

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

Learn a little about owls and make our own. Children will engage in several different owl crafts and make a habitat for their favorite one.

$30 – $35
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Water Colors: Freshen It Up!

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Loosen up and capture the immediacy of a subject in watercolor.  With structured studio and outdoor painting exercises in darks and lights, brushwork and classic washes, this class will help an artist paint what is seen with a direct approach that keeps watercolor fresh and spontaneous. Ken Richmond, an architect and regional painter, has taught […]

$175 – $190

Lecture: The Art of Water in 28 ½ Minutes

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

Artists have been inspired by H2O since it's first surprising visualization in the prehistoric African Sahara. This talk will explore how artists have invoked the water muse...

$10 – $15

Parent/Child: Recycled Art Garden Sculptures

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

Come together to create a one of a kind sculpture for your garden! Use a variety of recycled and reclaimed materials while having fun as a family.

$25 – $60

Glen Arbor Players: The Summer Cottage

Leelanau School Auditorium 1 Old Homestead Rd, Glen Arbor, MI

The Glen Arbor Players perform Leland playwright Priscilla Cogan’s new work, “The Summer Cottage."

Raku 3

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED! In this one-day workshop, participants will experience traditional Japanese Raku pottery as practiced today. Expect beautiful, dramatic, and often unexpected pots to emerge from the firing! Bisqued pots, glazing, and firing are included. All experience levels. This class does not include Open Studio John Huston will be Potter-in-Residence all summer […]

Concert: The Moxie Strings

Studio Stage at Lake Street Studios 6023 S. Lake Street, Glen Arbor, MI

The Moxie Strings — an electrifying combination of Diana Ladio on fiddle, cellist Alison Lynn, joined by percussionist Fritz McGirr.

$18 – $20
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Capturing Light and Color en Plein Air

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Learn the basics of setting up, choosing a subject, composing and creating a painting outdoors. See how the quickly changing landscape can help make your paintings more exciting by forcing decisive and bold brushwork. Practice recognizing and mixing colors, learn techniques for creating a center of interest, and the next steps to turn a plein […]

$230 – $245

Art Studio: Color Abstraction

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

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED! Create a colorful design while learning about symmetry.

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Clay for Kids Session 5

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Clay is soo Fun! Get your hands in the clay. Choose projects from an array of ideas; animals, houses, owls, turtles, wizards, dragons, and many more. Learn slab, coil and pinch methods. All projects get fired in the kiln and are ready to paint and take home on Friday. Don't miss this class. Dates: July […]

$75 – $85
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Art Studio: Metals and Jewelry

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

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED! In this three-day class students will create a copper pendant and learn how to cut, file, and sand their metal.  Students will also learn the basics of copper enameling. Dates: July 23, 24 and 25

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Kitchen Capers 2

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

FUNCTIONAL POTS FOR KITCHEN AND TABLE This class will focus on producing pots for the foodie in all of us. We will use several forming methods and different decorating techniques to make functional, food-safe pots.  Monday and Tuesday will be spent making and Friday we will glaze our bisque-fired pots. Pots will be glaze fired […]

$135 – $150

Art Studio: Watercolor Workshop

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

Learn a variety of watercolor washes and how to use them to improve your landscape painting skills. Each student will create a set of postcard size paintings using the techniques.

$35 – $40

Concert: Kathy Lamar Band

Studio Stage at Lake Street Studios 6023 S. Lake Street, Glen Arbor, MI

Vocalist Kathy Lamar presents a diverse blend of R&B, soul, and jazz. During her 40-year career, she has sung backup and duos with Gladys Knight, The Four Tops, and Lola Falana.

$18 – $20
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Liquid State: Painting Water

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

Water has been a source of fascination for artists throughout history. This two day acrylic workshop will focus on investigating, interpreting and responding through paint, the water that surrounds us by focusing on its unique properties. Water presents the painter with a number of challenges due to its ever-fickle nature. Class will begin with a […]

$195 – $210

Glen Arbor Players: The Diaries and Adam and Eve

Glen Lake Community Reformed Church 4902 W MacFarlane Rd, Glen Arbor, MI

The Glen Arbor Players perform “The Diaries and Adam and Eve,” an adaptation of two Mark Twain stories about a couple in Paradise.

Raku 4

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Sorry, this class has been cancelled. In this one-day workshop, participants will experience traditional Japanese Raku pottery as practiced today. Expect beautiful, dramatic, and often unexpected pots to emerge from the firing! Bisqued pots, glazing, and firing are included. All experience levels. This class does not include Open Studio John Huston will be Potter-in-Residence all […]

$45 – $60

Concert: The Crane Wives

Studio Stage at Lake Street Studios 6023 S. Lake Street, Glen Arbor, MI

The Crane Wives spin fine songs from whole cloth, and you will never want the melodies to leave your head.

$18 – $20

Art Studio: Mixed Media Collagraphs

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

Sorry, this class has been cancelled. Create a collagraph that will be incorporated into a mixed media painting. Use cardboard, foam shapes, yarn, tape and other interesting found flat items to create your own collagraph printing plate.

$30 – $35
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Clay for Kids Session 6

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Clay is soo Fun! Get your hands in the clay. Choose projects from an array of ideas; animals, houses, owls, turtles, wizards, dragons, and many more. Learn slab, coil and pinch methods. All projects get fired in the kiln and are ready to paint and take home on Friday. Don't miss this class. Dates: July […]

$75 – $85

Art Studio: Mixed Media Collagraphs

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

Sorry, this class has been cancelled. Create a collagraph that will be incorporated into a mixed media painting. Use cardboard, foam shapes, yarn, tape and other interesting found flat items to create your own collagraph printing plate.

$30 – $35
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The W’s: Watercolor’s Who, What, When, Where, and Why?

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Let’s start with "What." Imagine idyllic rolling farmlands. Sunshine. Add a barn or hay bales; how about a horse or deer? Or, let’s narrow the viewpoint: just outside the farmhouse, a person in the rising sun, tossing feed to the chickens. Two very different scenes. Two very similar processes. “When” is the most important aspect […]

$125 – $140

Framing and Professional Presentation

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Framing can make or break a finished work. In this one-day lecture/demo style class, tips and techniques designed will be covered to make your framing project fairly painless and professional looking. Discussion and demonstration to include sourcing materials, archival framing, mounting canvas to board, hinging artwork for matting, fitting canvases, easy dust cover applications and […]

$40 – $50

Concert: Emma Cook & Questionable Company

Studio Stage at Lake Street Studios 6023 S. Lake Street, Glen Arbor, MI

Born in the thriving Burlington, Vermont music scene, three friends raised on funk, jazz, blues, and soul combine their nuanced styles to create this all-original trio.

$18 – $20

Plein Air Weekend: Sundowner

The kick-off event of the 10th annual Plein Art Weekend is the Sundowner – a challenging painting opportunity that features artists capturing the beauty and awe of the sunset...

Plein Air Weekend: Quick Draw & Quick Sale

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

The second event in the Glen Arbor Arts Center’s 10th annual Plein Air Weekend is the popular Quick Draw. This painting activity finds more than 70 artists...

Plein Air Weekend: Paint Out and Sale

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

The Glen Arbor Arts Center’s 10th annual Plein Air Weekend culminates with the main event, the Paint Out event and sale on Saturday, August 4.

$10 – $20

Concert: Oh Brother, Big Sister

Studio Stage at Lake Street Studios 6023 S. Lake Street, Glen Arbor, MI

This brother and sister duo covers the music spectrum with entrancing harmonies and ingenious musical arrangements.

$18 – $20

The “Support” Class for Painters: Painting Surfaces

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

The focus here will not be “what” we are painting, but rather what we are painting on! A variety of “supports” for painting will be discussed and samples will be provided so that students can develop a feel for how different surfaces react under their brushes. Discussion and demonstrations will include the pro and cons […]

$50 – $60
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Paint Something and Do Something to It

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Sorry, this class has been cancelled. Artist Hank Feeley will present a two-day workshop incorporating traditional landscape techniques as well as exercises in creative exploration. With the instructor’s guidance students will paint a vivid landscape -- using the medium of your choice -- in an outdoor setting, and then add imaginative or unexpected elements to […]

$180 – $195

Art Studio: Big and Bold

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

Sorry, this class has been cancelled. Paint an acrylic still life of local fruits and vegetables. Consider how color juxtaposition and value play into a composition.

$35 – $40

Art Studio: Perspectives in Painting

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

Sorry, this class has been cancelled. Add depth and volume to your painting. We will review the laws of perspective and sketch out examples before painting a finished piece. Then let’s go outdoors and paint!

$35 – $40

Art Studio: Bird, Beast, or Fish

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

Sorry, this class has been cancelled. Get inspired by Michigan wildlife! Create a sketch based on photos of some of Michigan’s common animals, then turn it into an acrylic painting.

$35 – $40

Concert: The Tannahill Weavers

Leelanau School Lawn 1 Old Homestead Rd, Glen Arbor, MI

As they approach their 50th anniversary, the Tannahill Weavers remain one of Scotland’s premier traditional bands.

$18 – $20

Art Studio: Galaxy Jars

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

Glow-in-the-dark paint meets glitter, swirled in a bed of cotton. Slime meets stars. Intrigued? Come make galaxy jars that will remind you of summer nights up north.

$30 – $35

Exhibit: The Leelanau Women Artists

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

The Leelanau Women Artists exhibit new work in a wide range of media – painting, pastels, jewelry, fiber and fused glass...

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Clay for Kids Session 7

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Clay is soo Fun! Get your hands in the clay. Choose projects from an array of ideas; animals, houses, owls, turtles, wizards, dragons, and many more. Learn slab, coil and pinch methods. All projects get fired in the kiln and are ready to paint and take home on Friday. Don't miss this class. Dates: August […]

$75 – $85
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Watercolor Printmaking: Mokuhanga (Japanese Woodblock)

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

This intensive workshop covers various aspects of the traditional and rare Japanese printmaking process – mokuhanga.  The process is versatile and differs from western (oil based ink) woodblock in that it is water based and non-toxic, using watercolor pigment, wood block, Japanese carving tools, rice paste, and Japanese paper to create beautiful refined prints.  It […]

$295 – $310

Concert: Summer Singers

Glen Lake Community Reformed Church 4902 W MacFarlane Rd, Glen Arbor, MI

Enjoy an evening with the Summer Singers, an all-volunteer group of 50 voices who present a wide variety of vocal music.

Exhibit: 2018 Members Show

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

An annual tradition returns to the Glen Arbor Arts Center. The GAAC’s 2018 Member Show, a showcase of GAAC members’ talents...

GAAC Members Show Reception

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

Come celebrate the creative talents of GAAC members at the opening reception for the 2018 GAAC Members’ Show...

Raku 5

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

In this one-day workshop, participants will experience traditional Japanese Raku pottery as practiced today. Expect beautiful, dramatic, and often unexpected pots to emerge from the firing! Bisqued pots, glazing, and firing are included. All experience levels. This class does not include Open Studio John Huston will be Potter-in-Residence all summer at Thoreson Farm. John has […]

$45 – $60

AIR Talk: Kathleen Kalinowski

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

Kathleen Kalinowski will create drawings and paintings based on the themes of “nocturne” and “memory” in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore...

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Visual Notetaking

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

Sorry, this class has been cancelled. Immerse yourself in the practice of visual notetaking and begin to develop a language uniquely your own through sketchbooks, drawing, painting, and photography in this two-day class. While the focus of the work will be primarily on developing drawing, painting and compositional skills, we will also consider how the […]

$175 – $190

Flower Arranging

Hank's Glen Arbor Studio 5763 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

In this hands-on class, learn how to do simple creative arrangements and hand-tied bouquets from a master florist. Tuition includes scissors, foam, container, tape, and flowers. Students are encouraged to bring flowers from their gardens. Dan Cruz, Master Gardner, studied floral design in Japan and Korea, and flower design in Europe. A Michigan State graduate […]

$45 – $55
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Still Life with Flowers

Hank's Glen Arbor Studio 5763 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI

Artist Hank Feeley will present a 1 1/2 day still life flower painting class employing simple but beautiful local northern Michigan flower arrangements. Using flowers as the subject, you will learn the principles of color theory and composition. You will be surprised and delighted with the paintings you produce and you will be excited to […]

$125 – $145

AIR Talk: John Hartig

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

2018 GAAC artist-in-residence John Hartig, a resident of Trenton, Michigan, plans to work on his book-in-progress, Great Lakes Champions: Stories of People Who Have Championed Cleanup of the Great Lakes.

Exhibit: “agriCULTURE: Barnyards and Farmscapes”

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

agriCULTURE. It’s what we see and feel throughout Leelanau County. This impact is felt through artistic, architectural, social and historic characteristics...

Practical Perspective for Artists

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Learn how to apply the basic rules of perspective to your drawings and paintings. Through a series of simple drawing exercises, including working outside and viewing the Thorson Farm buildings, you will have the opportunity to practice how to tighten up the underlying structure of your images. Ken Richmond, an architect and regional painter, has […]

$55 – $70