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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.

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.

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.

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
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2023 Art Rangers Camp Session 2

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

Dates: 3-day sessions: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday; June 26, 27 and 29 Time: 9:30 am - 12 pm Registration Deadline: June 23 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

Visual Storytelling: Allegory

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

Date: Monday, Wednesday, Friday; June 26, 28, 30 Time: 10 am - 12 pm Registration Deadline: June 23 Art is how we make sense of the world around us. This class is dedicated to a more in-depth way of approaching art with the hope of softening the anxieties of making. We each see the world […]

Purchase $95.00 – $110.00 8 tickets left

2023 Clay Cubs Camp Session B

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Dates: 3-day sessions: Monday, Tuesday, Friday; June 26, 27 and 30 Time: 10 am - 12:30 pm Registration Deadline: June 23 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

Large-Scale Painting for Kids

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

Date: Mon, Wed, Fri; June 26, 28, 30 Time: 1 - 3 pm Registration Deadline: June 23 We will sketch, digitize our sketch, project onto a raw canvas, trace, and finally, PAINT! This process is the beginning stage of creating significant works of art, such as public murals.

Purchase $95.00 – $110.00 8 tickets left

Pastels Plein Air – The Art of Observation

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: Thursday, June 29 Time: 10 am - 4 pm (with a break for lunch) Registration Deadline: June 26 Pastels are made for Plein air. The medium's immediacy 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 […]

Purchase $150.00 – $165.00 9 tickets left

Family Art Fun in the Grove 2

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

Date: Saturday, July 1 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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Youth Pottery Wheel

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: Monday, Wednesday, Friday; July 3, 5, 7 Time: 1 - 4 pm Registration Deadline: June 31 Join visiting artist Ana Spencer for this hands-on exploration of the pottery wheel – just for kids 10-15 years! The week will include all the tools and clay you need. No previous experience is required. All pieces will […]

Purchase $125.00 – $140.00 7 tickets left
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Fast and Efficient Coil Building

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: Fri-Sun; July 7, 8, & 9 Time: Fri 6 - 9 pm; Sat 10 am - 2 pm; Sun (TBD) Registration Deadline: July 4 In this three-day workshop, students will learn to coil-build with control and confidence. We will work with a soft coil-building method utilizing extruded and hand-rolled coils. Because of the nature […]

Purchase $275.00 – $325.00 10 tickets left

Writing in the Wild

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: Saturday, July 8 Time: 10 am - 3 pm Registration Deadline: July 5 Why is nature writing important? When we understand more about the natural world, we will likely understand new things about ourselves. Join this one-day writing workshop to broaden your natural knowledge and writing repertoire. We'll start by reading and reflecting on […]

Purchase $50.00 – $60.00 15 tickets left
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2023 Clay Cubs Camp Session C

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Dates: 3-day sessions: Monday, Tuesday, Friday; July 10, 11 and 14 Time: 10 am - 12:30 pm Registration Deadline: July 7 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
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Glazes – Problems and Solutions

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: Mon, Wed, and Thurs; July 10, 12, 13 Time: 1 - 4 pm Registration Deadline: July 7 Successful and consistent glazing can sometimes seem mysterious and very frustrating. Problems and defects can be numerous. In this class, we will take an in-depth look at mid-range (cone 6) glazes (as used at Thoreson Farm), their […]

Purchase $190.00 – $210.00 12 tickets left
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Pottery on the Wheel Session 1

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Dates: (4) Mondays; July 10, 17, 24 and 31 Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm Registration Deadline: July 7 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. In addition, the class will include the basics of decorating, […]

Purchase $250.00 – $275.00 8 tickets left
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Plein Air Painting: Landscape and Abstraction

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: Wednesday-Friday; July 12, 13, 14 Time: 9 am-1 pm Registration Deadline: July 9 Experience Plein-air landscape painting in the beautiful Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. This workshop will teach techniques for depicting natural and architectural landscapes with an abstract style. Abstraction is freedom from exact representation. We will learn to compose the shapes and […]

Purchase $210.00 – $245.00 11 tickets left

Raku Firing 1

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: Saturday, July 15 Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm Registration Deadline: July 12 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!

Purchase $50.00 – $60.00 8 tickets left

Collage Portraits

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

Date: Sunday, July 16 Time: 10 am - 2 pm (with a break for lunch) Registration Deadline: July 13 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 […]

Purchase $45.00 – $55.00 8 tickets left
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2023 Art Rangers Camp Session 3

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

Dates: 3-day sessions: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday; July 17, 18 and 20 Time: 9:30 am - 12 pm Registration Deadline: July 14 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 D

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Dates: 3-day sessions: Monday, Tuesday, Friday; July 17, 18 and 21 Time: 10 am - 12:30 pm Registration Deadline: July 14 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

Monster Pieces

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

Date: Tuesday and Thursday, July 18, 20 Time: 1 - 3 pm Registration Deadline: July 15 Two heads? Spiked tail? Six eyes? Young artists explore otherworldly figures and many dreams and read about them. Students look to stories and animals for inspiration and create mythical creatures using their imagination and fiber art techniques, including needle […]

Purchase $65.00 – $75.00 10 tickets left

Camera Basics

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

Date: Friday, July 21 Time: 10 am - 3 pm (with a lunch break) Registration Deadline: July 18 Whether you use a digital or film camera, aperture, shutter speed, ISO, white balance, and light are your primary tools as a photographer to create accurate exposures. This workshop is designed to demystify your camera settings and […]

Purchase $135.00 – $150.00 8 tickets left

Raku Building 1

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: July 22 Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm Registration Deadline: July 19 This workshop is designed for those wishing to create their pottery piece for a Raku firing. The instructor will guide students using the extruder to build interesting forms for a Raku firing. Students will need to register separately for a Raku Firing class […]

Purchase $50.00 – $60.00 7 tickets left
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2023 Art Rangers Camp Session 4

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

Dates: 3-day sessions: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday; July 24, 25 and 27 Time: 9:30 am - 12 pm Registration Deadline: July 21 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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Fundamentals of Composition

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: Wednesday and Thursday; July 26, 27 Time: 9 am - 4 pm Registration Deadline: July 23 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; scale; light and […]

Purchase $175.00 – $195.00 11 tickets left
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Painting and Printing with Natural Dyes

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

Date: Friday & Saturday; July 28, 29 Time: 10 am - 4 pm (with a lunch break) Registration Deadline: July 25 Print and paint on cloth with vibrant and complex colors from nature. Participants will print on cotton, linen, and some eco-printing with local plants. Bring home a lovely souvenir from up north. The process […]

Purchase $225.00 – $240.00 10 tickets left

Raku Firing 2

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: Saturday, July 29 Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm Registration Deadline: July 26 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! Students may register separately for a Raku Building class on July 22 […]

Purchase $50.00 – $60.00 8 tickets left

Plein Air Weekend: Save the Dates

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

Save the dates for the 2023 Plein Air Weekend which will be held Friday, August 4 and Saturday August 5.

Family Art Fun in the Grove 3

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

Date: Saturday, August 5 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

Raku Firing 3

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: Saturday, August 5 Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm Registration Deadline: August 2 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! Students may register separately for a Raku Building class on July 22 […]

Purchase $50.00 – $60.00 8 tickets left
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2023 Art Rangers Camp Session 5

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

Dates: 3-day sessions: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday; August 7, 8 and 10 Time: 9:30 am - 12 pm Registration Deadline: August 4 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

Sippers with Tray

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Dates: Monday, August 7 Time: 1 - 4 pm Registration Deadline: August 4 Juice, wine, espresso: anything goes with this little slab-built set of sippers and serving tray. In this one-day introduction to slab building, students will construct and decorate with impressions a set of sippers, then choose a glaze which will be applied by […]

Purchase $55.00 – $65.00 8 tickets left
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Pottery on the Wheel Session 2

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Dates: (4) Mondays; August 7, 14, 21 and 28 Time: 6 - 9 pm Registration Deadline: August 4 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. In addition, the class will include the basics of decorating, […]

Purchase $250.00 – $265.00 8 tickets left
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2023 Art Rangers Camp Session 6

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

Dates: 3-day sessions: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday; August 14, 15 and 17 Time: 9:30 am - 12 pm Registration Deadline: August 11 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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Surface Decoration: Marks on Clay

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: Mon, Tues, and Fri; August 14, 15, 18 Time: 1 - 4 pm Registration Deadline: August 11 Learn new techniques or refresh your skills in surface decoration using sgraffito, slip trailing, and overglaze brushwork. The instructor will provide tiles and extruded pieces. Students are welcome to bring their leather-hard pieces to decorate.

Purchase $190.00 – $210.00 12 tickets left

Raku Building 2

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: August 19 Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm Registration Deadline: August 16 This workshop is designed for those wishing to create their pottery piece for a Raku firing. The instructor will guide students using the extruder to build interesting forms for a Raku firing. Students will need to register separately for a Raku Firing class […]

Purchase $50.00 – $60.00 8 tickets left
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Capturing Light & Vibrancy in Watercolor

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

Date: Wednesday-Friday; August 23, 24, 25 Time: 10 am - 3 pm (with a break for lunch) Registration Deadline: August 20 Discover exciting, step-by-step techniques for capturing the beauty of local scenery through the "light and vibrancy" of watercolor. Karin Harris's approach to exploring the joy of watercolor in daily demonstrations and one-on-one instruction will […]

Purchase $320.00 – $345.00 11 tickets left

Raku Firing 4

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: Saturday, August 26 Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm Registration Deadline: August 23 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! Students may register separately for a Raku Building class on July 22 […]

Purchase $50.00 – $60.00 7 tickets left

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Night Photography at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Glen Arbor, MI

Date: 5 sessions: Saturday-Wednesday; September 2-6 Time: 12 pm - 4 pm classroom; 7 pm - 1 am shooting Registration Deadline: August 30 National Parks at Night Co-Founder Gabriel Biderman is returning to the Glen Arbor Arts Center to help you level up your night photography skills. What better place to capture pristine dark skies, […]

Purchase $725.00 – $775.00 2 tickets left
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Pottery on the Wheel Session 3

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Dates: (4) Wednesdays; September 6, 13, 20 & 27 Time: 6 - 9 pm Registration Deadline: September 3 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. In addition, the class will include the basics of decorating, […]

Purchase $250.00 – $265.00 8 tickets left

Raku Firing 5

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: Saturday, September 9 Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm Registration Deadline: September 6 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! Students may register separately for a Raku Building class on July 22 […]

Purchase $50.00 – $60.00 8 tickets left

Raku Firing 6

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: Saturday, September 16 Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm Registration Deadline: September 13 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! Students may register separately for a Raku Building class on July 22 […]

Purchase $50.00 – $60.00 8 tickets left

Raku Firing 7

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: Saturday, September 23 Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm Registration Deadline: September 20 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! Students may register separately for a Raku Building class on July 22 […]

Purchase $50.00 – $60.00 8 tickets left

Raku Firing 8

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date: Saturday, September 30 Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm Registration Deadline: September 27 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! Students may register separately for a Raku Building class on July 22 […]

Purchase $50.00 – $60.00 8 tickets left

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