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Poetry in the Park: A Writing Workshop at Thoreson Farm

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Join award-winning poet and teaching artist, Holly Wren Spaulding, for a day-long creative writing workshop in which we’ll consider the natural world and our place within it. We’ll use poetry prompts and creative exercises to tune our awareness to the National Park lands that surround our studio, and discuss examples of evocative, image-driven poetry by […]

$85 – $95
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Pottery Open Studio

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

FOR GAAC POTTERY STUDENTS: Eight Open Studio sessions are FREE for those enrolled in a pottery class except Raku. Practice those newly learned skills! FOR NON-STUDENTS: $100 members/$110 non-members This is an opportunity for those with prior clay experience to return to clay or hone skills in a non-class setting. Participants should demonstrate ability in […]

$100 – $110
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Acrylic Painting with Discipline at a Pace

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Translate imagery with expressive paint strokes by observing information on location. Carving out time to capture a pink sky is not always a planned event. Discipline and spontaneity merge to help achieve such a goal. Participate in this workshop to develop skills to begin and complete a painting while exploring tips to move acrylic paint […]

$180 – $195
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Clay for Kids Session 1

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Get your hands in the clay. You choose the projects from an array of ideas; animals, houses, owls, turtles, wizards, dragons, and many more. Learn slab, coil and pinch methods. On Friday decorate your creations with paint or glaze and add razzle dazzle. Workshop Dates: June 27, 28, & July 1 | Time: 10:00am - […]

$65 – $75
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Painting Outside of the Box

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

No experience? Self-doubt? This class is for you. Beth will lead “loosening up” exercises to improve your understanding of design and composition, giving you the courage to GO! This is an excellent class for those who are just learning about acrylics or who need a refresher. We will complete one to three landscapes depending on […]

$125 – $140

Art Night Out: Landscape Painting with Acrylics

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Unleash your inner creativity and discover new skills with an inspiring basic acrylic painting class for beginners. Follow a professional artist’s steps to paint a summer landscape in acrylics. Thoreson Farm is the perfect spot to be inspired. Supplies will be provided. Jenny Evans completed her bachelor’s degree in art education in Auckland, New Zealand, […]

$35 – $45

Raku 1

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

In this one-day class, students will experience the centuries old Japanese tradition of Raku pottery. Expect beautiful and dramatic results to emerge! Clay, glazing, and firing are included. All experience levels. Does not include Open Studio. John Huston will be Potter-in-Residence all summer at Thoreson Farm. John has been a potter for more than 35 […]

$45 – $55
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Watercolor Printmaking: Japanese Woodblock

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Learn the basics of Mokuhanga – a rare Japanese printmaking process that uses watercolor pigment, woodblocks, Japanese carving tools, rice paste and Japanese paper – and create a multi color woodblock print. Demonstrations will include layout and design, carving, and printing with a hand held burnishing tool called a ‘baren’. A print exchange on the […]

$225 – $240

Painting with Light

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Participants will experiment with open shutter photography and then with painting with light using long exposures with various lights. Some lights used will be LED, steel wool, candles, poi, black lights. If you have your own DSLR and tripod please feel free to bring them. Otherwise the images will be emailed to you after the […]

$40 – $50
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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 palette arrangement, direct painting techniques, atmospheric perspective, brushwork, color theory, good design, and value. Students will develop control of medium and confident brushwork. We will […]

$180 – $195
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Clay for Kids Session 2

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Get your hands in the clay. You choose the projects from an array of ideas; animals, houses, owls, turtles, wizards, dragons, and many more. Learn slab, coil and pinch methods. On Friday decorate your creations with paint or glaze and add razzle dazzle. Workshop Dates: July 11, 12, & 15 | Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

$65 – $75
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Kitchen Capers: Functional Pots for the Kitchen and Table

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

This class will focus on producing pots for the foodie in all of us. Students use several forming methods to make functional, food-safe pots, including tumblers, mugs, plates, and serving dishes – all in less than a week. Monday and Tuesday will be spent making the pieces, and Friday glazing pots and loading the kiln. […]

$135 – $145
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Pottery on the Wheel

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Learn to throw on the potter’s wheel in this four-week class. This class is for beginners to intermediate skilled potters. Students will concentrate on the basics: wedging, centering, forming basic shapes, adding decoration, and basic glazing. A variety of resources will be available to help you learn this fascinating skill and encourage your creative potential. […]

$160 – $175
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Color and Composition of the Landscape

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Learn strategies for successful use of color and composition as applied to landscape painting. Day one’s focus is composition. Students will study design strategies and how to best apply them to the landscape. Moving to color on day two, students will learn to premix a harmonious palette and discover that a beautiful palette makes for […]

$140 – $155

Raku 2

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

In this one-day class, students will experience the centuries old Japanese tradition of Raku pottery. Expect beautiful and dramatic results to emerge! Clay, glazing, and firing are included. All experience levels. Does not include Open Studio. John Huston will be Potter-in-Residence all summer at Thoreson Farm. John has been a potter for more than 35 […]

$45 – $55
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Exploring the Rich World of Gouache

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

This three-part session will give participants the opportunity to explore the versatile qualities of gouache: a chroma-rich, water-based medium that lends itself to a wide range of possibilities for painting on paper with easy clean up. Participants will investigate mixing colors from a limited palette, experiment with layers, and paint both in the studio and […]

$180 – $195
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Clay for Kids Session 3

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Get your hands in the clay. You choose the projects from an array of ideas; animals, houses, owls, turtles, wizards, dragons, and many more. Learn slab, coil and pinch methods. On Friday decorate your creations with paint or glaze and add razzle dazzle. Workshop Dates: July 18, 19, & 22 | Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

$65 – $75
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Painting Landscapes in Plein Air

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Sorry, this class has been canceled. Please call the GAAC office for more information: 231-334-6112. Paint in plein air with this award winning and nationally known artist. This in-depth workshop includes various ways to approach painting the landscape in pastel and will include demonstrations by the instructor. Although instruction will be in pastel, other mediums […]

$195 – $210
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Looser, More Expressive Watercolor Landscapes

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Be inspired – not enslaved – by your subject. Learn to develop a spontaneous painting style that captures the essence of your subject without getting bogged down by detail. Allow your watercolors to be more poetic as you develop a powerful composition with a clear concept and strong value scheme. Neil will demonstrate all of […]

$265 – $280
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Clay for Kids Session 4

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Get your hands in the clay. You choose the projects from an array of ideas; animals, houses, owls, turtles, wizards, dragons, and many more. Learn slab, coil and pinch methods. On Friday decorate your creations with paint or glaze and add razzle dazzle. Workshop Dates: July 25, 26, & 29 | Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

$75 – $85
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Tile and Mosaic

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Students in this class will design and produce a cut tile mosaic using basic tile making and decorating techniques. Slab-rolled tile will be altered by carving, impressing, and glazing. Methods for mounting and display of finished tiles will be presented. Clay and glazes provided. Open studio included. John Huston will be Potter-in-Residence all summer at […]

$135 – $145
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Paint a Landscape…and Then Do Something To It

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

This workshop will incorporate traditional landscape techniques as well as exercises in creative exploration. With the instructor’s guidance students will paint a vivid landscape with the medium of their choice in an outdoor setting, and then add imaginative or unexpected elements to the work. This workshop is great for those just learning or artists who […]

$195 – $210

Raku 3

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Sorry, this class has been canceled. Please call the GAAC office for more information: 231-334-6112. In this one-day class, students will experience the centuries old Japanese tradition of Raku pottery. Expect beautiful and dramatic results to emerge! Clay, glazing, and firing are included. All experience levels. Does not include Open Studio. John Huston will be […]

$45 – $55

Recurring

Clay for Kids Session 5

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Get your hands in the clay. You choose the projects from an array of ideas; animals, houses, owls, turtles, wizards, dragons, and many more. Learn slab, coil and pinch methods. On Friday decorate your creations with paint or glaze and add razzle dazzle. Workshop Dates: August 1, 2, & 5 | Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

$75 – $85
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Character Creation in Cartoons

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

This class will teach basic concepts of Character Design, Character Development, and Character Drawing for Animation. Students will learn how to approach character design and how to progress from concept to finished designs. Through the study of classical and modern drawing techniques, students will explore ways to make characters appealing, dynamic, interesting, and animatable with […]

$65 – $75

The Fundamentals: Drawing and Painting Trees

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

How to make trees look solid and growing! Students will create tree canopies, trees that have dropped their leaves, and trees that have needles. They will add texture and form using drawing materials, watercolor, and/or acrylics. Mary Guntzviller has been teaching art since 1993. She has a BFA from Wayne State University and has been […]

$50 – $60

The Fundamentals: Painting Skies in Water Mediums

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

This will be an energizing water-medium class. With big brushes and large sweeping strokes, students will create sunny skies to picnic under or an electrifying atmosphere that calls for an umbrella. Mary Guntzviller has been teaching art since 1993. She has a BFA from Wayne State University and has been a professional artist since 1988. […]

$50 – $60

The Fundamentals: Drawing and Painting Waves

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Explore the elements of drawing, sketching, or painting waves. Students will overcome the challenge of creating waves. It’s all about putting in lights and darks. Students will work from a photo reference. Mary Guntzviller has been teaching art since 1993. She has a BFA from Wayne State University and has been a professional artist since […]

$50 – $60
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Plein Air: An Introduction to Painting on Location

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Learn the basics of setting up, choosing a subject, and composing and creating a painting outdoors. Learn to recognize and mix colors, brush techniques, and the next steps to turn a plein air field study into a larger studio painting. Through demonstration and one-on-one attention, David will cover composition, values, perspective, and more. Beginners and […]

$220 – $235

Field Notes: Writing in the Natural World

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

In this afternoon workshop we’ll write vivid, ecologically engaged texts in response to our natural world. We’ll observe the landscape and wildlife around our studio at Thoreson Farm, and use a variety of creative strategies to deepen our sensitivity, and hone our skills as witnesses, appreciators, and writers. We’ll read and discuss short poems and […]

$50 – $60

Raku 4

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

In this one-day class, students will experience the centuries old Japanese tradition of Raku pottery. Expect beautiful and dramatic results to emerge! Clay, glazing, and firing are included. All experience levels. Does not include Open Studio. John Huston will be Potter-in-Residence all summer at Thoreson Farm. John has been a potter for more than 35 […]

$45 – $55

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Pottery Open Studio

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

The fee includes access to the clay studio for eight open studio sessions, 25# of clay, glazes, and firing. This is an opportunity for those with prior clay experience to return to clay and those taking classes to practice their newly learned skills. Participants should have a demonstrated ability in the activity they wish to […]

$100 – $120
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Clay for Kids Session 1

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

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. On Friday decorate your creations with paint or glaze and add razzle dazzle. About the Teacher: Nancy Miller is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University where she […]

$75 – $85

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. John Huston will be Potter-in-Residence all summer at Thoreson Farm. John has been a potter for more than 35 years and has […]

$45 – $60
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Watercolor Printmaking: Japanese Woodblock

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

$50 materials fee includes two 8 x 10 blocks and all other tools and supplies needed. In this three-day workshop, learn the basics of Mokuhanga – a rare Japanese printmaking process that uses watercolor pigment, woodblocks, Japanese carving tools, rice paste and Japanese paper – and create a multi-color woodblock print. Demonstrations will include layout […]

$245 – $260

Raku 2

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. John Huston will be Potter-in-Residence all summer at Thoreson Farm. John has been a potter for more than 35 years and has […]

$45 – $60
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Pottery on the Wheel

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

This class, for students with previous experience throwing pots on the wheel, will concentrate on developing some advanced skills. Each week’s class period will concentrate on specific skills such as throwing consistent shapes, trimming a foot, forming and attaching handles, lid making, and more. There will be demonstrations and help with each skill. Open studio […]

$160 – $175
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Plein Air on the Farm

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Sorry, this class is full. Please call if you would like to be added to the waiting list: 231-334-6112. Experience plein air oil painting in the historic Port Oneida landscape in this three-day class. Each class will begin with a painting demonstration followed by group painting and individual instruction. This workshop will cover getting started, […]

$190 – $210
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Clay for Kids Session 2

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

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. On Friday decorate your creations with paint or glaze and add razzle dazzle. About the Teacher: Nancy Miller is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University where she […]

$75 – $85
Recurring

Kitchen Capers: Functional Pots for Kitchen and Table

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

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 fired the weekend after class, so arrangements […]

$135 – $150

Raku 3

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. John Huston will be Potter-in-Residence all summer at Thoreson Farm. John has been a potter for more than 35 years and has […]

Recurring

Exploring the Rich World of Gouache

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

This three-day workshop will give participants the opportunity to explore the versatile qualities of gouache.

$190 – $205
Recurring

Clay for Kids Session 3

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

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. On Friday decorate your creations with paint or glaze and add razzle dazzle. About the Teacher: Nancy Miller is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University where she […]

$75 – $85
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Nature & Landscape Photography Seminar

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Take your photography to the next level and realize the full potential of your digital camera. Learn techniques that professionals use to make dynamic images for publication.

$95 – $110

Raku 4

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. John Huston will be Potter-in-Residence all summer at Thoreson Farm. John has been a potter for more than 35 years and has […]

$45 – $60
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Creating Joyful Landscapes with Pastel

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Sorry, this class has been cancelled. This is a three-day pastel workshop designed for beginning to intermediate students. Weather permitting, we will venture outside to paint for the last day. The content will cover the elements and principles of design in the creation of a pastel painting. Although teaching methods include some lecture-discussion and demonstration […]

$275 – $290
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Clay for Kids Session 4

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

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. On Friday decorate your creations with paint or glaze and add razzle dazzle. About the Teacher: Nancy Miller is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University where she […]

$75 – $85
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Tile Making

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Sorry, this class has been cancelled. Students in this class will design and produce several tiles using basic tile making and decorating techniques. Slab-rolled tile will be altered by carving, impressing, sgraffito, and glazing. Monday and Tuesday will be spent making with Friday reserved for glazing bisque fired tile. Pots will be fired the weekend […]

$135 – $150
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Clay for Kids Session 5

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

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. On Friday decorate your creations with paint or glaze and add razzle dazzle. About the Teacher: Nancy Miller is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University where she […]

$75 – $85

The Fundamentals: Landscape’s Puzzle Pieces: Lakeshore

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Picking up a brush to create a landscape, in many ways, is just like those mystery jigsaw puzzles that are all the rage now. Like on of those puzzles, landscapes have pieces to be assembled. Landscapes even have edges. In a mystery puzzle, the picture to be put together is not shown. Similarly, one never […]

$50 – $65

The Fundamentals: Landscape’s Puzzle Pieces: Evening Sky

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Picking up a brush to create a landscape, in many ways, is just like those mystery jigsaw puzzles that are all the rage now. Like on of those puzzles, landscapes have pieces to be assembled. Landscapes even have edges. In a mystery puzzle, the picture to be put together is not shown. Similarly, one never […]

$50 – $65

Paint Out Warm Up

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Join award-winning artist and instructor David Westerfield for a special mentoring workshop at Thoreson Farm.

$40
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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 in this three-day class. See how the quickly changing landscape can help make your paintings more exciting by forcing decisive, bold brushwork. Practice recognizing and mixing colors, learn techniques for creating a center of interest, and the next steps to […]

$235 – $250

Evocative Nature: Writing in Response to Wildness

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Join award-winning poet and teaching artist, Holly Wren Spaulding, for a day-long poetry writing workshop in which we’ll consider the natural world and our place within it by using creative exercises to tune our awareness to the parklands that surround our studio, learning from the likes of Corman, Niedecker, Hirschfield and Basho. Bring a notebook, […]

$85 – $95
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Clay for Kids Session 6

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

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. On Friday decorate your creations with paint or glaze and add razzle dazzle. About the Teacher: Nancy Miller is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University where she […]

$75 – $85

Taking Beautiful Portraits

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Bob will start with a short image show and discussion of what it takes to make your photography better. He will demonstrate how to capture good images of people with the basic knowledge of lighting using mostly the tools of camera position and subject placement. He will also show how to select proper areas for […]

$75 – $90
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Painting through Monotypes

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Sorry, this classed has been cancelled. Monotype is a way to create a one-of-akind image combining painting, drawing and printmaking. It was a favorite way of making art for Degas, Cassatt and Gauguin, as it offers the freedom to explore and experiment. A painting is developed on a flat plate with oil or water-based inks, […]

$175 – $190
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Expressive Landscape Painting

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

This two-day workshop will focus on plein air painting. The focus will be on the concept of expressive painting rather than on techniques. We will use a quick spontaneous approach to painting the landscape in front of you. An immediate response to what is seen exposes the essential elements of nature. These interpretations of landscape […]

$150 – $165

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. John Huston will be Potter-in-Residence all summer at Thoreson Farm. John has been a potter for more than 35 years and has […]

$45 – $60

Paint Away That Problem

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Take part in a surprisingly simple new process for healing life’s issues by accessing your intuitive, non-dominant side to evoke visualizations and then transfer them to paper.

$30 – $40

Flower Arranging for Dummies

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Learn how to do simple creative arrangements. We will focus on flowers in the garden, yard and, flowers and foliage’s in the area. Dan will demonstrate hand-tied bouquets and designing in pin (frog) holders. He will also discuss color in flowers, how to process fresh flowers, and how to have fun with flowers. Students need […]

$25 – $30

Still Life Flower Painting

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Following a slide show on the history of still life painting we will capitalize on Dan Cruz’s morning flower arranging class (offered the same day from 10 am to noon, see page 27) to paint one or more of his beautiful arrangements. The class is for beginners and experienced alike. Use the painting medium of […]

$45 – $55

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Pottery Open Studio

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

This is an opportunity for those with prior clay experience to return to clay and those taking classes to practice their newly learned skills. Participants should have a demonstrated ability in the activity they wish to pursue. The fee includes access to the clay studio for eight open studio sessions, 25# of clay, glazes, and […]

$100 – $120
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Phone Photography

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

What’s the best camera to have? The one that’s with you! Learn to capture stories and moments in your life with the camera most always with you – your phone. In this class, we will learn how best to take advantage of the camera features on your iPhone as well as some tips on composition […]

$30 – $45
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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

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
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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
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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
Recurring

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
Recurring

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

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
Recurring

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
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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

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
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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
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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
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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

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 […]

Recurring

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
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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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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

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
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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
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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

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
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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

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

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

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Pottery Open Studio

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

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 nurturing environment. Participants should have a demonstrated ability in the activity they wish to pursue. The fee includes access to the clay studio […]

$100 – $120
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Art Rangers Camp Session 1

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Are you looking for an art adventure? Art Rangers is the perfect choice for the young artist who wants to explore...

$95 – $105
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Clay Cubs Camp Session 1

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Clay Cubs will immerse campers in a variety of hand building techniques while discovering how exciting it can be to create in a real ceramic studio.

$95 – $105
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Tiny Houses

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

June 24, 25, 28: In conjunction with the GAAC Gallery show, New Views: Home/Place, this 3 day class will be constructing tiny clay houses using extruded and slab-rolled parts. The tranquil setting of Thoreson Farm will inspire you to think of home and place. John Huston is the GAAC Potter-in-Residence at Thoreson Farm. John has […]

$135 – $150

Plein Air to Studio

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Develop your plein air study into a larger, finished painting.

$125 – $140

Thoreson Farm Pottery Sampler

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

June 30: 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. John Huston is the GAAC Potter-in-Residence at Thoreson Farm. John has been a potter for more than 40 years. He studied in Ohio and […]

$45 – $60

Raku 1

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

July 6: Experience the excitement and wabi-sabi of traditional Japanese Raku pottery as practiced today. Glaze and decorate already made pots in this one-day workshop. We may even write a haiku! John Huston is the GAAC Potter-in-Residence at Thoreson Farm. John has been a potter for more than 40 years. He studied in Ohio and […]

$45 – $60
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Art Rangers Camp Session 2

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Are you looking for an art adventure? Art Rangers is the perfect choice for the young artist who wants to explore...

$95 – $105
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Clay Cubs Camp Session 2

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Clay Cubs will immerse campers in a variety of hand building techniques while discovering how exciting it can be to create in a real ceramic studio.

$95 – $105
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Kitchen Capers 1

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

July 8, 9, 12: Produce pots in this 3 day class for the foodie in all of us using several forming and decorating techniques to make functional, food-safe pots. Pitchers, taster sets, and more. Monday and Tuesday will be spent creating and Friday we will decorate and glaze. John Huston is the GAAC Potter-in-Residence at […]

$135 – $150
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Pottery on the Wheel 1

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Learn 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.

$160 – $175

Family Studio: Wild About Wildlife

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Join in the fun and learn about the local wildlife that calls the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park home.

$10 – $60

Raku 2

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

July 13: Experience the excitement and wabi-sabi of traditional Japanese Raku pottery as practiced today. Glaze and decorate already made pots in this one-day workshop. We may even write a haiku! John Huston is the GAAC Potter-in-Residence at Thoreson Farm. John has been a potter for more than 40 years. He studied in Ohio and […]

$45 – $60
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Art Rangers Camp Session 3

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Are you looking for an art adventure? Art Rangers is the perfect choice for the young artist who wants to explore...

$95 – $105
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Clay Cubs Camp Session 3

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Clay Cubs will immerse campers in a variety of hand building techniques while discovering how exciting it can be to create in a real ceramic studio.

$95 – $105

Teen Studio: Batik at the Barn

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Experiment with the exciting art of wax-resist dyeing. Create your own design on cotton while learning about the history and inspiration behind traditional Batik.

$35 – $45
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Figure in the Landscape

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Drawing and painting the figure has been an important part of the artistic practice of all serious artists throughout time.

$175 – $190

Raku 3

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

July 20: Experience the excitement and wabi-sabi of traditional Japanese Raku pottery as practiced today. Glaze and decorate already made pots in this one-day workshop. We may even write a haiku! John Huston is the GAAC Potter-in-Residence at Thoreson Farm. John has been a potter for more than 40 years. He studied in Ohio and […]

$45 – $60
Recurring

Art Rangers Camp Session 4

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Are you looking for an art adventure? Art Rangers is the perfect choice for the young artist who wants to explore...

$95 – $105
Recurring

Clay Cubs Camp Session 4

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Clay Cubs will immerse campers in a variety of hand building techniques while discovering how exciting it can be to create in a real ceramic studio.

$95 – $105
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Kitchen Capers 2

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Sorry, this class has been cancelled. July 22, 23, 26: Produce pots for the foodie in all of us using several forming and decorating techniques to make functional, food-safe pots. Pitchers, taster sets, and more. Monday and Tuesday will be spent creating and Friday we will decorate and glaze in this 3 day class. John […]

$135 – $150

Raku 4

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

July 27: Experience the excitement and wabi-sabi of traditional Japanese Raku pottery as practiced today. Glaze and decorate already made pots in this one-day workshop. We may even write a haiku! John Huston is the GAAC Potter-in-Residence at Thoreson Farm. John has been a potter for more than 40 years. He studied in Ohio and […]

$45 – $60
Recurring

Art Rangers Camp Session 5

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Are you looking for an art adventure? Art Rangers is the perfect choice for the young artist who wants to explore...

$95 – $105
Recurring

Clay Cubs Camp Session 5

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Clay Cubs will immerse campers in a variety of hand building techniques while discovering how exciting it can be to create in a real ceramic studio.

$95 – $105

Teen Studio: Plein Air Painting on the Farm

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Grab your palette, set up your easel and paint! Learn the ins and outs of acrylic painting while creating a canvas masterpiece in the fresh air of the National Park.

$35 – $45

Plein Air Boot Camp

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

July 31: Warm up for the GAAC Plein air weekend or just hone your skills with a morning of painting. David Westerfield demonstrates his process for painting en plein air and mentor participants of all levels. After a career in graphic design and illustration, David Westerfield returned to his love of fine art. He paints […]

$50 – $65

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Pottery on the Wheel 2

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Learn wedging, centering, throwing, and trimming basic forms in this 4 day class.

$160 – $175
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Art Rangers Camp Session 6

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Are you looking for an art adventure? Art Rangers is the perfect choice for the young artist who wants to explore...

$95 – $105
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Clay Cubs Camp Session 6

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Clay Cubs will immerse campers in a variety of hand building techniques while discovering how exciting it can be to create in a real ceramic studio.

$95 – $105

Raku 5

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Sorry, this class has been cancelled. August 17: Experience the excitement and wabi-sabi of traditional Japanese Raku pottery as practiced today. Glaze and decorate already made pots in this one-day workshop. We may even write a haiku! John Huston is the GAAC Potter-in-Residence at Thoreson Farm. John has been a potter for more than 40 […]

$45 – $60

Recurring

BirdHouses Cancelled

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Due to the corona virus, this class has been cancelled.

$190 – $205
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Master Class: Throwing on the Wheel Cancelled

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

This hands-on intensive weekend workshop will begin with a slide show of historical and contemporary potters’ work from around the world...

$250 – $275

Plein Air Bootcamp

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Warm-up for the Plein Air weekend or just hone your skills with a morning of painting. David will demonstrate his process for painting en Plein air and mentor participants of all levels.

$75 – $90

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Limited Contact Open Pottery Studio (Together While Apart)

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Dates: July 22 - October 29. Work on your clay skills and learn some new techniques while working at home with support from Glen Arbor Arts Center resident potter John Huston. Clay will be provided for open studio participants, tools will be available to borrow, and glazing and firing will be scheduled at specific times. […]

$100

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Cancelled Master Class: Throwing on the Wheel

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Sorry, this workshop has been cancelled. Friday, June 18, 6:30-8 pm, Opening Reception and slide show Saturday, June 19, 10am-5pm (lunch included) optional dinner for participants Sunday, June 20, 10am-5pm (lunch included) Registration Deadline: June 16 This hands-on intensive weekend workshop will begin with a slide show of historical and contemporary potters' work worldwide and […]

$260 – $280

Thoreson Farm Pottery Sampler

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date & Time: June 27, 1-4 pm Registration Deadline: June 24 Students explore throwing on the wheel, extruding, and slab building in this class—experience three fun ways of making with clay in a positive environment and a beautiful pastoral setting.

$75 – $90

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Plein Air at the Farm

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date & Time: July 7, 8, and 9; 9 am-1 pm Registration Deadline: July 4 Experience Plein Air oil painting in the historic Port Oneida landscape. This workshop will introduce Plein Air techniques and teach strategies for depicting natural and rural landscapes. Subjects of study will include atmosphere, trees, terrain, sky, water, beach, and farm […]

$210 – $235
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Kurinuki 1

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date & Time: July 5, 6 and 9; 1:30-4:30pm Registration Deadline: July 2 Kurinuki is an excellent introduction to clay for those new to clay, as well as a challenge for the experienced as they move from a quick, initial beginning to the slow and deliberate refinement of artisanship and character. Kurinuki is a hand-building […]

$190 – $210

Raku 1

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date & Time: July 10, 1pm - 4pm Registration Deadline: July 8 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!

$70 – $85

The Fundamentals of Composition for Painters

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date & Time: July 14, 9am-4:30pm Registration Deadline: July 11 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 shadow; near and far; capturing […]

$115 – $130
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Art Camp: Clay Cubs Session A

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date and Time: July 12, 13 and 16 @ 10am - 12:30pm Registration Deadline: July 9 @ 12pm Early Bird Rate Deadline: May 1 The Clay Cubs camp will immerse campers 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 […]

$110 – $125

Raku 2

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date & Time: July 17, 1pm - 4pm Registration Deadline: July 15 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!

$70 – $85
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Art Camp: Clay Cubs Session B

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date and Time: July 19, 20 and 23 @ 10am - 12:30pm Registration Deadline: July 16 @ 12pm Early Bird Rate Deadline: May 1 The Clay Cubs camp will immerse campers 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 […]

$110 – $125
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Tiny Houses 1

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date & Time: July 19, 20 & 23; 1:30-4:30 Registration Deadline: July 16 In this popular class, we will be constructing tiny clay houses using extruded and slab-rolled parts. John will teach various decorating techniques to finish the houses. Weather permitting, we will Raku fire the houses on Friday. The tranquil setting of Thoreson Farm […]

$190 – $210

Cancelled Bird Tiles, Creating with Clay

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Sorry, This class has been cancelled. Date & Time: July 23, 1:30-4:00 pm Registration Deadline: July 20 Taking inspiration from Charley Harper's work, participants will choose a bird design to create a colorful ceramic tile. Participants will explore Charley Harper's illustrations to draw and design a template to use (or select a template provided by […]

$50.00 – $60.00

Raku 3

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date & Time: July 24, 1pm - 4pm Registration Deadline: July 22 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!

$70 – $85
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Pottery on the Wheel 1

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date & Time: July 5, 12, 19, and 26; 6-9 pm Registration Deadline: July 2 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, glazing, and firing finished work. […]

$265 – $285

Plein Air Landscape Painting

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date & Time: July 29, 9 am-4 pm Registration Deadline: July 26 This popular one-day Plein Air class is designed for the emerging painter who desires to further their skill while appreciating the beauty of nature in Sleeping Bear country. We will start the day with a slide presentation on the history of landscape painting, […]

$115 – $130
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Painting the Figure in the Landscape

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date & Time: July 28 and 29, 9 am-2 pm Registration Deadline: July 25 Learn and practice building your skills for observing and capturing the figure when painting outdoors. Through demonstration and one-on-one instruction, David will cover composition, values, perspective, and more. Oil and acrylic painters welcome.

$225 – $245
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Art Camp: Clay Cubs Session C

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date and Time: July 26, 27 and 30 @ 10am - 12:30pm Registration Deadline: July 22 @ 10am Early Bird Rate Deadline: May 1 The Clay Cubs camp will immerse campers 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 […]

$110 – $125

Raku 4

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date & Time: July 31, 1pm - 4pm Registration Deadline: July 29 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!

$70 – $85

Plein Air Bootcamp

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date & Time: August 5, 9am-1pm Registration Deadline: August 2 Warm-up for the Plein Air weekend, or hone your skills with a morning of painting. David Westerfield demonstrates his process for painting in Plein Air and mentors participants of all levels. Oil and acrylic painters welcome.

$70 – $85
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Art Camp: Clay Cubs Session D

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date and Time: August 2, 3 and 6 @ 10am - 12:30pm Registration Deadline: July 29 @ 10am Early Bird Rate Deadline: May 1 The Clay Cubs camp will immerse campers 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 […]

$110 – $125
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Kurinuki 2

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Date & Time: August 2, 3 and 6; 1:30-4:30pm Registration Deadline: July 30 Kurinuki is an excellent introduction to clay for those new to clay, as well as a challenge for the experienced as they move from a quick, initial beginning to the slow and deliberate refinement of artisanship and character. Kurinuki is a hand-building […]

$190 – $210

Traverse City Dance Project at Thoreson Farm- We are sold out!

Thoreson Farm 3694 S Thoreson Rd, Maple City, MI

Due to severe weather, the performance has been rescheduled for 8/12/21.
In lieu of the Dune Climb concert, GAAC will be hosting the Traverse City Dance Project Community Tour at the Thoreson Farm campus.