Artisan Classes

Lavender Hill Farm hosts an array of talented artisans to teach their craft in the beautiful surroundings of our farm. Scroll down for some of our upcoming classes and check back because we are always making additions! Interested in hosting a class at our farm next season? Email us at events@lavenderhillfarm.com for more information.


Autumn Gold in Watercolor

WHEN: 1 – 3 PM on September 17th

This class has been canceled. For more information please call Mary Lou at (231) 818-6365.


Watercolor Painting

Join us for a beginners watercolor painting class at Lavender Hill Farm! All necessary supplies will be provided, and no drawing experience is necessary. Participants will get a basic understanding of what watercolor painting is all about and will leave class with a finished painting that they have created! This class includes paint, brush and pen to use while in class, a pattern, model painting, and complete step-by-step instructions. Students will go home with a finished watercolor painting suitable for an 8×10 mat and frame. (Mat and frame not included.) Painting with Watercolor is fun for everyone and because it is not messy, this class is a perfect fall vacation experience!


WHEN: 10 AM – 12 PM on October 4th


COST: $49 per person (includes materials) Cash or check only
RESTRICTIONS: Adults and children ages 8 & up are welcome to participate. Children must be registered along with an adult student.
TICKETS: Advanced registration is suggested but drop-ins are welcome. Register by sending a check to Mary Lou Peters at PO Box 855, Mackinaw City, MI 49701 or call her at (231) 818-6365. This class may sell out, so reserve your spot today!
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Mary Lou Peters has been painting in watercolor for 30 years. For the past eight years she has taught adults and children, beginning through advanced levels on Mackinac Island, Michigan and on Sanibel Island, Florida. In her whimsical paintings she likes to use the delicate colors that bring to mind the relaxed feel of a Northern Michigan summer. You may view her work at www.maryloupeters.com. For more information please call Mary Lou at (231) 818-6365.


DIY Home Sign Workshop

Please join Be Inspired Studios at Lavender Hill Farm for a D.I.Y. workshop where you will be creating a Home sign. The sign will include 4 interchangeable shapes/icons of your choice (pumpkins, trucks, Santa, snowmen, reindeer, Mason jars, awareness ribbons, etc.), so you can display your sign all year long with the changing seasons. You will be creating unique pieces by choosing your own paint colors. All experience levels are welcome. Fee includes all supplies.

WHEN: 1 – 3:30 PM on October 4th

COST: $45 per person (includes materials) RESTRICTIONS: All Ages are welcome to participate. Children must be registered along with an adult student. TICKETS: Click HERE to sign up. Credit Card or Paypal accepted. Advanced registration is required. This class has a maximum capacity and may sell out so reserve your spot today!

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: “My goal in life is to inspire others and help them put their inner creativity to use! I’ve always loved photography, crafting, making farmhouse signs, hair bows and headbands for my sweet daughter, and the list goes on and on. I recently opened Be Inspired Studios and it is the perfect place to create beautiful and inspiring decor. Our instructional workshops provide an excellent girls night out, date night, private party for kids or adults, and fundraising events. The workshops are BYOB and snacks, all art items will be provided. No artistic ability is required, just bring your friends and let your creativity flow.” Questions can be directed to Candace Johnston at beinspiredstudio@yahoo.com