Artisan Classes

Artisan Classes & Workshops

At Lavender Hill Farm, we host an array of talented artisans, as well as some of our own staff, 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!

Want to see what is happening at the farm on a specific day? Visit our Calendar for upcoming events, activities, classes and more!

Lavender Planting Workshop

Learn to plant and care for a Lavender plant from infancy through adulthood. After a walking tour, receive step-by-step guidance on the planting and care process from the experts at your favorite Lavender farm. Attendees will take home a lavender plant and a Growing and Using Lavender Guide after enjoying light lavender refreshments.

Lavender Essential Oil Distillation Workshop

Join us for a Lavender Hill Farm Distillation Experience and indulge in the luxury of lavender! During this workshop, participants will receive step-by-step guidance on the distillation process from start to finish and will take home a bottle of lavender oil and hydrosol distilled on our farm! After a farm tour, the group will learn to harvest lavender and how to distill essential oil and hydrosol. Light lavender refreshments will be provided.

Kombucha at the Farm

Kombucha is a fermented tea that has been consumed for thousands of years. Not only does it have the same health benefits as tea, it’s also rich in beneficial probiotics and contains antioxidants. Please join Sara for one of two fun & insightful evenings as you learn all things Kombucha! This class includes tastings, step by step brew & bottle process demonstration and a take home kit to start your very own batch of kombucha goodness.

Lavender Hill Happy Hour Plant & Sip Workshop

Relax and unwind at a happy hour like none other. Join us for lavender shortbread cookies and a BYO-cocktail or two while you learn how to plant and care for lavender. Receive step-by-step guidance on the planting and care process from start to finish and take home a lavender plant, a Growing and Using Lavender Guide and a small LHF gift!

Giants of the Night Sky

Come celebrate the giants in the sky at Lavender Hill Farm with Star Lore Historian Mary Stewart Adams. On this night, the planets Saturn and Jupiter will rise up in the east after the Sun sets low in the west, dominating the night as they march across the thickest region of the Milky Way stars toward their rare and great conjunction later this year. Star maps, guidance around the sky, and interactive stories combine to make this a terrific way to experience all the best of Northern Michigan’s summer nights.

The Tales Of Perseus

Join us for a rich evening of storytelling under the stars with Star Lore Historian Mary Stewart Adams, your engaging guide to naked eye observation of summer’s night sky wonders. During this star adventure Mary will lead you to the outer edge of the Perseid Meteor Shower peak, to cast your best wishes to the stars and hear the tales of Perseus, the comet that causes his shower, and the drama unfolding through the night overhead in this season. Participants will receive star maps and guidance around the night sky for an unforgettable evening under Northern Michigan’s starry skies.

Lavender Wreath Making

Enjoy the incredible fragrance while creating your own fresh lavender and eucalyptus wreath. Both dry beautifully so you can continue to enjoy your wreath inside your home.  You will learn to make your very own 18 inch lavender and eucalyptus wreath  All materials and step-by-step instruction will be provided by Sydney from Upsy-Daisy Floral.

Photography Workshop by Andrejka

Whether you are out of practice, have a camera you are not sure how to use, or just can’t capture what you would like, this class will take you to the next level. In this workshop we will go over the four most important elements of professional photography; exposure, light, design and posing. Understanding these fundamentals will take your photos from your computer to your wall. Photography Starter Goodie Bag included!

Lavender Libations Workshop

Join us at Lavender Hill Farm for a fun filled exciting evening at our Cocktail 101 Workshop. Learn how to prepare fabulous Lavender cocktails for your next party with the guidance of expert bartender-mixologist Mike Dunlop. Learn to make lavender simple syrup and how to incorporate it into three different cocktail recipes. Make your next gathering a breeze with tips and tricks for batching mixed drinks for large groups and leave with a bottled cocktail to take home.

Gaudy Giggles Children's Painting Class

Join Jen Barrett founder of Gaudy Giggles Paint Parties for a fun night of painting at the Farm. Discover, unlock or revive your inner artist with step by step instruction on how to paint something beautiful for your family, friends or wall at home. No Experience Necessary, Beginners Welcome!

Gaudy Giggles Painting Class

Join Jen Barrett founder of Gaudy Giggles Paint Parties for a fun night of painting at the Farm. Discover, unlock or revive your inner artist with step by step instruction on how to paint something beautiful for your family, friends or wall at home. No Experience Necessary, Beginners Welcome!

Floral Arrangement Class

Enjoy a fun and relaxing afternoon at the farm while creating your own fresh sunflower floral arrangement. Join skilled florist Sydney Wormell as she teaches the basics and a bit beyond of floral arranging. In this class you will select and cut your own sunflower stems and then learn to put together a beautiful design of farm fresh sunflowers and other blooms for an arrangement you will be able to enjoy at home.  All materials and step-by-step instruction will be provided by Sydney from Upsy-Daisy Floral.

Henna Workshop

In this workshop students will be given an overview of what henna is, where it comes from historically and how it is used today. We will also learn how to prepare natural henna paste, make a henna cone and demonstrate where and how to put it on the body. After this class students will have a new appreciation for the history and beauty of henna body art and the tools to adorn themselves and others. All materials are provided including a henna starter kit to take home.

Mandala Drawing Class

Please join us for this mindful, fun, creative evening using sacred art! In this class you will be guided through the process of making a freehand mandala.  No experience is necessary. We will be working with a wide array of colors using flair pens and pencils. Each mandala created is unique and provides beautiful visual results. Bring your favorite beverage to enjoy during class.  We will have hot water for tea & wine is welcome.

Children's Beekeeping Class

Kids! Are you curious about what goes on inside a beehive? Join Three Bears Honey and learn what the “Buzz” is all about! This class will provide information about honeybees, an observation hive to safely see honeybees at work, a walking tour of the working bees at Lavender Hill Farm, a pollinator craft, a bee story and a honey tasting.

Beekeeping Class

Curious about what goes on inside a beehive? Join Three Bears Honey at Lavender Hill Farm to learn what the “Buzz” is all about! This class will provide information about honeybees, an observation hive to safely see honeybees at work, a walking tour of the working bees at Lavender Hill Farm and a honey tasting.

Botanical Printing Class

Create a one-of-a-kind naturally dyed silk scarf using botanicals from your home or the farm!  Jasmine Lace of Howl at the Loom will lead you through using leaves, flowers, and metal to create beautiful prints on fabric.  Workshop includes all instructions and supplies necessary to utilize this technique. Students will explore multiple methods of transferring botanical prints to fabric and receive and take home an informational handout, one silk scarf to dye, and a cotton swatch for experimenting.

Indigo Dye Class

Let’s have a dye day! Dyers have been using indigofera tinctoria to create blue dye for centuries. We will be using a modern recipe for this 100% naturally derived fermentation indigo vat. Participants will receive an instructional handout, a silk scarf, and a cotton swatch for dyeing. We will also delve into shibori resist techniques on our cloth before dyeing.

Sip & Soothe Your Soul - Pallet Painting Class

Please join us for a relaxing craft class at Lavender Hill Farm lead by artist Stephanie Hanel from Little Black Dress Studios. Enjoy our signature lavender lemonade fizz soda while Stephanie walks you step-by-step to create your own masterpiece on a 17 x 17 inch pallet sign. Pallet, tea, vinyl stencils and supplies included and all ages and skill levels are welcome!

Bird Walk

Join the Petoskey Audubon Society for a Bird Walk at the farm! Bring binoculars if you want. Visit their website for more information.

The event starts at 8:30am. Ending time variable. This is a guided walk not a class.

Songwriting with Jill Jack

The award-winning Michigan based singer/songwriter Jill Jack will instruct attending songwriters on how she approaches her craft. No instruments will be required for this introductory-scaled course. Materials for note taking will be provided and songwriters of any level are welcome to attend. Jack’s interactive and visual presentation is designed to be inclusive and non-intimidating for all songwriters.

Sip & Soothe Your Soul - Mini Pallet Painting Class

Little Black Dress Studios artist Stephanie Hanel will walk you step-by-step through creating your own mini pallet masterpieces.  Choose 2 of the 4 stencil options sit back, relax and unwind while sipping our signature lavender lemonade fizz soda. Participants will receive 2 – 11 Inch square handmade pallet signs, step by step instruction and all vinyl stencils and supplies needed.

The Buzz about Bees & Lavender

Explore lavender as a floral resource for honeybees and native pollinators. We will discuss how to incorporate bees on our farms as a means to diversify income streams and support the environment. The session will conclude with a honey tasting tour and discussion of the value-added nature of varietal honey to producers. This class includes a 1-hour workshop on the connection between lavender and bees and a 1 hour honey tasting tour.

Events & Activities by Date

Want to see what is happening at the farm during your visit? Check out our calendar for an all inclusive events and activities list!

Interested in hosting a class or workshop at our farm next season? Email us at events@lavenderhillfarm.com for more information.

SAFETY FIRST. To ensure the safety of our guests and staff, we ask that everyone wear face masks when inside our boutique, participating in artisan classes, or within close range to others. We are actively taking steps to keep our farm as clean and as safe as possible and greatly appreciate your cooperation. We are operating in accordance within CDC guidelines.