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!

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.

Pallet Key Holder Workshop

Join skilled Artisan Teacher Candace Mikesell for an exciting night of painting and assembling your own pallet wood sign key holder at the Farm. Use a power drill, sand paper, acrylic paint, stain, vinyl stencils as well as sponges and dab rags to create your art. Stain and paint colors are chosen during class, and you’ll get to choose from a variety of stencils! All materials will be supplied with guided instruction to create your very own piece of wood art.

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.

Lavender Hill Mix, Sip & Distill Workshop

A guided farm tour will lead you into learning how to harvest and distill lavender essential oil and hydrosol. Receive step-by-step guidance on the distillation process from start to finish. No downtime while our still is running, you’ll switch up the night and participate in Martini Talk 101 and Ultimate Cosmo Cocktails. Participants will learn the basics and background of both Martinis and Cosmos. You’ll make and taste a dirty martini and a signature lavender cosmo created by you.

Stunning Sunflowers- Canvas Tote Painting Class

Join Skilled Artisan Teacher Sharon Smithem for a wonderful afternoon filled with sunshine and sunflowers at Lavender Hill Farm. You will be supplied with a Heavy-duty  cotton canvas bag to paint on and a variety of acrylic paints for your pallets. During this class Sharon will teach you some simple painting techniques to give your artwork depth and interest. This workshop will take some time so let’s get started promptly and have some fun! 

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.