Artisan Workshops

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

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Tiny Tapestry Weaving Workshop

Weave a tiny tapestry! Students will learn to warp a frame loom, use weaving techniques, and how to finish pieces. We will discuss color combos, types of yarn and fiber and how to use them in weaving. All tools and supplies will be provided, and students will take home their finished tapestries. This is a great workshop for beginner weavers or those interested in new techniques.

A Walk with the Birds

Join avid birder Scott Castelein for an early morning adventure. Explore diverse habitats of LHF and possibly see various sparrows, raptors, ducks, woodpeckers, and other small passerine species. Scott will point out the various species, answer questions, demonstrate how to properly use binoculars, and share some of his favorite smart phone apps he uses in the field as well as some general birding and bird identification tips.

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, but it is also rich in beneficial probiotics and contains antioxidants. Please join Sara for a fun & insightful evening 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.

Gaudy Giggles Paint & Sip

Join Jen Barrett, founder of Gaudy Giggles Paint Parties for a fun and relaxing paint and sip evening at Lavender Hill 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.

Lavender Planting Workshop

Learn how to plant and care for lavender and take home a lavender plant and a Growing and Using Lavender Guide! After a walking tour, the group will learn to plant lavender and how to care for the plant from infancy through adulthood. Light lavender refreshments will be provided. This is a rain or shine event, and all ages are welcome. Please dress in your gardening clothes and bring gloves.

Plant & Sip Workshop

Join us at the farm for our famous lavender shortbread cookies and a BYO cocktail or two while you learn how to plant and care for lavender with our very own Agriculture Department Plant Masters!

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 from our farm to your home! 

Henna Workshop

In this introduction to the ancient art of Mehndi, students will be given an overview of what henna is, where it comes from historically and how it is used today. Learn how to prepare natural henna paste, make a henna cone, and demonstrate where and how to put it on the body. Leave with a new appreciation for henna body art and the tools to adorn themselves and others. Includes a starter kit with henna cones to take home.

Wristlet Corsage & Boutonniere Basics

Join skilled Florist Sydney Wormell for a fun afternoon in this hands-on DIY design workshop. Participants will learn the basics of wiring, taping, and gluing, along with a few tricks for easily crafting your own stunning wristlet and boutonniere. Take home your beautiful botanicals to enjoy or give as a gorgeous gift. All materials and step-by-step instruction will be provided by Sydney from Upsy-Daisy Floral.

Gaudy Giggles Family Paint Night

Join Jen Barrett, founder of Gaudy Giggles Paint Parties for a fun night of family 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.

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.

Lavender Libations Workshop

Learn how to prepare lavender cocktails for your next party with the guidance of expert bartender-mixologist Mike Dunlop. Learn the bar basics, how to use simple syrups, and why bartenders create and make cocktails the way they do. Participants will take home a batched cocktail recipe, a bottle of LHF simple syrup, and a bottled cocktail to go!

Photography Tips & Tricks Workshop

Make your photos stand out! 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!

Eucalyptus & Fresh Lavender Wreath Workshop

Create your own 18-inch fresh lavender and eucalyptus wreath. Both herbs dry beautifully so you can continue to enjoy your wreath inside your home for years to come! All materials and step-by-step instruction will be provided by Sydney from Upsy-Daisy Floral.

Indigo Dye Workshop

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 dying. Additional ready-to-dye fabric will be available for purchase.

Beekeeping Workshop

Have you always been curious about what goes on inside of 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.

Romancing the Stars

The Moon weaves a web of romance around the ancient lovers Venus and Mars this week, and by the time we meet, the waxing crescent will have carried their deepest secrets to the heart of the Lion, at the star Regulus, where all true romance is given the light that makes it shine! Join us for romantic tales of the night, of lover’s star crossed and triumphant, as they make their way through the land of the Milky Way.

Fresh Floral Design Workshop

Learn to create your own fresh cut lavender and floral arrangement. You will start by cutting your own lavender and then learn flower placement and design into a wood vessel. Your crafted and beautiful array of blooms and botanicals are sure to be a stunning piece to take with and continue to enjoy inside your home.

Lavender Hill Mixillation Workshop

Join us for the ultimate Lavender Hill Farm Artisan Class Experience with the mixillation of learning and libations. If you have a love for lavender and a passion for cocktails this class is for you. We’re combining the best of our Mixology class and our Distillation workshop into one amazing evening.

Bees and Kids

Have you always been curious about what goes on inside of 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, a pollinator craft, a bee story, and a honey tasting.

Canvas Tote Paint & Sip Workshop

Please join Skilled Artisan Teacher Sharon Smithem for a relaxing summer evening at Lavender Hill Farm. Each person 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!

 

Create a Dream Catcher Workshop

Create your own hooped dreamcatcher using metal hoops, yarn, leather cord, feathers, and embellishments. It is believed that dreams flow through dreamcatchers when hung at bedside. Good dreams know how to pass through the dreamcatcher through the holes and down the feather. Bad dreams, not knowing the way, get tangled in the dreamcatcher and perish with the first light of the new day. Materials included and all skill levels welcome!

Dot Mandala Workshop

Learn the basic steps on how to create a Dot Mandala on smooth stones. We will be sketching the outline, painting with acrylic paints, using dotting techniques, and adding extra dots for decoration and finishing touches. Please join us for this mindful, fun, creative evening using sacred art!

Eucalyptus & Fresh Floral Wreath Workshop

Enjoy a peaceful summer afternoon at Lavender Hill Farm while creating your own eucalyptus and fresh floral bloom wreath. You will learn to work with eucalyptus to make your very own 18-inch wreath and then adorn it with fresh and bright in season floral to take home and display on a wall or door. All materials and step-by-step instruction will be provided by Sydney from Upsy-Daisy Floral.

Songwriting Workshop with Jill Jack

Award-winning Michigan based singer/songwriter Jill Jack will instruct songwriters on how she approaches her craft. No instruments will be required for this introductory-scaled course. Focusing on preliminary songwriting and group exercises, 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.

Botanical Printing Workshop

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. 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.

By the Light of the Lavender Moon

The waxing crescent Moon has slipped into the underworld kingdom of Scorpio, on its way to true blue Full Moon phase, but not before it passes through its Lavender stage, that in between place where we are invited to wake into dreams and experience life’s deepest mysteries. Tonight, we may yet catch a stray Perseid as we gather under the thickest region of Milky Way stars to hear the tales of the night.

Canvas Tote Painting Workshop

Please join Skilled Artisan Teacher Sharon Smithem for a wonderful afternoon filled with sunshine and sunflowers at Lavender Hill Farm. Each person 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!

Sunflower Floral Design Workshop

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.

Sunflowers & Pumpkins Fall Floral Design Workshop

Enjoy a fun and relaxing fall 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 in a creative pumpkin style vase for an arrangement to take with you and enjoy in your home this fall.

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 facilities, 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 with CDC guidelines.