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July 2019

Nalbinding from an Oval Start

July 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$70

Learn how to work Broden stitch using your thumb to gauge the thickness of your knitted fabric. With instructor Donna Kallner, you'll learn how to make an oval start,  how to increase and decrease, how to knit a piece without a pattern. Using a single needle, pass the full length of the thread through on each stitch to produce a fabric that is exceptionally stable. You will not take a finished product home; you will leave knowing you can start…

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Glenn Freeman: Crafting Poems Workshop

July 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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Wake up your inner poet! Our second Artist in Residence, Glenn Freeman, will be your guide to using nature to inspire your own written works of art.

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Hammered Copper Jewelry

July 19 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$39

Explore the excitement and satisfaction of working with copper and other embellishments as instructor Gary Olds guides your creation of your own beautiful, unique, handmade artisan jewelry. Embelishments may include porcupine quills, beads, birch bark, fabric, clay, leather, wood or other metals. Take home either 2 sets of earrings, or an earring/necklace set and instructions on how to make more jewelry at home. Gary will provide all materials and tools. A minimum of 3 students need to be registered by…

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Natural Artisan Soap

July 20 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$42

Enjoy the luxury of bathing with your own handcrafted artisan soap. Learn all steps in the process of making this special soap including adding herbs, natural colorants, and essential oils. Instructor Gary Olds will explain types of oils and fats used in soap recipes, equipment needed, sources of ingredients, and how to create recipes to match different skin types. Students age 16 and older are welcome. You may purchase equipment for future use from Gary. Please bring a lunch if…

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Papermaking in the Porkies

July 20 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$39

Unleash your creativity and have fun making paper using historical methods updated with 21st century equipment. Learn from instructor Gary Olds how to select commonly available raw and recycled materials and use equipment found around the home to make pulp and process it into usable paper sheets. You may may purchase equipment from Gary to use at home. A minimum of 6 students need to be registered by Friday, July 12 in order to hold the class. Maximum of 9…

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U. P. Stepping Stone in Stained Glass

July 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$21

This has been one of our most popular classes. Instructor Laura Hamlett provides all of the materials you need to create your own stepping stone with stained glass highlights. Use Laura's U. P. design or choose your own embellishments and let your artistic genius soar. Teens through senior citizens are welcome. A minimum of 4 students need to be registered by Friday, July 19 in order to hold the class. Maximum of 12 students.  To  register for this class, click…

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August 2019

Block Printing for Nature Lovers

August 3 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$50

Carve a block-printing image of a wild creature or a landscape, and use your image to make a print. Leave with your print framed and ready to hang! Use your own design or one of Ben's. Instructor Ben Bohnsack will provide linoleum blocks, carving tools, and any other supplies needed. A minimum of 4 students need to be registered by Friday, August 2 in order to hold the class. Maximum of 20 students.  To  register for this class, click "Add…

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Neon Lights in Stained Glass

August 4 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$37

An exciting new stained glass class for 2019! Have you ever seen the northern lights flash through the sky? Instructor Laura Hamlett will guide you in making your own stained glass vision of the spectacle. Using the copper foil method of stained glass artistry,  you will select colors to assemble a scenic piece with or without the neon lights of the aurora borealis. Laura provides all materials for students age teen through senior citizen. A minimum of 4 students need…

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Eco Printing and Eco Dyeing with Silk

August 9 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$65

Discover colored dyes that you can extract from wild and domestic plant materials, and use contact printing to create your original designs on silk. Instructor Debbie Jircik helps you dip your toe in the water to experience this process. Experiment with using leaves and other botanicals to create designs, and take home your unique eco dyed silk scarf and sampler swatches to use for future inspiration. Students do not need to have prior experience with eco dyeing. Please wear an…

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Writing in Nature

August 10 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$37

What an opportunity to spend an afternoon in the Porkies! Instructor Marlene Broemer will provide samples of inspiring nature writing and then set students free to walk the trails and record their impressions by journaling or using prose or poetry to express their thoughts. If you are interested in nature and have always wanted to try your hand at writing, this is the class for you! Bring materials for writing. A minimum of 4 students need to be registered by…

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