Workshops in the Museum

Presented by the Mackinac Arts Council. Join local and regional artists as they share their art expertise. Workshops take place in Marquette Park on the lawn outside The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum. Supplies are provided, but you may also bring your own. Class sizes are limited – early registration is recommended through the Mackinac Arts Council.

All workshops cost $20 per day unless otherwise noted. Discounts are available for students and Mackinac Island summer employees. Workshops are held after regular museum hours.

Workshop Schedule:

June 9 – Watercolors with Megan Swoyer
June 22 – Beginner Knitting with Becki Barnwell and Mary Patay
June 23 – Instagram with Sara Wright
June 29 – Beginner Knitting with Becki Barnwell and Mary Patay
June 30 – Plein Air Painting with Maeve Croghan
July 6 – Beginner Knitting with Becki Barnwell and Mary Patay
July 7 – Felting with Kim Clare
July 13 – Beginner Knitting with Becki Barnwell and Mary Patay
July 14 – Plein Air Painting with Scott Kenyon
July 21 – Instagram with Sara Wright
August 3 – Block Printing with Cindy Hunter Morgan
August 4 – Block Printing with Cindy Hunter Morgan
August 11 – Rug Punch with Kim Clare
August 18 – Watercolors with Megan Swoyer
August 25 – Plein Air Painting with Maeve Croghan

G. Mennen Williams Mackinac Celebration

Mackinac Associates‘ annual G. Mennen Williams Celebration brings together lovers of Mackinac to recognize the outstanding support and efforts of Mackinac State Historic Parks’ friends group.

Cocktails will be at the Governor’s Residence, while dinner will be at the yard of the Commanding Officer’s Home next to Fort Mackinac.

This is a Members Only event. Head to the Mackinac Associates website for information on how to join.

Artist-in-Residence Workshop with Stippling Artist Owen Wittekindt

Over the past decade, Owen Wittekindt has adopted the style of Stippling, composing detailed drawings with thousands and thousands of micro-dots. Mostly self-taught, he has grown his skills through patience and technique through practice and research.

His presentation would include a multi-media lecture about using dots in artwork. He’ll talk about the history of pointillism, and it’s roots in Neo-Impressionism, and talk about pioneers such as Seurat and van Gogh. He’ll discuss stippling and it’s similarities/differences to pointillism, including its involvement with engraving in the 1500s.

Wittekindt will then go into his own personal history and development in art. Starting with childhood, he’ll talk about inspirations and subjects that truly got him passionate about drawing. He will show examples of his work as it developed, ending with some time-lapse videos of recent projects. Since each drawing takes at least 15 hours (and up to over 100), the time-lapse videos make it easier to see the drawings’ formation.

Additionally, Wittekindt will have the equipment he uses to make his drawings on hand, providing a fun hands-on view of how he creates his art.

This is a free program.

Workshops in the Museum

Presented by the Mackinac Arts Council. Join local and regional artists as they share their art expertise. Workshops take place in Marquette Park on the lawn outside The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum. Supplies are provided, but you may also bring your own. Class sizes are limited – early registration is recommended through the Mackinac Arts Council.

All workshops cost $20 per day unless otherwise noted. Discounts are available for students and Mackinac Island summer employees. Workshops are held after regular museum hours.

Workshop Schedule:

June 9 – Watercolors with Megan Swoyer
June 22 – Beginner Knitting with Becki Barnwell and Mary Patay
June 23 – Instagram with Sara Wright
June 29 – Beginner Knitting with Becki Barnwell and Mary Patay
June 30 – Plein Air Painting with Maeve Croghan
July 6 – Beginner Knitting with Becki Barnwell and Mary Patay
July 7 – Felting with Kim Clare
July 13 – Beginner Knitting with Becki Barnwell and Mary Patay
July 14 – Plein Air Painting with Scott Kenyon
July 21 – Instagram with Sara Wright
August 3 – Block Printing with Cindy Hunter Morgan
August 4 – Block Printing with Cindy Hunter Morgan
August 11 – Rug Punch with Kim Clare
August 18 – Watercolors with Megan Swoyer
August 25 – Plein Air Painting with Maeve Croghan