Artist-in-Residence Workshop with Printmaker Nicholas Hill

2017 Guggenheim Fellow Nicholas Hill will use a small printing press to create printing plates based upon on-sight drawings that he’s created at various sites on the island. His printmaking processes are environmentally-friendly and water-based. He also looks forward to open studio sessions where visitors can come to his studio to see the printing process as he would use hand-made papers and demonstrate a variety of printing techniques with each plate. The press is small enough and portable and he plans to offer these demonstrations at other sites or even out-of-doors in good weather. Printmaking history is rich and complements the historical periods of the history of the island, so he plans to share these parallel histories during his demonstrations.

The primary demonstration will take place at the Station 256 Conference Room, located above the Mackinac Island State Park Visitor’s Center. The entrance is located to the rear of the building. Admission to all events are free.

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

Artist-in-Residence Workshop with Woodcut Artist and Printmaker Benjamin Bohnsack

Woodcut artist and printmaker Benjamin Bohnsack will present a continuous demonstration of block printing during his residency, so keep an eye open for him while on the island! For his scheduled workshop, he will showcase a half hour presentation about the story of literacy and printing, with a visual description of what he does to create his art. He’ll also do a brief show and tell of the work he’s done while on the island, leaving time for questions at the end.

This program will be presented in the Station 256 Conference Room, located above the Mackinac Island State Park Visitor’s Center. Entrance is located at the rear of the building. Admission is free. #thisismackinac

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

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

Artist-in-Residence Workshop with Constructed Watercolor Artist Elizabeth Spitz

Constructed watercolor artist Elizabeth Spitz will demonstration how her artwork is made, showing the technique of constructed watercolors. Sheets of solid watercolor paper are painted, then cut and glued in layers to create dimensional images. She will have examples in many stages of completion, to show how the process works from start to finish, because it is a very time consuming series of steps. Having the examples will allow her to talk through the process, illustrating the kinds of questions that arise.

This presentation will take place at the Station 256 Conference Room, located above the Mackinac Island State Park Visitor’s Center. Entrance is to the rear of the building. Admission is free. #thisismackinac

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

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

Artist-in-Residence Workshop with Poet Elizabeth Klein

Writer Elizabeth Klein will present a reading of her poetry collection titled Upon a Shoreline Exile. The pieces include:  “Bench at Marquette Park,” with context on how Pere Marquette influenced the poem; “Night on Main,” which includes a brief anecdote about the poem’s origins as a scene in one of her fiction pieces; “Freighter at Windermere Point,” with mention of the poem’s connections to Somewhere in Time; “Arch Rock,” with comment on the Native American legend which served as an inspiration for the poem.

Workshop will take place at the Station 256 Conference Room, located above the Mackinac Island State Park Visitor’s Center. Admission Entrance is located to the rear of the building. Admission is free. #thisismackinac

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