Experientials Art Group

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We will use combination of guided meditation, watercolor, and poetry to meet and speak with those living within us.

Join our small group for a guided art experience. We will use art and creativity as a way to more deeply encounter and engage ourselves and our spirit(s). Through a guided, imagery based meditation, we will relax into ourselves and let the unconscious begin to arise. We will then meet and create with whatever arises through watercolor and poetry. Finally, we will take the time to deeply consider what we have created and what possible meanings these creations hold for us. In this space, we practice being open, kind, and curious to whatever emerges in our art. This is a group for anyone willing to give it a shot.

Little Hands Learning Hour

with My Lovely Muse

ages 3-7

discount available for 4 series package, and for multiple children

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The summer is a wonderful time to explore outdoors, bask in the sunshine, and play with friends, but sometimes your little ones need something new to change up their routine. Bring them to Little Hands Learning Hour so they can create masterpieces, explore their different senses, and take pride in what they've created while you take a short break to do what you need to do - without interruption. Christina Threloff will help facilitate your littles to create artwork using different mediums, explore sensations through a different sensory table each week, and delve deeper into their artwork (for our older artists). 



Little Hands Learning Hour

with My Lovely Muse

ages 3-7

discount available for 4 series package, and for multiple children

tickets available here

The summer is a wonderful time to explore outdoors, bask in the sunshine, and play with friends, but sometimes your little ones need something new to change up their routine. Bring them to Little Hands Learning Hour so they can create masterpieces, explore their different senses, and take pride in what they've created while you take a short break to do what you need to do - without interruption. Christina Threloff will help facilitate your littles to create artwork using different mediums, explore sensations through a different sensory table each week, and delve deeper into their artwork (for our older artists). 



Extinct Embroidery: Thismia americana

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Join Solstice Handmade for a night of stitching and socializing surrounded by artwork at Lions & Rabbits Gallery.

We will cover 4 basic embroidery stitches to complete this design of Thismia americana, which hasn't been found in the wild since 1916. We will talk about the fascinating discover and speedy decline of the species, and learn about some of it's relatives that inhabit forrests along the Great Lakes.

This class is fit for both beginners and pros, the class will be split into small groups with periodic demos by Instructor Dayna Walton to allow for all to work at their own pace. Ages 14+ please!

All supplies included, each participant will recieve a printed sampler to stitch, a hoop, thread, needle, and instructional sheet. 

Drinks and snacks will be provided, feel free to BYOB!

Little Hands Learning Hour

with My Lovely Muse

ages 3-7

discount available for 4 series package, and for multiple children

tickets available here

The summer is a wonderful time to explore outdoors, bask in the sunshine, and play with friends, but sometimes your little ones need something new to change up their routine. Bring them to Little Hands Learning Hour so they can create masterpieces, explore their different senses, and take pride in what they've created while you take a short break to do what you need to do - without interruption. Christina Threloff will help facilitate your littles to create artwork using different mediums, explore sensations through a different sensory table each week, and delve deeper into their artwork (for our older artists). 



Little Hands Learning Hour

with My Lovely Muse

ages 3-7

discount available for 4 series package, and for multiple children

tickets available here

The summer is a wonderful time to explore outdoors, bask in the sunshine, and play with friends, but sometimes your little ones need something new to change up their routine. Bring them to Little Hands Learning Hour so they can create masterpieces, explore their different senses, and take pride in what they've created while you take a short break to do what you need to do - without interruption. Christina Threloff will help facilitate your littles to create artwork using different mediums, explore sensations through a different sensory table each week, and delve deeper into their artwork (for our older artists). 



Little Hands Learning Hour

with My Lovely Muse

ages 3-7

discount available for 4 series package, and for multiple children

tickets available here

The summer is a wonderful time to explore outdoors, bask in the sunshine, and play with friends, but sometimes your little ones need something new to change up their routine. Bring them to Little Hands Learning Hour so they can create masterpieces, explore their different senses, and take pride in what they've created while you take a short break to do what you need to do - without interruption. Christina Threloff will help facilitate your littles to create artwork using different mediums, explore sensations through a different sensory table each week, and delve deeper into their artwork (for our older artists). 



Extinct Embroidery: Ivory Billed Woodpecker

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Join Solstice Handmade for a night of stitching and socializing surrounded by artwork at Lions & Rabbits Gallery.

We will cover 3 basic embroidery stitches to complete this design of an Ivory Billed Woodpecker.
This relative of Northern Michigan's Pileated Woodpecker was found in the South Eastern United States in Mature Forests. See Photos from 1935, when they were last confirmed to be sighted here. The birds are said to be "probably extinct" by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology

This class is fit for both beginners and pros, the class will be split into small groups with periodic demos by Instructor Dayna Walton to allow for all to work at their own pace. Ages 14+ please!

All supplies included, each participant will recieve a printed sampler to stitch, a hoop, thread, needle, and instructional sheet.

Art and Addiction Open Studio

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This is a weekly open art studio for anyone who has or is continuing experience addiction of any kind. All art supplies are supplied. Just show up, listen to music, and make art with others who know what it’s like to live with addiction. $10 suggested donation.

more information / optional RSVP here

Led by Experientials Art Group.: “I have a master’s in expressive arts therapy and in religious studies. My work, academically, professionally, artistically, and personally, is deeply influenced by C.G. Jung, Eve Sedgwick, the Sandhills, bugs, the silence of winter, sitting in the dark, taking pretending seriously, Laura Levitt, dreams, Notes from the Underground, and always always always always joy.”

Art and Addiction Open Studio

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This is a weekly open art studio for anyone who has or is continuing experience addiction of any kind. All art supplies are supplied. Just show up, listen to music, and make art with others who know what it’s like to live with addiction. $10 suggested donation.

more information / optional RSVP here

Led by Experientials Art Group.: “I have a master’s in expressive arts therapy and in religious studies. My work, academically, professionally, artistically, and personally, is deeply influenced by C.G. Jung, Eve Sedgwick, the Sandhills, bugs, the silence of winter, sitting in the dark, taking pretending seriously, Laura Levitt, dreams, Notes from the Underground, and always always always always joy.”

Jam Making

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With Cellar Door Preserves

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We'll use seasonal produce to create tasty lower sugar preserves.

Light snacks will be provided, feel free to BYOB.

All materials will be provided and each participant will leave with a jar of preserves, a lovely "How to Can" booklet, and the knowledge of how to confidently can fruit spreads. 

Please bring a kitchen towel so you can easily carry your hot jar at the end of the class.

Sugar Skull Painting

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Join us to celebrate and learn about Mexico's culture through this fun and relaxing workshop!

Guelaguetza Designs’ mission is to foster cultural diversity by providing workshops and community events, selling fair trade products to sustain artisan jobs, and preserving ancestral techniques.

Learn about Gdesigns Sugar skull artist Humberto, his story, inspiration, and technique.

Cost per person is $40 dls. Workshop includes:
*1 medium resin sugar skull and all materials
*1 Mezcal Mix Drink (for 21 years & older)
*Authentic Oaxacan Appetizers

Art and Addiction Open Studio

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This is a weekly open art studio for anyone who has or is continuing experience addiction of any kind. All art supplies are supplied. Just show up, listen to music, and make art with others who know what it’s like to live with addiction. $10 suggested donation.

more information / optional RSVP here

Led by Experientials Art Group.: “I have a master’s in expressive arts therapy and in religious studies. My work, academically, professionally, artistically, and personally, is deeply influenced by C.G. Jung, Eve Sedgwick, the Sandhills, bugs, the silence of winter, sitting in the dark, taking pretending seriously, Laura Levitt, dreams, Notes from the Underground, and always always always always joy.”

The Inclusivity Workshop

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Join Liv Lyszyk at Lions and Rabbits for an afternoon packed with practical tips and advice for photographers diversifying their client base. Learn best practices for photographing members of the LGBTQ+ community, including how to capture images with respect and inclusivity while avoiding tokenism or privacy intrusions. This workshop will include history, terminology, website reviews, posing tips, and even models for you to photograph after! 

Coffee and light snacks provided!

Make sure to bring a camera, laptop/notebook, and an open mind!

Art and Addiction Open Studio

art and addiction.jpg

This is a weekly open art studio for anyone who has or is continuing experience addiction of any kind. All art supplies are supplied. Just show up, listen to music, and make art with others who know what it’s like to live with addiction. $10 suggested donation.

more information / optional RSVP here

Led by Experientials Art Group.: “I have a master’s in expressive arts therapy and in religious studies. My work, academically, professionally, artistically, and personally, is deeply influenced by C.G. Jung, Eve Sedgwick, the Sandhills, bugs, the silence of winter, sitting in the dark, taking pretending seriously, Laura Levitt, dreams, Notes from the Underground, and always always always always joy.”

Art and Addiction Open Studio

art and addiction.jpg

This is a weekly open art studio for anyone who has or is continuing experience addiction of any kind. All art supplies are supplied. Just show up, listen to music, and make art with others who know what it’s like to live with addiction. $10 suggested donation.

more information / optional RSVP here

Led by Experientials Art Group.: “I have a master’s in expressive arts therapy and in religious studies. My work, academically, professionally, artistically, and personally, is deeply influenced by C.G. Jung, Eve Sedgwick, the Sandhills, bugs, the silence of winter, sitting in the dark, taking pretending seriously, Laura Levitt, dreams, Notes from the Underground, and always always always always joy.”

Art and Addiction Open Studio

art and addiction.jpg

This is a weekly open art studio for anyone who has or is continuing experience addiction of any kind. All art supplies are supplied. Just show up, listen to music, and make art with others who know what it’s like to live with addiction. $10 suggested donation.

more information / optional RSVP here

Led by Experientials Art Group.: “I have a master’s in expressive arts therapy and in religious studies. My work, academically, professionally, artistically, and personally, is deeply influenced by C.G. Jung, Eve Sedgwick, the Sandhills, bugs, the silence of winter, sitting in the dark, taking pretending seriously, Laura Levitt, dreams, Notes from the Underground, and always always always always joy.”

Family Yoga with Well-Bean

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A lively, age-appropriate class that purposefully integrates yoga and mindfulness in an energetic and experiential way. This special class also blends cooperative games, breath-work and relaxation ~ nurturing families and creating a safe space for connection and play. The class curriculum is designed for kiddos ages 4 – 11 but please don’t let age turn your family away from attending. If you have younger or older children and feel that your family would benefit from the experience, please join us! We love having babies and tweens in class too!


Instructor: Jen Rapanos, LMSW, RCYT
Cost & Registration: $20. Registration is required and necessary to secure your family's space.
Note: Please bring your own yoga mats or towels to help us create our yoga circle. We have extras if you forget.
More: If cost is prohibitive to your family attending, please reach out. We have scholarships available (989.488.7449)

Art and Addiction Open Studio

art and addiction.jpg

This is a weekly open art studio for anyone who has or is continuing experience addiction of any kind. All art supplies are supplied. Just show up, listen to music, and make art with others who know what it’s like to live with addiction. $10 suggested donation.

more information / optional RSVP here

Led by Experientials Art Group.: “I have a master’s in expressive arts therapy and in religious studies. My work, academically, professionally, artistically, and personally, is deeply influenced by C.G. Jung, Eve Sedgwick, the Sandhills, bugs, the silence of winter, sitting in the dark, taking pretending seriously, Laura Levitt, dreams, Notes from the Underground, and always always always always joy.”

Art and Addiction Open Studio

art and addiction.jpg

This is a weekly open art studio for anyone who has or is continuing experience addiction of any kind. All art supplies are supplied. Just show up, listen to music, and make art with others who know what it’s like to live with addiction. $10 suggested donation.

more information / optional RSVP here

Led by Experientials Art Group.: “I have a master’s in expressive arts therapy and in religious studies. My work, academically, professionally, artistically, and personally, is deeply influenced by C.G. Jung, Eve Sedgwick, the Sandhills, bugs, the silence of winter, sitting in the dark, taking pretending seriously, Laura Levitt, dreams, Notes from the Underground, and always always always always joy.”

Family Yoga with Well-Bean

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Tickets Available HERE

A lively, age-appropriate class that purposefully integrates yoga and mindfulness in an energetic and experiential way. This special class also blends cooperative games, breath-work and relaxation ~ nurturing families and creating a safe space for connection and play. The class curriculum is designed for kiddos ages 4 – 11 but please don’t let age turn your family away from attending. If you have younger or older children and feel that your family would benefit from the experience, please join us! We love having babies and tweens in class too!


Instructor: Jen Rapanos, LMSW, RCYT
Cost & Registration: $20. Registration is required and necessary to secure your family's space.
Note: Please bring your own yoga mats or towels to help us create our yoga circle. We have extras if you forget.
More: If cost is prohibitive to your family attending, please reach out. We have scholarships available (989.488.7449)

Family Yoga with Well-Bean

Well-Bean-FamilyYoga-01.png

Tickets Available HERE

A lively, age-appropriate class that purposefully integrates yoga and mindfulness in an energetic and experiential way. This special class also blends cooperative games, breath-work and relaxation ~ nurturing families and creating a safe space for connection and play. The class curriculum is designed for kiddos ages 4 – 11 but please don’t let age turn your family away from attending. If you have younger or older children and feel that your family would benefit from the experience, please join us! We love having babies and tweens in class too!


Instructor: Jen Rapanos, LMSW, RCYT
Cost & Registration: $20. Registration is required and necessary to secure your family's space.
Note: Please bring your own yoga mats or towels to help us create our yoga circle. We have extras if you forget.
More: If cost is prohibitive to your family attending, please reach out. We have scholarships available (989.488.7449)