2024 Drop-In Workshops

“If you can observe, you can make.” ~ Joann Condino

Come visit us in Cross Village and learn to create art outdoors. Open-Air Workshop days are intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation. Artists and non-artists come together in a social act of collaboration, the only entry requirements being an inquisitive nature, a curiosity about new and traditional media, and a lack of inhibition about creating in a semi-public space. Join us under a sunshade in the studio’s beautiful yard and have fun with us!

Workshops 2022 Three Pines Studio

Click to download 2024 workshop brochure

All workshops are also available by arrangement for special groups, birthday parties, and reunions!

If you have a large group, please call or email ahead of time so we can plan properly – (231) 526-9447 or joann@threepinesstudio.com

Open-Air Session with Featured Artists

Mondays from 1:00-4pm. Free!

  • Doug Barron & Brian Goff: July 1, July 22, July 29; August 5, August 12
  • Robert Scudder: July 8, July 15

Drop-in sessions hosted by the featured artist are ideal for new and experienced artists looking to improve their observational drawing and painting skills.

Bring your own materials and draw or paint outdoors in and around the gardens at Three Pines Studio.

Note: Featured painters will not be providing instruction.


  • Tuesdays in July and August
  • 11:30am-4pm, $30 fee + $5-50 materials fee
  • Shibori is a traditional Japanese form of pleating, folding, twisting and wrapping using string to resist the dye.

Woodblock Printing

  • Wednesdays in July and August
  • 11:30am-4pm, $30 fee + $5-50 materials fee.
  • Learn how to print using a wide variety of woodblocks from India with textile paints on cotton or linen.
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How It Works

  1. Drop in anytime between 11:30am-4:00pm, Monday-Wednesday. Come for 15 minutes or stay all day. No registration necessary.
  2. Choose your workshop(s) and pay $30/day studio fee plus materials fee.
  3. Create something beautiful!

Indigo processing/washing available for an additional $10, or launder at home with directions provided.

Workshops 2022 Three Pines Shibori


  • T-shirts, scarves, bandanas, and table linens.


  • Fat quarters and linen and cotton yardage available for purchase.

Please Note: Kids under 9 must be accompanied by an adult or older sibling.