Flip Through the 2016 Summer Catalog!

The Summer Program, which runs from May through October, is The Clearing's oldest and the one that most closely resembles Jensen's original folk school vision. The mainstay of the Summer Program is week-long classes, with 25 to 35 students and instructors living at The Clearing, eating family-style meals and renewing their spirit through close contact with the native landscape. The Clearing experience is made up of many special components. The classes, sense of community, forests, meadows, water, sunsets, home-cooked meals, traditions and history all blend to create a wonderful place to learn, relax, reflect and make new friends.





MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOLKS! Registration Start Dates for 2016 Summer Program Classes are February 16, 18 & 25. On-line registrations will be available beginning on February 26. CLICK HERE for Registration details!
May 1 - 7

Quilt A Quote #1
Judy Hasheider

Sweaters The Nor-Way #2
Arnhild Hillesland

Banding Together #3
Joan Sheridan

May 8 - 14

Watercolor For Beginners & Beyond #4
Chris Sommerfelt

Writer's Craft #5
Susan O’Leary

Weaving: A Study Of Moorman Inlay #6
Carol Heil

Wood Carving: Artistry In Wood #7
Dave Ostrem

May 15 - 21

Spring Birds Of Northern Woods & Waters #8
Nancy Stevenson & Gerry Janz

Photographing Door County In Spring #9
Karen Alesch

Basic & Intermediate Wood Turning #10
Kelly Bresnahan

May 22 - 28

Watercolor Excitement & Beyond #11
Ed Fenendael

Bird Watching; Birding Basics & More #12
Paul Regnier

Spring Women's Writing Retreat #13
Judy Bridges

A Glass Sampler: Glass Fusing and Glass Mosaic #14
Nance Tucker & Gary Chaudoir

May 29 - June 4

Creative Photoshop Elements #15
Mark Southard & Bill Brown

Poetry Camp 2016: Following the Poem's Lead #16
Robin Chapman

Sustainability for Families, Communities, Businesses & and Not-For-Profit Organizations #17
Roger Kuhns

Spring Wildflowers #18
Larry Morrison

June 5 - 11

Soft Pastel Landscape Adventure #19
Kay Brathol-Hostvet

A Door County Natural History Sampler: Trees, Geology & Birding #20
Roger Kuhns, Woody Wheeler & Mike Schneider

Beginning Spinning #21
Deb Jones

Introduction to Basic Woodblock Print Making #22 :: CANCELLED ::
Linda Kelen

June 12 - 18

Traditional Quilting Open Studio #23
Kathy Swanson

Pencil Drawing #24
Rebecca Venn

Fantastic Faces In Polymer Clay #25
Judith Yamamoto

Fine Woodworking: Build A Hall Table Or Custom Piece #26
Curt Wessel

June 19 - 25

Watercolor Techniques #27
Barb Farrell & Betty Delinck

Landscape Design: Through The Eyes Of Jens Jensen #28
Bob Grese

iPhone-ography: The Best Camera Is The One That’s With You #29
Jerry Hug

Glass Fusing #30
Nance Tucker

June 26 - July 2

Go Figure! Oil Painting #31
Frankie Johnson

Writing Personal Essay & Memoir #32
Margaret Hawkins

Making Paper Forms With Natural Found Objects #33
Wendy Carpenter

Making Glass Beads & Blowing Glass Ornaments #34
Julie Lukosaitis

July 3 - 9

Beginning & Intermediate Pastel #35
Sandy Place

Paper Arts; Marbling, Boxes & Books #36
Nancy Akerly

The Door County Experience: A Kingdom So Delicious #37
Paul Regnier

Wood Turning: Having Fun With A Wood Lathe #38
Robert Nelson

July 10 - 16

Chamber Music For Strings #39
Klara Fenyo Bahcall

Drawing Nature With Color Pencil #40
Kimberly Mullarkey

Books By Hand: An Introduction To Book Binding #41
Florian Bieschke

July 17 - 23

Watercolor: Pursue Your Creative Path #42
Jane Barnard

Living Memories: Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway #43
Marilyn Johnson

Submersion & Emergence: Digging Deep For Writing That Soars #44
Marty McConnell

Making Pottery: Beginning & Beyond #45
John Hansen & John Dietrich

July 24 - 30

A Sand County Almanac & Beyond: Aldo Leopold At The Clearing #46
Kathy Miner

A Clearing Sampler: Paper Art & Basket Making #47
Nancy Akerly & Denise Arzberger

Norbert Blei Writing Workshop: Exploring Creative Writing #48
Al DeGenova

Norbert Blei Writing Workshop: Writing in Rhythm #49
Al DeGenova

Norbert Blei Writing Workshop: Independent Study Writer #50
Al DeGenova

July 31 - August 6

Recorder At The Clearing #51
Pat Badger & Adrianne Paffrath

Hike, Bike & Paddle Door County #52
Bob & Dave Bultman

A Wood Craft Sampler: Wood Turning, Wood Carving & Fine Woodworking #53
Don Johnston, Erik Rinkleff & Curt Wessel

August 7 - 13

The Watercolor Journal Goes A-Travelin' #54
Marilyn Brandenburger

World War II #55
Pat Gardner

Cultivating Mindfulness: Growing A Lifelong Practice #56
Beth Coleman

Art Jewelry: Painting With Fire #57
Julie Lukosaitis

August 14 - 20

The Artist's View: Creative Painting In Oil Or Pastel #58
Bonnie Paruch

The Geology & Natural History Of Door County & The Niagara Escarpment #59
Roger Kuhns

Tai Chi: The Circles Of Life #60
Carol Hoehn

Stained Glass #61
Gary Chaudoir

August 21 - 27

Awakening The Art Quilter Within #62
Wendy Butler Berns

How To Take Snapshots & Create Great Shots With Adobe Photoshop Elements #63
Bill Brown

Twill Weaves: Open Studio #64
Geke DeVries

The Craft of Wood Carving: Open Studio #65
Erik Rinkleff

August 28 - September 3

SomaYoga: An Integrative Approach to Yoga #66
Theresa Evans

The Concluding Chapters Of Life #67
Jeff Doane

Beginning Quilting #68
Carol Hay

Stained Glass #69
Jill Wicke

September 11 - 17

The Acrylic Experience #70
Kay Brathol-Hostvet

Mixing Genres: Poetry & Fiction #71
Robert Vaughan

Build A Dry-Stack Stone Wall #72
Dave Bultman

Glass Fusing #73
Nance Tucker

September 18 - 24

Quilt A Quote #74
Judy Hasheider

Beginning Weaving #75
Carol Heil

Wood Carver's Workshop #76
Ann Fawver

September 25 - October 1

Watercolor: It’s Only an Illusion! #77
Judy Barnewolt-Jones

A Felting Sampler: Dry Felting & Wet Felting #78
Jenni Stultz & Rosie Dittmann

Fall Women's Writing Retreat #79
Judy Bridges

Making Rustic Furniture #80
Sandy Lotto

October 2 - 8

Open Studio For Artists #81
Frankie Johnson

Sweaters The Nor-Way #82
Arnhild Hillesland

Off the Beaten Path: Exploring Door County’s Natural Treasures #83
Terrie Cooper & Mike Schneider

October 9 - 15

Watercolor Studio #84
Bridget Austin

The Art Of Nature & Outdoor Photography #85
Hank Erdmann

Open Studio For Woodworkers #86
Curt Wessel

October 16 - 22

Watercolor Techniques #87
Betty Delinck & Barb Farrell

2016 Let’s Write A Mystery #88
Sara Rath

Primitive Rug Hooking #89
Patsy Weich

Wood Turning: Making Ornaments & Gifts #90
Rob Nelson