Class Cancellations:

(Updated June 1, 2020)


May 3 – 9
Quilting: Brick By Brick, Block By Block
Judy Hasheider

May 3 – 9
Open Studio For Experienced Knitters
Arnhild Hillesland

May 3 – 9
Wood Turning
Rob Nelson

May 3 – 9
Beginning Blacksmithing
James Viste

May 10 – 16
Spring Birds Of Northern Woods & Waters
Nancy Stevenson & Gerry Janz

May 10 – 16
Door County Photography Retreat
Karen Alesch

May 10 – 16
Woven Treasures: Creating Rag Purses & Tote Bags
JoEl Logiudice

May 17 – 23
A Journaling Tool Kit
Nancy Akerly & Darlene Cole

May 17 – 23
Write Your Life
Marty McConnell

May 17 – 23
Bird Watching: Birding Basics & More
Paul Regnier

May 17 – 23
Glass Craft Combo: Glass Fusing & Glass Mosaic
Nance Tucker & Gary Chaudoir

May 24 – 30
Watercolor Excitement
Ed Fenendael

May 24 – 30
Poetry Camp 2020: Writing New Work
Robin Chapman

May 24 – 30
Spring Wildflowers
Larry Morrison

May 24 – 30
A Wood Craft Sampler
Mike Stapleton, Erik Rinkleff & Don Johnston

May 31 – June 6
The Illustrated Nature Journal
Cynthia Quinn

May 31 – June 6
Memoir, Creative Nonfiction & Personal Essay: Writing From Your Life

May 31 – June 6
Creative Photoshop Elements
Bill Brown & Mark Southard

May 31 – June 6
Beginning & Intermediate Wood Turning
Kelly Bresnahan

June 7 – June 13
Traditional Quilting Open Studio
Kathy Swanson

June 7 – June 13
Spring Rambles
Nancy Stevenson

June 7 – June 13
Fine Woodworking: Build Custom Furniture Or A Small Table
Curt Wessel

June 14 – 20
Spinners’ Boot Camp/Spinning for a Project
Deb Jones

June 14 – 20
Tell Your Story: Writing About Experiences In Your Life (And Any Other Stories)
Roger Kuhns

June 14 – 20
Bladesmithing: A Week On The Edge
Jeremiah Backhaus

June 14 – 20
Stained Glass: Lead Came & Copper Foil
Jill Wicke

June 21 – 27
Pencil Drawing #27
Rebecca Venn

June 21 – 27
Reading Poetry: The What, The Why, The How #28
John Angelos

June 21 – 27
Paper Art: Abstract Compositions From Nature #29
Wendy Carpenter

June 21 – 27
I Forged a Carving Knife and I Know How to Use It #30
Jeremiah Backhaus & Erik Rinkleff

June 28 – July 4
Beginning & Intermediate Pastel
Sandy Place

June 28 – July 4
Beginning & Beyond Beginning Quilting
Carol Hay

June 28 – July 4
Paper Arts: Marbling, Bookbinding & Cartonnage
Nancy Akerly

June 28 – July 4
Baskets & Blacksmithing: Make A Basket & A Forged Swing Handle For The Basket
Denise Arzberger & James Viste

July 5 – 11
Chamber Music For Strings
Katherine Decker & Jacki Thering

July 5 – 11
Hand Caning: The Seven-Step Method
Lynn Nulicek

July 5 – 11
Books By Hand: Introductory & Independent Study
Florian Bieschke

July 12 – 18
Recorder At The Clearing
Pat Badger

July 12 – 18
Drawing Nature In Colored Pencil
Kimberly Mullarkey

July 12 – 18
Hike, Bike & Paddle Door County
Bob Bultman & Kelly King

July 19 – 25
Soft Pastel Landscape Adventure
Kay Brathol-Hostvet

July 12 – 18
Edith Wharton: Myth-Maker For The American Soul?
Betsy Lovell Arsenault

July 12 – 18
The Joy Of Weaving: Open Studio
Geke de Vries

July 12 – 18
Glass Fusing
Nance Tucker

July 26 – August 1
Watercolor Pure & Simple
Judy Barnewolt-Jones

July 26 – August 1
The Writers Workshop: Exploring the Writer’s Muse – Spirit and Duende
Albert DeGenova

July 26 – August 1
The Writers Workshop: The Poetry Workshop
Albert DeGenova

July 26 – August 1
Creative Weaving From Nature
Carol Heil

July 26 – August 1
Entree: A Fine Pairing of Forging and Woodworking #49 – LIMITED-
Curt Wessel & Jeremiah Backhaus

Dear Clearing Students & Instructors,

Although it hurts to say it, the situation with the COVID-19 virus has made it necessary for us to cancel all classes through August 1. All cancelled classes are listed on this page. This decision is both difficult and easy. It’s difficult because we will very much miss seeing those scheduled to be here that week and because we know how much they’ll miss being here. But the decision is also easy because nothing is more important than the safety and well-being of our guests and staff.

With this in mind, we are suspending our class cancellation and refund policy. Students have the following options regarding the payment they have made:

1. Receiving a full refund of the amount paid.

2. Transferring the amount paid to a class certificate. The certificate may be used for classes in the Summer Program (week-long classes) or Workshop Program (one and two-day classes) through 2021.

3. Making a donation to The Clearing of the amount paid.

4. Combining any two, or all three of the above choices.

The Clearing has weathered difficult storms before – the Lodge fire in 1937, Jensen’s death in 1951, the Schoolhouse fire in 1981 and the separation from The Wisconsin Farm Bureau in 1988. We will weather this storm too. And when the storm passes, the sun will come out and we’ll be here to welcome our students and instructors with open arms!

Sincerely,

Michael J. Schneider
Executive Director
The Clearing