Northern Michigan: Watercolors, Photos and Tai Chi Chuan
Set amongst rolling hills, pristine forests and a beautiful glacial lake, the Kettunen Center’s idyllic surroundings make for an ideal location to rejuvenate and learn a lot.
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Program No. 6167RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

The natural beauty of 160 acres of rolling hills and trees is the perfect setting to nourish your body and your senses at northern Michigan’s lakefront Kettunen Center. If you’ve never picked up a paintbrush, you’ll still learn how to paint in watercolors from an encouraging local artist. Equally reassuring is a professional photographer who teaches you how to get the best out of your camera during nature hikes. Finally, health benefits are the goal of sessions in tai chi. In the evenings, relax with new friends or choose a pontoon ride on scenic Center Lake.
Activity Level
Easy Going
Minimal walking and standing on this program.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Even if you’re a beginner, capture Northern Michigan’s natural splendor through the tutelage of a watercolor painter.
  • Learn editing tricks and techniques and the various functions of your camera from a professional photographer while on interpretive nature hikes.
  • Tai chi sessions are less concerned with form than with allowing “inward expression.”
Featured Expert
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Mary Lou Peters
Mary Lou lives and paints in beautiful northern Michigan. Living near the tip of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, she has early access to her favorite place to paint — Mackinac Island. When the weather cooperates, she prefers to paint in en plein air with a goal of capturing the fun nature of the North Country. Her students call her teaching style relaxed, encouraging, energetic and always positive. Her classes are for all skill levels — her specialty is beginners but she has ways of challenging more experienced students.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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