6167
Tustin
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
Length
6 days
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6 days
5 nights
15 meals
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DAY
1
Welcome, Introductions, and Orientation.
Tustin, MI
D
Kettunen Center

Activity note: Time for socialization and getting to know group participants.

Afternoon: Please plan to arrive between 2:30 and 4:30 PM. Registration and check in at Main Lobby. Welcome & Orientation at 4:30, introduction to instructors and a look at the week ahead.

Dinner: A buffet-style dinner is served from 5:30 - 6:30 PM.

Evening: Get Acquainted and Social Activities. Beverages and light snacks are offered during this time.

DAY
2
Intro to Tai Ji, Painting & Photography. Campfire & Songs.
Tustin, MI
B,L,D
Kettunen Center

Activity note: Optional morning hike will be tailored for participants, with consideration for length and difficulty. Wear comfortable clothes to Tai Ji. Campfire will take place at the lake.

Breakfast: Breakfast served 7:00 - 8:30 AM.

Morning: 7:00 - 8:00 AM: Early Morning Stretch (optional) will feature a guided hike. (8:30- 9:00) :Morning Update: Whole Group Meeting to review day ahead. 9:30 - Noon: Morning Sessions: Introduction to Tai ji (for those interested in participating in Tai ji sessions througout the week) Introduction to Watercolors with Mary Guntzviller and Introduction to Photography with Charles St. Charles. Note: Participants interested in BOTH watercolor and photography are encouraged to attend one session in the AM and the other in the PM.

Lunch: Lunch served 12:00 - 1:00 PM.

Afternoon: 1:00 - 3:00 PM Continuation of Morning Concurrent Introductory Sessions: Introduction to Watercolors with Mary Guntzviller and Introduction to Photography with Charles St. Charles. Participants are encouraged to attend one session in the AM and the other in the PM. 3:30 - 4:30 PM - (optional) Afternoon Stretch: Choices to be announced.

Dinner: Dinner served 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Evening: Evening Presentation- Songs around the campfire. Evening concludes with time for socialization and light snacks. (Note: Painting room is open for those wishing to paint.)

DAY
3
Special Presentation: The Art Work of Mary Guntzviller
Tustin, MI
B,L,D
Kettunen Center

Activity note: Painting Room is open even when Mary is not present/instructing. Charles is available for individual help.

Breakfast: Breakfast served 7:00 - 8:30 AM.

Morning: 7:00 - 8:00 AM (optional) Early Morning Stretch - Tai ji 10:00 - Noon Choice of sessions - Photography with Charles - tips on how to use light, editing, and other features to improve photos. Watercolors with Mary: More techniques for intermediate to advanced painters.

Lunch: Lunch served 12:00 - 1:00 PM.

Afternoon: 1:30 - 3:30 PM Choice of Sessions Photography- Repeat of Morning session for those who took Intermediate/Advanced painting with Mary in the AM. Watercolors: Techniques and exercises for novice painters. NOTE: those that wish to concentrate only on painting, are welcome to use the painting room at any time. 3:30 - 5:00 Afternoon Stretch: Recreation time on your own - - canoe/kayak/hike on your own

Dinner: Dinner served 6:00 - 7:00 PM.

Evening: 7:30 - 8:00 PM Evening presentation: The Art of Mary Guntzviller. Evening concludes with time for socialization and light snacks. Painting room will be open in the evening for those wishing to paint.

DAY
4
Plein Air Painting.Photography Presentation by Charles.
Tustin, MI
B,L,D
Kettunen Center

Activity note: Wear comfortable clothes for outside sessions. Participants may wish to take cameras on pontoon boat.

Breakfast: Breakfast served 7:00 - 8:30 AM.

Morning: 7:00 - 8:00 AM Early morning stretch (optional) Tai ji. 9:00 - Noon: Choice of Sessions: Photography Hike with Charles St. Charles (weather permitting)/ Painting instructional time with Mary.

Lunch: Lunch served 12:00 - 1:00 PM.

Afternoon: 1:30 - 3:30 PM Plein Air Painting with Mary 3:30 - 5:00 PM Afternoon Stretch Recreational time on your own - kayak/canoe/hike

Dinner: Dinner served 6:00 - 7:00 PM.

Evening: 6:30 - 7:30 Optional: After supper pontoon boat ride of Center Lake. 7:30 - 8:30 Evening Special Presentation: Charles St. Charles shares his work and recent projects. Socialization time with light snacks, following the presentation.

DAY
5
Evening: Story-telling & Talents & Other Nonsense
Tustin, MI
B,L,D
Kettunen Center

Activity note: Forest Ecology hike takes us on hiking trails - walking sticks provided. Story telling & Talents: Those wishing to participate should prepare a 3 minute presentation to share. Music, jokes, book reviews, poems, readings, skits, etc. are all encouraged.

Breakfast: Breakfast served 7:00 - 8:30 AM.

Morning: 7:00 - 8:00 AM Early Morning Stretch - Tai ji. 9:30 - 10:30 AM The Forest in Transition - Forest Ecology Hike 8:00 - Noon: Painting Room and Photography Room open

Lunch: Lunch served 12:00 - 1:00 PM.

Afternoon: 1:30 - 2:30 PM Photography Showcase of participant's selected photos 2:30 - 3:30 PM Final painting session with Mary 3:30 - 5:00 PM Afternoon Stretch Free time

Dinner: Dinner served 6:00 - 7:00 PM.

Evening: Early Evening Pontoon tour of Center Lake. Evening Special Presentation: Sharing of stories, jokes, and music - by the fireplace or campfire while enjoying light snacks.

DAY
6
Art Show
Tustin, MI
B,L

Activity note: Room Check out is 10:30 AM

Breakfast: Breakfast served 7:30 - 8:30 AM.

Morning: 7:00 - 8:00 AM Early Morning Stretch - Tai Ji. 8:30 - 9:30 AM Wrap up Group Activity 9:30 - 10:30 AM Check out of rooms/painting room 10:30 - 11:30 AM Art Show of participants' work.

Lunch: Lunch served 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Boxed lunches are available at breakfast for those who need to depart early.

Afternoon: Departure after lunch.