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Garden Art Workshop with artist, Kelly Boyle

Date: June 17, 2023
Time: 10am to 3pm
Cost: $100. Bring your own lunch.
Call 231.536.3369 or email for more information or to register

Artist Kelly Boyle returned to Raven Hill for another year. This year, she instructed individual artists in their own garden art” instead of leading a community mural painting. The workshop emphasized painting for permanent display outdoors—in a garden, on a garage or wherever! Participants chose one of Kelly’s designs to personalize or several participants branched out with their own creations. Kelly demonstrated her techniques and everyone went  home at the end of the day with their own 32”x16” piece of art. The class was limited to 10 participants. For more information or to register for next year's workshop, call Cheri at 231-536-3369 or email

This class is designed for the novice beginner, intermediate, or the more advanced & accomplished artist. As always, this informal workshop will be a motivational, creative, and inspirational session with enjoyment and camaraderie among friends and fellow artists.

Kelly Boyle is a Lansing-area print-maker, art teacher and muralist who sees a blank wall as an ideal canvas for expression and community involvement. Her first community mural, “Meridian in Motion,” was painted during Meridian Township’s annual summer festival in 2016 and involved over 250 community members. “Anyone who wanted to paint was welcome,” says Boyle.  “We had toddlers, teens, seniors – even a dog!” The mural was designed so that each person could creatively paint his or her own small section.  After the festival, Boyle put on finishing touches that made the mural come together as a whole. Boyle designed and directed a three-panel water-themed community project at Raven Hill Discovery Center in East Jordan during the summer of 2018 and a welcome sign in 2019 illustrating the science, history and art aspects of Raven Hill’s mission. “There’s a special energy, when people are painting together – a peaceful, purposeful excitement,” says Boyle.  “And I love seeing the community’s pride in the mural they created.” In 2021, Kelly painted two dinosaur panels for the new Connections Trail at Raven Hill. This year the workshop will focus on individual panels with that same “special energy, when people are painting together – a peaceful, purposeful excitement.

  • Support from operational grant award
    Support from operational grant award
  • Support from operation grant award
    Support from operation grant award