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Get crafty this fall with the Kellogg Manor House

Mark the arrival of autumn by creating something beautiful to celebrate the season at several DIY craft offerings at the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station.

Offered by the W.K. Kellogg Conference Center and Manor House, the classes will meet in the beautiful Manor House or Carriage House, with plenty of space for proper distancing. Masks are required for all attendees.

“These events are wonderful opportunities to enjoy an evening with a friend and leave with something to decorate your home, or to give as a gift,” says Nicole Kokx, Manor House event coordinator.

Fused glass creations 

Local artist Joan George will lead four, one-night workshops on creating a fused-glass window hanging. Choose which night works for you. Participants will learn to cut glass and can choose from many designs and colors for their pieces. All skill levels are welcome, and all sessions will be held at the Manor House.

The Fall-themed Fused Glass Sun Catcher workshop runs from 6 to 9 p.m. and is offered on Tuesdays, Oct. 6 and 20, and on Wednesdays, Oct. 14 and 28. The course fee is $45 for Manor House members and $50 for non-members. All supplies are provided.

Floral arrangements 

Designer and artist Sherri Snyder will lead a pair of October events that will focus on creating beautiful floral arrangements. Both will take place in the Carriage House classroom.

Participants in the Fall Swag: Make and Take workshop, set for 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, will create beautiful decorative pieces out of fresh flowers and foliage that will dry in place and last for over a year. All skill levels are welcome. The course fee is $40 for Manor House members and $45 for non-members. Most supplies are provided; participants are asked to bring gloves and pruning shears.

The Fall Floral Arrangement: Make and Take workshop , set for 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, will use fresh flowers to create a colorful arrangement using a pumpkin as a vessel. All skill levels are welcome. The course fee is $40 for Manor House members and $45 for non-members. Most supplies are provided; participants are asked to bring gloves and pruning shears.

Registration  

Register for any event by contacting Nicole Kokx at (269) 671-2160 or conference@kbs.msu.edu. The Kellogg Manor House is located at 3700 E. Gull Lake Dr., in Hickory Corners. To learn more, visit conference.kbs.msu.edu.

About the Manor House 

Built beginning in 1925 and completed in 1927 on the highest point overlooking beautiful Gull Lake, the Manor House was once the summer home of W.K. Kellogg. The Manor House’s mission is to share with the public Kellogg’s legacy of philanthropy as well as information about the research undertaken at the Kellogg Biological Station. The Manor House hosts special events to further support KBS’s research and education mission, and is available to tour independently by appointment.

About the Kellogg Biological Station 

As MSU’s largest off-campus educational complex, KBS has put its land-grant values into practice for nearly a century, providing the public with examples of science’s crucial role in sustaining natural and managed communities. KBS students and faculty work to understand and solve real-world environmental problems for a better tomorrow. To learn more, visit kbs.msu.edu.