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A Touch of Class


Why not learn something new while on vacation? Here are some stimulating classes to immerse yourself in.

Beer School

The Guardian Brewing Company offers monthly classes that explore the history and nuances behind various beers styles. Tastings are included with each course price.


Cider Pairing Classes

Each Friday evening from August through early October, different food pairings with cider will be featured at Virtue Cider’s farm.


Kitchen & Gardening Workshops

Pennyroyal Café and Provisions offers classes including kitchen and ornamental garden design, permaculture, seed savings, herb use and application, butchery, butter and cheese making, preservation, foraging, and weekly meal planning.

Art on the Meadow

Each summer, the Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists’ Residency offers a series of 1-4 day workshops on a variety topics, including Glass Beadmaking, Watercolor, Pastels, Letterpress Printing, Photography, Writing, Cooking, and Beer Brewing.

Sailing Lessons

Private lessons are available for both children and adults through the Saugatuck Yacht Club.

Coffee Tasting and Roasting

Taste coffee from various regions, roast levels, and processing methods through a class with Uncommon Coffee Roasters. Or for those who want to be more handson, learn how to become a Roaster for a Day and take home your custom blend to share with family and friends.

Cooking Classes

Anyone looking for an excuse to broaden their culinary knowledge or hone their cooking skills will have a wonderful time participating in a cooking workshop at Lulu Cadieux, cooking demonstration at Isabel’s Market, or taking a private cooking class with Chef Jim LaPerriere at Distinctive Dining. Just 5 minutes from downtown Saugatuck, LaPerriere’s "must see" teaching and demonstration kitchen features a Forno Bravo wood-fired pizza and bread oven, twenty feet of work islands, and a wood burning rotisserie fireplace. Classes can be tailored to your specific interests.

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