A blog sponsored by the Michigan State University Museum's Michigan Traditional Arts Program, a partnership with the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. Sharing news and information about the Great Lakes Folk Festival, Quilt Index, the MSU Museum's traditional arts activities, Great Lakes traditional artists and arts resources, and much more. Development of content for this blog supported by funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Michigan Students Build Traditional Boats

We are always on the look out for interesting stories about traditional arts practitioners in Michigan and beyond. This story from the Lansing State Journal's Kathleen Lavey is a great example!

Students in Cedarville, Michigan, have been constructing boats based on classic designs. They are part of the Great Lakes Boat Building School in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, which offers a two-year curriculum and well as shorter classes in the summer.

Check out this video for more information:




Basic Info:

  • 24 student capacity
  • Founded in 2008
  • $12,000/year tuition
  • Summer classes available for <$2000
  • Scholarships and aid packages available


Read the full article from the Lansing State Journal here.