Meet the Instructor
Bill Hattendorf: Bill is a local artist and former educator here in Manistee County. Moving from the Chicago area in the mid-nineties, he worked on River Street at the Lloyd Henry building, opening a coffee house in Shari Wilde’s art gallery. After attending both WSCC and CMU, Bill received a Michigan teaching certificate in K-12 Art and 6-12 History with his BS Ed. Luckily, KND School District on the east side of the county was looking for an Elementary art teacher. Inspired by teaching, he turned his focus back to making art, with a fifteen-week detour as the sub at Manistee HS art department for Mrs. Erble. Since that time, Bill has been making art, serving at table, and caretaking his folks. He has served on the MAI board, and he has worked on many sets for the MCP. There are several art pieces in Manistee County by Bill — The Monarch Butterfly in the garden at the west end of River Street, the restored reliefs in the Hardy Hall entrance of the Ramsdell, the mosaic Walleye bench in the Bear Lake school and The Rock Bass Petoskey fish at the Glenwood Restaurant.