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Traverse City, MI: Painting Water

  • Crooked Tree Arts Center 322 6th Street Traverse City, MI, 49684 United States (map)


A workshop for artists working in oils, acrylics, or pastels. Each morning will feature a presentation, full demonstration, and exercises for students focusing on value & composition. Afternoons will be devoted to one-on-one instruction. Points of study will include:

  • Reflections on the surface of still water

  • Waterfalls & ocean surf: how to see water in motion and convey that movement in paint

  • Creating a sense of translucency

  • some tips for painting water out of doors and getting good reference for studio use

One-on-one instruction will be individually tailored. Students are encouraged to email several landscape painting examples beforehand and list some specific things they would like to work on.

Attendance fee includes 40-page workshop handbook.