Landscape & Cityscape Painting with James Richards

Lower Carnegie Studio
Presented by
Thursday and Friday from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
Member tuition
Non-member tuition
Register by
Supplies provided
Art Area
Visual Arts

Registration for this workshop opens on January 15 at 9:00 AM.

What is the essence of a subject? For James Richards, it is the effect of light, the shapes and atmosphere it creates. James will share with you his methods and techniques for capturing light in paintings. This will be an indoor workshop working from photo references. The days begin with a demonstration and lecture followed by individual painting and application. Day one will be focused on Landscapes and day two on Cityscapes. James' hopes in teaching are to equip his students with a deeper level of understanding of the visual language of paint and a fearlessness in front of a blank canvas.

Note: This workshop is open to CTAC and American Impressionist Society Members only.  AIS Members, please call 231-347-4337 to register.  Should space be available in this workshop on May 6, 2019, registration will be opened to the public.


Supply list: The following is what James will be using, but he welcome students to bring anything they’re used to working with:

  • Titanium white
  • Cadmium yellow deep
  • Cadmium yellow lemon
  • Cadmium red light
  • Quinacridone red
  • Ultramarine blue
  • Prussian blue
  • Pthalo green
  • Burnt umber
  • James uses a variety of Rosemary brushes and centurion oil primed linen canvas.

James Richards

Visiting Artist / Workshop Instructor
CTAC Petoskey
Cancellation & Class Policies

Cancellation Policy for Multi-Day Workshops

Crooked Tree Arts Center reserves the right to cancel any multi-day, sequential-day workshop that does not meet its minimum student enrollment 30 days prior to the first workshop session.  If a workshop is cancelled by CTAC for lack of enrollment, CTAC will offer a full refund to the student in the manner in which tuition was paid. (Cash payments will be refunded by check.)

Student Withdrawal
Requests for cancellation by the student at least sixty (60) days prior to the first day of the workshop will be honored (minus a $20 processing fee).  Requests for cancellation by the student between thirty (30) and fifty-nine (59) days prior to the first day of the workshop will receive a 50% tuition refund . NO REFUNDS will be given for a student cancellation made less than thirty (30) days prior to the first day of the workshop.