Landscapes with Intention: Putting Heart into your Paintings with Heidi Amenda Marshall

Lower Carnegie Studio
Presented by
July 28th & 29th, from 9 AM - 4 PM
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
Member tuition
Non-member tuition

$425.00 (become a member)

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This workshop will focus on the importance of an emotional response in painting.

The best paintings begin with a sense of excitement. This does not mean searching and searching for unusual subject matter, but rather being stimulated by the beauty of a scene and making the commonplace arresting. That takes slowing down and looking inward and listening to your heart. You may be familiar with this or may not have an inkling on how to get there. No matter your level, we'll take it step by step and it will hopefully be a time of great discovery.

In the beginning we will concentrate on the importance of seeing and gathering ideas—dreaming of possibilities. Once there’s a kernel of an idea, we'll do some sketches that will lead to more ideas.

Everything in this workshop involves process and getting to a place that allows successes to be inevitable. We are not abandoning the importance of design or technique in doing this—in fact, we are considering it all even a bit more, just in a different way.

The most important things happen early on with value and design, and we’ll talk about that a lot and you will receive support continually. I’ll encourage you to ask yourself many questions in this workshop, such as—what is it I want to express in this painting? What’s the mood or feeling I would like to see happen? What’s the best way to make it happen? How does an understanding of value and edges and composition help establish the intentions we have?

It will be an exciting time of hard work, self-reflection and we’ll have fun too. Hope you join us.

Heidi demonstrates in pastel, but works in all mediums. Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor and Pastels are all welcome. All levels welcome!


Heidi joined CTAC for a galllery talk at our July 9 Coffee@Ten.  You can watch the recording here.

Medium and Supplies
Art Area
Visual Arts
Supplies provided
Supply list

Heidi Marshall

Workshop Instructor
CTAC Petoskey
Cancellation & Class Policies

Student Withdrawal
Requests for cancellation by the student at least seven (7) days prior to the first day of class will be honored (minus a $20 processing fee).  NO REFUNDS will be given for a student cancellation made less than seven (7) days in advance of the first day of the class.

Class Cancellations (Weather)
When Public Schools of Petoskey are closed due to inclement weather, CTAC-Petoskey classes are cancelled. We will do our best to provide a make-up opportunity for the missed class. Refunds will not be given if the student is unable to attend the rescheduled session of class. Workshops and one-time classes will be handled on a per-class basis. School of Ballet students are asked to make up the missed class in an alternate session approved by their instructor.

Student Absence
We are unable to offer refunds or make-up sessions for classes missed due to student absence.

COVID-19 Symptoms or Exposure
If you suspect that you have been exposed to or display symptoms of COVID-19, please do not come to CTAC for your in-person class. We will offer a prorated credit (never expires) or refund for two weeks of your missed class for all cancellations due to suspected COVID-19 infection and/or exposure. If you choose to drop the remainder of your class, you will receive a prorated refund of the tuition of the remaining sessions.

COVID-19 Class Cancellations
In the event of a COVID-19 outbreak or state mandate, CTAC will announce the closure on its website and phone system (231-347-4337). Prorated refunds will be issued for the remaining sessions.

Minimum Enrollment
Crooked Tree Arts Center reserves the right to cancel any class that does not meet its minimum student enrollment prior to the first class session. If a class 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.)