Painting from Photo Reference with Dan Graziano

Lower Carnegie Studio
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Friday from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
Member tuition
Non-member tuition

$180.00 (become a member)

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Dan Graziano’s Painting from Photo Reference workshop will discuss techniques to quickly transfer the important elements of a reference photo to the canvas, as well as creating an artistic painting rather than simply rendering a photograph.  Beginning with a discussion on the “basics” of oil painting (from materials to paint handling), the workshop will also address the fundamentals of color, value, edges, and perspective.  Students will learn to use a reference photo to create a loose, expressive, and “painterly” painting! 

Instruction will include a short painting demonstration by Dan, with an explanation of his process along the way. Participants will then work from their own photo references, incorporating the techniques discussed, with plenty of one-on-one, individual instruction throughout the day. 

Open to all levels.

Medium and Supplies
Art Area
Visual Arts
Supplies provided

Dan Graziano

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.