Seeing Space

    Visual Arts Room
    Presented by
    Friday, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Grade Range
    11th grade - Adult
    Age Range

    16 - no maximum age

    Member tuition
    Non-member tuition

    $30.00 (become a member)

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    Our eyes and brains are constantly interpreting the information we see around us. This workshop focuses on how we perceive shapes, form, and space, and how those processes are used in art and design. Through both lecture and hands-on activities, you will be introduced to the concepts of positive and negative space, also known as figure/ground relationships, in both representational and non-representational art and design work. 

    Hands-on activities will involve creating reversible figure/ground designs and compositions with dynamic figure/ground relationships. 

    All supplies are provided.

    SKILL LEVEL: Beginner.
    This workshop is designed for artists and non-artists alike. Anyone looking to gain a deeper understanding of how artists and designers manipulate space will benefit from this workshop. 

    Supplies provided
    Art Area
    Visual Arts
    Mixed Media

    Sheila Ruen

    Studio Coordinator
    CTAC Petoskey
    Cancellation & Class Policies

    Cancellation Policy for Petoskey Classes (In-Person)

    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 canceled. 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.

    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.)