Join us for a creative week in CTAC's art studios! Students will create new projects every day focused on art and design concepts. Instructor Svetlana Ottney is supportive, inspirational, and highly knowledgeable. Young artists will begin to build a solid understanding of art fundamentals while creating their own unique works of art.
In August, Svetlana Ottney will guide lessons in a number of painting techniques using acrylics and watercolors. Subjects will take their inspiration from Michigan summers.
On Monday, students will experiment with watercolor techniques to create unique and expressive paintings of fish. Using wax resist, salt resist, and plastic wrap, students will discover ways to create texture with watercolor.
Using acrylics, students will paint one of Northern Michigan's most beautiful places -- Lavender Farm! Through this project, students will learn how to depict a sense of space and depth, learning about perspective, scale, and overlap to create a perceived foreground, middle ground, and background.
Learn about abstraction by depicting a semi-abstract sailboat using watercolor paint. Students will explore opacity and transparency and will learn a controlled approach to watercolor.
Learn painterly approaches to acrylic and acrylic mediums by painting an impasto painting of the state bird.
Inspired by Georgia O'Keefe, students will depict Michigan's apple blossom using watercolor and marker.