Try It Tuesdays!

Lower Carnegie Studio
Presented by
Tuesdays, 5:30-8:00 PM
Grade Range
11th grade - Adult
Non-member tuition

$38.00 (become a member)

10% off for members.
Register by

Ages 16+
All supplies included!

Try new approaches, discover new materials, and expand your skills in this series of one-night workshops. Beginners and experienced artists will enjoy this no-pressure, fun atmosphere where all supplies are provided. Curious about trying watercolor? Wonder what "Gelli Printing" is? These classes are for you. Join us for a new lesson each week. Sign up for one or all sessions.

9/14 - Painting with Stencils
Use stencils to create added texture and patterns to your paintings. Create your own, or use pre-made stencils to enhance your art. Students will get a chance to experiment with a variety of water-based paints.

9/21 - Exploring Gesso
Gesso is not just a primer for your canvas! Find out how you can incorporate gesso with watercolor, create veils, and paint on gesso for a new watercolor/acrylic ink surface that leads to exciting effects.

9/28 - Meet the Mediums!
Explore different painting mediums without breaking the bank! This class introduces the use of crackle paste, molding paste, glass beads, and heavy structure gel to add texture and dimensional surfaces to your paintings. What you can do with these is endless!

10/5 - Stamp it On!
Make your own stamps using household objects, natural objects, and more. Through the use of your own stamps (or premade stamps), you can add areas of intrigue, texture, and patterns to your paintings.

10/12 - Monoprinting and Collage Painting using Gelli Plates
Gelli printing is a fun process using acrylic paints, stencils, stamps, and other elements to create unique monoprints. Take the process one step further to explore how your prints can be used to add texture and interest to acrylic and watercolor paintings.

10/19 - Mixed Media for a New Approach to Painting
This session introduces wats to combine pastels, acrylic inks, and watercolor to create mixed media paintings.

10/26 - Lifting Techniques in Watercolor
There is more than one way to lift watercolor paint -- and some are a little outside of the box! This session will explore traditional methods for lifting out the paint, but will also introduce students to alternative techniques.

Medium and Supplies
Art Area
Visual Arts
Mixed Media
Supplies provided

Julia Dufault McGrath

Artist and CTAC Instructor
CTAC Petoskey
Cancellation & Class Policies

Crooked Tree Arts Center has implemented new policies to control the spread of Covid-19 and keep our visitors and staff safe within the facility. Please note the following policies regarding illness, face coverings, social distancing, room capacity, and sanitation.

If students are experiencing (or have experienced in the past 72 hours) any symptoms of illness, or have been in close contact with someone who is, they should not come to class. Students must complete a wellness screening upon arrival, including temperature check.

Symptoms of Covid-19 include: Fever or chills; cough; shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; fatigue; muscle or body aches; headache; loss of taste or smell; sore throat; congestion or runny nose; nausea or vomiting; diarrhea. 

Face Coverings
Masks or other face coverings are encouraged for all visitors. Masks are provided for those who choose to wear them. Face masks are required for our youth classes and programs. Masking requirements may change based on guidance from the CDC or other state and local health departments. 

Class size will be limited to accommodate social distancing. Classroom setups will be arranged so that each student has 6 feet of working space. 

Social Distancing 
Students and teachers are expected to remain at least 6 feet apart whenever possible.

Students and instructors should sanitize their hands upon class arrival and departure.
Workspaces and shared surfaces will be sanitized between sessions. Hand sanitizer and surface disinfectant will be available onsite.


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.)