Capturing the Summer Light with Valerie Craig

    Visual Arts Classroom
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    Friday, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM with one hour lunch
    Grade Range
    Adult - Adult
    Member tuition
    Non-member tuition

    $130.00 (become a member)

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    Capture the beauty of summer light!  Painting directly from nature, the workshop’s focus will be on building a strong foundation for a painting, as well as the use of color temperature and atmospheric perspective.  Valerie will review the basics of solid picture making - while sharing her own methods for simplifying the complex, organizing values and seeing color.  Students may work in oil, acrylic, or watercolor but demonstrations will be offered in oil. Lots of individual attention and group critique.

    In case of inclement weather, students will have opportunity to use reference materials in the studio. Discussion will include shortcomings of photographs, and how to translate photographic image into useful information for painting.

    Valerie Craig is the Awards Juror for Paint Grand Traverse!

    Class size is limited to maintain social distancing.  Materials not included.  Materials list has been added to this class listing.

    Supplies provided
    Art Area
    Visual Arts

    Valerie Craig

    CTAC Traverse City
    Cancellation & Class Policies

    Student Withdrawal
    Requests for cancellation by the student at least fifteen (15) days prior to the start of workshop will be honored (minus a $20 processing fee).  NO REFUNDS will be given for a student cancellation made less than fourteen (14) days in advance of the first day of the class.

    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 (231-941-9488). Refunds will be issued for the workshop, prorated if class met for part of the dates scheduled.

    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.)