A Day of Plein Air with George Van Hook

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

$160.00 (become a member)

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Supplies provided
Art Area
Visual Arts

Join 2019 Paint Grand Traverse juror, George Van Hook for a plein air workshop:

"As a group, we will begin with a discussion of tools and materials, and, as I paint a demo for the class, I will introduce concepts of composition, color relationships, values and temperature. Then we will all paint together until a break for lunch. I will provide individual instruction during this time. Following a break, I will provide another demonstration painting, trying to more specifically address any issues that arise from the morning. Again we will paint as a group until 3:30, and will devote the last segment to a group critique. Should people wish, I will continue to paint with the group into the early evening. I have found that this relaxed, no pressure period is often the most enjoyable part of the day."

Supply list can be found at the tab at the top of the page.



Country InnOur 2019 housing partner Country Inn and Suites of Traverse City is offering a limited number of rooms at a discount for 2019 Summer Workshop students.  Use code 154433 to receive your discount. If you have any questions please contact Kristi at 231-715-3899.


George Van Hook

CTAC Traverse City
Cancellation & Class Policies

Cancellation Policy for Classes and One-Day Workshops

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.

When Public Schools of Petoskey are closed due to inclement weather, CTAC-Petoskey classes are cancelled. When Traverse City Area Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather, CTAC-Traverse City 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.

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.)