Luminous Cloudscapes

Visual Arts Classroom
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Thursday & Friday 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Saturday 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
Member tuition
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$550.00 (become a member)

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A studio landscape workshop for artists working in oils with Paint Grand Traverse featured artist, Kathleen Hudson. Each morning will feature a presentation, full demo, and exercises for students focusing on value & composition. Afternoons will be devoted to one-on-one instruction.

Points of study will include:

  • Seeing as an artist: seeing shapes, value shifts, and color temperatures
  • Planning your painting: envisioning your painting, using varied reference material, honing value and design, doing color studies
  • Design: Cloud-heavy compositions allow for a lot of artistic license in design, so we’ll look at different types of directional movement that give a cloudscape dynamism.
  • Stages of studio painting: drawing, block-in, color mixing, approaches to working a larger painting, refining texture & edges, tools for self-critique
  • Experimentation: exercises you can do at home to continue your growth as an artist

One-on-one instruction will be individually tailored. Students are encouraged to email several cloudscape painting examples beforehand and list some specific things they would like to work on. A 40-page workshop handbook is included in the tuition.


Medium and Supplies
Art Area
Visual Arts
Supplies provided

Kathleen Hudson

CTAC Traverse City
Cancellation & Class Policies

Crooked Tree Arts Center reserves the right to cancel any multi-day, sequential-day workshop that does not meet its minimum student enrollment 30 days prior to the first workshop session.  If a workshop 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.)

Student Withdrawal
Requests for cancellation by the student at least sixty (60) days prior to the first day of the workshop will be honored (minus a $20 processing fee).  Requests for cancellation by the student between thirty (30) and fifty-nine (59) days prior to the first day of the workshop will receive a 50% tuition refund . NO REFUNDS will be given for a student cancellation made less than thirty (30) days prior to the first day of the workshop.