Painting - Creating the Illusion of Depth

Visual Arts Classroom
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Tuesdays, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Grade Range
10th grade - Adult
Member tuition
Non-member tuition

$280.00 (become a member)

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Supplies provided
Art Area
Visual Arts

The focus of this class will be making the vertical surface of your canvas read as a horizontal surface. Using a process Mike calls "in-front-of-ness" and standard tricks such as converging lines and atmospheric effects, Mike will show how he creates depth in a painting.

All materials are included in this class. Mike will provide the use of a sealable palette, Golden Open Acrylics, an array of brushes, an 11x14 canvas board and source material. Students can keep the canvas board with the option to purchase the palette, loaded paints and brushes at the end of class for $40.

Hundreds of Mike's photos from Northern Michigan can be chosen to use as reference or, with advance permission, you can use your own reference photo.


Mike Hyrman

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.)