Visual Arts Classroom
    Presented by
    Saturday, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Grade Range
    10th grade - Adult
    Age Range


    Member tuition
    Non-member tuition

    $110.00 (become a member)

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    This workshop will focus on creating a portrait from a live model and learning techniques to help achieve a good likeness. We will break down the process into three stages-

    • Gesture or initial rough drawing
    • Capturing the shapes of the face
    • Refining the drawing

    Instruction will include demonstrations that will help individuals understand various approaches that can be tailored to each artist's unique way of drawing. There will also be dedicated time for students to work on their own portrait from the model. Secondary topics such as good lighting techniques, exaggeration, and conveying a story about the subject will be touched on too.

    Tuition includes model fee and materials




    Supplies provided
    Art Area
    Visual Arts

    Michael Novak

    CTAC Traverse City
    Cancellation & Class Policies

    Cancellation Policy for Traverse City Classes (In-Person)

    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)
    In the event of inclement weather, CTAC-TC will announce the cancellation on its website and phone system (231-941-9488). 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. Please note that CTAC-TC does not follow Traverse City Area Public School closings.

    Student Absence
    We are unable to offer refunds or make-up sessions for classes missed due to student absence.

    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.)