Watercolor - Introduction to Plein Air

Visual Arts Classroom
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9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Grade Range
10th grade - Adult
Member tuition
Non-member tuition

$130.00 (become a member)

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Registration opens January 15

What could be greater than being out-of-doors and painting the beauty surrounding you? This one-day workshop is an introduction to painting on location in watercolor. You will learn what materials are needed and how to begin painting from life. After completing this workshop, you will feel confident enough to paint sitting before a grand landscape, or in your humble backyard. In the morning, we will learn the basic watercolor techniques and steps of painting a landscape. The emphasis will be on simplifying the design with a thumbnail value sketch and distinguishing background, middle ground, and foreground. These studies will be small 5x7 paintings from photos and looking out the studio window. In the afternoon, we will go outside and apply these principles to produce a larger painting. No experience necessary. All supplies included.

Level: Introductory through Advanced 


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.

Medium and Supplies
Art Area
Visual Arts
Supplies provided

Cedar Kindy

Cancellation & Class Policies

Cancellation Policy for Multi-Day Workshops

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.