Watercolor - Painting the Mystical Light (expanded two day workshop)

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

$260.00 (become a member)

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Registration opens January 15

Have you ever wanted to paint the mystical light of the forest? This two-day workshop explores Nita Engle’s watercolor techniques which do just that. The techniques we will explore are masking, wet-on-wet, the bullseye, throwing paint, floating color, spraying, and flooding. While this approach is intuitive, the second layer of the painting is more thought out and controlled. During day one, we will paint a backlit forest along a riverbank, focusing on the intuitive techniques of wet-on-wet, throwing paint, and using the spray bottle like a brush. During day two, we will paint a sunrise over a misty river, using a more controlled approach with the bullseye technique and graded washes. No experience is necessary. This is a very free and fun watercolor course, perfect for beginners. Don’t worry about drawing as tracing templates will be provided. Experienced painters will loosen up in their approach and learn Nita Engle’s techniques.  All supplies are included. (Bring a smock!)

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.