Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey offers year-round visual arts classes for all ages. Classes are offered in a variety of formats, including multi-week sessions and one-day and consecutive-days workshops. We also offer online classes featuring instructors from across the country.

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Upcoming visual arts classes:


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Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 19

Time
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grade Range
Kindergarten - 3rd grade
Age Range

5 - 8

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Young artists will create portraits and landscapes while learning new artistic techniques
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Time
Monday & Tuesday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Age Range

16 - no maximum age

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Learn to finish your plein air painting in this half-plein air half-studio workshop.
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Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 19

Time
Monday - Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Grade Range
1st grade - 3rd grade
Age Range

6 - 8

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Through hands-on creative projects, kids will learn all about water resources in Northern Michigan.
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Time
Monday & Tuesday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Age Range

16 - no maximum age

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This two-day studio seascape painting workshop will focus on waves and water views.
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Time
Friday, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Age Range

16 - no maximum age

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Experience the transformative potential of creativity in this one-day workshop.
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Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 02

Time
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grade Range
Kindergarten - 3rd grade
Age Range

5 - 8

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Capture the best of summer in this creative week in the studio.
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Monday, August 05 - Friday, August 09

Time
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grade Range
Kindergarten - 3rd grade
Age Range

5 - 8

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Explore water media and water creatures in this fun week in the studio.
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Monday, August 05 - Friday, August 09

Time
Monday - Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Grade Range
5th grade - 8th grade
Age Range

10 - 13

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Learn fundamental art vocabulary, concepts, and techniques used by artists to become better drawers.
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Monday, August 12 - Friday, August 16

Time
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grade Range
1st grade - 3rd grade
Age Range

6 - 8

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Get inspired, be creative, and spend time in the beautiful Northern Michigan woods.
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Time
Monday, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Age Range

16 - no maximum age

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Use acrylic, tinted gesso, and gold foil to create a breathtaking landscape.
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Monday, August 12 - Friday, August 16

Time
Monday - Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Grade Range
4th grade - 6th grade
Age Range

9 - 11

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Get inspired, be creative, and spend time in the beautiful Northern Michigan woods.
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Tuesday, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Age Range

16 - no maximum age

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This playful, experimental workshop introduces a variety of watercolor techniques.
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Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Age Range

16 - no maximum age

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Learn the basics of iron forging in this fun introductory class.
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Time
Monday - Wednesday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Age Range

16 - no maximum age

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This three-day studio workshop will focus on painting “alla prima,” or all at once.
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Monday, August 19 - Friday, August 23

Time
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grade Range
4th grade - 6th grade
Age Range

9 - 11

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Play and experiment with printmaking concepts and techniques.
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Monday, August 19 - Friday, August 23

Time
Monday - Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Grade Range
4th grade - 6th grade
Age Range

9 - 11

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Explore the creative possibilities of paper!
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Monday, August 26 - Friday, August 30

Time
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grade Range
4th grade - 6th grade
Age Range

9 - 11

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Learn to paint in this summer kids camp.
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Monday, August 26 - Friday, August 30

Time
Monday - Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Grade Range
4th grade - 6th grade
Age Range

9 - 11

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Make creative connections in our trails-themed kids camp.