Art Classes in Traverse City

With a focus on the visual arts, CTAC-TC offers year-round art classes, lectures, and other special opportunities for all ages. Our classroom is large, comfortable, and has great natural light. A utility sink, drinking fountain, and restrooms are just steps away.

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Tuesday, August 23 - Tuesday, August 23

Time
Tuesday, 5:30 - 8:00 P.M.
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
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Using oils on wooden panels, students will learn how to mix any color. All suppplies included.
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Friday, August 26 - Saturday, August 27

Time
Friday & Saturday, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
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Using oils on wooden panels, students will learn how to mix any color. All suppplies included.
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Saturday, September 10 - Saturday, September 10

Time
Saturday, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Grade Range
10th grade - Adult
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Fun introductory metal smithing workshop.
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Wednesday, September 14 - Wednesday, September 28

Time
Wednesdays, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
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Learn the concepts of composition, value, color theory, and other aspects of oil painting.
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Saturday, September 17 - Saturday, September 17

Time
Saturday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
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No sewing required! Learn how to create a colorful, frameable fabric collage.
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Monday, September 19 - Monday, October 24

Time
Mondays, 4:00-5:30 PM
Grade Range
6th grade - 12th grade
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Explore mixed media techniques on paper and canvas.
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Monday, September 19 - Monday, October 10

Time
Monday, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Grade Range
10th grade - Adult
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Learn drawing and urban sketching techniques.
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Monday, September 19 - Tuesday, September 20

Time
Monday and Tuesday, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
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Deepen your connection with nature in an art journal. All materials included.
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Tuesday, September 20 - Tuesday, October 11

Time
Tuesdays, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Grade Range
6th grade - 12th grade
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Afterschool class for young teens who love comics, graphic novels, drawing.
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Tuesday, September 20 - Tuesday, September 20

Time
Tuesday, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
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Learn the basics of painting with acrylics in this fun, all materials included, class.
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Tuesday, September 20 - Tuesday, November 01

Time
Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:15 PM
Grade Range
Kindergarten - 2nd grade
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Kids will explore new art techniques each week!
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Wednesday, September 21 - Wednesday, October 12

Time
Wednesdays, 1:00 - 3:30 PM
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
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We will study the forms and shapes of the things we love.
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Wednesday, September 21 - Wednesday, December 14

Time
Wednesdays, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Grade Range
8th grade - 12th grade
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Build a competitive art portfolio and take the next step with your creative practice.
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Wednesday, September 21 - Wednesday, October 12

Time
Wednesdays, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Grade Range
3rd grade - 5th grade
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Learn the basic techniques of design, hand stitching and embellishments.
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Thursday, September 22 - Thursday, October 06

Time
Thursdays 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Grade Range
6th grade - 12th grade
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Build your drawing and painting vocabulary with Royce Deans.
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Thursday, September 22 - Thursday, September 22

Time
Thursdays, 6:00-9:00pm
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
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Open studio for figure drawing
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Friday, September 23 - Saturday, September 24

Time
Daily, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
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Learn the process of painting with hot and pirmented wax.
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Tuesday, September 27 - Tuesday, October 18

Time
Tuesday, 10:00 AM -12:00 PM
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
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Make an art journal to capture everyday moments
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Thursday, September 29 - Thursday, September 29

Time
Thursdays, 6:00-9:00pm
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
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Open studio for figure drawing
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Wednesday, October 05 - Wednesday, October 26

Time
Wednesdays, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
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Explore the many facets of color in this four week acrylic painting class.
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Thursday, October 06 - Thursday, October 06

Time
Thursdays, 6:00-9:00pm
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
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Open studio for figure drawing
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Thursday, October 13 - Thursday, October 13

Time
Thursdays, 6:00-9:00pm
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
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Open studio for figure drawing
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Friday, October 14 - Friday, October 14

Time
Friday, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
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Experiment with fun mixed media technqies in Beth's collage on canvas workshop.
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Saturday, October 15 - Saturday, October 15

Time
Saturday, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Grade Range
10th grade - Adult
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Fun introductory metal smithing workshop.
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Monday, October 17 - Monday, October 17

Time
Wednesday, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
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A colorful acrylic painting class for the beginner to intermediate student.
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Monday, October 17 - Monday, November 14

Time
Monday, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (no class 10/31)
Grade Range
10th grade - Adult
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Learn drawing and urban sketching techniques.
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Wednesday, October 19 - Wednesday, November 09

Time
Wednesdays, 1:00 - 3:30 PM
Grade Range
10th grade - Adult
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Beginner printmaking class introducing relief, intaglio, and monoprinting.
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Thursday, October 20 - Thursday, November 10

Time
Thursdays, 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Grade Range
6th grade - 12th grade
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Beginner printmaking class introducing relief, intaglio, and monoprinting.
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Friday, October 21 - Friday, November 18

Time
Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
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Create fused glass elements for a unique mosaic project.
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Friday, October 21 - Friday, November 18

Time
Friday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
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Learn how to make fused glass cabochons (domed tiles) for jewelry and accessories.
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Wednesday, November 02 - Wednesday, November 09

Time
Wednesdays, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
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A study on painting landscape scenes with water.
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Saturday, November 19 - Saturday, November 19

Time
Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grade Range
4th grade - Adult
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Explore fused glass with a fun workshop making a holiday ornament.