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Sep 27 – Nov 20 all-day Crooked Tree Arts Center - Petoskey
Crooked Tree Arts Center is looking for a student artist to feature for this year’s New Year’s Eve at the Arts Center. Entry is open to all students in Charlevoix and Emmet counties, and the Continue Reading
Sep 28 – Nov 20 all-day Atrium Gallery, CTAC-Petoskey
Enjoy the creativity of over 20 area artists who were challenged to create art “from the outside in!”  Participating artists were tasked with producing intriguing pieces of visual art with each artists using the same Continue Reading
Oct 16 – Dec 2 all-day CTAC-Traverse City
Two distinct groups of artists that meet for breakfast in the communities of Ann Arbor and Empire come together for a captivating new exhibition. A variety of media are represented, including sculpture, printmaking, drawing, painting, Continue Reading
Oct 21 2017 – Jan 6 2018 all-day CTAC Bonfield Gallery - Petoskey
 The 2017 Juried Fine Arts Exhibition of 2D and relief work will be presented in the Ermy B. & Gordon B. Bonfield Gallery from October 21 through January 6. The 2017 Juried Fine Arts Exhibition Continue Reading
Oct 21 2017 – Jan 6 2018 all-day CTAC-Petoskey
The alumnae of the CTAC Artist in Residence Program in Good Hart will participate in the group exhibition Fresh AIR. The exhibit will include recent works by Amanda Boyd, Lindsey Dunnagan, Kirsten Furlong, Amanda Hamilton, Continue Reading
Nov 12 – Dec 23 all-day Crooked Tree Arts Center - Petoskey
This holiday season, Crooked Tree Arts Center members enjoy 10% off* on art purchases at our Petoskey location, November 12 – December 23! Give the gift of art or add to your own collection! Exhibits: – 2017 Continue Reading
Nov 12 @ 10:00 am – Dec 2 @ 4:00 pm CTAC-Traverse City
This holiday season, Crooked Tree Arts Center members enjoy 10% off* on art and gift purchases at our Traverse City location, November 12 – December 2! Give the gift of art (or add to your own Continue Reading
Nov 24 – Nov 25 all-day Crooked Tree Arts Center - Petoskey
We’re expanding!  This year Merry Makers Marketplace in Petoskey will be held in Crooked Tree Arts Center’s galleries and the Carnegie Library Building, to accommodate nearly 40 artist booths, making it the destination to kick-off the holiday shopping season.  An Continue Reading
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am Upper Level Carnegie - CTAC Petoskey
Enjoy a wide variety of locally grown and handmade goods on Fridays (October 6 – June 8*) at Crooked Tree Arts Center from 10:00 AM -1:00 PM! The mission of the Crooked Tree Arts Center Artisans & Continue Reading
Nov 25 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Visual Arts Room, CTAC - Petoskey
Date: Saturday, November 25 Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Location: Visual Arts Room, CTAC-Petoskey Ages: 4 years to 5th grade Cost:  $5 per Member child / $10 per Non-Member child Drop the kids at CTAC for Continue Reading
Nov 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am Gilbert Gallery, CTAC-Petoskey
Spend the morning at Crooked Tree with a local artist!  Each session, a different artist will share stories and guide sketching.  Feel free to drop-in any time between 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM.  No experience necessary!  Basic Continue Reading
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am Upper Level Carnegie - CTAC Petoskey
Enjoy a wide variety of locally grown and handmade goods on Fridays (October 6 – June 8*) at Crooked Tree Arts Center from 10:00 AM -1:00 PM! The mission of the Crooked Tree Arts Center Artisans & Continue Reading
Dec 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CTAC Kitchen - Petoskey
Join farmer and chef, Mike Everts in the CTAC Kitchen for our December First Fridays for Foodies cooking demonstration.  Mike Everts has operated Real Food Dream Kitchen and Blackbird Gardens just west of Petoskey for Continue Reading
Dec 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Stafford's Perry Hotel
Share the magic of the season with your favorite little lady or gentleman! Enjoy tea service at Stafford’s Perry Hotel with principal performers of Crooked Tree Arts Center School of Ballet’s “The Nutcracker”, including: Clara, Continue Reading
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am Upper Level Carnegie - CTAC Petoskey
Enjoy a wide variety of locally grown and handmade goods on Fridays (October 6 – June 8*) at Crooked Tree Arts Center from 10:00 AM -1:00 PM! The mission of the Crooked Tree Arts Center Artisans & Continue Reading
Dec 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am Gilbert Gallery, CTAC-Petoskey
Spend the morning at Crooked Tree with a local artist!  Each session, a different artist will share stories and guide sketching.  Feel free to drop-in any time between 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM.  No experience necessary!  Basic Continue Reading
Dec 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Gilbert Gallery, CTAC-Petoskey
Are you in the mood to spice up your gift wrapping style this Holiday Season? This hands-on workshop is your live step-by-step guide to exquisite gift wrapping, and includes techniques for invisible seams and professional Continue Reading
Dec 14 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Gilbert Gallery, CTAC-Petoskey
Are you in the mood to spice up your gift wrapping style this Holiday Season? This hands-on workshop is your live step-by-step guide to exquisite gift wrapping, and includes techniques for invisible seams and professional Continue Reading
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am Upper Level Carnegie - CTAC Petoskey
Enjoy a wide variety of locally grown and handmade goods on Fridays (October 6 – June 8*) at Crooked Tree Arts Center from 10:00 AM -1:00 PM! The mission of the Crooked Tree Arts Center Artisans & Continue Reading
Dec 16 – Dec 17 all-day Harbor Springs Performing Arts Center
Dates/Times: Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 3PM & 7PM Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 3PM Location: Harbor Springs Performing Arts Center Tickets: Matinee – $15 Adults/$5 Students Evening – $20 Adults/$10 Students Reserved (Matinee & Continue Reading
Dec 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Galleries, CTAC-Petoskey
All week long from 10 am to 2 pm, CTAC patrons can partake in complimentary coffee, cocoa, cookies, and crafts, while perusing the galleries for last minute stocking stuffers and gifts using their 10% members Continue Reading
Dec 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Galleries, CTAC-Petoskey
All week long from 10 am to 2 pm, CTAC patrons can partake in complimentary coffee, cocoa, cookies, and crafts, while perusing the galleries for last minute stocking stuffers and gifts using their 10% members Continue Reading
Dec 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Galleries, CTAC-Petoskey
All week long from 10 am to 2 pm, CTAC patrons can partake in complimentary coffee, cocoa, cookies, and crafts, while perusing the galleries for last minute stocking stuffers and gifts using their 10% members Continue Reading
Dec 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Galleries, CTAC-Petoskey
We’ve planned a special visit in the galleries at CTAC-Petoskey from the Big Guy himself! Families are invited to visit Santa from 4 pm to 6 pm on Tuesday, December 19.  Enjoy complimentary coffee, cocoa, Continue Reading
Dec 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm CTAC Theater
The Winter Collage Concert showcases students from every program in the CTAC School of Music.  The Strings, Jazz, Ukulele, Rock, and Youth Orchestra programs will perform selections from a variety of musical genres.  Tap your Continue Reading
Dec 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Galleries, CTAC-Petoskey
All week long from 10 am to 2 pm, CTAC patrons can partake in complimentary coffee, cocoa, cookies, and crafts, while perusing the galleries for last minute stocking stuffers and gifts using their 10% members Continue Reading
Dec 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Galleries, CTAC-Petoskey
All week long from 10 am to 2 pm, CTAC patrons can partake in complimentary coffee, cocoa, cookies, and crafts, while perusing the galleries for last minute stocking stuffers and gifts using their 10% members Continue Reading
Dec 22 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am Upper Level Carnegie - CTAC Petoskey
Enjoy a wide variety of locally grown and handmade goods on Fridays (October 6 – June 8*) at Crooked Tree Arts Center from 10:00 AM -1:00 PM! The mission of the Crooked Tree Arts Center Artisans & Continue Reading
Dec 29 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am Upper Level Carnegie - CTAC Petoskey
Enjoy a wide variety of locally grown and handmade goods on Fridays (October 6 – June 8*) at Crooked Tree Arts Center from 10:00 AM -1:00 PM! The mission of the Crooked Tree Arts Center Artisans & Continue Reading
Jan 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am Upper Level Carnegie - CTAC Petoskey
Enjoy a wide variety of locally grown and handmade goods on Fridays (October 6 – June 8*) at Crooked Tree Arts Center from 10:00 AM -1:00 PM! The mission of the Crooked Tree Arts Center Artisans & Continue Reading
Sep
18
Mon
2017
Chamber Orchestra (Ages 13+) @ Music Studio, CTAC-Petoskey
Sep 18 2017 – May 14 2018 all-day

2017/18 Academic Year: September 18-May 14
Days/Time: Mondays from 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Tuition: $125 per academic year
Instructor: Kevin Richardson

The Chamber Orchestra is Crooked Tree Arts Center’s top string orchestra.  Students in the Chamber Orchestra will learn to play more advanced music in a variety of genres, and continue to develop their ensemble playing skills.

Concert Orchestra (Ages 10+) @ Music Studio, CTAC-Petoskey
Sep 18 2017 – May 14 2018 all-day

2017/18 Academic Year: September 18-May 14
Days/Time: Mondays from 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Tuition: $125 per academic year
Instructor: Kevin Richardson

The Concert Orchestra is for students who have completed the Intermediate Strings course and are ready to play in a string orchestra.  Students will learn how to play as part of an ensemble, further developing their music reading and rhythm counting skills.  Concert Orchestra members get to experience playing a wide variety of music, from arrangements of classical masterworks, to movie music and pop and rock hits of yesterday and today.  The Concert Orchestra performs at the Winter Concert in January and the Spring Concert in May.

Sep
27
Wed
2017
Call for Student Artwork! New Year’s Eve at the Arts Center @ Crooked Tree Arts Center - Petoskey
Sep 27 – Nov 20 all-day

Crooked Tree Arts Center is looking for a student artist to feature for this year’s New Year’s Eve at the Arts Center. Entry is open to all students in Charlevoix and Emmet counties, and the entry deadline is Monday, November 20, 2017. The artwork will be used for promotional materials, t-shirts and admission buttons. The selected artist will receive a $50 gift certificate for art supplies and will be featured in CTAC’s newsletter, Art News.

Click here for more information and to download the New Year’s Eve at the Arts Center 2018 entry form.

Image:  New Year’s Eve at the Arts Center 2017 Winner, Emma Hammon

Sep
28
Thu
2017
Reframe!: The CTAC Kitchen Painters Atrium Gallery Exhibit @ Atrium Gallery, CTAC-Petoskey
Sep 28 – Nov 20 all-day

Enjoy the creativity of over 20 area artists who were challenged to create art “from the outside in!”  Participating artists were tasked with producing intriguing pieces of visual art with each artists using the same exact picture frame supplied to them by CTAC.  Exhibit art includes works of acrylic, pastel, oil, watercolor, charcoal, ink, fabric, wood, ceramic, and metal.

We will celebrate the opening of the Reframe! Exhibit on Saturday, October 7 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM.

 

 

Oct
16
Mon
2017
Art Over Easy: Two Towns, Two Decades, Twenty-Two Artists @ CTAC-Traverse City
Oct 16 – Dec 2 all-day

Two distinct groups of artists that meet for breakfast in the communities of Ann Arbor and Empire come together for a captivating new exhibition. A variety of media are represented, including sculpture, printmaking, drawing, painting, and textiles.

In addition to their conversations about art, politics, literature, and stories about family and neighbors, these artists have exemplified community in the very best sense, having offered one another artistic and creative support for over 20 years.

Opening Reception

An opening reception for exhibiting artists and Crooked Tree members will take place on Saturday, October 14 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Get the details and RSVP here.

Public Hours

Art Over Easy is free and open to the public October 16 – December 2. We are open Monday-Saturday, and closed on Sunday. For detailed hours, click herePlease note: the gallery will be closed November 6-7, and November 23-27.

Exhibiting Artists

Ann Arbor artists: Paul Stewart, Nancy Stokes Veit, Larry Cressman, Takeshi Takahara, Ben Upton, Michael Thomas, Sarah Innes, Ruth Green.

Empire artists: Dewey Blocksma, Rod Conklin, Cynthia Dougal, Fred Ely, Sandra Hulst, Tim Lewis, Mike McDonnell, Judy McLaughlin, Roger Matson, Majel Chance Obata, Chick Powers, Ken Ray, Holly Sorensen, Birgit Zipser.

Oct
21
Sat
2017
2017 Juried Fine Arts Exhibition @ CTAC Bonfield Gallery - Petoskey
Oct 21 2017 – Jan 6 2018 all-day

 The 2017 Juried Fine Arts Exhibition of 2D and relief work will be presented in the Ermy B. & Gordon B. Bonfield Gallery from October 21 through January 6. The 2017 Juried Fine Arts Exhibition is open to all Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Ontario residents, and to all members of Crooked Tree Arts Center regardless of residency. Applicants must be 18 years or older, working in 2D and relief (that can be exhibited on walls).  Awards will be announced at the opening on Saturday, October 21, between the hours of 2-4 p.m.  Artists can enter the exhibition online, June 5 – August 27.  

Cash Awards: 1st Place: $1,000, 2nd Place: $500, 3rd Place: $250

Deadline to Enter Online: August 27, 2017
Exhibit Dates: October 21, 2017-January 6, 2018

 

About the Juror

Patrick Wise

Patrick Wise is a Petoskey native who has gone on to achieve wonderful accomplishments and live a richly artistic life.  He earned his Master of Arts from Wayne State University, and is an award winning painter and college professor. He won First Place/Best in Show at the Richard & Jane Manoogian Contemporary Art Contest at the Mackinac Art Museum, and the Detroit Artist Market John F. Korachis scholarship award.

He has taught workshops at the CTAC, was a visiting lecturer for the Detroit @CTAC event, and has taught at Paint Creek Art Center in Rochester, MI and the SE Michigan Arts Palette & Brush Club in Southfield, MI.  His painting subjects include figure and portraiture, still life, and landscapes. He exhibits both locally and nationally.  

Patrick spent several years employed by the Detroit Institute of Arts, and has been a curator for the DIA’s education exhibitions (2010-2015). His work is in the permanent collection at Children’s Hospital of Detroit.  Patrick has led a portrait workshop at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) in conjunction with Alex Melamid.

Patrick splits his time between northern Michigan and the Detroit metropolitan area, as he continues to be inspired by people and places for his artistic work.  

www.patrickkellywise.com

Call for Entry

Artists may enter the exhibition online now through August 27, 2017.

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Image: 2017 Winner – Margie Guyot, Starry, Starry Night

Fresh AIR Exhibition @ CTAC-Petoskey
Oct 21 2017 – Jan 6 2018 all-day

The alumnae of the CTAC Artist in Residence Program in Good Hart will participate in the group exhibition Fresh AIR. The exhibit will include recent works by Amanda Boyd, Lindsey Dunnagan, Kirsten Furlong, Amanda Hamilton, Linda Harvey-Opitek, Joanna Hoge, Bill Hosterman, Michael Marks, and Kalina Wińska.

 

Learn more about the CTAC Artist in Residence Program.

Nov
8
Wed
2017
Call for Artists & Writers! Good Hart Artist Residency
Nov 8 2017 – Jan 31 2018 all-day

The Good Hart Residency Program in Good Hart, Michigan offers 2-3 week residencies to dedicated visual artists and writers. The residency provides a live/work studio space, food, and a quiet setting to concentrate on creative work. The residency works in partnership with several local community organizations, including Crooked Tree Arts Center.  

During the summer of 2018, Crooked Tree Arts Center will exhibit the work of two women artists Susan Offield and Cynthia Rutherford. With women in art being a thematic focus, artists interested in collaborating with CTAC are encouraged to apply through the Good Hart Artist Residency Program.  CTAC will provide an opportunity for the resident artist to connect with the community through a 1-2 day workshop at their facility in Petoskey.  CTAC will pay the artist for the workshop based on a typical tuition split of 65% to the instructor and 35% to CTAC.

The residency includes:

  • A two or three week residency stay
  • A live/work studio space
  • Breakfast and lunch foods will be stocked in the studio apartment and dinners offered by the host family 3-4 times per week -great food! We provide locally sourced ingredients and seasonal vegetables from an onsite garden when available.
  • $500.00 stipend

Calendar for 2018 Residencies:

  • May 11 – May 25, 2018OR
  • May 30 – June 13, 2018  OR
  • June 16 – June 30, 2018  OR
  • August 3 – August 17, 2018OR
  • September 21 – October 5, 2018 (reserved for writer residency)

Application window: Now – January 31, 2018

Learn more and apply.

Nov
9
Thu
2017
Art Exploration (Grades 4 – 8) @ Visual Arts Room, CTAC-Petoskey
Nov 9 – Dec 21 all-day

Hm-fall-ed-imageSession: Fall, 6-Weeks
Instructor: Maggie Van Wagoner
Day/Time: Thursdays from 3:45 – 5:45 PM

Explore it all! Printmaking… Paper Marbling…Sculpture Building… Multi-Media Collage

Students will learn basic art techniques and elements of design as they create their artwork.

No class on Thursday, November 23!

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Nov
12
Sun
2017
Holiday Discount for Members: Petoskey @ Crooked Tree Arts Center - Petoskey
Nov 12 – Dec 23 all-day

holiday-discountThis holiday season, Crooked Tree Arts Center members enjoy 10% off* on art purchases at our Petoskey location, November 12 – December 23! Give the gift of art or add to your own collection!

Exhibits:

– 2017 Juried Fine Arts Exhibition 

-Fresh AIR Exhibiton

– Reframe! Kitchen Painters Atrium Gallery Exhibit (through November 20)

You can also find more art, gifts and accessories, including jewelry, scarves, hats, and more in our Art Tree sales gallery.

*Some exclusions apply: Artisans and Farmers Market independent vendors. 

Not a member yet? Join online or call 231-347-4337. Memberships start at just $40/year.

Holiday Discount for Members: Traverse City @ CTAC-Traverse City
Nov 12 @ 10:00 am – Dec 2 @ 4:00 pm

holiday-discountThis holiday season, Crooked Tree Arts Center members enjoy 10% off* on art and gift purchases at our Traverse City location, November 12 – December 2! Give the gift of art (or add to your own collection)!

*Discount does not apply to Merry Makers Marketplace independent vendors or the purchase of CTAC gift certificates.

Not a member yet? Join online or call 231-941-9488. Memberships start at just $50/year.

Nov
24
Fri
2017
Petoskey Merry Makers Marketplace 2017 @ Crooked Tree Arts Center - Petoskey
Nov 24 – Nov 25 all-day

We’re expanding!  This year Merry Makers Marketplace in Petoskey will be held in Crooked Tree Arts Center’s galleries and the Carnegie Library Building, to accommodate nearly 40 artist booths, making it the destination to kick-off the holiday shopping season.  An art fair, a holiday celebration, and all kinds of fun – CTAC’s Merry Makers Marketplace is the perfect one-stop shop for unique, hand-made gift items for everyone on your list!

Shop for pottery, home decor, jewelry, accessories, artisanal food items, seasonal produce, holiday greens and more!  

Buy your Christmas tree on the Bidwell Plaza!  Live Music!  Festive Refreshments!

 

Shopping Hours:

Friday, November 24:
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM:
Free and open to the public.

Saturday, November 25:
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Free and open to the public.

Want to shop without the kids!  We’re offering Shop & Drop from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.  Learn more & register.

 

Juried Artists in the CTAC Galleries:

AMP Jewelry
Geniene Functional Art & Accessories
Dani Knoph
Elara Coleman
CTAC Kitchen Painters
Fish Monger Studio
Happy Groovy Designs
Jeff Ham Ceramics
Molly McCarthy
Paper Cut Cards
Red Dirt Road
Sara Tule Artworks
Snowfairy Cottage
Sporck Tileart
Stuchell Ceramics
Shutter Steward
The Copper Mitten

Vendors in the Carnegie Building:

Barb’s Workshop
Boards by the Bay
Confectionery Bliss
EarthArt
Ewenique Designs
Half Moon Acres
Izis Jewels
J & N Stone & Steel Blacksmiths
Kabscapes
Lavender on Old Mission Peninsula
Lock Stock & Barrel Ranch
Michigan Magnets & More
Michigan Sloyd
Moxie Chocolates
North Country Handmade
Peaceful Valley Farm
Rebecca’s Art
Rolling R Farms
Sound of Many Waters Press
Stellwork Studio
Taylor Made
Ya-Ya’s Bakery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CTAC Artisans & Farmers Market @ Upper Level Carnegie - CTAC Petoskey
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am

IMG_0158Enjoy a wide variety of locally grown and handmade goods on Fridays (October 6 – June 8*) at Crooked Tree Arts Center from 10:00 AM -1:00 PM!

The mission of the Crooked Tree Arts Center Artisans & Farmers Market is to provide our local artisans and farmers a venue with which to sell their locally grown or handmade products and to provide a unique shopping experience for residents and visitors.  The Artisans & Farmers market strives to promote a strong local economy, support small business, foster social gathering and celebrate our talented and diverse community.

*Excluding December 29.

Learn more and view our vendor line-up!

Nov
25
Sat
2017
Holiday Shop & Drop – Petoskey @ Visual Arts Room, CTAC - Petoskey
Nov 25 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

shop-dropDate: Saturday, November 25
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Visual Arts Room, CTAC-Petoskey
Ages: 4 years to 5th grade
Cost:  $5 per Member child / $10 per Non-Member child
Drop the kids at CTAC for organized art projects and activities while you shop Merry Makers Marketplace, our galleries and the great Downtown Petoskey Gaslight District on Small Business Saturday!  Kids will make special holiday-themed projects and enjoy age-appropriate games.  A  healthy snack will be made available; lunch will not be provided.

*Pre-registration guarantees your child a  space; drop-ins are also welcome.

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Nov
27
Mon
2017
Drop-In & Draw @ Gilbert Gallery, CTAC-Petoskey
Nov 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Spend the morning at Crooked Tree with a local artist!  Each session, a different artist will share stories and guide sketching.  Feel free to drop-in any time between 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM.  No experience necessary!  Basic drawing supplies will be provided.

This event is free and open to all ages.

Drop & Draw is part of CTAC’s Learning Studio.  The mission of The Learning Studio is to expand programming that explores the endless possibilities that lifelong learning has to offer to achieve optimal aging.  Programming will be interactive, affordable, inter-generational and accessible for all.

Drop-In & Draw events will be held on the following dates:
October 30
November 13
November 27
December 11
January 29
February 12
February 26
March 12

 

Nov
28
Tue
2017
Symphonic Jazz Orchestra (Ages 13+) @ Music Studio, CTAC-Petoskey
Nov 28 2017 – Jan 30 2018 all-day

Days/Time: Tuesdays, 4:30-6:00 PM
Tuition: This 6-week session is free of charge
Instructor: Kevin Richardson

For intermediate to advanced musicians interested in playing in a jazz band, students will learn to play traditional jazz standards in a big band setting, and will also combine with the Chamber Orchestra (CTAC’s top strings orchestra) to perform some rock hits at the Crooked Tree Youth Orchestra’s Winter Concert in January.  Open to piano, bass, guitar, and drum players, along with any brass or woodwind instruments.

Tell Me A Tale! (Grades K-3) @ Lower Carnegie Studio, CTAC-Petoskey
Nov 28 – Dec 12 all-day

Session: Holiday, 3-Weeks
Instructor: Karen Mazzoline
Day/Time: Mondays from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Taking well known classics and little known stories, participants will learn how to recreate them using the basics of theatre.

 

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Holiday Bowl Workshop (Ages 9 to Adult) @ Pottery Studio, CTAC-Petoskey
Nov 28 @ 5:30 pm – Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm


pottery-457445_960_720Tuesdays • November 28 – December 12 • 5:30-7:30 pm

All ages are welcome in this 3-week bowl-making workshop. Students will make beautiful, hand-built or wheel-thrown bowls and choose from a variety of glazes for decorating fun and artistry. All work will be glazed and fired just in time for holiday gift-giving.

Instructor: Jim Beckering
Tuition: $71 members / $91 non-members

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Note: Children under 9 years old may register if they attend class with a registered adult.  Please call the front desk to register.

Nov
30
Thu
2017
Holiday Baking & Cookbook Making (Ages 2-5 with caregiver) @ CTAC-Kitchen, CTAC-Petoskey
Nov 30 – Dec 14 all-day

Session: Holiday, 3-Weeks
Instructor: Lindsey Kaufman
Day/Time: Thursdays from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Join us for a special holiday edition of Baking & Cookbook Making!

Does your child love to bake? In this class, kids will bake a treat with their parent/caregiver. While the treat is baking, kids will make a recipe page that will be made into a cookbook at the end of the session. Kids will leave class each week with the treat they baked.

 

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Holiday Ornament Workshop (Ages 9 to Adult) @ Pottery Studio, CTAC-Petoskey
Nov 30 @ 5:30 pm – Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm

holidayorn7Thursdays  • November 30 – December 14 • 5:30-7:30 pm

All ages are welcome in this 3-week ornament-making workshop. Students will make beautiful, hand-built ornaments and choose from a variety of glazes for decorating fun and artistry. All work will be glazed and fired just in time for holiday gift-giving.

Instructor: Jim Beckering
Tuition: $71 members / $91 non-members

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Note: Children under 9 years old may register if they attend class with a registered adult.  Please call the front desk to register.

Dec
1
Fri
2017
CTAC Artisans & Farmers Market @ Upper Level Carnegie - CTAC Petoskey
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am

IMG_0158Enjoy a wide variety of locally grown and handmade goods on Fridays (October 6 – June 8*) at Crooked Tree Arts Center from 10:00 AM -1:00 PM!

The mission of the Crooked Tree Arts Center Artisans & Farmers Market is to provide our local artisans and farmers a venue with which to sell their locally grown or handmade products and to provide a unique shopping experience for residents and visitors.  The Artisans & Farmers market strives to promote a strong local economy, support small business, foster social gathering and celebrate our talented and diverse community.

*Excluding December 29.

Learn more and view our vendor line-up!

First Fridays for Foodies: Blackbird Gardens @ CTAC Kitchen - Petoskey
Dec 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join farmer and chef, Mike Everts in the CTAC Kitchen for our December First Fridays for Foodies cooking demonstration. 

Mike Everts has operated Real Food Dream Kitchen and Blackbird Gardens just west of Petoskey for the past 29 years. His mission over the years has been to help build a strong, local food network through active participation both as a producer and caterer. To source as much clean, locally produced food as possible has been his goal.  To actually walk the walk, not just talk the talk. Thanks to his dedication, he has remained ahead of the curve with Farm to Table and Local Foods Catering, providing this alternative service to food conscious families and community members young and old.  Mike is also a regular vendor at CTAC’s weekly Artisans & Farmers Market, providing the Petoskey community with his fresh produce.

 

Crooked Tree Arts Center and the Petoskey District Library will present “First Friday for Foodies” culinary series in CTAC’s newly renovated commercial kitchen between 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.  This event is free and open to the public.

 

Dec
3
Sun
2017
Sugar Plum Fairy Tea @ Stafford's Perry Hotel
Dec 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hm-sugar-plum-fairy-tea-2014-imagesShare the magic of the season with your favorite little lady or gentleman!

Enjoy tea service at Stafford’s Perry Hotel with principal performers of Crooked Tree Arts Center School of Ballet’s “The Nutcracker”, including: Clara, the Nutcracker, the Snow Queen, the Dew Drop Fairy, Mirliton, and of course, the Sugar Plum Fairy! Enjoy traditional tea (and cocoa!) service,  two tickets to “The Nutcracker” performance of your choice, picture with the Sugar Plum Fairy, strings quintet performance and a take-home treat.  Proceeds of the Sugar Plum Fairy Tea will support the year-round dance scholarship fund.

Tea for Two: $75 includes tea and treats for you and your special guest, two tickets to ‘The Nutcracker’. Don’t forget your camera for a photo opportunity with the dancers!

Sponsor for Two: $150 includes above listing in the program and signage at the event.

Tea Table Sponsor: $500 includes above with tea for eight guests, plus signature listing in The Nutcracker Program.

Underwriter for Two: $250 includes above plus the opportunity to attend a closed rehearsal.

Additional Guest: $35 (Must also purchase Tea for Two)

 

 

 

Tickets will NOT be for sale at the door

Dec
5
Tue
2017
Christmas Clay Bears @ Visual Arts Room, CTAC-Petoskey
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Date/Time: Tuesday, December 5 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Instructor: Donna Rey Taylor
Tuition: $25 Members / $35 Non-Members

Learn how to make bears from clay, as Christmas ornaments or as gifts. An easy fun project to take home and paint.

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Dec
7
Thu
2017
Day Away: Destination Chicago – Holiday Edition
Dec 7 – Dec 9 all-day

Dec
8
Fri
2017
CTAC Artisans & Farmers Market @ Upper Level Carnegie - CTAC Petoskey
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am

IMG_0158Enjoy a wide variety of locally grown and handmade goods on Fridays (October 6 – June 8*) at Crooked Tree Arts Center from 10:00 AM -1:00 PM!

The mission of the Crooked Tree Arts Center Artisans & Farmers Market is to provide our local artisans and farmers a venue with which to sell their locally grown or handmade products and to provide a unique shopping experience for residents and visitors.  The Artisans & Farmers market strives to promote a strong local economy, support small business, foster social gathering and celebrate our talented and diverse community.

*Excluding December 29.

Learn more and view our vendor line-up!

Dec
11
Mon
2017
Drop-In & Draw @ Gilbert Gallery, CTAC-Petoskey
Dec 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Spend the morning at Crooked Tree with a local artist!  Each session, a different artist will share stories and guide sketching.  Feel free to drop-in any time between 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM.  No experience necessary!  Basic drawing supplies will be provided.

This event is free and open to all ages.

Drop & Draw is part of CTAC’s Learning Studio.  The mission of The Learning Studio is to expand programming that explores the endless possibilities that lifelong learning has to offer to achieve optimal aging.  Programming will be interactive, affordable, inter-generational and accessible for all.

Drop-In & Draw events will be held on the following dates:
October 30
November 13
November 27
December 11
January 29
February 12
February 26
March 12

 

Dec
13
Wed
2017
Point, Zoom, Click @ Gilbert Gallery, CTAC-Petoskey
Dec 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn the fundamentals of photography in these hands-on workshops. No experience necessary! A new topic will be covered each session. Bring your camera or your smart phone!

This event is free and open to the public.

Dec
14
Thu
2017
Drop-In! The Art of Gift Wrapping Workshop (Adult) @ Gilbert Gallery, CTAC-Petoskey
Dec 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Are you in the mood to spice up your gift wrapping style this Holiday Season? This hands-on workshop is your live step-by-step guide to exquisite gift wrapping, and includes techniques for invisible seams and professional bow creation. You have found the perfect gifts for your friends and family…now it’s time to dress them up!  

Instructor: Anne Morningstar

No registration is necessary for this class.  Suggested donation: $5

Drop-In! The Art of Gift Wrapping Workshop (Ages 13+) @ Gilbert Gallery, CTAC-Petoskey
Dec 14 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Are you in the mood to spice up your gift wrapping style this Holiday Season? This hands-on workshop is your live step-by-step guide to exquisite gift wrapping, and includes techniques for invisible seams and professional bow creation. You have found the perfect gifts for your friends and family…now it’s time to dress them up!  

Instructor: Anne Morningstar

This workshop is geared toward teens and adults.  No registration is necessary for this class.  Suggested donation: $5

Dec
15
Fri
2017
CTAC Artisans & Farmers Market @ Upper Level Carnegie - CTAC Petoskey
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am

IMG_0158Enjoy a wide variety of locally grown and handmade goods on Fridays (October 6 – June 8*) at Crooked Tree Arts Center from 10:00 AM -1:00 PM!

The mission of the Crooked Tree Arts Center Artisans & Farmers Market is to provide our local artisans and farmers a venue with which to sell their locally grown or handmade products and to provide a unique shopping experience for residents and visitors.  The Artisans & Farmers market strives to promote a strong local economy, support small business, foster social gathering and celebrate our talented and diverse community.

*Excluding December 29.

Learn more and view our vendor line-up!

Dec
16
Sat
2017
CTAC School of Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker @ Harbor Springs Performing Arts Center
Dec 16 – Dec 17 all-day

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Dates/Times:

Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 3PM & 7PM
Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 3PM

Location: Harbor Springs Performing Arts Center
Tickets:
Matinee – $15 Adults/$5 Students
Evening – $20 Adults/$10 Students
Reserved (Matinee & Evening) – $50*

Celebrate the holiday season with the ballet dancers of CTAC’s School of Ballet.
With original choreography, this dynamic and beautiful show has become a northern Michigan tradition. All proceeds benefit the CTAC dance scholarship fund.

 

*Reserved seating may be purchased on-line. You will be contacted by telephone to confirm seating preferences.

On sale June 1, 2017!

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You will be redirected to MyNorth, our ticketing service provider.

 

Please note: Tickets to this event are non-refundable.

Dec
18
Mon
2017
Countdown to Christmas! @ Galleries, CTAC-Petoskey
Dec 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

hm-celebrate-holidays-imagesAll week long from 10 am to 2 pm, CTAC patrons can partake in complimentary coffee, cocoa, cookies, and crafts, while perusing the galleries for last minute stocking stuffers and gifts using their 10% members discount.

  • Live music everyday from 11 am to 1 pm!
  • Join us for special visit from Santa Claus on Tuesday, December 19 from 4 pm to 6 pm!  

Not a member?  Join online or by calling 231-347-4337.

Dec
19
Tue
2017
Countdown to Christmas! @ Galleries, CTAC-Petoskey
Dec 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

hm-celebrate-holidays-imagesAll week long from 10 am to 2 pm, CTAC patrons can partake in complimentary coffee, cocoa, cookies, and crafts, while perusing the galleries for last minute stocking stuffers and gifts using their 10% members discount.

  • Live music everyday from 11 am to 1 pm!
  • Join us for special visit from Santa Claus on Tuesday, December 19 from 4 pm to 6 pm!  

Not a member?  Join online or by calling 231-347-4337.

Dec
20
Wed
2017
Countdown to Christmas! @ Galleries, CTAC-Petoskey
Dec 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

hm-celebrate-holidays-imagesAll week long from 10 am to 2 pm, CTAC patrons can partake in complimentary coffee, cocoa, cookies, and crafts, while perusing the galleries for last minute stocking stuffers and gifts using their 10% members discount.

  • Live music everyday from 11 am to 1 pm!
  • Join us for special visit from Santa Claus on Tuesday, December 19 from 4 pm to 6 pm!  

Not a member?  Join online or by calling 231-347-4337.

Santa Claus is coming to CTAC! @ Galleries, CTAC-Petoskey
Dec 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

We’ve planned a special visit in the galleries at CTAC-Petoskey from the Big Guy himself!

Families are invited to visit Santa from 4 pm to 6 pm on Tuesday, December 19.  Enjoy complimentary coffee, cocoa, cookies, and crafts, while perusing the galleries for last minute stocking stuffers and gifts using their 10% member discount.

Not a member? Join online or by calling 231-347-4337.

Crooked Tree School of Music Collage Concert @ CTAC Theater
Dec 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Winter Collage Concert showcases students from every program in the CTAC School of Music.  The Strings, Jazz, Ukulele, Rock, and Youth Orchestra programs will perform selections from a variety of musical genres.  Tap your toes, clap your hands, sing along, and celebrate music education at Crooked Tree Arts Center on Wednesday, December 19th at 6:00 p.m.

Dec
21
Thu
2017
Countdown to Christmas! @ Galleries, CTAC-Petoskey
Dec 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

hm-celebrate-holidays-imagesAll week long from 10 am to 2 pm, CTAC patrons can partake in complimentary coffee, cocoa, cookies, and crafts, while perusing the galleries for last minute stocking stuffers and gifts using their 10% members discount.

  • Live music everyday from 11 am to 1 pm!
  • Join us for special visit from Santa Claus on Tuesday, December 19 from 4 pm to 6 pm!  

Not a member?  Join online or by calling 231-347-4337.

Dec
22
Fri
2017
Countdown to Christmas! @ Galleries, CTAC-Petoskey
Dec 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

hm-celebrate-holidays-imagesAll week long from 10 am to 2 pm, CTAC patrons can partake in complimentary coffee, cocoa, cookies, and crafts, while perusing the galleries for last minute stocking stuffers and gifts using their 10% members discount.

  • Live music everyday from 11 am to 1 pm!
  • Join us for special visit from Santa Claus on Tuesday, December 19 from 4 pm to 6 pm!  

Not a member?  Join online or by calling 231-347-4337.

CTAC Artisans & Farmers Market @ Upper Level Carnegie - CTAC Petoskey
Dec 22 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am

IMG_0158Enjoy a wide variety of locally grown and handmade goods on Fridays (October 6 – June 8*) at Crooked Tree Arts Center from 10:00 AM -1:00 PM!

The mission of the Crooked Tree Arts Center Artisans & Farmers Market is to provide our local artisans and farmers a venue with which to sell their locally grown or handmade products and to provide a unique shopping experience for residents and visitors.  The Artisans & Farmers market strives to promote a strong local economy, support small business, foster social gathering and celebrate our talented and diverse community.

*Excluding December 29.

Learn more and view our vendor line-up!

Dec
29
Fri
2017
CTAC Artisans & Farmers Market @ Upper Level Carnegie - CTAC Petoskey
Dec 29 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am

IMG_0158Enjoy a wide variety of locally grown and handmade goods on Fridays (October 6 – June 8*) at Crooked Tree Arts Center from 10:00 AM -1:00 PM!

The mission of the Crooked Tree Arts Center Artisans & Farmers Market is to provide our local artisans and farmers a venue with which to sell their locally grown or handmade products and to provide a unique shopping experience for residents and visitors.  The Artisans & Farmers market strives to promote a strong local economy, support small business, foster social gathering and celebrate our talented and diverse community.

*Excluding December 29.

Learn more and view our vendor line-up!

Dec
31
Sun
2017
New Year’s Eve at the Arts Center @ CTAC-Petoskey & Petoskey District Library
Dec 31 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sunday, December 31, 2017 – 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.1290012972DSC01484

• Art, Music, Dance & Theatre
• Performances & Workshops
• Food & Refreshments
• All Ages & Family Friendly
• “Midnight at 9” Ball-drop on Division Street

Admission Buttons: 

Adults: $10
Students (Ages 2 – 18): $5 (Children under 2 are free)

 

 

New Year’s Eve at the Arts Center was established in an effort to create an all age, family friendly, alcohol-free and artistic celebration to launch the New Year. It was also a fun way for the arts center to fulfill its mission “to create, stimulate and perpetuate the arts in northern Michigan.”

There are experiences in music, theatre, art and dance all under one roof, one night- the building is bursting with creative energy. Whether you prefer to participate in a hands-on workshop or just sit back and enjoy the entertainment- this event is for you! Participants can wander freely throughout the arts center,  Petoskey District Library’s Carnegie Building and again this year the Petoskey District Library, and choose among the many offerings for the evening. Performances and workshops are presented by CTAC’s instructors, Blissfest Music Organization and Petoskey District Library among others.

For lodging information while attending New Year’s Eve at the Arts Center , visit  www.PetoskeyArea.com.

Sponsored in part by the Kroeger-Mainland Family Fund of PHSCAF, Moran Iron Works and L’Arbre Croche Association of PHSCAF

ENTER THE NYE AT THE ARTS CENTER LOGO CONTEST

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Jan
1
Mon
2018
Northern Clay Art & Pottery Club Annual Membership @ Pottery Studio, CTAC-Petoskey
Jan 1 – Jan 31 all-day

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2018 Annual Membership includes tuition for the spring, summer, fall & winter class sessions (January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018)*, 1-25 lb. bag of clay per session, access to the pottery studio between sessions and all glazing and firing.All pottery club members must be current CTAC members to register.  Annual Pottery Club Memberships must be purchased by January 31, 2018.
 
*Students must register for each session individually.

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Jan
5
Fri
2018
CTAC Artisans & Farmers Market @ Upper Level Carnegie - CTAC Petoskey
Jan 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am

IMG_0158Enjoy a wide variety of locally grown and handmade goods on Fridays (October 6 – June 8*) at Crooked Tree Arts Center from 10:00 AM -1:00 PM!

The mission of the Crooked Tree Arts Center Artisans & Farmers Market is to provide our local artisans and farmers a venue with which to sell their locally grown or handmade products and to provide a unique shopping experience for residents and visitors.  The Artisans & Farmers market strives to promote a strong local economy, support small business, foster social gathering and celebrate our talented and diverse community.

*Excluding December 29.

Learn more and view our vendor line-up!

First Fridays for Foodies: Watta Cookie @ Kitchen, CTAC-Petoskey
Jan 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

terrimorgan-wattacookieHave you ever wanted to learn the secrets of bagel making? In this hands on class Watta Cookie owner Terri Morgan will be showing you how you can enjoy the authentic flavor of New York Style bagels without leaving your own kitchen. She’ll go over all the steps, from making the perfect yeasted dough, to hand rolling, and then boiling in barley malt for the chewy exterior, brown crust, and distinctive flavor of a New York classic!

Terri Morgan found her passion for baking when, as a child, she joined her grandmother in the kitchen, baking pies for local restaurants. She rekindled this passion when she returned to Northern Michigan in 2008, and started “Marie’s Old Fashioned Cookies” with her mother, bringing their baked creations to local farmer’s markets in Marie’s final years. Keeping the memory of both women alive, she founded “Watta Cookie!” in 2016, focusing on using fresh, pure, and organic ingredients to make treats that are as yummy as they are wholesome.

Crooked Tree Arts Center and the Petoskey District Library will present “First Friday for Foodies” culinary series in CTAC’s newly renovated commercial kitchen between 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.  This event is free and open to the public.

Jan
6
Sat
2018
Rodney Whitaker Quintet @ CTAC Theater, Petoskey
Jan 6 @ 7:30 pm

Rodney_w_bass_REDUCEDDate: Saturday, January 6, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: CTAC Theater, Petoskey
Tickets: $25 Members/$35 Non-Members/$10 Students

Internationally renowned bassist and Mack Avenue recording artist, Rodney Whitaker, currently holds the titles of Professor of Jazz Bass and Director of Jazz Studies at Michigan State University. Performing with drums, sax, piano and vocalist.

Tickets on sale June 1!

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Note: You will be redirected to MyNorth.Com, our ticketing vendor.

 

Jan
8
Mon
2018
Kids in the Kitchen (Grades 4- 8) @ Kitchen, CTAC-Petoskey
Jan 8 – Feb 12 all-day

Kids_in_the_kitchenSession: Winter, 6-Weeks
Instructor:
Maria Nicholson
Day/Time: 
Mondays from 4:00 – 5:30 PM

Kids will have fun making nutritious snacks and small meals.  This will be a “make and take” series of workshops where students will learn some basic cooking and baking skills and take their creations home to share along with the recipes. 

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Jan
10
Wed
2018
Point, Zoom, Click @ Gilbert Gallery, CTAC-Petoskey
Jan 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn the fundamentals of photography in these hands-on workshops. No experience necessary! A new topic will be covered each session. Bring your camera or your smart phone!

This event is free and open to the public.

Jan
12
Fri
2018
CTAC Artisans & Farmers Market @ Upper Level Carnegie - CTAC Petoskey
Jan 12 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am

IMG_0158Enjoy a wide variety of locally grown and handmade goods on Fridays (October 6 – June 8*) at Crooked Tree Arts Center from 10:00 AM -1:00 PM!

The mission of the Crooked Tree Arts Center Artisans & Farmers Market is to provide our local artisans and farmers a venue with which to sell their locally grown or handmade products and to provide a unique shopping experience for residents and visitors.  The Artisans & Farmers market strives to promote a strong local economy, support small business, foster social gathering and celebrate our talented and diverse community.

*Excluding December 29.

Learn more and view our vendor line-up!

Jan
15
Mon
2018
Beginning Watercolor (Grades K-3) @ Visual Arts Room, CTAC-Petoskey
Jan 15 – Feb 19 all-day

Session: Winter, 6 Week
Day/Time: Mondays from 3:45 – 5:00 PM
Instructor: CJ Zondervan

In this introduction to the exciting medium of watercolor, students will learn about watercolor supplies, paints, brushes, paper, straws, salt, and resists. They will paint to different types of music, create fantasy creatures, paint landscapes from a story and much more!

Fundamentals of Interior Design (6-Week) @ Visual Arts Room, CTAC-Petoskey
Jan 15 – Feb 19 all-day

Session: Winter, 6 weeks
Day/Time: Mondays, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Instructor: CJ Zondervan

Learn and practice the Elements of Design. In this 6-week class, students will:

  • Create a scaled floor plan and elevations. Study the history of furniture, styles, makers, designers.
  • Learn about materials, fabrics, flooring, surfaces etc.
  • Explore color; schemes, the psychology of color, shades, tints and paint
  • Create a project room with floor plan, elevation, furniture selection, material selection, color and lighting.

Intermediate Ukulele (Adults) @ Music Studio, CTAC-Petoskey
Jan 15 – May 18 all-day

Days/Time: Mondays & Wednesdays, 2:00-2:45 PM
Tuition: $98 per 15-week session
Instructor: Kevin Richardson

Need a ukulele? Review our Ukulele Purchasing Guide.

Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays 2:00 to 2:45 (Adults) and 3:45 to 4:30 (Kids.

 

Intermediate Ukulele (Ages 8+) @ Music Studio, CTAC-Petoskey
Jan 15 – May 18 all-day

Days/Time: Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:45-4:30 PM
Tuition: $98 per 15-week session
Instructor: Kevin Richardson

The Intermediate Ukulele class is for students who have completed Beginning Ukulele.  Students will learn how to play scales and melodies on the ukulele, as well as adding new chord shapes and strumming patterns to their skill set.  Upon completion of Intermediate Ukulele, students cam move on to Crooked Tree Ukulele Orchestra.  Bring your soprano, concert, or tenor ukulele and get ready to jam!

Need a ukulele? Review our Ukulele Purchasing Guide.

Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays (winter session) from 1:00 to 1:45 (Homeschool), 2:00 to 2:45 (Adults) and 3:45 to 4:30 (Kids)
No classes March 19-April 6.

My Teddy & Me! (Grades K-3) @ Lower Carnegie Studio, CTAC-Petoskey
Jan 15 – Feb 19 all-day
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Session: Winter, 6-Weeks
Instructor: Karen Mazzoline
Day/Time: Mondays from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

 

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Jan
16
Tue
2018
Adult Intermediate Strings (Tuesdays) @ Music Studio, CTAC-Petoskey
Jan 16 – May 15 all-day

Days/Time: Tuesdays, 2:00-3:00 PM
Tuition: $74 per 15-week session
Instructor: Kevin Richardson

The Adult Strings classes are a faster-paced version of our beginning and intermediate youth strings classes.  Topics covered include posture, instrument position, hand positions, bowing techniques, note reading, and ensemble playing.  No prior musical knowledge or experience is necessary.  Classes meet for one hour, once a week.  Two sessions are offered, to accommodate a variety of work schedules.  The Adult Beginning class meets during the Fall session, and the Adult Intermediate class meets during the Spring session.

No class March 19 – April 6.

Beginning Watercolor (Grades 4-8) @ Visual Arts Room, CTAC-Petoskey
Jan 16 – Feb 20 all-day

Session: Winter, 6 Week
Day/Time: Tuesdays from 3:45-5:00 PM
Instructor: CJ Zondervan

Students will explore the wonderful word of watercolor, including supplies, different paints, brushes, papers and techniques. They will learn how to create different effects with wet on wet painting, wet in dry, and dry brushing. Other techniques explored will include:

  • Paint with under drawing and without.
  • Gestural painting and detailed painting.
  • Color mixing and pure color.

Creative Sewing (6-Week) @ Visual Arts Room, CTAC-Petoskey
Jan 16 – Feb 20 all-day

Session: Winter, 6 weeks
Day/Time:
 Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Instructor: CJ Zondervan

Learn to sew without purchased patterns! Students will create a project per class, including pieced and appliqué sachets, journal covers, pillows, embellished clothing, totes and toys.

Students must bring their own sewing machines to this class.

Drop-In! Adventures in Art (Ages 3 – 6) @ Lower Carnegie Studio, CTAC-Petoskey
Jan 16 – Mar 13 all-day

adventuresinartSession: Winter, 9-Weeks
Instructor:
Emily Stuchell
Day/Time:
Tuesdays from 11:00 – 11:45 AM
Daily Drop-In Fee: $9 (Please pay at the CTAC Front Desk)

Kids explore art by taking themed adventures! Anything goes as they explore each topic and create a fun new world using a variety of art materials and techniques. Experimentation is encouraged! Register for the full session or pay as you go (Drop-In Fee: $9 per session)!

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Drop-In! Music & Me (Ages 0 – 4) @ Lower Carnegie Studio, CTAC-Petoskey
Jan 16 – Mar 13 all-day

musicandmeSession: Winter, 9-Weeks
Instructor:
Emily Stuchell
Day/Time:
Tuesdays from 10:00 – 10:30 AM
Daily Drop-In Fee: $8 (Please pay at the CTAC Front Desk)

Have fun together with music! Learn new and traditional songs and sing along with the instructor. Do finger play activities and explore musical instruments in a playful and educational way. Register for the full session or pay as you go (Drop-In Fee: $8 per session)!

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Intermediate Drawing for Adults (6-Week) @ Visual Arts Room, CTAC-Petoskey
Jan 16 – Feb 20 all-day

Beginning_DrawingSession: Winter, 6-Weeks
Instructor:
Donna Rey-Taylor
Day/Time:
Tuesdays from 9:30 – 11:30 AM

 
Recommended supply list for at home drawing:
Two 2B Staedtler Mars Lumograph graphite pencils
One pencil sharpener
One kneaded eraser
One 14 X 17 drawing pad – white only
One 18 inch ruler
 
These supplies can be found at most art stores.

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Intermediate Strings (Ages 9-17) @ Music Studio, CTAC-Petoskey
Jan 16 – May 17 all-day

Spring Session: January 16-May 17
Days/Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays; 3:45-4:30 PM
Tuition: $98 per 15-week session
Instructor: Kevin Richardson

The Intermediate Strings class is for students who have completed the Beginning Strings course.   Students will learn about new notes, hand positions, rhythms, and advanced bowing techniques.  Upon completion of the Intermediate Strings course, students can move on to the Crooked Tree Youth Orchestra program.  Featured songs in the Intermediate Strings class include “Ode to Joy, ”“Frère Jacques,” “Baa Baa Black Sheep,” and “Bingo,” as well as introductions to mariachi and fiddle music.

Northern Clay Art & Pottery Club @ Pottery Studio, CTAC-Petoskey
Jan 16 – Mar 13 all-day

pottery-457445_960_720Session: Winter, 9-Weeks
Instructor:
Jim Beckering
Day/Time: 
Tuesdays from 6:00 – 9:00 PM*

Be part of Pottery Club and create your own clay works of art and enjoy the camaraderie of others! Learn to use the pottery wheel, slab roller, clay extruder and kiln. Create unique designs with a selection of glazes.

*Special Class! Class will meet from 6:30 – 9:30 PM on Tuesday, March 13

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Portraits in Colored Pencil for Adults (6-Week) @ Lower Carnegie Studio, CTAC-Petoskey
Jan 16 – Feb 20 all-day
MarilynDates/Time: Tuesdays from 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Location: Lower Carnegie Studio, CTAC-Petoskey
Instructor: Donna Rey-Taylor

Using drawing fundamentals, students will create a portrait of their favorite celebrity from a magazine.

Skill Level: Beginning to intermediate artist.
 
Supply List:
  • Berol Prismacolor thick lead color art pencil set.  Please purchase a minimum set of 72 colors, but 132 color set is recommended. (Note: use 40% off coupon at Hobby Lobby or check Amazon & E-Bay for great prices.)
  • 1 pencil sharpener
  • 1 white Staedtler Mars plastic eraser
  • a color portrait from a magazine of your favorite celebrity or personality enlarged to 11 X 17.
  • mat board for project will be supplied by the instructor for a $4 fee.
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Jan
17
Wed
2018
Adult Pottery (9-Week) @ Pottery Studio, CTAC-Petoskey
Jan 17 – Mar 14 all-day

IMG_3621Session: Winter, 9 Weeks
Instructor: 
Stephen Stuchell
Day/Time: 
Wednesdays from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Come learn how to work with clay in a welcoming, small setting where you will get lots of attention and guidance. Whether you want to try out working on the potter’s wheel or hand building this is the class for you! Daytime ceramics offers the opportunity for adults to learn and use the potter’s wheel, slab roller, clay extruder and kiln.  All levels of experience are welcome.

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Crooked Tree All-Star Band (Ages 13-18) @ Music Studio, CTAC-Petoskey
Jan 17 – May 16 all-day

Days/Time: Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 PM
Tuition: $74 per 15-week session
Instructor: Kevin Richardson

The Crooked Tree All-Star Band is Crooked Tree Arts Center’s top rock band.  Members of the All-Star Band will learn more complex, riff-based classic and contemporary tunes, featuring more advanced rhythms and harder grooves.  Band members will also develop their improvisational solo skills and non-verbal communication, in case they want to turn one of their polished tunes into an extended jam. The All-Star Band is for guitar, bass, drum, and keyboard players and vocalists who can demonstrate proficiency with their chosen instrument.  Prior completion of the Garage Band program is highly recommended.

Pottery: Hand-Building (Grades K-5) @ Pottery Studio, CTAC-Petoskey
Jan 17 – Mar 14 all-day

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Instructor:
Stephen Stuchell
Day/Time: 
Wednesdays from 3:30 – 5:00 PM

Students can get their hands dirty! They’ll learn the basics from sculpting to glazing while creating those treasured objects. No work on the potter’s wheel in this class.

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Jan
18
Thu
2018
Advanced Watercolor (6-Week) @ Lower Carnegie Studio, CTAC-Petoskey
Jan 18 – Feb 22 all-day

AdultWaterColor-004Session: Winter, 6-Weeks
Instructor: 
Karen Kubovchick
Day/Time:
Thursdays from 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Using all the objectives we have learned, the students will continue to paint from their photos and on site locations. Still lives will also be set up by the instructor and by the students.  Students will continually critique and improve their work.  They will also be challenged with the following subjects and techniques that will improve their understanding and advance their painting. 
•   figure painting
•   portrait painting
•   learning to work loosely
•   color theory in depth
•   establishing mood
•   painting rain and mist
•   perspective
•   abstract painting
•   projects
•   painting snow
•   learning from other artists 
•   vignettes

Download the supply list for this class.

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Baking & Cookbook Making (Ages 2-5 with caregiver) @ CTAC-Kitchen, CTAC-Petoskey
Jan 18 – Feb 22 all-day

Session: Winter, 6-Weeks
Instructor: Lindsey Kaufman
Day/Time: Thursdays from 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

Does your child love to bake? In this class, kids will bake a treat with their parent/caregiver. While the treat is baking, kids will make a recipe page that will be made into a cookbook at the end of the session. Kids will leave class each week with the treat they baked.

 

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The Mural Project (Grades 6-12) @ Visual Arts Room - CTAC Petoskey & Mural Site Location
Jan 18 – Feb 22 all-day

Session: Winter, 6-Weeks
Date/Times:  Thursdays, 3:45-5:45 PM
Location: CTAC Visual Arts Room & Mural Site*
Instructor: Mural Artist, Abby Kent

Want to work as part of a team to create something BIG? This class will guide students through the collaborative process of painting a mural in CTAC’s lower level, from concept to a finished piece of public art.

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Watercolor Fundamentals II (6-Week) @ Lower Carnegie Studio, CTAC-Petoskey
Jan 18 – Feb 22 all-day

AdultWaterColor-004Session: Winter, 6-Weeks
Instructor: 
Karen Kubovchick
Day/Time:
Thursdays from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

A continuation of Fundamentals I (formerly, Beginning Watercolor), students will learn and apply the elements of design to their painting, learn various techniques used to achieve interesting texture, and practice designing and producing paintings, in a non-threatening and enjoyable setting.

Students who have take Watercolor Fundamentals I or a basic watercolor class are eligible for this class.

Download the supply list for this class.
Required Class Text: Watercolor, You Can Do It! by Tony Couch and Keys to Successful Painting by Tony Couch..

 

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Adult Ballet (9-Week) @ Dance Studio, CTAC-Petoskey
Jan 18 @ 5:45 pm – Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm

adult balletSession: January 18 – March 15
Instructor:
Phillip Mclellan
Day/Time:
Thursdays from 5:45 – 7:00 PM

A little dance, a little exercise and a lot of fun! Whether you are a first time ballet student or someone looking for a little ‘refresher’ course, adult ballet is great for all. Tutus and tights not required, just clothes that you feel comfortable moving in!

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Field to Fork with Bear Creek Organic Farm @ Kitchen, CTAC-Petoskey
Jan 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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The weather outside may still be frightful, so why not make your dinner table delightful? Join artist, farmer, and educator Anne Morningstar for an evening filled with hearty winter recipes featuring local garlic, greens, and honey!

Participants will learn tips and techniques to recreate dishes at home. Be ready to eat, as classes culminate with a communal meal prepared during class and shared by all.

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Members Mix and Make Craft Night @ CTAC - Traverse City
Jan 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Register by: January 11, 2018

Come enjoy a night out with Crooked Tree Arts Center. Enjoy a relaxing evening chatting with friends, light appetizer and an adult beverage, all while creating your own work of art. All materials provided. Must be 21 to participate.

This month’s project: Macrame Wall Hanging.

 

Dates: Thursday, January 18
Time: 6:00-9:00pm
Instructor: Kristi Wodek
Tuition: $25, open to members only (become a member)

 

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Jan
19
Fri
2018
Little Stars Strings II Class (Ages 5-8) @ Music Studio, CTAC-Petoskey
Jan 19 – May 18 all-day

Day/Time: Fridays; 3:45-4:30 PM
Tuition: $74 per 15-week session
Instructor: Kevin Richardson

A continuation of Little Stars I, Little Stars II class is for our youngest strings students.  The class utilizes a slower pace than the Beginning Strings class, with a focus on ear training rather than reading.  Students in the Little Stars program will learn basic music skills such as keeping time, counting rhythms, and adjusting pitch.  Little Stars students will get opportunities to showcase their newfound musical abilities during multiple public performances throughout the year.

CTAC Artisans & Farmers Market @ Upper Level Carnegie - CTAC Petoskey
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am

IMG_0158Enjoy a wide variety of locally grown and handmade goods on Fridays (October 6 – June 8*) at Crooked Tree Arts Center from 10:00 AM -1:00 PM!

The mission of the Crooked Tree Arts Center Artisans & Farmers Market is to provide our local artisans and farmers a venue with which to sell their locally grown or handmade products and to provide a unique shopping experience for residents and visitors.  The Artisans & Farmers market strives to promote a strong local economy, support small business, foster social gathering and celebrate our talented and diverse community.

*Excluding December 29.

Learn more and view our vendor line-up!

Jan
20
Sat
2018
2018 Juried Photography Exhibition @ CTAC-Petoskey
Jan 20 – Mar 24 all-day

Crooked Tree Arts Center, in Petoskey, presents the 2018 Juried Photography Exhibition. This year’s juror is the accomplished photographer and founder of the annual Photostock Festival, Bill Schwab. The call is open to all residents of Michigan, Ohio, Ontario, Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin, and Crooked Tree Arts Center Members, regardless of residency. 

Cash Awards: 1st PLACE: $500,  2nd PLACE: $250, 3rd PLACE: $100.  There will also be an additional ALTERNATIVE PROCESS AWARD: $250 for a work involving an alternative process such as platinum palladium, cyanotype, gum bichromate, or salt prints.

Entry Fee: $40.  CTAC members receive a 50% discount.  Please use coupon code 18JPE.

Deadline to Enter Online: November 18, 2017
Exhibit Dates: January 20 – March 24, 2018

CALL FOR ENTRY

Artists may enter the exhibition online now through November 18, 2017.

Need help with CAFE?  Download step-by-step instructions.
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Juror: Bill Schwab 

Bill Schwab’s career as a photographer and publisher now spans over 3 decades with work in many private, corporate and museum collections around the world. He has been a pioneer in the area of online representation and branding of his photographic art having successfully managed a worldwide collector base for many years as well as consulted with other artists and galleries on the subject. In addition to his work as a photographer, through his North Light Photographic Workshops, he facilitates classes in several photographic process a year at his northern Michigan facility as well as leads expeditions of photographers to Iceland, the Faroe Islands and more. Bill is also founder and host of the “Photostock Festival”, an annual gathering of photographers, collectors and enthusiasts for workshops, reviews, presentations and demos. 
 
In 2005 he founded North Light Press with the intention of independently supporting and publishing the work of emerging as well as established photographers and has published several successful titles to date. Recently launched under his North Light Press label is a new series titled the “11+1 Signature Series”, a series of small run, limited edition books that contain 11 reproductions and 1 original print. Each case bound book is signed and numbered by the photographer in an edition of only 100. There are now 10 books in this series that is continually growing and includes titles from past Critical Mass, Top 50 photographers, S. Gayle Stevens, Clay Lipsky and Anne Berry among others.
 

“Schwab’s images are haiku-like in their stillness and scale”

Jerry Herron, Metro Times

Image: Weeping Beech, Bill Schwab

Hand in Hand: Craft and New Technologies
Jan 20 – Mar 24 all-day

Hand in Hand: Craft and New Technologies is an exhibition of contemporary craft and design objects that explore the nexus of traditional handcraft techniques or forms with new and innovative concepts, materials, methods, tools, processes, or approaches. The exhibition will run from January 20, to March 24, 2018 at Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey, MI, and from April 14, to June 6, 2018 at the Crooked Tree Arts Center in Traverse City, MI, USA. 

Contemporary craftspersons, artisans, designers, and artists using innovative and traditional  craft materials, methods, concepts, technologies, forms, tools or processes are encouraged to submit works to this exhibition. All media, materials, and techniques are admissible. The categories of “Craft” and “New Technologies” are broadly defined. Click here for our guiding definitions of technology. 

Hand in Hand: Craft and New Technologies is open to all artists, regardless of residency. Members of the Crooked Tree Arts Center receive a 50% discount on the $40 application fee. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.

Prizes: First Place $500, Second Place $250, Third Place $100. 

Jan
22
Mon
2018
Adventures in Art! Preschool Drop-in Class @ CTAC-Traverse City
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am

Date / Time: Mondays 10:00am – 10:45am, January 22-March 19 (no class on February 19)

Tuition: $5 drop-in fee per class – no registration necessary – SUPPLIES INCLUDED!

Ages: 3-6, with a grown-up

Young artists will have an opportunity to engage in themed activities while exploring various art methods. Line, shape, and color will be introduced through the use of paint, paper, pastels, and other various mediums. Come ready to create your own art adventure! Experimentation is encouraged!

Docent Training @ CTAC Galleries - Petoskey
Jan 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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We invite you to join us for coffee and light refreshments at a special docent training session, on Monday, January 22, from 1-3 pm.   The interactive training session will include:

  • a brief introduction to the goals of the program

  • tour of the 2018 Juried Photography & Hand in Hand: Craft & New Technologies exhibits

  • a studio session introducing the “hands on” project for student groups

  • informal conversations about engaging both children and adult in gallery tours

The training is intended to provide you with the information, strategies and and structure that you need to lead successful docent tours.  At the same time, you are invited to bring your own interests, stories, and experience to your tours.

You will have the opportunity to sign up for specific dates for student or adult tours.  You are also invited to attend if you aren’t sure or ready to volunteer for tours.  

Docent tours are a vital part of our educational program.  Tours, offered at no charge, bring in children who might not otherwise have the opportunity to experience art, and adults seeking lifelong cultural engagement.  

We value your participation in this program, and hope to see you on Monday.  If you are interested in attending, but are unable to attend the training, contact Megan DeWindt, Program Director, megan@crookedtree.org or 231.347.1236 for alternative training arrangements.

 

YA Art Club (grades 6-12) @ CTAC - Traverse City
Jan 22 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Register by: January 15, 2018

This is the perfect class for students that aren’t able to fit art into their class schedule, or simply can’t get enough art. During this 8 week class students will study form, space and nature while building their visual vocabulary. Each week you will approach these concepts with new exercises and techniques. Weeks one through four will focus on the language of design. Weeks five through eight will be pulling it all together with still life composition drawing and composition deconstruction. Students should provide their own sketchbook that can used throughout the week (not needed for the first week). All other materials will be provided.

Dates: January 22 – March 19 (eight weeks – No class on February 19)
Time: 3:30-5:00pm
Grades: 6-12
Instructor: Richie Gunn
Tuition: $93 members / $113 non-members (become a member)

 

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Crooked Tree Arts Center is a proud partner of the TCAPS LEAP program. 

Need-based scholarships are available, and can cover up to 95% of tuition if you qualify. For more information and to download the application, click here.

Making Authentic Abstract Paintings @ CTAC - Traverse City
Jan 22 @ 5:30 pm

Register by: January 15, 2018

Abstract art is one of the most misunderstood genres of painting, it is also one of the most difficult to execute successfully.

In this class we will explore what it takes to create authentic and original abstract paintings. We will consider where inspiration for this expressive work can be derived. We will also delve into how to work from a particular subject to get to a place of abstraction, as well as, working in a completely non-objective manner.

We will discuss composition and mark-making and spend some time looking at many different abstract paintings. To work abstractly often appears to be carefree and without rules or convention, but actually it follows all of the conventions we employ when we paint in what might be considered a traditional way.

This class will be helpful to any painter that wants to dig a little deeper into their painting process as well as those that have always wanted to explore the world of abstraction.

Dates: January 22 – March 19, 2018 (eight weeks; no class on February 19)
Time: Mondays, 5:30-7:30pm
Instructor: Royce Deans
Tuition: $118 members / $168 non-members (become a member)

 

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Jan
23
Tue
2018
Drawing Class @ CTAC - Traverse City
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Register by: January 15, 2018

Drawing is a skill that creates the foundation for all two dimensional art. Instructor Eleonora Hayes will create exercises to teach you to express yourself and the world around you. Each week you will focus on a technique to help build your drawing and visual vocabulary. You will try various media and approaches to help you define your style while gaining confidence. Great for beginners as well as those who want to brush up on their skills. All materials provided.

Dates: January 23-March 23 (8 weeks)
Time: Mondays from 10:00am-Noon
Instructor: Eleonora Hayes
Tuition: $118 members / $168 non-members (become a member)

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Members Open Studio @ CTAC-Traverse City
Jan 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join fellow artists in a dynamic open studio environment to work on individual projects. No Instruction. No need to register or call ahead. Feel free to show up at your leisure.

Open to current Crooked Tree members. Not a member yet? Join online or by calling 231-941-9488.

  • Tuesdays, 1:00-4:00pm
  • January 23 – March 13 
Youth Drawing and Painting (grades 3-5) @ CTAC - Traverse City
Jan 23 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Register by: January 15, 2018

Students will develop their drawing and painting skills using different mediums and techniques. Each week they will work on different a different technique and subject matter including: animals, landscapes, faces and shapes. It’s a great way for students to gain confidence and building their visual art vocabulary. All materials provided.

Dates: January 23 – March 13 (eight weeks)
Time: 4:30-6:00pm
Grades: 3-5
Instructor: Eleonora Hayes
Tuition: $93 members / $113 non-members (become a member)

 

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Crooked Tree Arts Center is a proud partner of the TCAPS LEAP program. CTAC staff will be available to walk students from the extended day program at Central Grade School and Munson Kids Club (students from all schools are welcome!). Please call (231) 941-9488 if you would like to arrange for your child to be walked over.

Need-based scholarships are available, and can cover up to 95% of tuition if you qualify. For more information and to download the application, click here.

Traditional Korean with Sharon Schappacher @ Kitchen, CTAC-Petoskey
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join local foodie and culinary enthusiast, Sharon Schappacher, as she prepares a traditional Korean meal that will include a Korean vegetable chicken stew, Bulgogi (Korean barbecued beef), sweet potato Kimchi pancakes, and sesame cookies.

Participants will learn tips and techniques to recreate dishes at home. Be ready to eat! Classes culminate with a communal meal prepared during class and shared by all.
 
 

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Jan
24
Wed
2018
Figure Drawing – Session 1 @ CTAC - Traverse City
Jan 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Register by: January 15, 2018

This class will emphasize the importance working from the live model. From the time man figured out he could make a mark on a rock or the wall of his cave he began representing the human form. Since then it has been the quest of artist to master the art of drawing people.

While learning to draw the figure well, is a worthy goal, when you start on this particular study you will be exposed to, and begin to understand the principles of proportion, composition, balance, perspective, as well as, anatomy.

This class will be interesting to landscape painters to abstractionists, those that work from the still life as well, and every artist in between has much to gain from working from the model. If you an an artist wishing to explore further what working from the model has to offer your own artistic practice, this class will be of great benefit.

The model’s used in this class are professional art models and will pose nude.  Students must be 18+.

A second four-week session will be offered February 21 – March 14.

All materials provided.

Dates: January 24 – February 14, 2018
Time: Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm
Instructor: Royce Deans
Tuition: Includes model fee. $100 members / $150 non-members (become a member)

 

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Jan
25
Thu
2018
Docent Enrichment Lecture Series: Art & New Technologies @ Gilbert Gallery, CTAC-Petoskey
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

img_8965The Docent Enrichment Lecture Series is geared toward adults who are currently docents, interested in becoming a docent or just want to learn more about the arts.

This series is free and open to the public.

 

Kids Art Exploration (grades K-2) @ CTAC - Traverse City
Jan 25 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Register by: January 15, 2018

In this fun sampler class, over the course of the 8 weeks students will experiment and learn techniques with a variety of artistic media such as drawing, painting, collage and printmaking. Students will learn basic art techniques and terminology while exploring their own creative processes and interests. All materials provided.

Dates: January 25 – March 15 (eight weeks)
Time: 4:30-5:30pm
Grades: K-2
Tuition: $70 members / $90 non-members (become a member)

 

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Crooked Tree Arts Center is a proud partner of the TCAPS LEAP program. CTAC staff will be available to walk students from the extended day program at Central Grade School and Munson Kids Club (students from all schools are welcome!). Please call (231) 941-9488 if you would like to arrange for your child to be walked over.

Need-based scholarships are available, and can cover up to 95% of tuition if you qualify. For more information and to download the application, click here.

January Swirl – Petoskey @ CTAC Galleries - Petoskey
Jan 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Swirl is a delicious blend of culture, libations, and fun!

Mingle in our galleries, while enjoying live music and sampling appetizers, wine and beer from Toski Sands!

 

 

Tickets $15 in advance or $20 at-the-door!

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Contemporary Rug Hooking (ages 16+) @ CTAC - Traverse City
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Register by: January 18, 2018

Learn the basics of punch needle rug hooking by creating your very own “mug rug”. This fast and easy project will show you how much fun punch needle can be. Once you learn just a few basic steps, you will soon be creating your very own designs for pillows, rugs, chair pads and more. The possibilities are endless.

Tuition includes kit: 4.5 inch square pattern and yarn, punch needle and 8″ hoop. The punch needle will work with wool knitting yarn on your future projects.

All materials provided.

Dates: Thursday, January 25
Time: 6:00-9:00pm
Instructor: Michelle Mueller
Tuition: Tuition includes rug hooking kit. $78 members / $98 non-members (become a member)

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Jan
26
Fri
2018
CTAC Artisans & Farmers Market @ Upper Level Carnegie - CTAC Petoskey
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am

IMG_0158Enjoy a wide variety of locally grown and handmade goods on Fridays (October 6 – June 8*) at Crooked Tree Arts Center from 10:00 AM -1:00 PM!

The mission of the Crooked Tree Arts Center Artisans & Farmers Market is to provide our local artisans and farmers a venue with which to sell their locally grown or handmade products and to provide a unique shopping experience for residents and visitors.  The Artisans & Farmers market strives to promote a strong local economy, support small business, foster social gathering and celebrate our talented and diverse community.

*Excluding December 29.

Learn more and view our vendor line-up!

Jan
27
Sat
2018
Family Workshop: Hand Stamped Dish Towel (ages 8+) @ CTAC - Traverse City
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Register by: January 20, 2018

Create a one-of-a-kind hand stamped dish towel. Adult and child will create a design to carve a small block, and stamp onto a blank dish towel using printing ink. Learn the basics of design, and how to carve a soft carving block. Inspired by our winter exhibit, Palate to Palette. All materials provided. Ages 8 and up.

 

Dates: Saturday, January 27
Time: 10:00am-Noon
Tuition: $33 members / $53 non-members (become a member)

 

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Jan
29
Mon
2018
Drop-In & Draw @ Gilbert Gallery, CTAC-Petoskey
Jan 29 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Spend the morning at Crooked Tree with a local artist!  Each session, a different artist will share stories and guide sketching.  Feel free to drop-in any time between 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM.  No experience necessary!  Basic drawing supplies will be provided.

This event is free and open to all ages.

Drop & Draw is part of CTAC’s Learning Studio.  The mission of The Learning Studio is to expand programming that explores the endless possibilities that lifelong learning has to offer to achieve optimal aging.  Programming will be interactive, affordable, inter-generational and accessible for all.

Drop-In & Draw events will be held on the following dates:
October 30
November 13
November 27
December 11
January 29
February 12
February 26
March 12

 

Jan
30
Tue
2018
Coffee @ Ten: Digital Culture & Technologies with Taekyeom Lee @ Gilbert Gallery, CTAC-Petoskey
Jan 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

We are excited to welcome Hand In Hand artist,  Taekyeom Lee, for our January edition of Coffee @ Ten.  
 
About Taekyeom Lee
Taekyeom is an interdisciplinary artist although he prefers to introduce himself a designer using artist’s material and artistic sensibility. He is currently an Assistant professor of Graphic Design at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. He received an MFA degree in Graphic Design from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has made three-dimensional type as a series of typographic explorations to strive challenge and seek a new way to create tangible type in three-dimensional space. As a part of research, he built a self-build 3D printer and designed his own paste extruders to produce intricate 3D ceramic type and objects. His research has drawn interest nationally and internationally. His interests in graphic design are not solely focused on unconventional typography but also explore a diverse aea of interests and experience like: artist book, ceramics, web design, lettering, digital fabrication, and art/design pedagogy.

 

His research explores unconventional methods of creating three-dimensional type with materials and techniques unique to type design — such as ceramics and desktop 3D printing. This research reflects on the process-uality of the digital fabrication and the unconventional typographic practices in the post-digital age. He has made three-dimensional ceramic type as a series of typographic explorations to strive challenge and seek a new way to create tangible type in three-dimensional space. 

Digital culture and technologies currently yield a strong influence over many areas of artistic practices, typography included. Through technological convergence, new manufacturing processes using computer numerical control such as 3D printing, CNC milling, and laser cutting have broadened creative possibilities for artists and designers and perception of three-dimensional experience. Especially, 3D printing has become more refined, common, and accessible, as well as cheaper – finally, it came to our desktop space. These new technologies have provided new tools for pushing boundaries of the medium both in terms of concept and materiality. In the response to the movement, he built his own tools, a self-built desktop 3D printer and paste extruders, to produce 3D ceramic type made out of 3D Bézier curves drawn in CAD software. He has created 3D type with various materials from plastic to clay, precious metal clay and new techniques, specifically 3D printing to inspire and creatively empower art and design professionals.

 
Paper Station Bistro @ Kitchen, CTAC-Petoskey
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

paper stationJoin Chef Mike of Paper Station Bistro of Harbor Springs in the CTAC Kitchen!
Recipes will include;
Roasted artichoke bruschetta
Crispy boneless chicken with a creamy spinach and fire roasted tomato sauce
Roasted brussel sprouts with bacon & Marcona almonds
Beignets and banana foster sauce

Participants will learn tips and techniques to recreate dishes at home. Be ready to eat! Classes culminate with a communal meal prepared during class and shared by all.

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Feb
1
Thu
2018
Latin American wtih Red Mesa Grill @ Kitchen, CTAC-Petoskey
Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Red Mesa Grill of Boyne City in the CTAC Kitchen for some Latin American food & fun!
Participants will learn tips and techniques to recreate dishes at home. Be ready to eat! Classes culminate with a communal meal prepared during class and shared by all.

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Feb
2
Fri
2018
CTAC Artisans & Farmers Market @ Upper Level Carnegie - CTAC Petoskey
Feb 2 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am

IMG_0158Enjoy a wide variety of locally grown and handmade goods on Fridays (October 6 – June 8*) at Crooked Tree Arts Center from 10:00 AM -1:00 PM!

The mission of the Crooked Tree Arts Center Artisans & Farmers Market is to provide our local artisans and farmers a venue with which to sell their locally grown or handmade products and to provide a unique shopping experience for residents and visitors.  The Artisans & Farmers market strives to promote a strong local economy, support small business, foster social gathering and celebrate our talented and diverse community.

*Excluding December 29.

Learn more and view our vendor line-up!

First Fridays for Foodies: Moxie Chocolates @ Kitchen, CTAC-Petoskey
Feb 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

February is chocolate-lovers month!  Join Moxie Chocolates in the CTAC Kitchen for a chocolate tasting the CTAC Kitchen.

Moxie Chocolates creates artisan handmade chocolates using only the finest organic and ethically-traded ingredients available. One bite of our luxurious truffles will instantly showcase the quality of our products.  The satisfying “snap” of biting through the shell to reveal a velvety, rich ganache infused with unique flavors will be an experience you won’t forget.

Crooked Tree Arts Center and the Petoskey District Library will present “First Friday for Foodies” culinary series in CTAC’s newly renovated commercial kitchen between 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.  This event is free and open to the public.

Feb
3
Sat
2018
Still Life Painting: Persimmons and Tapestry @ CTAC - Traverse City
Feb 3 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Register by: January 26, 2018

Come master the art of the still life by learning to paint persimmons and tapestry with oil paints. Instructor Lori Feldpausch will show you how to set up your still life and how to work with a limited palette to achieve color harmony. You will work on brushwork and color temperature shifts within a value. Lori will demonstrate in the morning leaving the rest of the time for you to work on your own 8×10 painting. 

Dates: Saturday, February 3
Time: 9:30am-4:00pm (30 minute lunch break – please bring your lunch)
Instructor: Lori Feldpausch
Tuition: $50 members / $70 non-members (become a member)
Supplies: Not included. Download supply list

 

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Feb
5
Mon
2018
Beginning Ballet (Ages 4 – 6) @ Dance Studio, CTAC-Petoskey
Feb 5 – Jun 8 all-day

BegBalletSession: Winter/Spring: February 5 – June 8, 2018
Instructor: Karrie Benedict
Days / Times:

Mondays from 3:30 – 4:10 PM -or-
Wednesdays from 3:30 – 4:10 PM -or-
Saturdays from 10:20 – 11:00 AM

Designed to be a dancer’s first class, this class will focus on arm placement, pointing of toes, stretching, turnout, poise and classroom etiquette. At the end of the session, students will be able to execute the two dance positions, have a solid basic concept of the way their bodies move and be excited for their next dance class!


No classes will be held on March 23 – April 2 and May 28.

* Students enrolling in more than one School of Ballet Class during the same session of classes, (i.e. Intermediate Ballet and Dance Fusion) may enroll in additional School of Ballet classes at half off the tuition rate. The first class is full price, each additional class is half off.

**All Spring CTAC School of Ballet classes culminate in a full-length feature production held at the Harbor Springs Performing Arts Center on June 8 & 9. Costume fees will be assessed closer to date of production. Costume fees typically range from $25 – $75 per class.

***Boys may be eligible for a 100% merit scholarship. Please contact the Front Desk for more details at (231)347-4337.
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