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Upcoming Events – Traverse City

Jun 27 @ 5:59 pm – Nov 4 @ 6:59 pm
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, Continue Reading
Jun 28 – Oct 21 all-day CTAC-Traverse City
Palate to Palette: Art and Appetite, is an art exhibition exploring themes of food, cooking, and eating through painting, drawing, sculpture, graphic design, ceramics, collage, industrial design, video, textiles, clay, and other media. The exhibition will Continue Reading
Aug 16 – Sep 30 all-day CTAC-Traverse City
Practice, Rhythm, and Ritual: Meditative Minimalism will explore relationships between studio practices and rituals, mindfulness, and materials. Four Michigan artists will exhibit works in a variety of media and forms. Lydia Boda will create mixed Continue Reading
Aug 18 – Aug 19 all-day Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City
Join us in downtown Traverse City for a urban-flavored en plein air paint out! There is no fee to participate, and cash prizes will be awarded! And with two days to participate, night owls and early Continue Reading
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am CTAC-Traverse City
Coffee @ Ten is Crooked Tree Arts Center’s free monthly lecture series. Enjoy complimentary coffee, baked goods, and lively discussions with interesting people from northern Michigan’s arts and culture scene. Brian Schorn will talk about Continue Reading
Aug 23 @ 8:30 am – 6:00 pm CTAC - Traverse City
SOLD OUT! Registration is now closed. On Wednesday, August 23, join us for a fun day trip via comfy charter bus from Traverse City to Petoskey to view and get a special tour of the Ansel Continue Reading
Aug 25 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm Downtown Traverse City / Friday Night Live
Visit the Crooked Tree Arts Center tent at Friday Night Live, Traverse City’s end-of-summer block party. We’ll have a live demo by a professional sidewalk chalk artist, and a free doodle area for kids! Continue Reading
Sep 8 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Crooked Tree-Traverse City
Art will be adorning the walls of Downtown Traverse City during the bi-annual Downtown Art Walk! The event promotes the arts within our community. Downtown Traverse City invites you to enjoy art, wine, food and Continue Reading
Sep 13 – Sep 15 all-day CTAC - Traverse City
Instructor: Karen Knutson Days/Times: September 13-15 from 9:30am-4:30pm Tuition: $300 Members / $340 Non-Members Registration opens Wednesday, February 15 Multiple techniques will be explored in this workshop, beginning with contour drawings which set the tone for Continue Reading
Sep 18 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm CTAC-Traverse City
In this class, students will play and experiment with several different types of printmaking. Prepare to get your hands inky as you explore traditional as well as unconventional printmaking. Using your one-of-a-kind prints, you will Continue Reading
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm CTAC-Traverse City
In this course, we will experiment with art and meditation over the course of three class sessions. Week 1 will feature the art of Zentangles, Week 2 focuses on Sumi-e brush painting, and the final Continue Reading
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm CTAC-Traverse City
This class is designed for students that want to learn or improve their painting skills. Basic techniques will be covered, and each student will create three different landscape paintings. Emphasis will be on color theory Continue Reading
Sep 20 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm CTAC-Traverse City
In this introduction to hand-building we will spend our first two classes with wet clay, creating everything from pinch pots to small sculptures as we learn to pinch, roll, slip, score, and assemble low-fire white Continue Reading
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – Nov 16 @ 10:45 am CTAC-Traverse City
Instructor: Stacey Balchunas-Pulliam Date / Time: Thursdays 10:00am – 10:45am, Sept. 21st through Nov. 16th Tuition: $5 drop-in fee per class – no registration necessary – SUPPLIES INCLUDED! Young artists will have an opportunity to Continue Reading
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – Nov 23 @ 9:45 am CTAC-Traverse City
Instructor: Stacey Balchunas-Pulliam Date / Time: Thursdays 10:00am – 10:45am, Sept. 21st through Nov. 16th Tuition: $5 drop-in fee per class – no registration necessary – SUPPLIES INCLUDED! Young artists will have an opportunity to Continue Reading
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – Nov 30 @ 9:45 am CTAC-Traverse City
Instructor: Stacey Balchunas-Pulliam Date / Time: Thursdays 10:00am – 10:45am, Sept. 21st through Nov. 16th Tuition: $5 drop-in fee per class – no registration necessary – SUPPLIES INCLUDED! Young artists will have an opportunity to Continue Reading
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – Oct 8 @ 4:00 pm CTAC-Traverse City
Windsor Furniture Workshop: 10am-4pm October 7th and 8th (30 min. lunch break) Instructor: David Abeel Register by: Friday, September 29 Back by popular demand! This Windsor workshop will feature the Comb Back Rocking Chair to highlight Continue Reading
Oct 9 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm CTAC-Traverse City
Explore the tradition of weaving on a table top loom with a modern approach during this six week class. Using a design created during the first class, students will experiment with a variety of weaving Continue Reading
Oct 11 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm CTAC-Traverse City
Do you love robots? Come and create both two-dimensional and a three-dimensional pieces of art in this fun-filled art class. Students will have the opportunity to learn about dark/light values, and other elements and principals Continue Reading
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – Dec 7 @ 9:45 am CTAC-Traverse City
Instructor: Stacey Balchunas-Pulliam Date / Time: Thursdays 10:00am – 10:45am, Sept. 21st through Nov. 16th Tuition: $5 drop-in fee per class – no registration necessary – SUPPLIES INCLUDED! Young artists will have an opportunity to Continue Reading
Oct 18 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm CTAC-Traverse City
Come master the art of the still life by learning to paint flowers and tea cups with oil paints. Each week we will work from a still life set up, learning how to capture luminous Continue Reading
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – Dec 14 @ 9:45 am CTAC-Traverse City
Instructor: Stacey Balchunas-Pulliam Date / Time: Thursdays 10:00am – 10:45am, Sept. 21st through Nov. 16th Tuition: $5 drop-in fee per class – no registration necessary – SUPPLIES INCLUDED! Young artists will have an opportunity to Continue Reading
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – Dec 21 @ 9:45 am CTAC-Traverse City
Instructor: Stacey Balchunas-Pulliam Date / Time: Thursdays 10:00am – 10:45am, Sept. 21st through Nov. 16th Tuition: $5 drop-in fee per class – no registration necessary – SUPPLIES INCLUDED! Young artists will have an opportunity to Continue Reading
Oct 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm CTAC-Traverse City
Reclining figures can strike fear into the heart of even the most seasoned artist. In this class we are going to explore ways to look at and draw reclining poses successfully, and have fun doing Continue Reading
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – Dec 28 @ 9:45 am CTAC-Traverse City
Instructor: Stacey Balchunas-Pulliam Date / Time: Thursdays 10:00am – 10:45am, Sept. 21st through Nov. 16th Tuition: $5 drop-in fee per class – no registration necessary – SUPPLIES INCLUDED! Young artists will have an opportunity to Continue Reading
Nov 9 2017 @ 10:00 am – Jan 4 2018 @ 10:45 am CTAC-Traverse City
Instructor: Stacey Balchunas-Pulliam Date / Time: Thursdays 10:00am – 10:45am, Sept. 21st through Nov. 16th Tuition: $5 drop-in fee per class – no registration necessary – SUPPLIES INCLUDED! Young artists will have an opportunity to Continue Reading
Nov 16 2017 @ 10:00 am – Jan 11 2018 @ 10:45 am CTAC-Traverse City
Instructor: Stacey Balchunas-Pulliam Date / Time: Thursdays 10:00am – 10:45am, Sept. 21st through Nov. 16th Tuition: $5 drop-in fee per class – no registration necessary – SUPPLIES INCLUDED! Young artists will have an opportunity to Continue Reading
Nov 17 – Nov 18 all-day Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City
Crooked Tree Arts Center is pleased to present the Merry Makers Marketplace, a holiday art fair held indoors at Crooked Tree Arts Center in Traverse City, Michigan, on November 17-18.  Browse and buy special, one-of-a-kind gifts created Continue Reading
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