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Upcoming Events – Traverse City

Sep 1 2016 – Apr 3 2017 all-day
The National Park Service turned 100 on August 25, 2016.  In celebration of  the centennial and anticipation of the Ansel Adams: Masterworks exhibition  (Summer 2017), Crooked Tree Arts Center invites you to visit and photograph Continue Reading
Jan 19 @ 3:38 pm – May 5 @ 11:59 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City
In summer 2017, Crooked Tree Arts Center will present a juried photography exhibition of  the Northern lights. This exhibit is presented in collaboration with the Michigan Aurora Hunters, an organization of over 1,000 Michigan residents who Continue Reading
Jan 25 @ 12:30 pm – Apr 7 @ 11:55 pm Northwestern Michigan College
The 57th annual Crooked Tree Outdoor Art Fair will be held on the grounds of Northwestern Michigan College on Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The Crooked Tree Outdoor Art Fair Continue Reading
Mar 1 – Jun 23 all-day
Calling all artists! We hope that you will join us in our mission and donate a piece of your art in support of Crooked Tree Arts Center. The proceeds from D’Art for Art help support Continue Reading
Mar 27 @ 12:00 pm – Mar 31 @ 4:00 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED, BUT STAY TUNED FOR NEWS ABOUT A SUMMER MURAL PROJECT! (join our email list to be the first to know!) Come flex your creative muscles and help to beautify your community Continue Reading
Mar 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED Dale Chihuly is an American glass sculptor, world-renowned for his ornate, colorful, and complex hanging sculptures. You will learn about the ways Chihuly uses skill and creativity, as well teamwork, to Continue Reading
Mar 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City
REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS NOW CLOSED. Get ready to learn more about color and paint in this fun, exploratory art class! Discover and create a variety of different color wheels. We will explore the use Continue Reading
Mar 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City
REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS NOW CLOSED. Come explore the awesome media of clay! Together we will learn about the life and work of African-American sculptor Selma Burke, who specialized in sculpting faces of famous Continue Reading
Mar 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City
REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS NOW CLOSED. In this workshop we will explore our surreal side with drawings of hybrid beings and surreal creatures. Using the artist Paul Klee as inspiration, students will invent a Continue Reading
Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City
REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS NOW CLOSED. In this art-filled adventure we will examine the artworks of contemporary artist Nick Cave. Using his work as our inspiration, you will have the opportunity to create your Continue Reading
Apr 8 @ 1:00 pm – May 26 @ 4:00 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City
Crooked Tree Arts Center – Traverse City is pleased to host the annual exhibition of the Michigan Water Color Society. The show is a great opportunity to see an incredible variety of paintings by many of Continue Reading
Apr 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City
Join us as we celebrate the opening of the Michigan Water Color Society’s 70th Annual Exhibition, hosted by Crooked Tree Arts Center – Traverse City. Enjoy refreshments, live music, and be among the first to Continue Reading
Apr 9 @ 9:30 am – Apr 11 @ 4:30 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City
Explore ways to develop your own personal paint style with master of creativity and expression, Judi Betts. Some of the essentials covered in class include variation and simplification in design, influence of color, and the Continue Reading
Apr 12 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City
This class is for students that want to try painting using acrylics. Basic techniques will be covered, and students will create three different pieces of finished work. Projects will range from classical subject and techniques Continue Reading
Apr 12 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City
There is no denying that drawing can be intimidating. This class will help you learn how to “see” what you are looking at with fresh new eyes. We’ll help you translate what you see onto Continue Reading
Apr 13 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City
In this class we will experience a weekly hour of dinosaurs and fun! We will use books and songs to learn dinosaur facts and names, and each week students will experience different visual art centers Continue Reading
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm CTAC - Traverse City
Students will learn how to use one-, two-, and three-point perspective to draw objects, buildings, and streets to build a city scene. This class will also cover how to use different shading techniques and perspective Continue Reading
Apr 15 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City
This workshop will teach artists how to take and edit quality photos of their own work for use in exhibition and show applications, website marketing, and promotional materials. The workshop will be divided into two Continue Reading
Apr 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City
Do you really know what watercolors can do? In this experimental and creative class learn new and interesting watercolor techniques. Each class will start with a unique experiment, followed by a review and practice of Continue Reading
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City
Study acrylic painting with a seasoned professional. Enhance your understanding and proficiency in this medium by using it in adventurous and new ways. Artist/educator Charles R. Murphy will guide this class through a series of Continue Reading
Apr 21 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City
This class will put you on the path to taking breathtaking photos of the Northern Lights, right here in Michigan. You’ll understand the basic science for viewing and capturing the Aurora Borealis with your camera. Continue Reading
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Crooked Tree Arts Center - 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. Our April speaker will be artist Continue Reading
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City
Students in this course will learn the basic functions of editing photos with Adobe Lightroom software. We will learn different features in panels, how to edit aurora photographs, and how to download and use presets Continue Reading
May 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City
Discover the beautiful art of copper enameling. In this workshop you will fuse colorful powdered glass to copper discs ranging in size from .5 – 1 inch. Participants will have the option of creating either Continue Reading
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Crooked Tree Arts Center - 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. Our May speaker will be Continue Reading
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Crooked Tree Arts Center - 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. Our June speaker will be Continue Reading
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Crooked Tree Arts Center - 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. Our July speaker will be Renee Continue Reading
Jul 29 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Northwestern Michigan College
The 57th annual Crooked Tree Outdoor Art Fair will be held on the grounds of Northwestern Michigan College on Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Over 100 artists and artisans from across the country Continue Reading
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