Painting the Dramatic Landscape with Heidi A. Marshall, IAPS/MC
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    Lower Carnegie Studio
    Daily, 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Age Range

    16 - no maximum age

    Member tuition
    Non-member tuition

    $425.00 (become a member)

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    In this 2-day in-studio workshop, we will take a close look at how master painters create drama, mood, and interest to realize the most arresting landscapes. We will investigate the glorious possibilities of color, the drama of value, the strength of composition, and the rhythms and juxtapositions that can give movement and vibration to your paintings.
    And then, we’ll work on precisely those things.
    I will demonstrate to provide a tangible illustration of what I’m talking about and then it will be your turn to give it a go. I will strive to make this a positive, awakening experience that stresses exercises that will expedite a level of understanding. I will take you from soup to nuts in achieving this understanding so that when you are alone in your studio you will be able to proceed with more confidence.
    Please bring several photos of landscapes you find compelling—scenes you’d like to paint. I’ll also have some available. We will do a variety of small studies.

    You will work in your preferred medium.
    Oil/Acrylic painters, I suggest you bring small canvases or boards (9 x 12); Pastel painters, bring 9 x 12 pieces of sanded paper; Gouache and watercolorists, bring fine or rough watercolor papers (9 x 12). If you have a portable easel you like to work on, bring that. Easels will also be available. Pastel and watercolor/gouache painters please don’t forget masonite backing boards and tape. All painters, regardless of medium, should bring a good variety of values and colors.
    Please also bring a sack lunch and drink. I will provide some snacks. This will be fun—so leave any worries or fears at home and just show up!

    NOTE: This workshop will be moved indoors if the weather is not conducive for working outside. 



    Heidi A. Marshall Studio Images


    This course is best for artists with at least some drawing or painting experience, but all skill levels are welcome. 
    There are no prerequisites.

    Supplies provided
    Art Area
    Visual Arts

    Heidi Marshall

    Cancellation Policy for Petoskey Classes (In-Person)

    Student Withdrawal
    Requests for cancellation by the student at least seven (7) days prior to the first day of class will be honored (minus a $20 processing fee).  NO REFUNDS will be given for a student cancellation made less than seven (7) days in advance of the first day of the class.

    Class Cancellations (Weather)
    When Public Schools of Petoskey are closed due to inclement weather, CTAC-Petoskey classes are cancelled. We will do our best to provide a make-up opportunity for the missed class. Refunds will not be given if the student is unable to attend the rescheduled session of class. Workshops and one-time classes will be handled on a per-class basis. School of Ballet students are asked to make up the missed class in an alternate session approved by their instructor.

    Student Absence
    We are unable to offer refunds or make-up sessions for classes missed due to student absence.

    Minimum Enrollment
    Crooked Tree Arts Center reserves the right to cancel any class that does not meet its minimum student enrollment prior to the first class session. If a class is cancelled by CTAC for lack of enrollment, CTAC will offer a full refund to the student in the manner in which tuition was paid. (Cash payments will be refunded by check.)