Plein Air Classes

Throughout the summer, Crooked Tree Arts Center will take to the great outdoors with several opportunities to develop your plein air painting skills, welcoming all experience levels.

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May Plein Air Painting

Water Elements in Plein Air Painting with Lori Feldpausch
Mastering the nuances of painting water.
Crooked Tree - Traverse City
June 6-20, 2018

Cedar Kindy Plein Air and Studio Watercolors at Sleeping Bear Dunes with Cedar Kindy
A watercolor workshop with two days of painting in the CTAC studio and one day on location at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
Crooked Tree - Traverse City
June 26-28, 2018
Patrick Wise Watercolor Sketchbook en Plein Air with Patrick Wise
Use a fast, loose approach to capture the essence of a scene.
Crooked Tree - Petoskey
July 9-10, 2018

Sketching Your Way to Watercolors with Adam Van Houten
The perfect class to start using your sketchbook with watercolors!
Crooked Tree - Traverse City
July 11-12, 2018

VanHouten 2 Painting the Evening Light with Adam Van Houten
Learn how to capture the setting sun with watercolors.
Crooked Tree - Traverse City
August 6-7, 2018
Vaterlaus The Kinetic Landscape with Eve Vaterlaus
How to we communicate the dynamic aspects of our surroundings in paint?
Crooked Tree - Petoskey
August 8-9, 2018
Suzie Baker Bringing it All Together with Suzie Baker
Learn about the principles of painting including drawing, color, value, composition, color theory and so much more.
Crooked Tree - Traverse City
August 8-11, 2018
Heidi Marshall Plein Air Painting with Heidi Marshall
A fun, two-day workshop that demystifies the art of plein air.
Crooked Tree - Petoskey
August 10-11, 2018
Fearless First Timers Fearless First Timers
An instructor-guided plein air painting experience. All supplies included!
Crooked Tree - Traverse City
August 18, 2018
Patrick Saunders Plein Air Painting Without Borders with Patrick Saunders
Learn to paint any subject, from the most simple to complex, with one approach.
Crooked Tree - Traverse City
August 20-21