Summer Workshop Series

2019 Summer Workshops

Each summer, CTAC hosts outstanding guest instructors from across Michigan and the United States, bringing top-notch art instruction to Petoskey and Traverse City. Workshops run 1-4 consecutive days. Registration for summer 2019 workshops opens January 15!

CTAC members enjoy a 10% discount when you register by March 31. Not a member yet? Join online or call 231-347-4337.

Summer Workshops

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April 29, 2019
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9:30 AM - 4:30 PM with a one-hour lunch
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
Learn to capture the essence of water with oil paints.
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May 04, 2019
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9:30 AM - 4:30 PM with a one-hour lunch
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Adult - Adult
Dive deeper into your watercolor technique and learn how to loosen up.
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May 06, 2019
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Thursday from 8:00 AM-4:30 PM (Break for lunch from 12:00-1:30 PM)
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Adult - Adult
An American Impressionists Society Workshop
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May 06, 2019
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Thursday and Friday from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
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Adult - Adult
An American Impressionists Society Workshop
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May 06, 2019
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Friday from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM (Break for lunch from 12:00-1:30 PM)
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Adult - Adult
An American Impressionists Society Workshop
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May 10, 2019
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9:30 AM - 4:30 PM with a one-hour lunch
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Adult - Adult
Experimental acrylic painting workshop teaching good design inspired by Gustav Klimt
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May 13, 2019
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Thursday-Sunday, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
Students will improve their skills in drawing accurate human proportions & anatomy.
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May 14, 2019
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Friday-Sunday from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
Learn to translate what you see, think, or dream into hand-stitched work.
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June 17, 2019
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Monday-Thursday from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
Translate and capture familiar settings in a dramatic and colorful new way.
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June 06, 2019
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9:30 AM-4:30 PM
Grade Range
10th grade - Adult
Take the guesswork out of color mixing and painting.
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May 24, 2019
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9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Grade Range
10th grade - Adult
Watercolor painting for all skill levels; supplies included
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May 24, 2019
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Monday-Thursday from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
A fun, educational, and inspiring watercolor workshop for all skill levels.
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May 24, 2019
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1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Grade Range
10th grade - Adult
Learn to paint birch trees with watercolor and pastels.
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May 24, 2019
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9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Grade Range
10th grade - Adult
Experimental watercolor techniques to create a mystical light effect.
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May 24, 2019
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9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Grade Range
10th grade - Adult
Intro to watercolor plein air painting
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May 24, 2019
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Friday & Saturday from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
A fun, educational, and inspiring watercolor workshop for all skill levels.
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June 08, 2019
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Monday-Wednesday from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
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Adult - Adult
Learn new approaches, methods, and techniques for creating better watercolor paintings.
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July 07, 2019
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Tuesday from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
Explore the creative potential of the iPhone camera.
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July 07, 2019
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Tuesday from 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
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Adult - Adult
This workshop brings a fun and exciting creative level to smartphone photography
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July 07, 2019
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Wednesday from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
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Adult - Adult
Learn to turn your camera into a paintbrush.
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June 11, 2019
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Thursday-Friday from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
Develop an improvement plan for advancing to the next level in watercolor painting.
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June 12, 2019
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9:30 AM - 4:30 PM with a one-hour lunch
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
Portrait painting for all skill levels from a live model.
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June 22, 2019
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Monday from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
An introduction to oils, perfect for the beginner or students returning to oils.
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June 22, 2019
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Tuesday-Thursday from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
Learn how to develop greater skills of observation, simplification, and quickly painting wet on wet.
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June 22, 2019
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Friday from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
Learn techniques to quickly transfer important elements of a photo to create an artistic painting.
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June 29, 2019
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Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM-11:30 AM and 12:30-3:00 PM
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
Learn to paint watercolor portraits without fear.
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July 05, 2019
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Monday-Thursday from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
A mixed-media workshop.
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July 12, 2019
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Monday-Thursday from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
A foundation of all traditional painting.
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July 31, 2019
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9:30 AM - 4:30 PM with a one-hour lunch
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
Plein Air Painting with Paint Grand Traverse juror George Van Hook.
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July 19, 2019
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9:30 AM - 4:30 PM with a one-hour lunch
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
Learn to capture the essence of water with oil paints.
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August 09, 2019
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9:30 AM - 4:30 PM with a one-hour lunch
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
Dive deeper into your oil painting skills with a focus on the kitchen
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