Anatomy of Trees

Visual Arts Room
Presented by
Wednesdays from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
Member tuition
Non-member tuition

$108.00 (become a member)

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Supplies provided
Art Area
Visual Arts

Students in this class will broaden their understanding of identifying and depicting principal factors of the anatomy of trees.  Students will learn how to draw landscapes with a broad variety of trees.  This class will emphasize learning to see, controlling various drawing media, use of line, value, perspective, proportion and texture, with a focus on expressive techniques of form and texture as design elements.

Objectives for this class:
1. Experiment with variety of approaches to drawing, with a variety of drawing media.

2. Experience processes directed to extending traditional concepts toward more expressive
and creative drawing.

3. Explore the variety of distinctive shapes of trees and principles of their anatomy.

4. Work with creating form through gesture drawing.

5. Use photographs to expand expression and creativity.

6. Create a dynamic composition with tree and its leaves.

7. Insert personal signature as a part of composition.

8. Formulate a title for a work of art.


Svetlana Ottney

CTAC Petoskey
Cancellation & Class Policies

Cancellation Policy for Classes and One-Day Workshops

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.

When Public Schools of Petoskey are closed due to inclement weather, CTAC-Petoskey classes are cancelled. When Traverse City Area Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather, CTAC-Traverse City 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.

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.)