Painting the Sky

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

$152.00 (become a member)

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Suitable for all levels, this six-week class will focus on part of the landscape that is usually forgotten and misunderstood. Landscape paintings can create drama and contemplation with expressive skies and cloud formations. This class will provide a new vision for a more expressive depiction of moody skies and stylish clouds instead of the land in a landscape and will provide new pallets of seasonal colors as they reflect in skies.

This class will emphasize the technical command of media, improve observation skills, and continue to develop individual expression. Students will concentrate on learning to see the sky and clouds in landscapes.

Students in this class will:

  • Study the principles of aerial perspective in landscape.
  • Understand the cloud formation and its colors and scale changes.
  • Implement color change to show depth and distance in sky and landscape.
  • Unify your work of art by color repetition.
  • Use expressive brush strokes.
  • Employ design simplification for more drama and contemplation.
  • Study skies in different seasons.
Medium and Supplies
Art Area
Visual Arts
Mixed Media
Supplies provided

Svetlana Ottney

CTAC Petoskey
Cancellation & Class Policies

Cancellation Policy for Classes and One-Day Workshops in Petoskey

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. 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.)