Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey offers year-round visual arts classes for all ages. Classes are offered in a variety of formats, including multi-week sessions and one-day and consecutive-days workshops. We also offer online classes featuring instructors from across the country.

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Upcoming visual arts classes:


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Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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16 - no maximum age

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Make your own custom ring in this one-day workshop.
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Monday, June 24 - Friday, June 28

Time
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grade Range
Kindergarten - 3rd grade
Age Range

5 - 8

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Get ready for the Fourth of July in this USA-themed summer art camp.
In this workshop, we will look to the works of master artists, as well as our own, to grow in our understanding of form, design, and expression.
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Monday & Tuesday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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16 - no maximum age

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We will look to the works of master artists to grow our understanding of design.
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Monday, June 24 - Friday, June 28

Time
Monday - Friday, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Grade Range
1st grade - 3rd grade
Age Range

6 - 8

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Make creative connections in our trails-themed kids camp.
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Friday & Saturday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Age Range

16 - no maximum age

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Explore the fascinating world of layering and collaging abstract landscapes.
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Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 19

Time
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grade Range
Kindergarten - 3rd grade
Age Range

5 - 8

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Young artists will create portraits and landscapes while learning new artistic techniques
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Monday & Tuesday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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16 - no maximum age

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Learn to finish your plein air painting in this half-plein air half-studio workshop.
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Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 19

Time
Monday - Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Grade Range
1st grade - 3rd grade
Age Range

6 - 8

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Through hands-on creative projects, kids will learn all about water resources in Northern Michigan.
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Friday, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Age Range

16 - no maximum age

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Experience the transformative potential of creativity in this one-day workshop.
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Monday & Tuesday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Age Range

16 - no maximum age

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This two-day studio seascape painting workshop will focus on waves and water views.
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Monday, July 22 - Friday, July 26

Time
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grade Range
4th grade - 6th grade
Age Range

9 - 11

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This week’s camp is all about animals.
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Monday, July 22 - Friday, July 26

Time
Monday - Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Grade Range
4th grade - 6th grade
Age Range

9 - 11

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Through hands-on creative projects, kids will learn all about water resources in Northern Michigan.
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Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 02

Time
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grade Range
Kindergarten - 3rd grade
Age Range

5 - 8

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Capture the best of summer in this creative week in the studio.
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Time
Monday - Wednesday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Age Range

16 - no maximum age

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This class will support painters to bring forward their unique emotion and boundless freedom.
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Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 02

Time
Monday - Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Grade Range
5th grade - 8th grade
Age Range

10 - 13

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Use colorful wool fibers to create unique creations.
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Monday, August 05 - Friday, August 09

Time
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grade Range
Kindergarten - 3rd grade
Age Range

5 - 8

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Explore water media and water creatures in this fun week in the studio.
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Monday, August 05 - Friday, August 09

Time
Monday - Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Grade Range
5th grade - 8th grade
Age Range

10 - 13

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Learn fundamental art vocabulary, concepts, and techniques used by artists to become better drawers.
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Monday, August 12 - Friday, August 16

Time
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grade Range
1st grade - 3rd grade
Age Range

6 - 8

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Get inspired, be creative, and spend time in the beautiful Northern Michigan woods.
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Monday, August 12 - Friday, August 16

Time
Monday - Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Grade Range
4th grade - 6th grade
Age Range

9 - 11

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Get inspired, be creative, and spend time in the beautiful Northern Michigan woods.
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Monday, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Age Range

16 - no maximum age

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Use acrylic, tinted gesso, and gold foil to create a breathtaking landscape.
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Tuesday, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Age Range

16 - no maximum age

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This playful, experimental workshop introduces a variety of watercolor techniques.
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Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Age Range

16 - no maximum age

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Learn the basics of iron forging in this fun introductory class.
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Time
Monday - Wednesday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Age Range

16 - no maximum age

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This three-day studio workshop will focus on painting “alla prima,” or all at once.
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Monday, August 19 - Friday, August 23

Time
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grade Range
4th grade - 6th grade
Age Range

9 - 11

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Play and experiment with printmaking concepts and techniques.
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Monday, August 19 - Friday, August 23

Time
Monday - Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Grade Range
4th grade - 6th grade
Age Range

9 - 11

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Explore the creative possibilities of paper!
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Monday, August 26 - Friday, August 30

Time
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grade Range
4th grade - 6th grade
Age Range

9 - 11

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Learn to paint in this summer kids camp.
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Monday, August 26 - Friday, August 30

Time
Monday - Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Grade Range
4th grade - 6th grade
Age Range

9 - 11

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Make creative connections in our trails-themed kids camp.