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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Thursday, August 11 - Saturday, August 13

Time
Daily, 9:30am - 4:30pm
Grade Range
10th grade - Adult
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Enjoy the challenge and pleasure of painting a landscape from life, "en plein air" .
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Monday, August 22 - Friday, August 26

Time
Daily, 1:30 - 4:30pm
Grade Range
Kindergarten - 3rd grade
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Explore new art techniques each week
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Tuesday, September 13 - Tuesday, November 29

Time
Tuesdays, 12:00 - 3:00 PM
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
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Experienced ceramic artists can sign up for this 12-week open-studio style class.
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Tuesday, September 13 - Tuesday, October 18

Time
Tuesdays, 4:00 - 7:00 PM
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
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Sign up for this popular introductory clay class. Spots are limited and fill fast!
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Saturday, September 17 - Saturday, October 15

Time
Saturdays, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
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Hands-on creative session accompanying Creatively Engaging the Deep Rhythms of Nature held at NCMC.
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Monday, September 19 - Monday, October 24

Time
Mondays, 5:30 - 8:00 PM
Grade Range
11th grade - Adult
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Beginner printmaking class introducing relief, intaglio, and monoprinting.
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Tuesday, September 20 - Tuesday, October 25

Time
Tuesdays, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grade Range
10th grade - Adult
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Make your own warm, squishy cowl scarf in this intro-level knitting class.
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Tuesday, September 20 - Tuesday, September 27

Time
Tuesdays, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Grade Range
11th grade - Adult
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Want to find out if knitting is for you? Ready to brush-up your skills? This class is for you.
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Tuesday, September 20 - Tuesday, December 06

Time
Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Grade Range
Preschool - Preschool
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Join Ms. Egan for play-based art activities for our littlest artists!
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Tuesday, September 20 - Tuesday, October 25

Time
Tuesdays, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Grade Range
11th grade - Adult
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Discover or review these fundamental drawing techniques and concepts.
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Tuesday, September 20 - Saturday, December 10

Time
Saturdays, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm; Tuesdays 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Grade Range
8th grade - 12th grade
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Build a competitive art portfolio and take the next step with your creative practice.
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Wednesday, September 21 - Wednesday, October 26

Time
Wednesdays, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
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Learn the fundamentals of painting using water-based media.
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Wednesday, September 21 - Wednesday, October 26

Time
Wednesdays, 1:00 - 3:30 PM
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
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This 6-week course will further develop your watercolor skills.
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Wednesday, September 21 - Wednesday, October 26

Time
Wednesdays, 3:30 - 5:30 PM
Grade Range
6th grade - 9th grade
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Create original fine art prints using CTAC's printmaking press!
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Thursday, September 22 - Thursday, November 03

Time
Thursdays, 12:30 - 3:00 PM
Grade Range
11th grade - Adult
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Easy going and welcoming introduction to the medium. Beginners and experienced painters welcome.
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Thursday, September 22 - Thursday, October 27

Time
Thursdays, 3:30 - 5:30 PM
Grade Range
3rd grade - 5th grade
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Spend the afternoon with creative fun in CTAC's clay studio!
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Friday, September 23 - Friday, October 28

Time
Fridays, 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Grade Range
11th grade - Adult
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Discover the power of color in this hands-on color theory class.
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Friday, September 23 - Friday, October 28

Time
Fridays, 12:30 - 3:00 PM
Grade Range
11th grade - Adult
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Explore and experiment with this diverse medium!
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Friday, September 23 - Friday, October 28

Time
Fridays, 3:30 - 5:00 PM
Grade Range
Kindergarten - 3rd grade
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Afterschool art experience for the creative kiddo!
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Tuesday, October 04 - Tuesday, October 04

Time
October 4, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Grade Range
10th grade - Adult
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Create a sterling silver ring or pendant with a Lake Michigan beach stone.
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Monday, October 31 - Monday, November 21

Time
Mondays, 1:00 - 3:30 PM
Grade Range
Adult - Adult
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Ready to take your photography to the next level? Try this introductory class with Raymond Gaynor.

Monday, June 20 - Friday, June 24

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Time
Daily, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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June 20, 2022
Grade Range
4th grade - 8th grade
Spend a fun week exploring printmaking techniques!
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Time
Daily, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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June 20, 2022
Grade Range
1st grade - 5th grade
Explore needle felting and hand sewing techniques, and create your own stuffed animal!

Monday, June 20 - Friday, June 24

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Time
Daily, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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June 20, 2022
Grade Range
8th grade - 12th grade
Explore this fascinating artist process to create your own one-of-a-kind artworks!
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Time
Daily, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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June 19, 2022
Grade Range
1st grade - 5th grade
We've added an afternoon session! Campers will design and create their own stuffed animal!!
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Time
Daily, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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June 20, 2022
Grade Range
4th grade - 8th grade
Use an image of a bird, fish, or flower to create three works of art!
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Monday, June 27 - Friday, July 01

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Time
Daily, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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June 27, 2022
Grade Range
Kindergarten - 4th grade
Explore mixed media techniques, and learn about five great American artists!

Monday, June 27 - Friday, July 01

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Time
Daily, 1:00 - 3:30 PM
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June 27, 2022
Grade Range
4th grade - 8th grade
A fun week creating art inspired by American Artists with different mixed media techniques.

Monday, June 27 - Friday, July 01

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Time
Daily, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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June 27, 2022
Grade Range
4th grade - 8th grade
Spend a fun week creating mosaics inspired by your spirit animal.
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Monday, July 11 - Friday, July 15

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Time
Daily, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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July 11, 2022
Grade Range
1st grade - 5th grade
Let's learn about the influential Bauhaus Art Movement and its geometric, abstract designs!
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Monday, July 11 - Friday, July 15

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Time
Daily, 1:00 - 3:30 PM
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July 11, 2022
Grade Range
4th grade - 8th grade
Let's learn about the influential Bauhaus Art Movement and its geometric, abstract designs!

Monday, July 18 - Friday, July 22

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Time
Daily, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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July 18, 2022
Grade Range
1st grade - 5th grade
This is the perfect camp for the animal lover!

Monday, July 18 - Friday, July 22

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Time
Daily, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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July 18, 2022
Grade Range
4th grade - 8th grade
A fun week learning about animals using mixed media art techniques.