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3-Day Starting Methods Workshop at Crooked Tree in Michigan July 12-14

  • Crooked Tree Arts Center 322 6th Street Traverse City, MI, 49684 United States (map)

3-Day Starting Methods Workshop at Crooked Tree in Michigan July 12-14

Beginners and all levels are welcome to participate. In this 3 day format. Crooked Tree Arts Center — Traverse City, Michigan is happy to host ARC Associate Living Master Artist, Tina Garrett. Tina started oil painting in 2012 and shares with her students the practical methods she uses in her award-winning portraiture to help artists make the best paintings they’ve ever made. Tina is a two-time ARC Salon Purchase Prize Winner, three-time Oil Painters of America Online Showcase awardee, an International Artist Magazine People & Figures Grand Prize winner and a proud Cecelia Beaux Forum Mentor for the Portrait Society of America. This workshop is perfect for anyone struggling with portrait painting.

Learn to see and simplify values, create form, and understand edges and chroma to control your composition and create dramatic portraiture. Tina will teach you how to organize your palette to mix realistic colors, values, and temperatures for different skin types and how two easy strategies to achieve an accurate likeness in your portraiture. 

Tina will demonstrate three oil painting starting methods including open grisaille, accurate color wash and Tina’s favorite, selective start. 

Each morning Tina will demonstrate and lecture. Each afternoon, Tina will work one-on-one with every artist as they paint from the live model. Tina’s goal is to be as generous with her knowledge as possible, walking each student through the concepts so when artists leave her workshops they are able to take their own painting to new heights. All levels welcome!


Please contact The Crooked Tree Arts Center to hold your spot today!

Kristi Wodek

Education and Outreach Director

Crooked Tree Arts Center- Traverse City