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Portraiture Starting Methods For Beginners Workshop in Michigan

  • Crooked Tree Art Center 461 E. Mitchell Street Petoskey, Michigan USA (map)

Crooked Tree Art Center is excited to host ARC Associate Living Master, Tina Garrett for Portraiture Starting Methods For Beginners, an Oil Painting Workshop, July 12-14, 2019.

To sign up visit: Sign ups begin in February 2019.

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!

Here’s what Tina’s students say:

“Of all the workshops I have attended, I feel that this one made the largest and quickest influence in my work. At the end of day two, I felt that the small 4 inch section of a face I had done was the best work I've ever done! Thank you Tina, for your expertise, your generosity in sharing that with us and for your amazing heart” — Dena Hill, Texas

“In no other workshop have I learned so much! Tina, you were personable, you made it easy to explain and follow your demonstrations. I liked the time you spent with me helping me and showing me how important values are and teaching me point-to-point measuring. I got so much information from you and am so excited to practice at home now. I would take another workshop with you...I enjoyed every minute of this workshop! Not only are you an amazing artist, but also a wonderful person and a great teacher. Thank you!” — Cindy Bradley, Florida

“Really Tina is an excellent teacher! Gave me info I have never heard before and then helped us implement it so we could use in the rest of our painting life! She is infinitely patient and very kind.” — Linn Bower, Vermont


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

Kristi Wodek

Education and Outreach Director

Crooked Tree Arts Center- Traverse City