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2019 Art Class Offerings at Twisted Fish

Several exciting opportunities to learn from professional artists are on the horizon for the new year. Beginning in January 2019, participants can learn about watercolor technique, wet sketching, figurative drawing, abstracted plein air, and representational oil painting.

Artists Charles Murphy, Ralph Annunziata, Dani Knoph and Robert Scudder will bring their talents to Twisted Fish. Interested parties should contact the gallery for pricing and details, including any supplies needed. Registration is required. Call the gallery at 231-264-0123.

See this Winter Workshop Art Flier including artists and class details.

Charles Murphy returns to Twisted Fish for watercolor and acrylic workshops.


January Classes

Charles Murphy starts the new year teaching a Watercolor Workshop on January 18. From 9 am to 4 pm, participants will follow a step by step guide to putting the magic into a winter night scene. Artists of all levels are welcome to attend, with lunch provided during this workshop with Murphy. Cost: $150.

Ralph Annunziata will teach seasoned artists with a basic understanding of anatomy during his Figurative Wetsketch Workshop. Join him  January 26 from 10 am to 4 pm, with lunch provided. Attendees will need to bring their own easel. Cost: $125.


Ralph Annunziata teaches Figurative Wetsketch in January, and Abstracted Plein Air in February.


February Classes

Charles Murphy returns to Twisted Fish for an Acrylic Workshop February 1. Lunch will be included at this workshop running from 9 am to 4 pm. Class attendees will learn about adding luster to paintings in this glazing workshop. This class is appropriate for all levels. Cost: $150.

Interested in light, shadow, and form? Ralph Annunziata will lead an Abstracted Plein Air Workshop February 2. From 10 am to 4 pm participants will focus on the form, light and shadow of the abstracted landscape. Seasoned artists should bring their own easel and will be treated to lunch. Cost: $125. Recommended reading list:

  • Art & Fear, by David Bayles and Ted Orland
  • The Art Spirit, by Robert Henri
  • The Artists Way, by Julia Cameron

Embrace northern wildlife at this Watercolor Workshop February 16 with Dani Knoph. From 10 am to 1 pm, participants will learn the techniques of natural history artists and create vibrant watercolor illustrations. Attendees should bring quality photos of local fish, birds, flora or other wildlife of interest. Learn about laying down washing and capturing fine detail. All levels are welcome. Cost: $65.

Dani Knoph teaches techniques of natural history artists in February at a Northern Wildlife Watercolor Workshop.


Robert Scudder will hold a Representational Oil Painting Workshop on February 23. From 9 am – 4 pm, all levels of students are welcome to attend and will work from photographs to learn composition and how to draw imagery on canvas. Basic elements including value, color and design will be covered as well as addressing the question, “What is the artist trying to say with this painting?”
Cost: $125 with lunch included.

Robert Scudder working on a piece in the Twisted Fish sculpture garden.

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