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Learn a thing or two or three or four!

This fall we have four opportunities to develop your painting skills. Artists, Ralph Annunziata, Charles Murphy, Betty Bea Washburn and Dani Knoph will share their expertise in a variety of mediums.

Ralph Annunziata will be teaching his unique “wetsketch” technique which combines acrylic paint and graphite in his “Plein Aire Abstract Nature Acrylic and Pencil” workshop on Saturday, September 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Weather permitting, this class will primarily take place outdoors. $125 per student with lunch included.

Charles Murphy will present “Adventures in Acrylics,” where students will experiment with a variety of techniques and applications in acrylic paint on Saturday, October 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $150 per student with lunch included.

Betty Bea Washburn will enlighten students with her “Rustic Watercolor” workshop on Saturday, November 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.┬áLearn three types of resist plus floating and pouring watercolor techniques to create a charming and rustic watercolor scene. $110 per student with lunch included.

Learn with wildlife artist Dani Knoph how to lay down watercolor washes, wield a nib pen, layer color, and code your paint palette in this “Miniatures Inspired by Michigan Wildlife” watercolor workshop. Observe demonstrations then put your knowledge to practice and learn fun facts about local wildlife as you create your own miniature watercolor painting. Dive into the meditative process of painting pattern from nature on Saturday, November 16, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. $50 per student.

Please contact the gallery at 231.264.0123 to register and obtain supply lists. All four classes are open to artists of all skill levels.


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