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A Changing Sky, watercolor, Charles Murphy

Wouldn’t you love to learn how to make art from the artist who made this? Charles Murphy will be teaching weekly watercolor painting classes at Twisted Fish Gallery beginning Oct. 27 and running through Nov. 17. Call 264-0123 to register; class size is limited so call soon.

The classes will be held Thursday mornings, 9:30 a.m. to noon. They’re designed for all skill levels and all schedules. Sign up for as many as you’d like. Each class costs $40. A supply list is below.

Supply list

The supply list for Watercolor Adventures, taught by Charles Murphy.

“Students will explore a wide variety of possibilities using the watercolor medium,” Murphy said. “Special techniques will be highlighted with instructions and examples for integrating them into a painter’s personal style.”

Murphy, of Traverse City, has taught painting classes and workshops since 1975. He grew up in southern Minnesota and always wanted to be a painter; his grandfather was one of his earliest inspirations.

Atop the Stone Arch, a watercolor by Charles Murphy

Atop the Stone Arch, a watercolor by Charles Murphy

Murphy is a graduate of Minnesota State University with a BFA (magna cum laude) in studio arts. He has done the art fair circuit and worked with more than 40 galleries through his career; his art is in numerous private and public collections, including Kraft, General Motors and Prudential.

He was named “Art Educator of the Year” by the Traverse Area Arts Council in 2003 and the demand for his classes continues to grow. Class size at Twisted Fish is limited, so register now; call 264-0123.


Chapel in a Snowy Woods by Charles Murphy

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