Positive Strokes Art School
Positive Strokes Art School and Gallery offers classes and workshops to artists of all ages. Classes are
geared toward the individual, allowing artists to begin at their own level, be it beginning through advanced.
As teachers invested in helping others to expand their own creative selves. Our intention is to offer a comfortable spacewhere learning and self expression come naturally.

(ages 17-adult)

Donna Jill Witty
Watercolor Workshop Oct. 20 - 22 (Fri., Sat., Sun.) 9:00-4:00

(1 hour lunch) Donna Jill Witty, AWS, NWS, TWSA Master Status, works primarily with watercolor and holds Signature Membership Status in the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Socie-ty, and Transparent Watercolor Society of America (with Master Status) Her paintings and wisdom have been seen in numerous exhibits and written articles. She is the new president of TWSA and highly respected throughout the watercolor community. Workshop Description: This workshop will address three aspects to making a successful watercolor painting. First we will discuss taking control of your reference material to create interest and structure. Secondly, the painting process will include techniques for creating clean, colorful, interesting washes and how to control them. And most importantly, I’ll be encouraging you to increase your odds of success by thinking your way through your painting from the beginning to the final touches. You can expect to complete one or more paintings during the three days of class.

$350 (includes all 3 days)
Materials not included
Material list will be sent

Painting With a Palette Knife
Friday, Sept. 8 12:30-3:30

Bring a picture of your favorite landscape or still life (or choose one of ours) and learn the fun techniques of painting oils with a palette knife. Bring a stretched canvas or canvas board and oils. (palette knives available to use at studio) Teacher: Marlene Wood Fee: $60

“Limited Palette Painting”
Saturday, Sept. 16 12:30-3:30

Ever wonder how some artists come up with colors that you’ve never seen? Learn to paint with a limited palette to create beautiful natural colors and grey tones that are unachievable in ready made tubes. Bring a small canvas or board and palette knives (available to use at studio). A list of colors will be available when you register. Teacher:Marlene Wood Fee: $60

Racu Clay Workshop
Sun., Sept. 17 4:30 - 7:30

Adults and children over 14 with a parent. Raku is a pottery technique in which pots (previously high fired) are glazed with special glazes, fired in a raku kiln, removed red-hot & reduction cooled. Done outdoors - creates a unique metallic, crackle or iron look.. The process takes about 2 hours so you may come anytime, stay as long as you want, but must arrive no later than 4:00. Instructor: John Blackwood

Fee: $45 to fire two pieces of your own (must be high fire clay that has been fired once) Includes glazes. $60 to choose and fire 2 pieces of ours. Samples in Gallery.

Please call to register or for more information


Gone Up North

Oct 1– 7, 2017

Whether you’re a seasoned artist or just starting out, join us for one of our annual retreats where artists of all levels can awaken their creative juices.

Located on the shores of Lake Superior in Michigan’s Magnificent Upper Peninsula. An unforgettable artist retreat. Paint, draw, hike, tour, relax and enjoy beautiful fall surroundings. Instruction & critique in drawing, painting, composition and plein air oils & pastels. All levels welcome! Instructor: Marlene Wood

Water media artists and “friends of the artists” welcome. (plenty to do for a friend or spouse) $700 includes workshop & cabin. Non-participant fee: $550

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