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)

Painting With a Palette Knife
Friday, February 9 10:00-3:00

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 (canvas no larger than 16 X 20. ) Palette knives are available to use at studio Bring lunch or grab lunch nearby (45 minute lunch break) Teacher: Marlene Wood Fee: $75

“Limited Palette Painting”
Saturday, February 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, oils, and palette knives (available to use at studio). A list of colors will be available when you register. Teacher: Marlene Wood Fee: $50

Color Theory with Tim Chambers!
Monday, March 19 - 9:30-4:00

Learn Tim’s secrets of color theory he has mastered from American Master Colorist Henry Henche! Students will be learning color relationships, key, values, mixing and much more! Check out Tim on his website to view his awesome paintings and publications! Tim has helped open the eyes of hundreds of students to see the beauty of natural color. You will be amazed at the colors that you've never seen! Bring lunch! Fees: $125

“Faces Made Easy”
Saturday, March 24 10:00-3:00

All levels welcome. Join us for this hands on experience
and find out how easy people really are to draw. Using a
simple formula based on artistic measurement, participants
will be able to learn to draw a face and get a likeness. We
will work in charcoal or graphite pencil and will focus on
seeing correctly, drawing, values, & being creative.
Materials provided (45 min. lunch break)
Teacher: Marlene Wood

Please call to register or for more information


“The Great Smoky Mountains” Gatlinburg, Tennessee
The diverse and awe inspiring southern Appalachians are an artists dream! In addition to the magnificent panoramic mountains and landscape, diverse plants and animals, and historic structures, this area is also the most biodiverse park in the entire National Park system. The Spring season offers a display of flowering trees and colorful wildflowers. Cascading mountain streams and waterfalls add to the fact that The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has become America's most visit-ed national park.

April 21 – 28, 2018 All levels welcome! Instructor: Marlene Wood Water media artists and “friends of the artists” welcome. $850 includes housing & instruction $750—non participants

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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