Suttons Bay Michigan
Beginners shine here ... even if you've never held a brush only a wine glass!
This exciting one-of-a-kind art experience will bring out your hidden bohemian self as you walk in the eccentric sandals of a famous painter who left a big mark on the art world sometime between the 1800s to the 1960s!
You'll arrive at my studio (or if offsite at the pre-arranged location) with an open mind about what "good" art looks like and a spirit of fun and curiosity. We'll chat about the featured artist as you paint - remember most artists are not choirboys (Grandma Moses excepted) so my stories will be ones you never heard before... if the artist was bawdy or naughty you'll learn about it, all intended to enhance your understanding of the artist's inspirations.
You'll get a personal photo of the select artwork to use as a guide. I'll demonstrate their unique color mixing and brush work and offer tips if you feel stuck. (I'll select a famous painting like one that sold for $106.4M - "Nude, Green Leaves & Bust" by Picasso as an example.)
You'll paint on your choice of surfaces - stretched canvas, canvas board or rollable canvas paper, whichever travels best for you if you are vacationing here - choose in advance please!
Over 21? BYOB - we have over 35 cideries, distilleries and wineries with cool tasting rooms - you'll pass a few on the way. Please let me know beforehand if children / minors are attending so I can plan appropriately.
I am an art history buff with a BFA degree in painting and an advanced degree in Adult Education.