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, April 7 | 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

“Tree of Life” Spring Painting
Friday, April 7 | 7:00-9:30 pm

No experience! Have fun while you paint an awesome barn painting! BYOB - We’ll supply snacks $45

“Limited Palette Painting”
Saturday, April 22 | 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

Painting Glass and Copper
Sunday, April 23 | 9:30-3:30 | Ages 15-adult

Learn how to create the illusion of glass or copper sur-faces in your still life paintings. A valuable lesson for all painters! {Or use the school’s materials for a $25 fee}. Bring your own materials (oils or acrylics).
Materials: stretched canvas / gesso board (9X12-16X20) a variety of brushes, medium of your choice.
Paint: include ultramarine blue, cobalt blue, titanium white, cad yellow lt., cad yellow medium or deep, cad red, alizarin crimson, burnt sienna.

Bring lunch or go out (1 hr. lunch break)
Teacher: Sharron Boxenbaum Fee: $75

Please call to register or for more information


“Santa Fe, New Mexico

May 16 – 23, 2017

A magical, exuberant, colorful journey for artists that will both fascinate and inspire you!

Santa Fe is recognized as one of the most intriguing urban environments in the world. Experience the unique mix of old world charm and contemporary vibe as you paint the awesome landscape and learn about the history and culture. The art galleries and diverse visual arts span ancient traditional art to the most contemporary, making it one of the largest and most important art markets in the country. All levels welcome!

Instructor: Marlene Wood Water media artists and “friends of the artists” welcome. (plenty to do for a friend or spouse) $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 Call for a full brochure!

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