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)

The Raku Experience!
Saturday, June 24 | 1:30-5:30

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.

Plein Aire Painting
Fridays from 9:30-12:30 | Begins May 15

Time to get outside and paint! Capture the rebirth of spring/summer/fall seasons on canvas! Join instructor Sandy Schmidt to paint outdoors! Painters will meet at Positive Strokes and drive to a nearby area. A list of future locations to meet at and suggested supply list will be available at the first meeting, via email, or by calling Positive Strokes. Fees: $175 for an 8 week punch card or $25 per meeting.

Painting With a Palette Knife
Saturday, July 8 | 9:30-12:30

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, August 5 | 9:30-12:30

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

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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