Classes & Workshops

COVID-19 Guidelines for Art Classes/Workshops:

  • Please don’t come to class if you are sick, have been feeling ill, or have come in contact with an individual diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 14 days.

  • Class sizes have been reduced to allow for sufficient physical distancing. Participant work spaces will be spaced at least 6 feet apart.

  • We ask you to wash or sanitize your hands upon entry.

  • Masks are required when entering and walking around the Circle of Arts building, but do not need to be worn at your workstation as long as safe physical distancing is maintained.

  • To the greatest extent possible, each participant should bring or be provided their own supplies for class; any shared supplies are to be sanitized between users.

Youth Scholarships Available !

Plein Air Workshop
with Kurt Anderson

August 7, 2020  

9 am - 5 pm
Class Fee:  $100

Learn how to choose a subject, evaluate composition, color and value and paint a field study on location. Painting fundamentals such as concept, drawing, value, color, design, composition, edges and perspective will be reviewed. There will a demonstration painting followed by student free painting where Kurt will provide personal one on one instruction. This is a workshop that will benefit both beginning and seasoned plein air painters.

Plan to be outside for the day!  Bring a lunch & water.
Students bring their own supplies.

Minimum # of Participants to hold class = 4

Maximum # of Participants = 10


September  7, 8, 9  2020

3 Day Workshop - 9:30am - 4pm
Class Fee:

                $345 - Includes supplies

                $300 - bring your own supplies

Learn enough to play for a lifetime! With artist and instructor Kath Macaulay.

This is the perfect technique for travel journaling, hiking, biking, sauntering, sitting in a café or the airport.  Capture what you think you see in 25 minutes or less using a water soluble pen, a 4 x 6 inch pad of paper and a small paint set.  Ideal for the timid beginner to paint fearlessly in public, and the advanced artist who wants minimal equipment, total portability, speed, no interruptions and no clean-up.   New is adding a Micron pen.


The workshop includes several of the watercolor techniques of John Singer Sargent and uses photos of his watercolors extensively as teaching examples.

From a former student at Canyon Ranch, “You just changed my life:  I can do this!”



In the event that Charlevoix Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather, classes will be cancelled. To the best of our ability, CCA will schedule a make-up class. Refunds will not be provided if the student is unable to attend a rescheduled class.

Minimum Enrollment
If a class does not have the minimum number of students enrolled, CCA will notify you prior to the first session that the class is cancelled and will offer a full refund to the student. (Credit card payments will be refunded to the same card and check & cash payments will be refunded by check.)

Student Withdrawal

Due to artist/instructor preparations and travel, we do not provide refunds.


T: 231-547-3554


109 Clinton Street
Charlevoix, MI 49720


Monday-Friday  11am - 4pm
Saturdays   11am - 3pm
*Open to vulnerable patrons on
Wed. & Thurs. 10 - 11am.

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Charlevoix Circle of Arts is a 501 (c) 3 Non-Profit organization.
Our mission is to cultivate a more inspired and educated community through the arts.

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