Long-time artist and arts educator Marlene Wood hosts weekly oil and pastel painting classes at the Marquette Arts & Culture Center.
Marlene Wood has been teaching art to children and adults for over thirty years. Her passion is to teach in a way that elicits personal self-discovery, emotion, and the unleashing of creative juices. Marlene’s philosophy is that if one can learn to see correctly, all else in art is both teachable and obtainable. Marlene brings with her a diverse education and a positive and supportive approach to teaching.
She recently moved to the shores of Lake Superior from Palatine, Illinois where she owned Positive Strokes Art School and Gallery since founding it in 2000. She is happy to call the Upper Peninsula her new home, and eager to get more involved in our bustling art scene.
Her classes will be offered on an ongoing basis, and students are welcome to begin at any time. There will be an emphasis on drawing, seeing correctly, use of medium, value, composition, color and techniques, helping you to strengthen your ability to draw and paint what you see or want to see and become a more dynamic artist. The class is geared toward the individual, allowing artists to begin at their own level, and both individual and group instruction and attention will be provided.
Classes are offered at $20 per session or $70 for a punch card, good for four class meetings of your choosing. Materials are not provided, but if you’d like to give oils a try, you may use the teacher’s materials for $5/class.
Email Tristan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (906) 225-8655 to pre-register, or simply show up!
These classes are a part of the Marquette Arts and Culture Center’s Creative Community Series, supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.