Date: October 23, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Crooked Tree Arts Center – Petoskey – Visual Arts Room

Cost: Crooked Tree Arts Center Members: $69 / Non-Members: $109


This workshop will focus on combining different visual resources to create a work that is unique and full of possibilities.  By using the basic principles of visual design, and different medias, each students work will be developed through the different steps in the creative process. The main topics of the workshop are collage, composition, color, gluing and other attachment techniques, and the use of mixed media in drawing and painting.

This workshop is intended for anyone interested in collage and drawing.

Drawing skill is not required for the workshop.

For full details including materials list and registration information please see Crooked Tree Arts Center website.

About Bill Hosterman:

Bill HostermanBill Hosterman is a tenured Associate Professor in the Foundation Department at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI. He received his B.A. in Printmaking from Pennsylvania State University, and his M.F.A. in Printmaking from Indiana University. Hosterman channels his creativity into drawings that he hand-paints with watercolors.

“I make artwork about relationships – between land and water, and nature and human progress. Through my personal experiences and research into the habitat, landscape and human history of an area, I create images that explore how nature defines humans and they, in turn, define nature. I will use the specific landscape and flora and fauna of the [Good Hart] area as the subject matter for my drawings.”

Hosterman has participated in solo and group exhibitions across the country and overseas, and he has attended artist residencies in Gatlinburg, TN, Ontonagon, MI, and Sheridan, WY.  Bill was Crooked Tree Arts Center’s Artist in Residence in Good Hart during May and June of 2017.