Monday, August 17, 2009

Fall 2009 Workshop Schedule

It’s hard to believe school is back in session. It’s time to think about Fall plans already. I have put together an exciting and fun group of pastel workshops for Fall and I hope you will be able to join me for one or more sessions. Each workshop is planned as a self-contained unit which allows you the flexibility to choose the workshops that fit your schedule. This Fall I will offer two options:

1) Master Class in Pastel - This class will be held on alternate Tuesday evenings from 7-9 pm in my Marietta home studio. The class is $25 for each session and is available on a drop-in basis. Class will be held as long as two students can attend. Each class will consist of a lesson and demo relating to a painting concept with time to apply the ideas at your easel. The first class is tentatively scheduled for September 22. Please let me know if you wish to be included on my email reminder list for the Tuesday evening classes.

2) Weekend Afternoon Mini-Workshops - These workshops meet from 1-5 pm at my Marietta home studio and the cost is $45 for each session. I will be offering six mini-workshops this Fall. The Saturday sessions are called ‘Pastel Explorations’ and are designed for those who are new to pastels or who want to review the basics of pastel painting. The Sunday sessions are suitable for any level of experience though a familiarity with pastels is helpful. In these sessions, we will explore advanced techniques and painting concepts through a theme. (details below)

Outlined below are the dates and a brief description for the Mini-workshops. Class size is limited so please check your schedules and let me know as soon as possible if you wish to reserve a spot in any of the workshops. Email or call me at (770)977-3386 if you want to hold a spot or have any questions.

Saturday Mini-workshops Pastel Explorations

September 19 Pastel Explorations I : This is an introduction to the world of pastels. We will explore
The materials and tools of the trade as well as explore the many ways pastels can be applied. Students will watch demos and do exercises as well as complete a painting.

October 17 Pastel Explorations II : In this session we will continue our exploration of pastels with a focus on color. Using the theme of the Autumn Landscape we will learn how to achieve vibrant, rich and clean color with pastels.

November 21 Pastel Explorations III: Our exploration of pastel painting continues with a study of under paintings and how they can help you improve your paintings . Students will learn about several under painting techniques and have the opportunity to try several.

Sunday Mini-Workshops

September 20 Learning How to Simplify….Painting the Marsh. In this session we will learn ways to simplify and abstract the landscape. Our focus will be on painting the many moods of the marshes. We will do a large painting and have fun getting down to a simple expression of a marsh scene.

October 18 Fall Color- Painting the Autumn Landscape in pastel. If the colors of Autumn inspire you, come and learn ways to capture the color with pastels. We will use the color wheel to learn ways to paint the light as well as keeping those bright colors from looking garish or too washed out.

November 22 Pastel & Mixed Media II: If you missed the first mixed media and pastel workshop on water lilies then you won’t want to miss this one! We had a great time trying two new techniques and the fun continues in this session with a focus on painting shells and the seashore. We will try two more new techniques in this session.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Wildflower Workshop

'Barefoot Meadow' 11x14 pastel
I am gearing up for my Wildflower Mini-Workshop which will be held on Sunday August 30th. I have two spots left so let me know if you would like to join us. I am looking forward to sharing some ideas on painting wildflowers and meadows. I just got three new books about wildflowers and I am enjoying reading about them. Look for me to share some fun tidbits in my upcoming wildflower posts.