The mission of this class is to give experienced artists a time and place to work out their own vision with aid from an instructor experienced with a variety of art materials and styles. Student should have experience with their medium of choice.
In this intermediate to advanced pastel class, we explore techniques and ideas to help each student develop and mature their artistic voice. New techniques and ideas are presented through demonstrations and group talks given by Master Pastelist Brooke Allison. You will choose your subject matter, working from photographs, still life composition or your imagination.
Bring your passion for landscape painting to new heights in this guided, open studio, all media class. Using your own reference materials, learn how to identify and convey the essence of your landscape subjects— respond by interpreting vs. copying. Develop more intuitive, spontaneous ways of seeing. Paint with greater emotion and purpose. Additional topics include composition and design, color exploration, qualities of light and shadow, value contrasts, edge control, aerial perspective. Maximum 10 students, familiar with their chosen medium.
The Beauty of Imperfection-Brave, Bold, Beautiful
Jennifer dares you to be brave while exploring your inner voice, letting go of perfection and playing with a variety of materials to create bold expressive works of art as we step fearlessly into the unknown. Using timed exercises to loosen up and reveal your innate intuition forces us to use bold strokes with wild abandon, creating happy little accidents and mark-making that reveal your personal style. Students will work with landscape photos provided by instructor, with their own photo reference, with still life objects, and, weather permitting, do some plein air sketching. Along with a good variety of soft and hard pastels, and good sanded pastel paper, other materials like ink, markers, brushes and graphite will be used. We will use a contemporary impressionist, expressionist, and abstract styles as we explore shapes, composition, positive and negative space, bold vs neutral color and mark-making. There will be plenty of challenging exercises, instructor demos, one-on-one coaching, critiques, discussions, and painting throughout this intense fun 2-day workshop with PSA Master Pastelist Jen Evenhus. Come with an open mind and a willing spirit !
Jennifer is a nationally recognized award-winning artist, naturally drawn to patterns, shapes, and movement found in landscapes, earthscapes, florals and everyday objects, translating those into unique works of art. She exhibits on a national level and is a Master Pastelist in the Pastel Society of America, a Distinquished Pastelist in the Northwest Pastel Society, an IAPS-Master Circle member, and a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of the West Coast.
Students are encouraged to find their personal style in the painting medium of their choice. Specific exercises to discover the creative spirit and development as an artist will also be explored. A supportive and intimate environment provides individual attention that builds self confidence.
As the expression goes, “Color gets all the credit, but value does all the work.” So lets start this pastel course with a refresher in monochromatic stick media, move on to simple black and white underpainting and, with that knowledge, progress to full color in pastel and wet media. When your values are confident, then your color will have the contrast and the punch you’ve always dreamed of. Combine your awareness of value with the effects acquired through stippling, hatching, weaving and layering. Using both dry and wet grounds of contrasting color, your pastels will really start to glow.
Before color, there was the mystery of black and white. Before paint, there was the elemental directness of charcoal and pastel. (Think Lascaux caves.) These dry pigment tools offer a direct route to the study of line, value, mass and, therefore, overall pattern and composition. Through a series of sequential exercises, students at all levels will explore the use of charcoal, pastel and simple wet media, such as black/white gouache (opaque watercolor). Bring favorite photos with clear shadow patterns for reference.
This special Destination workshop will offer you, the student, the opportunity to express your creative intent with the renowned workshop instructor, Richard McKinley. You will explore various artistic manipulations of composition, value, and color as a means of helping you, the artist, add your personal feelings and emotions to the landscape.
In addition to ‘easel time’ indoors or out, the workshop will offer a special trip to the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg for a private viewing of selected artwork in their collection, a private walking tour of the famous outdoor wall murals around the city, and a live glass blowing demonstration at the Duncan McClellan Gallery.
Take advantage of the beautiful weather, sugar sand beaches, golf, art galleries and all the wonders of the Dunedin area while you are here.
You may reserve your place in the workshop with a $250 non-refundable deposit with the balance due on or before Dec. 1st. Call to make your reservations today as this incredible opportunity will fill fast.
Learn pastel painting techniques using hard and soft pastels. This is a “how to” class for beginners with demonstrations and lots of individual instruction. If you already know “how to”, you’ll learn “what now”—taking your pastel painting to its next level. Working from still life subjects and your own photo references, you will learn the basics of composition, values, the use of cool and warm colors, and much more.
Ever wondered how to work with pastels or if this is even the medium for you? Here's your chance to try pastel techniques before you invest in materials. We'll provide materials and one of our top art instructors to introduce you to this fun medium.
Find new life in works you've started to paint! Create new work that wows! Cut loose and explore because anything is possible! What to expect: 2 experienced and fun instructors (Lorraine Potocki and Candy Schultheis), limitless exploration, enthusiastic encouragement. You are welcome to work in the 2D medium of your choice or play with something new.
Take your drawing and painting to new heights of expression... bring YOUR TOOLS and we will help you excel to the next level! Learn anatomy, composition, and many facets of art. An open painting and drawing class to work on your own compositions with expert help.
In this class you will work on your own projects under the guidance of an instructor knowledgeable in classical realism. There will be demonstrations and lots of individual help. You will learn how to draw and paint more beautiful portraits, flowers, landscapes, or any subject matter you choose. You will be working mostly from your own photo references but you also have the option of working from a still life set up which is fundamental in training the eye to see objects in space. We will focus on drawing, composition, tonal values, color and edge control.
In this intermediate class you will explore several different approaches to perfecting your painting skills in portraiture using pastel, charcoal or oils. You'll learn Classical Realism principles to paint form and tonal values using plaster head casts as they do in the Ateliers or you can work from photographs. Students may also opt to learn how to set up a still-life and learn classical painting methods, such as tonal values, edges, and accurate drawing.
In this class, you will learn the fundamental principles of portrait painting from life using direct painting methods. We will concentrate on proper proportion, values, skin tones, and getting a likeness. The instructor will give step by step demonstrations and lots of individual instruction from how to begin the initial drawing through mixing beautiful skin tones and atmospheric backgrounds. We will have two models for three weeks each.