ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP
Two, six hour sessions beginning with a discussion of materials, including soft pastel choices, paper samples and details of storing and framing pastels.
Methods of working with the medium and various tools used will also be discussed. A 10 step video demonstration of a finished pastel will be shown, plus a demo of the workshop still life.
Beginning with exercises that emphasize looking at the still life, students will experiment with composition and gain ease with the medium and tools. We will determine the light source, simple shapes, examine values, and then develop details through color and form, arriving at a completed interpretation of the still life.
Suitable for all levels; no experience necessary! Ages 12+
Sam’s Point Gallery, MInnewaska State Park Center, Cragsmoor, NY
Cocoon Theater Gallery, Two Person Exhibit, Poughkeepsie, NY
Pastel Society of America, NY, 47h Annual Exhibit, Dr. Marcus B. Burke, Sr. Curator , Hispanic Museum & Library, NYC
Mark Gruber Gallery, New Paltz, NY Three Person Exhibit
Audubon Artists 76th Annual Exhibit, Geri Thomas, Juror, Fine Art Appraiser, Jack Richeson & Co. Gold Brush Award, Pastels
Diana Felber Gallery, West Stockbridge, MA., The Last Picture Show
Pastel Society of America, NY, 46th Annual Exhibit, Calvin Brown, Assoc. Curator, Princeton University Art Museum Framers Award
Mark Gruber Gallery, New Paltz, NY Two Person Exhibit
Pastel Society of America, NY, 45nd Annual Exhibit, National Arts Club Award, C. Kotik, Juror, Brooklyn Museum of Art National Arts Club Award
Athens Cultural Center, 24 2nd Street, Athens, NY, Seasons of Greene: The Greene Land Trust
International Association of Pastel Societies Annual Convention Show, Albequerque, New Mexico
Hudson Valley Artist Association 84th Annual, Salmagundi Club, NYC
Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, Woodstock, NY Small Works, Honorable Mention
Spencertown Academy Gallery, Spencertown, NY, Art From Farm to Table
In an effort to maintain our non-toxic environment, the Woodstock School of Art does not permit the use of turpentine or mineral spirits in the painting studios. Additionally, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne or scents of any kind. Learn more.
August 7–8, 2020, Friday–Saturday, 9 AM–4 PM
Those with special needs and/or requests may email the registrar.
Please note that for workshops lasting all day there is a one-hour break from twelve noon to one PM. Students are invited to bring lunch and eat at the school or may go to any of the local dining establishments. The school does not provide lunch or refreshments.