Workshops

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2018 Workshops

“Realistic Pet Portraits in Pastel”

Lisa Ober

Saturday & Sunday—September 15 & 16, 2018

10:00 – 4:30

Stone Arch Village Community Room,  835 Court Street, Keene, NH

Skill level: Beginner to advanced, drawing experience helpful

Artist Lisa Ober, PSA, will be your instructor in this hands-on workshop sharing her experience creating life-like pastel pet portraits. Lisa’s step-by-step approach to teaching pastel pet portraiture insures that when this workshop is complete you will know how to develop a realistic pet portrait from the first sketch through signing the finished painting.

Pastel Pet Portraits to Put You Ahead of the Pack

Lisa Ober, PSA, IAPS-MC, will be your instructor in this hands-on workshop sharing her experience creating life-like pastel pet portraits. Lisa’s step-by-step approach to teaching pastel pet portraiture insures that when this workshop is complete you will know how to develop a realistic pet portrait from the first sketch through signing the finished painting.

Lisa will talk through the secrets to creating absolutely pet-able fur whether painting cats, dogs, horses, or other furry creatures. She will address the special issues of painting all black or all white fur, a common challenge. She will also show you how to make incredibly life-like eyes, a critical component for a realistic pet portrait that might leap off your paper! Time permitting, Lisa will also provide great tips for photographing pets in order to get the most flattering reference photos.

Regardless of how much experience you have painting animals, you will be thrilled to learn all the “tricks” of the trade Lisa has mastered through decades of portrait painting. With plenty of Lisa’s personal guidance and encouragement, you will leave the class prepared to apply your new skills to painting your own beloved pet, incorporate what you have learned in pastel paintings that include animals, or improve the quality of your own portrait commissions.

Students will be provided with a reference photo (a dog) for this particularly fun, casual, but information-packed class.            Ober2018 Registration Form

Kendra Ferreira colored pencil workshops

November 10, 2018

Keene, NH

Learn to create vibrant paintings with the simple tool of colored pencils by layering colors, blending, burnishing, and creating rich darks and vibrant colors. We will begin with a discussion of materials then move on to some warm up and practice exercises of applying, layering and blending colors because colored pencils are laid down individually and colors are mixed on the paper. After a short demo, students will then work on a drawing from a still life set up with guidance from the instructor and then finish with a critique.

Instructor:  Kendra Ferreira has a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art, Boston and is a signature member of the Colored Pencil Society of America. She is also a member of the Art League of Rhode Island, Providence Art Club, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, NYC and the Artists’ Professional League, NYC. Kendra’s work is exhibited at Rhode Island art galleries; Spring Bull Gallery, Bristol Art Gallery and Royal Gallery.

Please write pastels@tpdi.biz to be put on a list for when the form is ready.

 

 


These workshops are brought to you by the Workshop Committee – Carol Corliss,  Liz Ziegler, Marjorie Layman, Susan Rock & Ellen Chapman
For more information contact Carol pastels@tpdi.biz or 603-363-4205
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