Workshops

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2018 Workshops

PLAYING WITH LIGHT & COLOR

MARY ISELIN

April 21 & 22, 2018

In this workshop, we will explore color and light as they add joy and personal voice to our paintings.  Students will learn techniques to help them see color, and to make individual choices about how to express the colors they see.  We will also discuss how the type of light in which an object is viewed is what allows us to see the colors we wish to express.  

 On day one, we will first watch a short demo, then create a painting of our own using back-lighting.  

 On day two, we will watch a short landscape demo, then work on a landscape painting of our own, using the techniques demonstrated.  In case of heavenly weather, we might even go outside!   MaryIselin2018

“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 Workshop

November 10, 2018

Keene, NH

 

 

 

 

In this fun and informative workshop students will learn to create vibrant drawings with the simple tool of colored pencils by layering colors, blending, burnishing, and creating rich darks and vibrant colors. Colored pencils are an easy transported medium and can be used for simple sketches to complex layered drawings. In this workshop we will be combining and learning about dry colored pencils with watercolor pencils and how this mixed media approach allows for a quicker build up of color and value. Artists of all levels will enjoy expanding the boundaries of this versatile colored pencil medium.

We will begin with a short discussion on materials then a demo about applying the pencils, mixing and layering colors and burnishing. Students will then work from a still life set up or photos if they wish. I like to work individually with each student during the workshop to their own abilities. Some materials will be provided, I do have some colored pencils and watercolor pencils for students to borrow during the workshop.

Kendra holds a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art, Boston. She is a signature member of the Colored Pencil Society of America in two areas, holding a second signature membership in the exploration of using other mediums and surfaces with colored pencil. Kendra is also an artist member of the Art League of Rhode Island, Nineteen on Paper Artist Group, Providence Art Club, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, NYC and the American Artists’ Professional League, NYC.

Kendra currently exhibits at Neville Fine Art Gallery, Warren, RI and has upcoming group exhibits at Francesca Anderson Gallery, Lexington, MA 2/15 – 3/21/18 (with a colored pencil demo on 3/18/18) and  Gallery 175, Pawtucket, RI 5/6 – 6/29/18.

KendraFerreira2018

Please write pastels@tpdi.biz for more information.

 

 


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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