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2022 IAPS CONVENTION CLASSES
IAPS has a wealth of classes for you to choose from - Workshops and Demonstrations. Be sure to check the SCHEDULE so that you don't sign up for two classes at the same time. Each class is designated with the following initials that tell you what type of class it will be:

DM - DEMONSTRATION

The instructor will work on a painting, and discuss technique, inspiration, supplies etc. Demonstrations are either two or three hours. The painting will be projected to a screen, so everyone can see details as the instructor works.

WS - WORKSHOP

There are some two-day workshops at the beginning of the convention for those who like to arrive early and one-day workshops throughout the program. You will need to bring all your supplies, including your choice of standing or tabletop easel. Under each class description is a link to the instructor's recommended materials list that you can print out. Maximum of 20 students in most workshops.

TO SIGN UP for any class you must be registered as an Artist or an IAPS Instructor. (Non-Artist Spouse/companions may not sign up for optional classes). You can register and sign up for classes at the same time, and you can go back later and add extra classes. If you wish to change or cancel a class see Changes & Cancellations.

TUESDAY, JUNE 21 & WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2022
Margaret Dyer

WS01 Margaret Dyer


2 Day Workshop, Tuesday & Wednesday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm . . . $390
The Figure in Its Environment

Working from life, students will explore drawing, composition, proportion, value and color. Class will have a break at the end of the day to photograph the model in motion, giving students a variety of dynamic images to work from the next day. Day 2: Students may work from iPads or printouts, but not phones. Margaret will have a portable printer with wifi and card-reading capability.

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Terri Ford

WS02 Terri Ford


2 Day Workshop, Tuesday & Wednesday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm . . . $390
Elevate your Painting with Dynamic Color!

CLASS FULL

Terri will share her technique for working 'Thin to Thick, Dark to Light' which is key to creating depth and texture in her paintings. She will also discuss and demonstrate her layering approach and the 'bright over white' principle she uses to infuse paintings with luminous WOW-factor color!

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Amanda Houston

WS03 Amanda Houston & Diana Sanford


2 Day Workshop, Tuesday & Wednesday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm . . . $390
JAM Session!

An experiential, process focused workshop. Nourish your intuitive side as you practice improvising in this playful, interactive workshop. Short demonstrations, structured exercises inspired by both landscape and the non-objective, will help you develop skills for letting go and surrendering to the creative process. Music will help set the pace and mood. Open to all levels comfortable with the materials and ready for adventure!

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Aline Ordman

WS04 Aline Ordman


2 Day Workshop, Tuesday & Wednesday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm . . . $390
Capturing the Moment

CLASS FULL

Aline describes in this two-day workshop how to be expressive with your reference material. On the first day, Aline will demonstrate quick drawings of 5,10 and 20 minutes emphasizing movement and color. On day two, she will demonstrate her techniques for capturing movement in a landscape.

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2022
Liz Haywood-Sullivan

WS05 Liz Haywood-Sullivan


1 Day Workshop, Wednesday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm . . . $196
Sunlight and Shadow: Back to the Roots

CLASS FULL

This workshop pushes your ability to evaluate color temperature and see value in the landscape. Liz will show how she breaks her reference image into areas of light and shadow. Then in the underpainting she uses three values of yellow for the sunlit areas and three values of blue for the shadow areas. Local color will be applied on top to finish the paintings. Join Liz for a unique way to approach underpainting in a landscape painting.

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Lyn Asselta

WS06 Lyn Asselta


1 Day Workshop, Wednesday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm . . . $196
De-mystifying the Complex Landscape

CLASS FULL

When painting the landscape, we're often faced with multiple elements that compete for our attention. If we're not careful, our paintings become 'busy' and our intent becomes lost. Staying focused and learning to edit well will enhance and simplify those complex landscapes, resulting in more expressive and cohesive paintings.

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Carol Peebles

WS07 Carol Peebles


1 Day Workshop, Wednesday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm . . . $196
A Likeness From Life: A Classical Approach

CLASS FULL

Learn how to get a convincing likeness in a portrait, while studying the techniques of the Old Masters, to develop your own contemporary approach. It's all in how you look at it! From abstracting shapes to refining details, Carol will show you the way to avoid common mistakes with a demo, lecture & critiques.

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THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2022
Daniel Keys

WS08 Daniel Keys


1 Day Workshop, Thursday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm . . . $206
Roses - Beautiful but Challenging to Paint

CLASS FULL

During this workshop, Keys will demonstrate a painting of roses using a personal photo reference, while covering the fundamentals of representational painting, including drawing, value, color, edges, and composition, along with material choices and usage. Students will then follow suit, using the methods discussed during the demo, with reference materials provided by the instructor. He will cover how to handle all the aspects of traditional representational painting to tackle a difficult subject – roses. Students can choose from a printed version of the reference or download one from the artists collection onto their iPad or other handheld electronic device.

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Sally Strand

WS09 Sally Strand


1 Day Workshop, Thursday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm . . . $196
Finish Line!

CLASS FULL

Ever wonder how to finish your painting or when it's time to stop? With a focus on the later stages of completing a painting, Sally will demonstrate pastel techniques such as optical mixing of layered color and glazing. A lecture and slide show provide tools so that you get the finishing touches essential to turning paintings into light-filled personal statements.
This is the same workshop offered on Friday - please sign up for only one. **

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Christine Ivers

WS10 Christine Ivers


1 Day Workshop, Thursday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm . . . $196
Stories of the Night!

Many paintings tell us stories, but there is something particularly intriguing about that nearly perceptible veil between dusk and early dawn. What hides in the dark, with its luminescent multicolored lights, reflections, vibrations, and architecture draws on the imagination as no other story can. Explore YOUR story by painting NightScapes with Chris. It is sure to be an illuminating adventure!

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Halla Shafey

WS11 Halla Shafey


1 Day Workshop, Thursday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm . . . $196
Abstract Pastels: Cultivating Exciting Visual Language and Mark-

CLASS FULL

Halla will stress her understanding of the foundations of abstract art (composition, line, shape, color, tone and texture) while guiding artists on how to tap into their own visual memories without resorting to planning/ sketching/or photographs. By following their intuition and letting the painting process lead them, artists will experiment with techniques in pastel to cultivate exciting and unique visual language and mark-making.

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Brian Bailey

DM101 Brian Bailey


3 Hour Demonstration, Thursday, 9:00 am - 12 Noon . . . $80
Altered Reality

Brian will show his technique for using opaque pastel to create the illusion of the transparency of a veil. He will demo a small portion of the painting that won the Prix de Pastel at the last convention. He will discuss his use of metaphor and imagery and their significance to him.

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Aaron Scheurr

DM102 Aaron Scheurr


3 Hour Demonstration, Thursday, 9:00 am - 12 Noon . . . $80
Alpine Light

Aaron will explore the high elevation alpine landscape, with an emphasis on the quality of light in the high country. Along the way he'll talk about scale, atmospheric perspective, and common errors in composing to scale.

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Carol Peebles

DM103 Carol Peebles


3 Hour Demonstration, Thursday, 9:00 am - 12 Noon . . . $80
Capturing a Star

To some of us, our grandchild is the Superstar, to others it's a spouse or a celebrity. How do you capture what you love in a person? In this demo she will discuss ways to avoid generic proportions and instead celebrate the person you draw, capturing more than a likeness, with love!

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Marla Baggetta

DM104 Marla Baggetta


3 Hour Demonstration, Thursday, 9:00 am - 12 Noon . . . $80
Loosen Up the Landscape

CLASS FULL

Loosening up is easier said than done! There are times when we find ourselves over- working, nit-picking or just plain making mud with our pastels! No more worries! Marla will share her secrets to achieving a bolder, feisty, more liberated approach to your landscape paintings!

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Jeanne Rosier Smith

DM105 Jeanne Rosier Smith


3 Hour Demonstration, Thursday, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm . . . $80
Sea and Sky: Composing the Conversation

Do your skies fully express and support the drama of your seascapes? As the source of light and weather, skies determine so much, but when we focus on the sea they often, and mistakenly, become an afterthought. In this workshop we'll work on composing better seascapes, creating mood, a great color palette, and dynamic movement which convey the atmospheric interplay between the sky and the water.

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Margaret Dyer

DM106 Margaret Dyer


3 Hour Demonstration, Thursday, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm . . . $80
Figures in their Environments

CLASS FULL

Working from a photo, Margaret will complete two dynamic pastel paintings of figures in their environments, showing how she handles composition, proportion, value and color.

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Stephie Clark

DM107 Stephie Clark


3 Hour Demonstration, Thursday, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm . . . $85
Colour Magic and Blooms

Step into Stephie's colourful world of creating flowers with the magic of soft pastels and watch as she unfolds her effortless approach to painting a bouquet of flowers resting in a jar. Stephie will demonstrate how she constructs each flower with depth and character.

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Albert Handell

DM108 Albert Handell


3 Hour Demonstration, Thursday, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm . . . $80
How a Master Paints with Green

This demo will show how Albert paints with vibrant greens by utilizing color and value relationships, plus a personal and unique stroke for application of the leaves. He will be demonstrating his unique technique for watercolor finishing with pastels. He will explain the twists and turns of tree trunks and branches and how cast shadows create form.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2022
Barbara Jaenicke

DM201 Barbara Jaenicke


2 Hour Demonstration, Friday, 8:00 am - 10:00 am . . . $70
Miles and Miles: Atmospheric Perspective

Creating miles of depth on the surface of a painting can be daunting without a strong understanding of value structure, color temperature and chroma. Barbara will explain the importance of each of these concepts to her in this demonstration of a landscape that spans many miles.

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Kathy Hildebrandt

DM202 Kathy Hildebrandt


2 Hour Demonstration, Friday, 8:00 am - 10:00 am . . . $70
The Devil's in the Details

Do you love detail? If you do, join Kathy as she demonstrates the use of pastel pencils. From full blown large paintings to the smallest details, pastel pencils are up to the task. See how she creates different textures for objects and brings her paintings realistically to life through details.

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Ellen Eagle

DM203 Ellen Eagle


2 Hour Demonstration, Friday, 8:00 am - 10:00 am . . . $70
The Language of Pastel

In this 90-minute slide presentation, Ellen will discuss images of pastel paintings created over a span of centuries. As artists turn their attention to subject matter that reflects the evolution of their cultures, their methods of application illustrate the remarkable versatility of our beloved medium. Half hour for questions following the presentation.

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Liz Haywood-Sullivan

DM204 Liz Haywood-Sullivan


2 Hour Demonstration, Friday, 8:00 am - 10:00 am . . . $70
Making Underpainting Work for You

How does Liz use underpainting to start a pastel? What are the benefits? This demo will explore the process, including the big question of how she chooses which colors/pastels to use. Find out how she uses this technique to help her get to the finish faster. Liz will show you how and why she approaches underpainting to facilitate her pastel application.

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Sally Strand

WS12 Sally Strand


1 Day Workshop, Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm . . . $196
Finish Line!

CLASS FULL

Ever wonder how to finish your painting or when it's time to stop? With a focus on the later stages of completing a painting, Sally will demonstrate pastel techniques such as optical mixing of layered color and glazing. A lecture and slide show provide tools so that you get the finishing touches essential to turning paintings into light-filled personal statements
This is the same workshop offered on Thursday - please sign up for only one. **.

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Jeanne Rosier Smith

WS13 Jeanne Rosier Smith


1 Day Workshop, Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm . . . $196
The High-Impact Seascape

Drama, excitement, and power: how can we convey these on paper? In this workshop you will learn to find great compositions that heighten emotion and create strong visual impact. We will experiment with color and lighting choices to support your intent and focus on the power of painting motion.

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Stephie Clark

WS14 Stephie Clark


1 Day Workshop, Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm . . . $196
Creating a Still Life Masterpiece

CLASS FULL

Discover and create along with Stephie the beauty of vintage grapes and florals in a still life setting. Uncover her secrets to layering colors and shapes, taking the lessons learned from the Dutch masters' paintings and transforming them with an Impressionist approach to compose your own masterpiece.

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Brenda Boylan

WS15 Brenda Boylan


1 Day Workshop, Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm . . . $196
Capturing the Heartbeat of the City

CLASS FULL

Painting the city is not as difficult as it seems. Brenda will show you simple steps to create depth, structure, and movement within an urban street scene. This includes basic two-point perspective, composition, color, edge-work and mark-making that will give your urban scenes an exciting heartbeat. Brenda will provide up to five pre-approved images from which you may paint.

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Aline Ordman

DM205 Aline Ordman


2 Hour Demonstration, Friday, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm . . . $70
Abstraction of Shapes to Create an Illustrative Painting

Painting is learning to see. Often, we paint what we think we see because we all have preconceived notions of what something looks like. In this demo she will demonstrate how by thinking in an abstract manner and creating the shapes, colors and values that she sees, and will produce a pastel painting of a horse race.

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Wende Caporale

DM206 Wende Caporale


2 Hour Demonstration, Friday, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm . . . $75
Drawing & Painting a Pastel Portrait

Wende will explain her technique for painting a Head & Shoulders portrait in pastel from life working with a model. Beginning with a structural schematic drawing, she will share her method that helps ensure an accurate likeness in addition to describing her unique, systematic approach to creative color while maintaining accurate values. She hopes you will gain an understanding that will broaden your approach to portraiture.

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Eveline Miller

DM207 Eveline Miller


2 Hour Demonstration, Friday, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm . . . $70
Atmosphere and Mood

A demo that demonstrates intent for serene and tranquil landscapes. Utilizing the qualities of the colors and contrasts that dominate in the reference, the demo will emphasize painting for strong compositions.

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Albert Handell

DM208 Albert Handell


2 Hour Demonstration, Friday, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm . . . $70
A Mountain Stream

Albert will demonstrate his technique to show the movement and expression of flowing water and rocks in a mountain stream.

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Theresa Saia

DM209 Theresa Saia


2 Hour Demonstration, Friday, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm . . . $70
Expressions in Light

Teresa will demonstrate how she creates Mood and Passion in the Landscape using her love of light and its effect on the landscape. Using a color palette to set the mood, Teresa will build the painting with thoughtful steps and creative mark making to a joyful climax. Come experience Teresa's exuberance for pastel and learn the five techniques she uses for more powerful paintings.

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Diana Sanford

DM210 Amanda Houston & Diana Sanford


2 Hour Demonstration, Friday, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm . . . $70
Let's JAM!

While painting, we're often aware of competing voices, from the deliberate to the spontaneous! In this demonstration Diana and Amanda will unpack who these different cooks are (from scientific research) and then demonstrate how to break free from the analytical and improvise! Join a fun-filled JAM session enticing audience participation and full of tips to enliven your own kitchen.

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Corey Pitkin

DM211 Corey Pitkin


2 Hour Demonstration, Friday, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm . . . $70
No More Flesh-Colored Crayons: Painting Skin in

Corey will demonstrate and explain his varied approaches to creating vibrant yet believable flesh tones in pastel. Pulling resources from both science and art history, Corey will debunk the idea of a single 'flesh color' and guide you through the spectrum of wonderful tones that can be discovered when painting skin.

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Desmond O'Hagan

DM212 Desmond O'Hagan


2 Hour Demonstration, Friday, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm . . . $70
A Bold Expressive Cityscape

This demo begins with a short digital slide presentation and talk emphasizing the light and energy of the city. The demo will highlight bold direct strokes and capturing the effects of light in an urbanscape. Question and answer period will follow the demo.

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SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2022
Lyn Asselta

DM301 Lyn Asselta


2 Hour Demonstration, Saturday, 8:00 am - 10:00 am . . . $70
The Power of Simplicity in the Landscape

CLASS FULL

The use of bold, simple forms and pared down subject matter can be the perfect foundation for exciting, dynamic, and even complex paintings. Using the New England coastline as reference, Lyn will take you through her thought process as she talks about editing, intent, underpainting and detail.

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Colette Odya Smith

DM302 Colette Odya Smith


2 Hour Demonstration, Saturday, 8:00 am - 10:00 am . . . $70
Composition as a Construct

Take a fresh look at composition as a powerful communication tool. Using slides, illustrations and live painting, Colette will draw from historical perspectives and her own methods working from photos to raise your awareness of how to construct your painting, and how this impacts the message your painting sends.

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Stan Sperlak

DM303 Stan Sperlak


2 Hour Demonstration, Saturday, 8:00 am - 10:00 am . . . $70
Return of the Night

Stan will conduct a two-hour whirlwind tour & demo of his methods for painting various times of the night. The differences of Dusk & Dawn, the depth of Midnight, Stars, Planets and Moons and clouds over the landscape at night will all be discussed in detail and culminate in a special ending demo.

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Terri Ford

DM304 Terri Ford


2 Hour Demonstration, Saturday, 8:00 am - 10:00 am . . . $70
Illuminate your Paintings

Infuse your paintings with depth and luminous color! Watch Terri demonstrate her 'Thin to Thick, Dark to Light' principle, which when combined with pure pigment adds depth, texture, and WOW-factor color! She will share her approach to layering to build depth along with her choice of 'bright over white' when painting light.

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Theresa Saia

WS16 Theresa Saia


1 Day Workshop, Saturday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm . . . $196
Good Vibrations

CLASS FULL

Teresa, known for her colorful, contemporary impressionism, will help you energize your paintings with more color. Take your paintings from a 'nice' rendition of the landscape to a more dynamic, engaging statement. When you look at reference photos do you always see green? Through a series of steps, Teresa will instruct on adding joyful, vibrant color while keeping your values correct.

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Gail Sibley

WS17 Gail Sibley


1 Day Workshop, Saturday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm . . . $196
Do More with Less - Paint Anything With a Starter Set

Do you really need more pastels? Perhaps not. Gail will guide you through the steps to create paintings of any subject using only an off-the-shelf starter set. She'll give you the keys to working with the constraints of a limited palette which in turn will, perhaps counterintuitively, open up your artistic possibilities.

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Brian Bailey

WS18 Brian Bailey


1 Day Workshop, Saturday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm . . . $196
Mystery of the Veil

In this workshop, Brian will demonstrate and discuss his approach to achieving the translucent (transparent) effects of a veil with still life. He will discuss the origins and significance of the veil in his own works, while helping students work from life with the studio set up of a veiled still life.

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Corey Pitkin

WS19 Corey Pitkin


1 Day Workshop, Saturday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm . . . $196
Quickly Capturing a Likeness from a Photo

Corey will guide students through his technique of quickly capturing a portrait in pastel by starting with perceived abstract shapes and building on this with a rational approach that includes addressing form, value, color, anatomy, and emotion. Special attention will be given to edgework and color harmonies. Corey will send a photo of a model prior to the class for the students to work from.

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Andrew McDermott

DM305 Andrew McDermott


2 Hour Demonstration, Saturday, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm . . . $70
This Great Land

Andrew will demonstrate how to create vivid and loose landscapes, how to work in a limited time for a small, yet visually strong landscape, how to create lush greens and use color effectively. He will also share his thoughts and tips on what makes a great landscape.

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Brenda Boylan

DM306 Brenda Boylan


2 Hour Demonstration, Saturday, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm . . . $70
Street Smarts, for Plein Air & Studio

Join Brenda as she shares her loaded ten-point list for painting on-site through personal experience. The demo will encompass the challenges and solutions for a cityscape, some basic perspective drawing, what to look for and avoid, as well as the simple tools and techniques for creating a vibrant cityscape.

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Eveline Miller

DM307 Eveline Miller


2 Hour Demonstration, Saturday, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm . . . $70
T is for Texture

Eve will demonstrate her process of establishing striking effects with texture in the landscape. Utilizing various tools and products she will demonstrate how a good composition can become a great painting.

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Loriann Signori

DM308 Loriann Signori


2 Hour Demonstration, Saturday, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm . . . $70
Unleash Your Creative Memory

By utilizing series of small painting studies, Loriann is able to open her memory to become the major reference for her creative painting process. In this presentation, Loriann will show you examples of small painting series which then inform all of her work, both on location and in studio. 'Seeing the real place and feeling why you are painting is the reason for working.'

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Paul Murray

DM309 Paul Murray


2 Hour Demonstration, Saturday, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm . . . $70
Where Edges Meet: It's just the beginning

Artists talk a lot about edges: soft, hard, rough etc. But edges are only part of a successful painting. Paul will demonstrate in detail what happens to colors and values where they meet - and the powerful effect it can have on the life and energy of your paintings. The best part? It's a simple intuitive process!

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Anne Strutz

DM310 Anne Strutz


2 Hour Demonstration, Saturday, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm . . . $70
Marks in Motion: How to infuse energy into your artwork

Students often copy their subject instead of painting their own interpretation, becoming afraid to experiment for fear of ruining their painting. Learn to infuse energy with the use of a brayer, contour drawing and tools to manipulate pastel. These techniques can be applied to any subject matter.

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Ellen Eagle

DM311 Ellen Eagle


2 Hour Demonstration, Saturday, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm . . . $70
Ellen Eagle - Pulling back the Curtain on Her Process

Legendary Art Students' League instructor Ellen Eagle will show images of selected portraits. She will describe her emotional responses to her sitters and what a crucial role these have in guiding her compositional and color decisions. She will present works in progress and address the specifics of her emotional response to these paintings, and then show techniques of how she works in pastel with details of palette and paper surface. Questions will be welcomed at the end of the presentation.

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Marla Baggetta

DM312 Marla Baggetta


2 Hour Demonstration, Saturday, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm . . . $70
Crack the Color Code

CLASS FULL

Learn how to create intuitive, alluring color harmonies that captivate the imagination! Marla cracks the code of color theory and demystifies the three aspects of color in simple, easy to apply steps. No more guessing about color! Join her for a fun and jam-packed demonstration!

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SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2022
Kathy Hildebrandt

WS20 Kathy Hildebrandt


1 Day Workshop, Sunday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm . . . $196
The Power of Detailed Imagery

In this workshop we will explore the power and versatility of an often-overlooked tool of the pastel medium, the pastel pencil. From human or animal portraits to still life and in between, anywhere you want to express your work in luscious details, learn how the pastel pencil can become your best friend.

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Aaron Scheurr

WS21 Aaron Scheurr


1 Day Workshop, Sunday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm . . . $196
The Color of Snow

Snow is never just white. It reflects and refracts light in a kaleidoscopic range of pearlescent colors. It is a gift to the artist, simplifying the landscape into elegant abstract patterns. In this class we will experiment with essential color and design principles for painting the winter landscape.

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Andrew McDermott

WS22 Andrew McDermott


1 Day Workshop, Sunday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm . . . $196
Bright Lights in the City

Learn how to develop a vibrant urban scene. Andrew will discuss what to take out or leave in from reference photos to create believable scenes that hold the viewer's eye. He will share his technical knowledge and tricks on pastel layering and creating texture, finally sharing his thoughts on finishing a painting and what makes a great work of art.

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Desmond O'Hagan

WS23 Desmond O'Hagan


1 Day Workshop, Sunday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm . . . $196
Capturing Light - the Art of Interiors

CLASS FULL

In this workshop, Desmond will explore the art of interiors. Along with discussions on composition, style, and technique, he will demonstrate a pastel interior, and offer hands-on instruction and critiques to each student. One of his primary goals in this workshop is to gently move students out of their comfort zone to experiment with new ideas and techniques.

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Loriann Signori

WS24 Loriann Signori


1 Day Workshop, Sunday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm . . . $196
Finding Your Way from Planning to Response

Spontaneity happens so much more easily when the analytical mind has been turned off. And that only happens if you begin with a plan. In this one-day workshop we will learn techniques for organizing a visual space using 'shapification.' With plan in mind, we will next explore the balance between construction and destruction and its role in seeking beauty. By reducing description and exploring the painting's inner space you can find the feeling of endless possibility.

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Barbara Jaenicke

WS25 Barbara Jaenicke


1 Day Workshop, Sunday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm . . . $196
What Lurks in the Shadows

CLASS FULL

Shadows can be deceiving landscape elements regardless of what they're cast upon but understanding some important concepts can allow them to play a less mystifying role. Barbara will present various shadow scenarios and demonstrate one of them and will also work with students to paint their own shadowy subject matter.

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Colette Odya Smith

WS26 Colette Odya Smith


1 Day Workshop, Sunday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm . . . $196
Compose Yourself

Bring conscious intent to your compositional choices and explore their implications in developing your personal style. Colette will combine instruction and a painting demo to illustrate how her process works to create imagery that communicates her intentions. Working time will be filled with personal encouragement to pursue individual aims.

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Stan Sperlak

WS27 Stan Sperlak


1 Day Workshop, Sunday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm . . . $196
Master the Light of Skies & Atmosphere

CLASS FULL

Stan will reveal to attendees several of his tricks for making your viewer fall right into your scene, almost as if the paper doesn't exist. Transparent light in your skies, atmospheric distances, application and suggestive mark-making as well as unique compositional fun that will bring your landscape work to the next level.

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** these classes are offered on two different days and will be exactly the same, so only sign up for one date.

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