Workshops

Beginning Acrylic with Sandra Place
Date(s):
Sunday, 25 June, 2023 to Saturday, 1 July, 2023
Learn how to paint with this fun and versatile medium, and discover the appeal of a limited palette to many famous artists past and present! Successful color mixing is the basis for creating a harmonious color scheme in your paintings. Using just three colors plus white to mix all the colors needed, you will learn the basics of drawing, composition, working with values and color, and how to work creatively from photos. Working from still-life setups and your own photos, you will create two or more paintings, learning how to work quickly with this fast-drying medium and how to blend colors to... +Read More
Beginning Pastel with Sandra Place
Date(s):
Thursday, 6 July, 2023 to Friday, 7 July, 2023
Learn how to use the vibrant, permanent colors and versatile nature of pastels to create beautiful paintings! Working from still–life setups and your own photos to create two or more paintings, you will learn the basics of drawing, composition, working with values and colors, and how to work creatively from photos. Demonstrations will include ways of applying pastels to paper to achieve various painterly effects, how to begin, proceed, and finish a painting, and how to avoid and overcome common problems. You will have ample time to work on your own paintings, with plenty of personal attention... +Read More
Beginning and Intermediate Pastel with Sandra Place
Date(s):
Sunday, 25 June, 2023 to Saturday, 1 July, 2023
If we engage in something as a beginner, experiencing an activity as if for the first time, then we are truly able to learn.  Come along on this journey as you explore the unique nature of pastel, one of the most versatile, spontaneous and permanent of all painting mediums.  Daily demonstrations will include how to begin, proceed with and finish a painting, how to achieve various painterly and drawing effects, and how to avoid and overcome common problems.  By working on specific exercises as well as complete paintings, you will improve fundamental drawing and painting skills, focusing on... +Read More
Pastel: Color, Values and Shapes with Sandra Place
Date(s):
Saturday, 28 March, 2020
Pastel is the perfect medium to learn more about the importance of getting your values, colors and big shapes correct in your paintings!  It is a very forgiving medium if one proceeds properly, and corrections can be made easily along the way, with no waiting for paint to dry.  We will discuss these elements and there will be a short demonstration.  Students will do a few preliminary sketches to illustrate the use of values and shapes, and then they will do a landscape painting from a photograph, focusing on working with these three elements from the very beginning to achieve a successful... +Read More
Pastel: Creative Painting From Photos with Sandra Place
Date(s):
Saturday, 21 March, 2020
Pastel is one of the most versatile of all painting mediums and allows for many corrections and layers to build up to beautiful paintings.  Students will learn how to overcome the color and compositional limitations of their photos.  One of the most important elements of a painting is its composition; also, all landscape painting requires a basic knowledge of perspective.  We will focus on these elements and how they are used to make landscape paintings, including street scenes and paintings with buildings, look believable and appealing.  Students will do a landscape painting from a... +Read More
Beginning Pastel with Sandra Place
Date(s):
Thursday, 6 July, 2023, Friday, 7 July, 2023
Pastel is one of the most permanent and versatile of all painting mediums, allowing for many corrections and layers to build up to beautiful paintings. They are immediate, spontaneous and allow the use of both subtle and vibrant color and many different painting styles. We will discuss different types of papers and pastels as well as application of different kinds of strokes to achieve various painterly effects. There will be a short demonstration of a landscape painting. Then students will do a landscape painting from a photograph and will learn how to begin, proceed and finish a painting,... +Read More