Introduction  to Pastels

Instructor Mary Pritchard

Instructor: Mary Pritchard
Cost:  $300 Members, $365  Non members
Plus $10 materials fee

March 22,23,24  
9am – 4 pm
Location:  KidSPOT

Registration Deadline: March 16, 2017

This classroom–based workshop is for beginners and others who want to explore this flexible and forgiving medium.  Students will be introduced to a variety of pastels, painting surfaces and pastel techniques.  Students will use three different surfaces and learn a cost-effective way to make their own pastel surfaces.

Demonstrations and critiques are part of this lively workshop.  Students will work from still life set ups and photographs.  The workshop will cover techniques for using photos and improving compositions, while helping students develop their unique viewpoints and creative approaches to the pastel medium.

Mary Pritchard’s workshop students have loved their introduction to this wonderful medium.  Fast, flexible and forgiving, pastel offers even novice artists a way to unleash their creative potential.  Students are amazed at their rapid results and continuing artistic progress.  If you have never tried pastel or have struggled with it, this workshop is for you.  With the right combination of pastel, surface, and easy-to-learn techniques, students discover the unlimited

Students will supply their own pastels and Canson paper, based on instructor’s supply list.  Instructor will supply additional pastels and surfaces for students to use.  Material fee is $10, payable to instructor.

Bright River, pastel by Mary Prtichard

Mary Pritchard received her B.A in studio art from Mount Holyoke College and has Master’s degrees in both art and journalism.  She was in-house corporate art curator for Ashland Oil, Inc., and has been a consultant to companies such as Nationwide Insurance Company and the New York Power Authority, advising on the acquisition, installation and conservation of art.  She coordinated special events and traveling exhibitions for a variety of artists including internationally known landscape painter Wolf Kahn.  Following a career in education administration at the University of Delaware, she returned to painting fulltime.  An award-winning pastel artist, she is known for her landscapes of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, as well as coastal Maine and rural Nova Scotia.  A popular workshop instructor, she maintains a studio in historic Chestertown, MD.  Galleries representing her work include Carla Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD; and the Station Gallery, Greenville, DE.

CANCELLATION POLICY: RiverArts reserves the right to cancel any class due to under-subscription. Full refunds will be issued in the event of cancellation.

REFUND POLICY: Students can request a refund if withdrawn by the registration deadline, less a 10% administrative fee.

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