“Studio Pastels with a Plein-Air Mood”
PSA Workshop, Gramercy Park, New York USA
10 – 11th March 2012
Using outdoor sketches and photographs, Margaret will show she encapsulates the complexities of outdoor painting to produce simple, but dramatic subjects for painting. Using wet & dry pastel techniques, using acrylics or gouache for underpainting, the development of the pastel painting can show as much depth & painterly qualities as oils, without losing its’ own characteristics. Students should bring their own pastels in any type or brand, hard or soft, & samples will be available of different paper brands to try out. As well as landscapes, portraits & figures can be included in the workshop demonstrations. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for booking & details.
‘”Wet & Dry Pastels / Photo to Sketch to Painting”
Debarry Studio Ten in Florham Park, New Jersey USA
12 – 14 March 2012
Margaret will show methods of simplifying the subject whether it be landscape / figurative / floral etc and following some basic rules to help you tackle the challenges of conveying 3 dimensions with a broadness & freedom to your work. Photographs can supply the inspiration, studies supply the energy & enthusiasm required to paint stunning paintings. Margaret will cover dry pastel techniques, as well as under-painting with gouache, spirits, or simply adding water to create a wide variety of different effects. Critiques will supplement the workshop to help students receive individual advice on their various levels of ability. All levels are welcome – even complete beginners. Bring any pastels you already have – there is no need to have particular brands or colours. Bring photos and sketches, ideas for paintings, an open mind and a sense of humour. If you have watercolors or gouache, bring these too, and a selection of types of paper you may already use or prefer. Contact Christina Debarry at email@example.com for bookings & details.
“Indoor Painting with a Plein-Air Feeling”
York Art Association PA
3-day Workshop, 16-18 March 2012
Margaret will be back to blow you away with her wet & dry pastel techniques which incorporate oil & watercolor techniques showing the complete versatility of pastel as a medium. Therefore, this workshop can be attended by watercolourists, oil painters, acrylics etc., as well as staunch pastel supporters. From landscapes, townscapes, still life, floral, portrait & figure, bring your own photographs and sketches of your favourite subjects to work out how to paint with a fresh, done-it-from-life approach. Bring an open mind, sense of humour & learn lots of new techniques & information to make your own paintings come alive. Contact Kay Koehler at firstname.lastname@example.org for booking & details.
Margaret @ Palm Key, South Carolina USA
Pastel workshop 21-23 March & Mixed Media Workshop 24-25 March 2012
Join internationally acclaimed artist Margaret Evans in March 2012 for a five-day workshop in the South Carolina “Low Country”, an area which boasts beautiful subjects in nature, architecture, landscapes, and waterscapes. Margaret will combine a three-day pastel and a two-day mixed media class. Attend either workshop or join your host for both. Meet your instructor and fellow artists in a quiet and relaxed social setting amid the Live Oak trees and Spanish Moss. Visit www.palmkey.com to discover the South Carolina Low Country charms of your workshop’s host facility. E-mail email@example.com for details.
“Versatility of Wet and Dry Pastels”
Hudson River Valley Art Workshops – Greenville NY
August 18 – 21, 2012
Level: All Levels 3-Day Outdoor/Studio Class
In this workshop, Margaret shows the versatility of pastels as a serious painting medium. She will demonstrate the sketching quality of the medium, & also the intensity of colour when mixed with other media to paint substantial painterly techniques. In the studio you will learn about the wide range of pastel brands & their uses, as well as how to work on paintings from the information collected plein air. Margaret will demonstrate on location in pen/wash, watercolor & pastels, and in studio with oil and/or gouache with pastels. A mass of information and techniques crammed into 3 hard working days with the full board package of delicious food, accommodation & house party atmosphere unique to HRV! Book through firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The Challenges of the Landscape”
Margaret @ Terry Ludwig Studio, Littleton, Colorado
4 day Studio / Plein Air Workshop
August 23 – 26th 2012
Margaret will show you her methods of simplifying the landscape and following some basic rules to help you tackle the challenges of plein-air painting in any weather, when conditions can add extra challenges to the artist, in heat, wind and even snow – after all , she comes from Scotland! Lively, spontaneous field studies supply the energy & enthusiasm required to paint great landscapes in the studio, and indoor sessions will also show you how to utilise those outdoor studies, and turn them into stunning paintings. Margaret will cover dry pastel techniques, as well as under-painting with gouache, spirits, or simply adding water to create a wide variety of different effects. Critiques will supplement the workshop to help students receive individual advice on their various levels of ability. All levels are welcome – even complete beginners.
This is an ideal opportunity to work with Margaret, learn her techniques & teaching methods, and have fun discovering the landscape of Colorado. Plenty of great advice, good company, fantastic scenery & any husbands wanting a game of golf can join Margaret’s husband too, while we all paint! Together with the location, and temptations of Terry Ludwig’s own Pastel Factory, this is TOO TEMPTING to resist!! Book through Margaret at email@example.com. – Payments can be sent by Paypal.