TENTH BIENNIAL CONVENTION
CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

 

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
UNTIL THE CONVENTION OPENS IN ALBUQUERQUE

At this point you cannot register, make changes, or purchase banquet tickets until you are at the convention.  The registration desk will open on Thursday, June 6 at 1:00PM and remain open throughout the convention days. You may register in Albuquerque, registration fees will be $5 higher and there will be the option of a one day registration for Friday, Saturday or Sunday at $60 per day.  With the one day registration, you may sign up for any classes only on the day you select.

We certainly hope you will not have to cancel, but if you do, just send an email to Susan Webster,  cancellation fees are explained on this website HERE.

The only exception to the above is that if we get cancellations on pre-convention workshops, we will post a notice on the convention blog at and you can contact Susan to book.

Space is still available on MC1, WS2, WS6. If you want to book one of these, email Susan. If you want to get into a class that shows as being filled, check at the registration desk in Albuquerque, any tickets returned due to cancellations will be offered for sale, and you may be lucky!


SELECT CLASSES, WORKSHOPS, ETC.

(OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES)

We have an exciting lineup of workshops, classes and demonstrations for the Tenth Biennial Convention.

You may make reservations at Hotel Albuquerque at any time; click here for more information. We expect the convention hotel to fill completely, and have additional rooms available at a nearby hotel; information about that is on the same web page.

When planning your travel, keep in mind that the Convention Exhibitions will open with a reception on Wednesday evening, June 5. The exhibitions will be held within the hotel and the opening reception will begin at 5:00 pm.

Pre-convention workshops begin Wednesday and Thursday, and this year there will be two post-convention workshops on the Monday and Tuesday following the close of the convention.

Please note, you must register for the convention
in order to take any classes

(Click on the day below to jump directly to that day's classes, or scroll down to see

the entire list of individual class descriptions)

Wednesday   Thursday   Friday   Saturday   Sunday  Monday & Tuesday

 

There are several types of presentations to choose from:

DEMONSTRATIONS:

The instructor will work on a painting and give comments on his/her technique, supplies, etc. These sessions run either two or three hours. Painting demonstrations are projected onto a large screen so everyone can see what the instructor is painting.

WORKSHOPS:

One or two days as specified; instructors will demonstrate and participants will work on their own paintings. Participants must bring all supplies; see recommended supply list with each workshop listing. Limit 20-25 in each workshop.

MASTER CLASSES:

For advanced students; students must hold signature membership in a Member Society or have accrued 3 or more points towards IAPS Master Circle membership. See recommended supply list with each listing. Limit 20-25 in each class.

SEMINARS:

A business-related presentation or lecture (no painting demonstration).

CRITIQUES:

Bring a printed portfolio, or a portfolio on your own digital device, for a one-on-one personal critique by magazine editor or publisher.

WAITING LISTS:

Wait-lists will be kept only for Workshops and Master Classes. If you are interested in one of these types of classes that is listed as sold out, send an email to Susan Webster (with “IAPS waitlist” in the subject line) to have your name placed on the waiting list.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5 & THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013

 

WS1 DOUG DAWSON

2 day Workshop, Wednesday & Thursday, 9:00am-4:00pm … $340
THIS CLASS IS FILLED

Designing your Painting with an Organizational Shape

The demonstration will explain the concept of an organizational shape — a massed shape used to organize a composition. Doug will consider different types of shapes, such as dark and dark middle values; light and light middle values; dominant colors. He will explain their strength and attributes — for example, they may have interesting edges because they are a collection of objects. Participants will develop the organizational shapes as black and white thumbnails, then selected thumbnails will be developed into paintings. Download the Pastel Journal article discussing this concept in more detail.

* Download recommended supply list
[View instructor's bio]

MC1 - ELIZABETH MOWRY

2 day Master Class, Wednesday & Thursday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm … $340

Simply Nature: From Realistic to Evocative

This intensive workshop will include a full demonstration and mini demonstrations as needed plus discussion, sharing work for constructive input, and guidance at individual easels. Participants should bring one or two unframed landscape paintings to share, after which they will be encouraged to work from them or from a photograph they have taken to create mood that will resonate emotionally with viewers. Note: To attend a Master Class, participants must hold a Signature Membership in a Member Society or have accrued 3 or more points towards IAPS Master Circle membership.

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WS2 - CLARK MITCHELL

2 day Workshop, Wednesday & Thursday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm … $340

Powerful Landscapes through Rich Underpainting and High Contrast

Clark will talk about choosing an expressive scene, sketching, editing and creating a dynamic composition. Starting with a vivid underpainting and stressing high contrast in all aspects of landscape painting, he will demonstrate how to create the illusion of space, navigate middle stages and use details to complete a rich and eye-catching scene. Plenty of demos and at-easel assistance. Students will paint from their own photo references.

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WS3 - TERRI FORD

2 day Workshop, Wednesday & Thursday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm … $340
THIS CLASS IS FILLED

Rich Underpainting & Vibrant Light

Learn how Terriís use of rich underpainting, combined with layers of pastel, create paintings that depict luminous, vibrant light. Day One will focus on establishing strong underpaintings with various approaches. Day Two will emphasize painting the light using pure pigment, varying temperatures and complimentary colors as opposed to white lights.

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THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013

WS1, MC1, WS2, WS3 continue for the second day 9:00 am-4:00 pm

 

WS4 - DEBORA STEWART

1 day Workshop, Thursday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm … $170
THIS CLASS IS FILLED

Exploring Abstraction with Pastel

Workshop participants will develop abstractions from source drawings and small color studies. Learn how to bring structure, depth, movement and value to your abstractions through the use of underpainting, and learn a variety of ways to develop abstract compositions with pastel. Loosen up and become more spontaneous in this workshop.

* Download recommended supply list
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WS5 - MARGARET DYER

1 day Workshop, Thursday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm … $180 (includes model fee)
THIS CLASS IS FILLED

Paint The Figure in Pastels with Live Model

Margaret teaches a simple step-by-step method of pastel painting. Working with a live model, students will explore drawing, anatomy, proportion, value and color. For those wanting to speed up and become less tight in their work, this will be an excellent class. All skill levels are welcome.

* Download recommended supply list
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WS6 - CHRISTINE DEBROSKY

1 day Outdoor Workshop, Thursday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm … $170

By the Garden Gate

Set in the hotelís charming Southwest style courtyard, Christine will demonstrate, explaining technique, how to handle greens, and simplify architectural elements. Participants will work on their own plein air rendition, with individual at-easel attention and guidance in handling a complex subject in a direct manner. Bring a selection of your own garden photos, to be used indoors in case of bad weather. Christine will provide a hand-out on how to best utilize references, and conclude with a gentle discussion/critique.

* Download recommended supply list
[View instructor's bio]

FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2013

 

WS7 - KIM LORDIER

1 day Workshop, Friday, 10:00am-5:00pm … $170
THIS CLASS IS FILLED

Making Your Mark

Do you ever find yourself just filling in passages in your painting? Over-rendering an area where just three beautifully placed marks would create a stronger and more beautiful solution? Join Kim in exploring the power and importance of mark making, and how the quality of your marks will help to define your style. Following a short discussion and demonstration, each artist will set up and paint for the rest of the day. Kim will address questions, and will respectfully assist at your easel.

* Download recommended supply list
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WS8 - ANDREW McDERMOTT

1 day Workshop, Friday, 10:00am-5:00pm … $170
THIS CLASS IS FILLED

Water Scenes & Reflections

Andrew will show how to develop a sea or water scene in pastel in a creative, loose and painterly approach. He will demonstrate how to build up a value painting and develop it into a color work. Andrew has created an intriguing way to show an approach that is simple, yet still develops into a lush, impressionistic painting. Learn how to paint an atmospheric water scene with reflections, and some tricks and tips to create depth and movement in water.

* Download recommended supply list
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WS9 - BILL CREEVY

1 day Workshop, Friday, 10:00am-5:00pm … $170
THIS CLASS IS FILLED

Pastel & H2O — Special Effects and Textures

Work dry. Work wet. Pastels can do both. This workshop explores the exciting potential for achieving wonderful special effects, rich textures and impastos and color washes from working pastels with water. All the techniques and materials necessary to do wet pastel paintings are taught in this hands-on informative workshop. Students work from their own studies or photo references along with demonstrations and one to one personal instruction.

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WS10 - FRANK FEDERICO

1 day Workshop, Friday, 10:00am-5:00pm … $170
THIS CLASS IS FILLED

The Painterly Colorist

This workshop involves the use of a painterly underpainting with lively colors followed by pastelling that is enhanced by the use of color and brush strokes. The purpose is to convey a free, open, colorful mood in your work. Townscapes, cityscapes and harbors will be the subject matter.

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101 - DEBORA STEWART

Demonstration, Friday, 10:00am-1:00pm … $65

Abstractions in Pastel

Deboraís abstractions are often intuitive, expressive responses to nature. Learn how she begins her work from small thumbnail sketches, to color studies and then develops larger works. The artist will show how she uses underpainting and charcoal washes to develop movement and line in her paintings.
[View instructor's bio]

 

 

 

102 - MARLA BAGGETTA

Demonstration, Friday, 10:00am-1:00pm … $65
THIS CLASS IS FILLED

One Hundred Variations; A Journey

Join in Marla Baggettaís journey through 100 variations on a theme; hear how they began, evolved and ultimately changed her work. During this three-hour demonstration Marla will complete four variations using pastel and some mixed media as well as share her inspiring and surprising story and her sense of humor and play.
[View instructor's bio]

 

 

103 - KARIN RICHTER

Demonstration, Friday, 10:00 am-1:00pm … $65

A Still Life – The Direct Approach

Karin loves pastels for their easy manipulation and directness of application. In this demonstration, she will show how to quickly analyze a composition and get maximum impact right from the very start without much underpainting, but rather use the lusciousness of extra soft pastels and the rich surface of suede board as a guide to a painting that excites you!
[View instructor's bio]

 

 

104 - RICHARD McKINLEY

Demonstration, Friday, 10:00am-1:00pm … $65

Plein Air Pastel Indoors

Richard will discuss the importance of working on location and why pastel is the perfect media for doing so by demonstrating a pastel field sketch. Topics covered: setting up a well-organized lightweight pastel palette, the necessity of secure equipment, proper positioning, and when to do a pastel field sketch versus a more elaborate painting. Whether you are a newbie or an old hand, you will leave this demonstration with a greater appreciation of why so many landscape painters must plant their feet in real soil to paint well.
[View instructor's bio]

105 - ANNE HEVENER & JAMIE MARKLE

Critique, Friday, 10:00am-12:00noon … $30
THIS CLASS IS FILLED

Private Critiques: Share Your Work with Anne Hevener and Jamie Markle

Bring your portfolio and sit down one-on-one with either the publisher or editor of the Pastel Journal. Share your latest work and get feedback on matters of composition, handling of color and value, and more. And enjoy a conversation about how to move your painting forward. (Individual time slots of 15 minutes per person will be confirmed.)
[View Anne Hevener's bio]
[View Jamie Markle's bio]

106 - CHRISTINE DEBROSKY

Demonstration, Friday. 2:00pm-5:00pm … $65
THIS CLASS IS FILLED

Made in the Shade

The desire to paint glowing, sparkling sunlight is universal among artists. By paying careful attention to shadows, the contrast of illuminated areas can result in a convincing rendition of sunlit effects. Shadows donít just lie there! By placing rich, nuanced color in dark areas, you can add excitement and life. Such questions as edge handling, color temperature, reflected light, light direction and quality, and modeling of form will be addressed in this session.
[View instructor's bio]

107 - CAROLE KATCHEN

Demonstration, Friday, 2:00pm-5:00pm … $65

Pastels Over an Acrylic Underpainting

Beginning with an underpainting gives the artist the opportunity to explore and refine basic design as well as building richness of color. Caroleís philosophy of pastel painting is “You donít have to be afraid because you can fix anything.” She will share many of her tricks in this demonstration.
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108 - LESLIE B. DeMILLE

Demonstration, Friday, 2:00pm-5:00pm … $70 (includes model fee)

Character-Study Portrait on Velour

An intense, detailed demonstration with explanation of using pastels on velour paper. The model will have wonderful flesh tones with lots of color and character. Lesís impressionistic approach showing the warm & cool tones and lost & found edges will be featured, for a complete portrait showing the great aptitude of using velour paper.
[View instructor's bio]

 

 

 

109 - DESMOND OíHAGAN

Demonstration, Friday, 2:00pm-5:00pm … $65

Infuse Light and Energy in Your Pastels

The presentation begins with a slide show of Desmondís pastels including two step-by-steps of works in progress. His lecture topics include infusing light and conveying energy with your pastel technique. He will also discuss developing your personal style and pushing your pastels to the next level. This will be an informal discussion, and questions will be welcome. Pastel demo will be a painting of an urbanscape.
[View instructor's bio]

SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2013

 

WS11 - DESMOND OíHAGAN

1 day Outdoor Workshop, Saturday, 9:00am-4:00 pm … $170
THIS CLASS IS FILLED

Advancing Your Pastel Painting Technique

Working outdoors on the hotel patio, Desmond will help you reach the next level in your pastel painting by emphasizing composition, developing technique through a more painterly approach, and the importance of light, values, and contrasts. Along with an informal talk on a variety of topics, there will be hands-on, individual instruction and critiques. Students are encouraged to move out of their comfort zone and experiment with new ideas in technique and subject matter.

* Download recommended supply list
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WS12 - ELIZABETH MOWRY

1 day Workshop, Saturday, 9:00am-4:00 pm … $170
THIS CLASS IS FILLED

Painting Natural Landscape Components

This workshop is for students already familiar with pastel techniques. Elizabeth will demonstrate her methods of creating mood in a landscape consisting of only natural components. Then she will discuss and demonstrate very subtle ways of adding and subtracting to extend and deepen the mood even more. Participants should bring reference photos they have taken, and will receive guidance at their easels from Elizabeth.

* Download recommended supply list
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WS13 - MIKE BEEMAN

1 day Workshop, Saturday, 9:00am-4:00 pm … $170
THIS CLASS IS FILLED

Animal Portraits

Learn the essentials of painting animal portraits. Mike's demonstration will be followed by working on individual projects with lots of one-to-one assistance. He will cover the systematic process of blocking in, simplifying, getting the right value relationships, and working with edges, and the rendering of fur, feathers and features. Bring photos of subject matter that is of interest to you. Mike will have a small selection to choose from as well.

* Download recommended supply list
[View instructor's bio]

 

201 - ROBERT CARSTEN

Demonstration, Saturday, 9:00am-12:00noon … $65

It's All About the Light — Using Light Effect as a Compositional Tool

Award-winning artist Robert Carsten will demonstrate how he uses dramatic light effect to organize a sense of movement throughout a still life composition. His method, applicable to landscape and other genres, creates dramatic, luminous effects with subtle color temperature variations in stunning compositions.
[View instructor's bio]

 

202 - DONNA YEAGER

Demonstration, Saturday, 9:00am-12:00noon … $65

Capturing the Delicate Light and Color of Flowers

Concentrating on the tonal values, hard and soft edges, and the delicate transparent qualities of flowers, Donna will discuss looking for patterns and rhythms as she paints. She will explain and demonstrate why color is a key component, where to place stronger colors in relation to less dominant ones, working quickly to establish the overall values and colors then the smaller shapes as the painting progresses.
[View instructor's bio]

 

 

203 - WILLIAM SCHNEIDER

Demonstration, Saturday, 9:00am-12:00noon … $70 (includes model fee)

Creating Realistic Skin Tones

Skin is translucent; it is also reflective. To create a sense of veracity, the artist must go beyond painting mere value transitions. This demonstration will show how to see and paint the color and temperature shifts that define realistic skin tones.
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204 - LORENZO CHAVEZ

Demonstration, Saturday, 9:00am-12:00noon … $65

Painting Winter Streams in the Rockies

Lorenzo will address a favorite subject for artists and collectors. He will discuss how to create effective compositions, excitement of color and its gradations. Also the three sources of natural light, how to describe stream depth, and the use of contrasts in a winter stream scene. Demo will use both photographic reference and field sketches.
[View instructor's bio]

 

205 - JULIA PATTERSON

Business Seminar, Saturday, 9:00am-12:00noon … $55

Get Your Work Out There! The Very Best Ways to Market Your Art Online

Julia shares her expert advice on the best avenues for artists to promote themselves efficiently, enjoyably and at little cost in the world of blogs, websites and social media. Her fast-paced overview of ideas, possibilities, tips and tricks will leave you excited to get your work out there! Comprehensive handout included. No need to bring your laptop, just a pen.
(Note: this presentation will be repeated on Sunday)
[View instructor's bio]

 

206 - ANNE HEVENER & JAMIE MARKLE

Critique, Saturday, 10:00am-12:00noon … $30
THIS CLASS IS FILLED

Private Critiques: Share Your Work with Anne Hevener and Jamie Markle

Bring your portfolio and sit down one-on-one with either the publisher or editor of The Pastel Journal. Share your latest work and get feedback on matters of composition, handling of color and value, and more. And enjoy a conversation about how to move your painting forward. (Individual time slots of 15 minutes per person will be confirmed.)
[View Anne Hevener's bio]
[View Jamie Markle's bio]

207 - SANDRA BURSHELL

Demonstration, Saturday, 1:00-4:00pm … $65

Beginning Photoshop for Fine Artists

Simple Photoshop techniques presented to manipulate your photographs as a reference source and analyze your painting in progress. Improve composition, adjust tone/value, modify color, remove elements through tools as Crop, Zoom, Rotate/Flip Image, Brightness/Contrast/Desaturation, Color Hue/Saturation, Blur/Sharpen, Dodge/Burn, and Clone Stamp. Generally applicable to Mac/PC and other photo manipulation programs.
[View instructor's bio]

 

208 - MARGARET DYER

Demonstration, Saturday, 1:00-4:00pm … $70 (includes model fee)

Paint The Figure from a Photo

Margaret will photograph a model in action, and will then project the images for all to see. After explaining which photos inspire her and which do not, she will select one image, which she will use as reference for a pastel demonstration.
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209 - DENNIS RHOADES

Demonstration, Saturday, 1:00-4:00pm … $65

Painting Dynamic Rock Formations

Dennis will begin with a brief talk about materials and the importance of thumbnails. Then using objects from more than one black and white reference photo, he will show how to paint rock formations in landscapes on white Wallis paper over an underpainting using varied values of Orange Luma watercolor dye. He will provide a full color printed handout showing and explaining the demonstration.
[View instructor's bio]

210 - LIZ HAYWOOD-SULLIVAN

Demonstration, Saturday, 1:00-4:00pm … $65
THIS CLASS IS FILLED

The Elemental Dance Between Sky and Water

Most landscape paintings contain one or both of these basic natural elements. In this three hour demonstration, Liz will bring to life a dramatic combination of sky and water. Beginning with compositional and gestural drawings, she will complete an underpainting and then journey through the interplay of reflections, aerial perspective, cloud development and atmosphere to the final painting.
[View instructor's bio]

 

211 - PAUL MURRAY

Demonstration, Saturday, 1:00-4:00pm … $65

How to Create Unique Hand-Made Surfaces

Paulís demonstration will consist of a step by step description of his surface and the materials needed to make the surface, along with a painting demonstration using this surface. He will show how to use texture, how to blend and how to make corrections. Most important, the demonstration will show how much work the surface will do for you.
[View instructor's bio]

SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2013

 

WS14 - KIM LORDIER

1 day Workshop, Sunday, 8:00am-3:00pm … $170
THIS CLASS IS FILLED

Simplifying for Strength

Are you interested in finding a way to not be beholden to the photograph or scene in front of you? Are you ready to explore a process that simplifies the information in the photo? Join Kim in creating Notans (simplified value and composition patterns) from photos, and recreating a stronger and more dynamic painting. A morning demonstration will be followed by individual attention at your easel.

* Download recommended supply list
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WS15 - VIANNA SZABO

1 day Workshop, Sunday, 8:00am-3:00pm … $170

Using Photographs to create Painterly Childrenís Portraits

Photographs can be a valuable resource for childrenís portraiture. Understanding their strengths and limitations is essential for creating a portrait that is painterly and reminiscent of working from life. This workshop will focus on simplifying the process of getting a likeness and painting beautiful skin tones. Directions for taking your own photographs are included in the materials list.

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WS16 - RICHARD McKINLEY

1 day Workshop, Sunday, 8:00am-3:00pm … $170
THIS CLASS IS FILLED

The Expressive Landscape

Focus on three fundamental theories pertaining to landscape: simultaneous contrast, atmospheric perspective, and focal point. The better you understand them, the better you will express your artistic intent. Richard's demonstration will show how they influence initial compositional choices, the underpainting setup, and the final pastel application. Participants will work on their own paintings with individual attention. A famous artist once expounded, “The world doesnít need another good painting — tell us something with what you do!” This workshop will empower you to do just that.

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301 - DOUG DAWSON

Demonstration, Sunday, 9:00am-12:00noon … $65

Three Approaches to Exciting Color

Doug will take three unfinished paintings and illustrate how to use the field size theory, which says exciting color is the result of small areas of intense color set off against larger fields of dull color. One painting will lack small areas of intense color, one painting will have too much intense color and in the last painting, he will create exciting color by working over the surface with a unifying technique, which will leave small accents of colors here and there.
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302 - WILLIAM SCHNEIDER

Demonstration, Sunday, 9:00am-12:00noon … $70 (includes model fee)

Creating Prize-Winning Portraits

Whatís the secret to creating a prize-winning painting? How can you turn the ordinary into the extra-ordinary? This demonstration will illustrate the following concepts: How to move beyond a likeness; create power through suggestion; one simple technique to create sparkling color; the secret of three-dimensionality; and how to capture an expression.
[View instructor's bio]

 

 

 

303 - ANDREW McDERMOTT

Demonstration, Sunday, 9:00am-12:00noon … $65

Painting Rainy City Scenes — How to Create a Wet Look

Andrew will show you how to develop a rainy city scene in a fun, creative and spontaneous way. He will start with a discussion of his approach to painting and then develop it into a color work. Andrew has developed an intriguing way to show an approach that is simple in stages, yet still develops into a lush impressionistic painting. He will demonstrate how to paint a wet look in a painting, and offer a few tricks and processes to aid in the look of dramatic rainy city scenes.
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304 - STAN SPERLAK

Demonstration, Sunday, 9:00am-12:00noon … $65

Above The Horizon: Painting Dramatic Skies at Dusk & Dawn

The magic and mystery of Stanís twilight and night paintings will be brought to life including how he handles the process from field observations and notes, color studies and quick sketches, to the demo in a large format. Included are a brief slide show and a fast paced production using oversized pastels and unusual application techniques. Stan will weave in many of his lessons from nature that show why things in the sky and heavens appear the way they do.
[View instructor's bio]

305 - JULIA PATTERSON

Business Seminar, Sunday, 9:00am-12:00noon … $55

Get Your Work Out There! The Very Best Ways to Market Your Art Online

Julia shares her expert advice on the best avenues for artists to promote themselves efficiently, enjoyably and at little cost in the world of blogs, websites and social media. Her fast-paced overview of ideas, possibilities, tips and tricks will leave you excited to get your work out there! Comprehensive handout included. No need to bring your laptop, just a pen.

(Note: this presentation is a repeat of Saturday's session.)
[View instructor's bio]

 

306 - MARLA BAGGETTA

Demonstration, Sunday, 1:00-3:00pm … $55

Loosen-up Your Landscapes

Loosen up with Marla Baggetta! During this two-hour demonstration, Marla will share her approach to using photo reference as only a jumping-off point for a landscape composition. She will illustrate ways of inventing color, using what she sees, what she knows and what she wants, while responding to her piece as it unfolds.
[View instructor's bio]

 

 

307 - FRANK FEDERICO

Demonstration, Sunday, 1:00-3:00pm … $55

Painting the Upside-Down Image

By painting from an upside-down photo or sketch, the artist will work more from the right-side of the brain. This is a wonderful way to enhance your creativity by simplifying masses and using intuitive color to take the painter from the “thing-ness” of an image and to a cohesive and creative painterly finish.
[View instructor's bio]

 

 

 

308 - DENNIS RHOADES

Demonstration, Sunday, 1:00-3:00pm … $55

Painting Colorful Trees & Grasses

Dennis will begin with a brief talk about the materials he uses and the importance of thumbnails. From black & white reference, he will show how to paint trees and grasses in landscapes on white Wallis Pastel paper over an underpainting, using Luma watercolor dyes. Placing cool dyes under warm pastels, and warm under cool. He will provide a full color printed handout explaining the demonstration.
[View instructor's bio]

309 - MIKE BEEMAN

Demonstration, Sunday, 1:00-3:00pm … $55

Painting a Bird

Watch a bird come to life as Mike demonstrates his approach and techniques used in capturing the softness and essence of his subject. The demonstration will focus on simplifying, painting the unique features, working with edges, blending, and choosing background colors and shapes.
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310 - ROBERT CARSTEN

Demonstration, Sunday, 1:00-3:00pm … $55

You're Not in Kansas Anymore — Experimenting with Color in the Landscape

Robert Carsten's experimental pastels have been called Spiritual Confetti, referring to their ability to celebrate the melding of subject matter, idea, and imagination in a landscape. Whether representational or semi-abstracted, strong, visual impact and communicating with color is at the heart of his painting.
[View instructor's bio]

 

 

 

 

 

MONDAY & TUESDAY, JUNE 10 & 11

 

WS17 - LIZ HAYWOOD-SULLIVAN

2 day Outdoor Workshop, Monday & Tuesday, June 10 &11 9:00am-4:00pm … $340
THIS CLASS IS FILLED

New Mexico Plein Air — Paint the Land of Enchantment

A wonderful chance to consolidate the inspiration you have accumulated during the Convention and put it into practice, with dazzling skies, endless horizons, stunning vistas, and Lizís experience painting the New Mexico landscape. She will start with how to simplify your travel setup, and cover plein air issues of selecting subjects, simplifying compositions, working with values, sketchbooking, focal points, aerial perspective and dealing with ever-changing light and weather conditions. All levels welcome — even if you have never painted outdoors before! A pre-workshop meeting will be held at the hotel on Sunday afternoon.

* Download recommended supply list
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WS18 - LORENZO CHAVEZ

2 day Workshop, Monday & Tuesday, June 10 &11 9:00am-4:00pm … $340

Capturing the light of the American Southwest

The American Southwest has a unique and inspiring light; for years artists have been drawn to its special quality. Join Lorenzo for an interesting indoor workshop in creating pastels that capture this special light and landscape. Focus on creating landscapes using effective edge quality, reflected light, colors of the southwest and the depiction of space. Lorenzo will demo a painting of the Southwest landscape daily, using both field sketches and photographic reference.

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