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    • 05 Oct 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Youth Hall, Cornwell Center, Charlotte NC
    • 9
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    Tracy Ference Free Demo

    The Power of the Portrait

    October 5, 2019, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Youth Hall, Cornwell Center, Charlotte NC

    Join Tracy as she demonstrates her process of developing the different stages of a portrait.

    Tracy Ference is a Signature Artist with the Pastel Society of America and a member of several pastel societies including the Portrait Society of America. She has won numerous national and international awards including being named a finalist in the Portrait Society of America’s Annual Show. Her work has been published in several magazines including International Artist Magazine, American Art Collector Magazine and in The Pastel Journal where she was a finalist in the top 100 paintings in 2018. 

    www.tracyference.com

    If you are staying for the afternoon workshop, please bring a bag lunch. Drinks and dessert will be provided.

    • 05 Oct 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Youth Hall, Cornwell Center, Charlotte, NC
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    Tracy Ference Workshop

    The Power of the Portrait

    October 5, 2019, 1:00-4:00 pm

    Youth Hall, Cornwell Center, Charlotte NC

    Description of Workshop Topics to be discussed:

    • Working from photos as a reference only
    • Replication vs. Creation

    • Ideas about composition, color harmony, and edges

    • Entering work in shows

    Tracy Ference is a Signature Artist with the Pastel Society of America and a member of several pastel societies including the Portrait Society of America. She has won numerous national and international awards including being named a finalist in the Portrait Society of America’s Annual Show. Her work has been published in several magazines including International Artist Magazine, American Art Collector Magazine and in The Pastel Journal where she was a finalist in the top 100 paintings in 2018. 

    www.tracyference.com

    If you are also coming to Free Morning Demo from 10-12, please bring a bag lunch. Drinks and dessert will be provided


    Members: $50

    Non- Members: $60


    Supply List-

    2 or 3 photos you would like to work from

    Drawing board

    Easel

    Paper in a variety of sizes and types

    Assortment of hard and soft pastels with a good range of colors in dark, medium and light

    Artist’s tape

    Paper towels

    Baby wipes

    Plastic floor covering or beach towel

    Rubbing alcohol and brushes for underpantsing and small container

    Sketch pad, pencils and charcoal

    Large clips

    Scissors

    Spray fixative



    • 06 Nov 2019
    • 9:30 AM
    • 08 Nov 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • Youth Hall, Cornwell Center, Charlotte, NC
    • 6
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    Robert Carsten Workshop

    Mastering Our Individual Expression

    Nov. 6-8 2019, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Youth Hall, Cornwell Center, Charlotte NC

    Join master pastelist and widely popular instructor, Robert Carsten, PSA-MP, IASS-MC, in exploring varied ways to express ideas and feelings in our pastel paintings. Each day begins with an introduction of characteristics and concepts, and a demonstration of techniques related to the day’s theme. Robert will discuss and demonstrate concepts about exploring and expressing our individuality and personality through art and ways to explore and advance these concepts going forward. Robert’s workshops are known for being highly educational, lots of fun through visual exploration of ideas and plenty of painting time. Demonstrations, helpful individual and group critiques are all designed to foster the thrill and joy in exploring, learning and creating.

    All levels welcome beginner through advanced. 

    Day 1: Lessons from the Impressionists: Designing light and shadow Convey spontaneity of response through quick-sketch techniques and layered paintings. Concentration will be on design, underpainting techniques in pastel and overpainting mark making strategies and practice. 


    Day 2: Lessons from the Tonalists: Creating poetic, evocative moods Learn to use color tone’s emotive qualities to create outstanding characteristics to your landscapes. Techniques of using acrylic (using three primary colors and white) underpainting to add depth and texture, concentration on edges and tonal weight and balance.

    Day 3: Lessons from the Colorists: Passionate Color in the Landscape Explore the interactive qualities of acrylic (using three primary colors and white) and pastel used together throughout the painting process to greatly enhance expressive qualities and add pizzazz to your paintings. Capture the textural and fluid, transparent characteristics of acrylics juxtaposed with the color intensity, opacity and notable mark making characteristics of pastel for absolutely eye-catching results.

    Members - $390

    Non-Members- $410

    Pastelist and multimedia artist Robert Carsten studied at the Art Students League of New York, Rhode Island School of Design and the Accademia di Belle Arti, Italy. He is a signature member, master pastelist and honorary board member of the Pastel Society of America; masters circle artist in the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS); Honorary Lifetime Member of the Southwest Florida Pastel Society; and a longtime popular national and international workshop instructor and exhibitions juror. He recently was the judge of awards for the 2018 IAPS international online exhibition, co-juror for Pastel Society of America’s Annual International exhibition and juror of interior and still life for Pastel Journal’s 100, among others. He has authored numerous articles on art and artists for Pastel Journal, The Artist’s Magazine, Watercolor Magazine, and PleinAir Magazine. His pastel paintings have been shown in many museums and galleries,are collected worldwide and have garnered many awards including several Best of Shows. His work has been featured in Pure Color/The Best of Pastel; Acrylic Works 4/The Best of Acrylic; Strokes of Genius/The Best of Drawing; Finding Your Style in Pastel; Pastel Journal; American Art Review; The Artist's Magazine; and other publications.

    Visit his website: robertcarsten.com



    • 13 May 2020
    • 9:30 AM
    • 15 May 2020
    • 4:30 PM
    • Charlotte, NC
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    Alain J. Picard

    The Painterly Landscape

    May 13-14-15 2020, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Charlotte NC

    Loosen up your landscapes using the painterly approach! This workshop will empower you with successful strategies for loosening up your work with bold marks and fresh color. Learn to simplify complex scenes into clear shapes, values, and edges. Organize these shapes into strong design and color combinations using bold, expressive marks to interpret your environment for that lush painterly look. Learn innovative approaches to color through the use of underpainting techniques and interpretive color strategies that will break you out of your routine.

    Every morning, Alain will demonstrate a painterly approach to the landscape from start to finish, focusing on a unique subject and approach. This can be done in the studio from photo references, or outside en plein air. Students will then respond to the lesson, beginning with morning exercises to loosen up their work and learn techniques to simplify the subject.  Students will progress to loosely finished landscape paintings by end of day. A constructive and encouraging group critique will wrap up our workshop together.

    How to work in a painterly style
    How to clarify your vision for each painting
    How breakthrough creative barriers and paint more confidently
    How to design dynamic compositions
    How to simplify complex scenes into a pattern of clear shapes
    How to loosen up your strokes and make bold marks of color
    How to simplify and see value and interpret color choices
    How to use underpainting techniques that will activate your scene
    How to take risks that will lead to new discoveries in your work

    Supply List   http://picardstudio.com/supplies

    Members -$400.00

    Non-Members- $425.00

    Alain J. Picard is an award-winning artist, instructor, author and speaker. His acclaimed pastel and oil paintings have been exhibited throughout the US, Europe, China and the UK. Alain travels internationally as an art instructor, demonstrator, speaker and artistic advocate for the vulnerable. Alain’s work and writing have been featured on numerous occasions in such publications as The Artist's Magazine, The Pastel Journal, and Practique des Arts. In an effort to share his passion for art, Alain has written three instructional books, including “Mastering Pastel” and “Beginning Drawing,” and stars in a growing collection of instructional art videos. Alain has lectured and demonstrated for The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Arts Club in New York City, Vose Galleries in Boston, MA, the IAPS Convention in Albuquerque, NM, and the Biennial International Pastel Art Exhibition at Ming Gallery in Suzhou, China. Alain has garnered top awards in esteemed exhibitions, including the Pastel Society of America, The American Artists Professional League, Hudson Valley Art Association, the Portrait Society of America, and the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS). He is a judge and juror of international exhibitions, and a sought-after portrait artist and landscape painter. He makes his home in Connecticut with his wife and two sons.

    Visit his website: www.picardstudio.com


Past events

06 Apr 2019 Marilyn Dwyer Workshop- Focus on Drawing
06 Apr 2019 Free Demo - Marilyn Dwyer
16 Mar 2019 Deb Ashton- Creating a Sketchbook Habit
23 Feb 2019 Regina Burchett Workshop- Skies, Clouds and Storms
23 Feb 2019 Free Demo - Regina Burchett
10 Nov 2018 Donna Biggee Still Life Workshop- Nov.10
20 Oct 2018 Dec. 9 Raffle for Jen Evenhus Painting- Tickets on Sale
10 Oct 2018 Jen Evenhus- 3 Day Workshop Oct. 10-12
08 Oct 2018 2018 Member Art Show- Online thru Dec. 31
12 Sep 2018 Members PopUp Program - Underpainting Techniques
02 Jun 2018 Laura Pollak- DRIVEN TO ABSTRACTION!
02 Jun 2018 Laura Pollak- Free Demo
21 Apr 2018 Jeri Greenberg- Telling A Story With Figures
21 Apr 2018 Jeri Greenberg- Free Demo
25 Mar 2018 Nancy Nowak- Sunday Plein Air
24 Mar 2018 Nancy Nowak- Saturday Workshop
24 Mar 2018 Nancy Nowak- Free Demo
17 Feb 2018 PASTEL 101 with MALIA BRYNGELSON
27 Jan 2018 Pastel Paint and Play with Anne Strutz
02 Dec 2017 Annual Member Holiday Party
07 Oct 2017 Tom Christopher - Demo: Pastel Painting and Beyond
04 Oct 2017 3-day Workshop - Tom Christopher PSA IAPS-MC - Pastel Painting and Beyond
02 Oct 2017 Piedmont Pastel Society's Fifth Annual Calendar Show
26 Aug 2017 Photographing Fine Art
06 May 2017 Stan Sperlak - Demo: On Becoming a Better Landscape Painter
03 May 2017 Stan Sperlak - 3 day Workshop: On Becoming a Better Landscape Painter
18 Mar 2017 Mini-Workshop - Marsha Savage - "It's the Journey. Learn to Navigate Your Paintings!"
18 Mar 2017 Program / Demo - Marsha Savage -"It's the Journey. Learn to Navigate Your Paintings!"
21 Jan 2017 Mini-Workshop - Leslie Hudson-Tolles: Animals in Landscape
21 Jan 2017 Program / Demo - Leslie Hudson-Tolles: Animals in Landscape
03 Oct 2016 3-day Workshop - Karen Margulis PSA IAPS-MC - The Mystery and Magic of the Underpainting: Unlocking the Key to Successful Underpaintings
03 Oct 2016 Karen Margulis Workshop Balance Payment
17 Sep 2016 Let's Get Together and Paint!
14 May 2016 Mini-Workshop - Diane Pike: Capturing Light and Color
14 May 2016 Program / Demo - Diane Pike: Capturing Light and Color
21 Apr 2016 Merging Mediums; A Visual Collaboration
19 Mar 2016 Mini-Workshop - Nancy Nowak: Taking Your Pastels to the Next Level by Setting Yourself up for Success
19 Mar 2016 Program / Demo - Nancy Nowak: Taking your Pastels to the Next Level by Setting Yourself Up for Success
16 Jan 2016 Mini-Workshop - Walter Standford: Painting Pet Portraits
16 Jan 2016 Program / Demo - Walter Stanford: Painting Pet Portraits
14 Nov 2015 WORKSHOP - Addren Doss: “Birds of a Feather . . .”
14 Nov 2015 PROGRAM / DEMO - Addren Doss: "Birds of a Feather"
08 Oct 2015 DEMO - Dawn Emerson: "From Photograph to Personal Expression"
05 Oct 2015 WORKSHOP - Dawn Emerson: "From Photograph to Personal Expression with Pastel"
04 Oct 2015 Announcing Piedmont Pastel Society's 2015 3rd Annual Member Calendar Show,
19 Sep 2015 WORKSHOP - Karen Margulis (IAPS-MC, PSA): “Cooking with Color: Recipes for Exciting Color in Your Paintings"”
19 Sep 2015 PROGRAM / DEMO - Karen Margulis: "Cooking with Color: Recipes for Exciting Color in your Paintings"
18 Jul 2015 WORKSHOP - Regina Burchett: “Skies, Clouds and Storms”
18 Jul 2015 PROGRAM / DEMO - Regina Burchett: "Skies, Clouds and Storms"
30 May 2015 WORKSHOP - Susan Sinyai: “Breathing Life into your Still Life”
30 May 2015 PROGRAM / DEMO - Susan Sinyai: "Breathing Life into your Still Life"
21 Mar 2015 PROGRAM / DEMO - Kurt Weiser and Regina Burchett: "Get Your Art Out There"
17 Jan 2015 WORKSHOP - Suzy Hart: “The Poetic Pastel Portrait”
17 Jan 2015 PROGRAM / DEMO - Suzy Hart: "The Poetic Pastel Portrait"
15 Nov 2014 PROGRAM / DEMO - Walter Stanford: "Smoothscapes"
20 Sep 2014 PROGRAM / DEMO - Addren Doss: "Painting Animals"
17 May 2014 PROGRAM / DEMO - Suzy Hart: "Painting the Figure"
15 Mar 2014 PROGRAM / DEMO - Nancy Marshburn: "Approaching a Still Life, My Perspective"
18 Jan 2014 PROGRAM / DEMO - Regina Burchett: "The Other Side of Art: Organizing and Promoting Your Artwork"
16 Nov 2013 PROGRAM / DEMO - Wendy Musser
21 Sep 2013 PROGRAM / DEMO - Diane Pike
20 Jul 2013 PROGRAM / DEMO - Adele Goodman
22 Jun 2013 PROGRAM / DEMO - Anne Kiefaber: "Make your Still Lifes Sing!"
09 Mar 2013 PROGRAM / DEMO - Kurt Weiser: "Creation of a Pastel Painting from Start to Disc"
19 Jan 2013 PROGRAM / DEMO - Walter Stanford: "The Whimsical Side of Art in Pastel"

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