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Plein Air and Studio Painting with Pastel

July 27 - July 31, 2020    Taught by: Mary Padgett

This course is designed to be an artist's retreat, a chance to focus on the painting process for a full week while exploring a variety of subjects, techniques, and ideas. You will have a chance to grow as an artist in a supportive and inspiring environment. We will work outdoors to create a summer landscape, starting with value sketches and then refining our compositions with color and detail. In our studio, we will further develop our landscape subjects. Our studio will also provide space to work concurrently on still life paintings and to try a variety of pastel techniques.

My teaching style is to work one-on-one thereby giving participants the support to develop their own style and personal vision. Throughout the course, our group will come together for discussions and critiques. I will emphasize the fundamentals of good design, color handling including its interaction and temperature, and the unique mark-making qualities of the pastel medium.

All ability levels, beginner through advanced, are welcome.

Workshop Fee: $650
Materials Fee (Paid to instructor): $20-40

Five consecutive days (July 27 - July 31)

Daily: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Mary Padgett

Mary Padgett's paintings are distinctive for her use of color. She works in both oil and pastel. As a signature member of the Pastel Society of America, Padgett has been featured in American Artist and Pastel Journal magazines. Her paintings are in numerous private and public collections, including Towers Perrin, Takasago International, and the Long Island Jewish Medical Center. She has participated in many local and national exhibitions, with exhibition and competition awards from the Pastel Society of America, the Fenimore Art Museum, the Finger Lakes Plein Air, and Frank Bette Plein Air Painting Competitions. Padgett was educated at Boston University and Syracuse University. She earned a MFA from Syracuse University. Padgett has taught painting and color courses for Syracuse University and Cazenovia College. She also conducts workshops across the United States and abroad.

To register and pay for the workshop, complete the registration/contact information form. Once the form is completed and submitted, you will be taken to a payment screen.


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