Classes and Workshops


Online Classes and Workshops


All workshops and classes are conducted via Zoom using live video.

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Upcoming Workshops:

 

Urban Nightscapes- Oct. 23-25, 2020

 

The Winter Landscape- Jan. 16-18, 2021 

 

Before scrolling down for workshop details, check out what participents have to say about online workshops with Meg:

 


Meg is an excellent teacher. I like the way workshops are done, including the email feedback given afterwards, it's very helpful. I look forward to taking more online classes with her in the future. - Paula


I enjoyed the workshop very much and hope to take more online workshops with Meg. I learned a lot and the email feedback is wonderful! -Diana

 

 

Taking a class from Meg is sitting at the feet

of a master, one who shares all her secrets and techniques without covering over your own personal style. There's a wide gap between doing and teaching, and Meg closes that with patience, enthusiasm and specific, very helpful critiques. I'd recommend her well-planned and creative lessons to anyone wanting to learn and improve their artistic abilities. -Suzanne

 

 

I took my first pastel class with Meg and totally enjoyed myself. The new techniques were fun and Meg was both encouraging and also offered gentle criticisms, which are so necessary in order to grow. I have decided to continue with pastel and hope to take more workshops with Meg soon. Thank You Meg! -Gwen

 

 

This workshop was fantastic! -Susan



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Urban Nightscapes:

 



 

Who's afraid of the dark? Not you after this workshop! 

Learn to create gorgeous glowing nightscapes in this 3-day intensive.
 

3-Day Workshop: October 23, 24, 25, Friday-Sunday
9:00am-11:30am

$125+ Materials
Limited to 6 participants.
Ideal for those with some pastel experience. 
 
Use either my photo or one of your own. These are detailed scenes so we'll work on one piece the entire weekend. Workshop includes demonstrations, lots of interaction, real-time tips/suggestions while you work, and individual feedback about your painting by email after class.
 
 

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The Winter Landscape:

 

The weather might be frightful, but painting the winter landscape is delightful! Discover the surprisingly colorful pallet used to create snow scenes, explore working on both dark and light substrates, and learn how to create falling snow.
 
3-Day Workshop: January 16, 17, 18, Saturday-Monday (MLK Day)
Sat/Sun: 9:00am-12:00pm
Mon: 9:00am-10:30am

$125+ Materials
Limited to 6 participants. All levels of pastel experience welcome!
 
Use my photos or your own. The workshop includes demonstrations, lots of interaction, real-time tips/suggestions while you work, and individual feedback about your painting by email after class.
 

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Email Feedback Critique: 
 
 
Email feedback has been one of the most popular features in my online workshops. As a result, I'm now offering this style of critique outside of workshops!  
 
Critiques provide detailed feedback on two paintings. 
I email you both written feedback and an annotated photo for each painting. The feedback highlights areas that are working, makes suggestions for changes and most importantly, explains why these areas are or are not working. The annotated photos allow me to show you exactly what I'm talking about so there's no confusion. In some cases I can draw changes directly on the photo to show how it will improve the piece. 
 
These critiques are available for any medium.
Pricing: $45 for two images, one round of feedback for each.


 

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Online Pastel Classes:



Real-time video classes closely replicate my in-studio classes. There will be demos, lots of instruction, and in-class feedback. All levels welcome! Classes are 2.5 hours long. 
Pricing:
Private Lessons: $65 per session, or $55 if you book four sessions at once.
Semi-Private Lessons: 2 Students $55 per person, per session. $45 per person, per session if your group books four sessions at once.
3+ Students $45 per person, per session. $35 per person, per session if your group books four sessions at once. 
Please note: Classes do not include the emailed feedback that's provided in workshops because pieces are typically completed in-class over multiple classes, whereas workshop pieces are often not finished in workshops.


 




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In-Studio Private and 

Semi-Private Classes (Group of 2-4)


Due to Covid-19 all in-studio classes are currently cancelled. Online classes available! Sign Up for my Newsletter to hear about online class updates and to get information and tips on pastel painting.

Come by yourself or with friends. Private or small-group lessons give you the benefit of personalized classes that let you learn at your own pace and explore new techniques as they align with your growth as an artist. 



Pastel: 

Both beginner and experienced pastelists welcome. Note: Pastel classes have a maximum number of three students, not four.

Specialty classes focused on topics such as: creating homemade painting surfaces, wet underpainting techniques, working outdoors in plein air*, can also be scheduled.


Classes For Artists Working In Any Medium: 

Drawing: Improve your sketching and drawing with various techniques.

Plein Air*/ Still Life Sketching: Discover the strategies for finding and accurately sketching a composition when working outside or with a still life.

Sizes and Ratios: In just one class, learn how to match the size of your paper/canvas to both a photo reference or scenes from life. Working in the correct ratio will give you more accurate drawings and compositions.

iPhone Photography, Take Great Reference Photos: In two or four classes learn techniques for taking and editing better reference photos with your iPhone.

Feedback and Critique: Gentle, honest, focused feedback is important to any artist's growth. Critiques can take place either in my studio or by email. Private sessions only.


Each class lasts 2.5 hours. Contact Meg to discuss scheduling.
* Plein Air classes are April-May, September-October weather permitting Each class is $10 dollars over the stated rate to account for travel time. 

Rates:

Private Lessons: $65 per session, or $55 if you book four sessions at once.
Semi-Private Lessons: 2 Students $55 per person, per session. $45 per person, per session if your group books four sessions at once.
3+ Students $45 per person, per session. $35 per person, per session if your group books four sessions at once.




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