Classes and Workshops


Online Classes and Workshops


All workshops and classes are conducted via Zoom using live-video. Registration is required to participate, to register contact Meg. Scroll down for workshop and class details. 


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Workshops:



New- Intro To Pastel:


 

  Learn the basics of working with pastel, all while creating a beautiful marsh scene.

Topics include mark making, underpainting, when to blend (and when not to). This is a great way to get started with this fun and forgiving medium!

 

  3 Classes: 
Tuesdays, August 25, September 1, 8,
3:00pm - 5:30pm

125+ Materials
Limited to 9 participants.
Ideal for those who are new to or just beginning with pastel.
Contact Meg to register or for more information  

 

 


 

 

Waves:


 

Learn the techniques for creating realistic waves. In this 3-day intensive, we'll cover everything from creating dynamic compositions to making believable waves that feel as though they've got movement and action. (Including the answer to everyone's top question- How do you make sea spray?)

 

3-day Intensive: August 14-16
9:30am-12:30pm

$125+ Materials
Limited to 9 participants.
Ideal for those with some pastel experience.
Contact Meg to register or for more information  




Waterfalls: 


 

Paint moving, falling, water in pastel. These scenes typically have extremes of value- very dark rocks and bright whitewater. Discover how to make waterfalls that have dimension, and liveliness, without falling flat.

 

2 Classes: Wednesdays, August 19 and 26
9:00am-11:30am

$75+ Materials
Limited to 9 participants.
Ideal for those with some pastel experience.
Contact Meg to register or for more information  

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Online Classes:

 

Pastel:

Real-time video classes closely replicate my in-studio classes. There will be demos, lots of instruction, and feedback. All levels welcome! Classes are 2.5 hours long. 

Not sure if online classes are for you, try your first lesson for $30. 

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.


 

Mentoring 
Feedback, Critique, and Question Sessions: 

Just as the title suggests, this is a time for you to get whatever you need. Feedback on your latest pieces, a gentle productive critique of your work, answers to technical questions about pastel materials how-to explanations on topics like framing, making your own work surface, etc. 

These real-time video sessions over Zoom, don't involve painting or demos, but will be packed with helpful information and feedback.


Pricing:
1 Hour Session: $45
2.5 Hour Session: $65 per session, or $55 If you book four sessions at once



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Skies, Clouds, and Sunsets

Pastel Workshop

  Cancelled

Saturday August 8 and Sunday August 9, 2020   

 

 

    


Learn to paint skyscapes with pastels in this two-day workshop. On day one you'll learn underpainting techniques, perspective and value relationships in clouds, and the unexpected colors that make convincing skies. On day two we'll paint a sunset, building and expanding on the skills learned from from day one. Both days include demonstrations, painting, and plenty of individual attention at your easel. 

All levels welcome! 
Pastel experience is not required. 

Time: 9:15am-12:15pm. 
Location: Center For The Arts, 33 Hawley St. Northampton, MA. 

Tuition: Early Bird Registration by Feb. 29, $125 + Materials. 
After Feb 29, $145 + Materials.

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In-Studio Private and 

Semi-Private Classes (Group of 2-4)


Due to Covid-19 all classes are currently cancelled. Online classes coming soon! 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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Previous Classes, Workshops and Demos

Wilbraham Art Legue- Plein Air/Pastel Demo
April 2018

Agawam Artists Association- Painting Demo
February 2018

iPhone Landscape Photography
Sep/Oct 2017

Take Great Reference Photos: iPhone Photography Workshop for Artists
June/July 2017

iPhone Landscape Photography
April/May 2017

Wilbraham Women's Club- Painting Demo
October 2016


Pastel Foundations: Underpaintings and Custom Surfaces. Fall 2016