MASTERCLASS - The Painterly Landscape in Pastels with Alain J. Picard April 24-26 2020
The Painterly Landscape in Pastels with Alain J. Picard
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 colour. Learn to simplify complex scenes into clear shapes, values, and edges. Organize these shapes into strong design and colour combinations using bold, expressive marks to interpret your environment for that lush painterly look. Learn innovative approaches to colour through the use of underpainting techniques and interpretive colour strategies that will break you out of your routine.
Every morning, Alain will teach and demonstrate a painterly approach to the landscape, sharing warm up activation exercises, unique painterly methods each day, and creating loose full colour paintings in pastel. 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.
What will the students learn?
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 colour
How to simplify and see value and interpret coloru choices
How to use underpainting techniques that will activate your scene
How to take risks that will lead to new discoveries in your work
And lots more!
Date: April 24, 25 & 26 2020
Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Ellis Art Studios 1021 Ellis Street Kelowna, BC V1Y 1Z3
Registration: You can secure your spot by purchasing this workshop online or by signing up via email or telephone at firstname.lastname@example.org | 250.300.4668 or in-person at Ellis Art Studios.
Refund & Cancellation Policy: A supply list will be provided. You may withdraw 8 weeks prior to the workshop start date and receive a full refund. No refunds will be allowed after this date.
About the Artist:
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.