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ARTISTS LEAGUE of the SANDHILLS
Impressionistic Landscapes with Pastel - Greg Barnes
Tuesday and Wednesday October 19-20, 2021
Do you want to paint more loosely and spontaneously? Do you want to hone your pastel skills? Explore the impressionist style in pastel with award winning plein air artist Greg Barnes as your personal guide. Greg tailors his instruction to reach all levels from beginning pointers to advanced techniques. Working from photographs or smaller studies, the class will focus on capturing the essence of a scene through design, color harmonies, and intuitive interpretation.
Each day begins with a pastel demonstration and lecture by Greg, focusing on different aspects of producing a captivating landscape painting. The remaining time will be spent at your easel, painting from your own photos or ones supplied by Greg. He will visit each easel as you paint, giving individual instruction and personal attention. The class closes with a critique of each students work. Full Members $275 - Associate Members $305 - Non Members $330
Exploring the Palette Knife (Landscape and Still Life)
Robin Wellner - February 16-18, 2022
Join us for a three-day workshop exploring the use of the palette knife in your painting. The knife can add a looseness and freedom to your paintings. Some of the advantages of the palette knife besides mixing paint:
-Easy to clean
-The edge creates great lines, trees, etc.
-You can paint over wet layers without the paint mixing like a brush
You can explore a whole painting with only a knife, or use the knife only for accents.
Full Members $315 - Associate Members $347 - Non Members $378
Contemporary Ideas for Abstracting Realism – Oil - Jean Grunewald
Tuesday and Wednesday, March 22 and 23, 2022
Explore new ways to make paintings more unique and original to you. Pin-down what you love and let’s use it. Think about how far you want to go when abstracting realism.
We’ll begin with a brief visual show and discussion of historical and contemporary paintings, and where they fall on the scale of realism to abstraction. There will be short Demos of my favorite obsessions, lost line, edges, contours, applications, etc. You’ll work from photos, yours or mine or whatever catches your eye around the room. Canvas pads taped to a board recommended. There will also be individual attention, looking at your website or body of previous work; and having a personal chat. Class closes daily with thoughtful examination of explorations, experiments and discoveries by students. Having fun is mandatory!
Full Members $250 - Associate Members $275 - Non Members $300
Exploring Colored Pencil - Kate Lagaly
Monday, April 25 - Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 9:30-4:00
Learn the techniques and constructs when experiencing the joys of working with colored pencils. This three-day workshop will include discussion of brands and types of pencils, papers, methods of application, and the use of watercolor pencils. It will also emphasize design, composition, and problem solving.
Kate Lagaly, a well-known artist from North Carolina, has been creating beautiful drawings and conducting colored pencil classes and workshops for several years. She has a BA in Art from Xavier University and has signature membership in CPSA (Colored Pencil Society of America). CPSA was founded in 1990 and the District Chapter 114 Raleigh-Durham is based in Cary, NC. Kate also has a CPX10 status, meaning she has been juried, at least 10 times, into the Colored Pencil Annual International competition, an online exhibit, where the main medium is colored pencil with at least one other medium.
Full Members $333 Associate Members $366 Non-Members $400
Four Studies in Abstraction
(same photo and abstracted in different degrees)