Alain Picard

Alain Picard

Painterly Landscapes & Portraits

Mar 31 - Apr 6, 2019

Medium: Pastel / Oil

Level: All Levels

5-Day Studio Class

Have you always wanted to explore a looser, bolder approach to painting, but just weren't sure how to accomplish this style in your own work? Hold tight, because help is on the way!

This workshop will empower you with successful strategies for loosening up your work with bold marks and fresh color. Exploring two unique subjects—landscape and portrait—you’ll learn how to simplify diverse and often complex scenes into clear shapes, values, and edges. Then you’ll organize these shapes into strong design and color combinations using bold, expressive marks to interpret our environment for that lush painterly look. The workshop will also explore innovative approaches to color through the use of underpainting techniques and interpretive color strategies that will break you out of your routine.

Each morning, Alain will demonstrate a painterly approach to the subject from start to finish. Three mornings will be devoted to landscape demonstrations, and two mornings to portraits. Students will work from their own reference materials, beginning with morning exercises to loosen up your work and learn techniques to simplify the subject. Students will progress to loosely finished paintings by end of day. A constructive and encouraging group critique will wrap up your workshop.

About Alain Picard

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.

Learn more about Alain on his website; https://www.picardstudio.com

Rates & Enrollment

Day Student Tuition: $680.00
Full 5-Day Package*: $1,664.00-$1,832.00 + Service Charge & Tax

*5-Day Workshop Package includes: Tuition for 5 full class days, 6 nights of dinner, lodging, breakfast, daily cookie and fruit breaks, unlimited coffee and tea, and welcoming wine and cheese reception. Your choice between a room to yourself (single occupancy) or find a buddy and split a room (double occupancy).

Get more information your options to enroll here.

Alain Picard
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