Christine Ivers painting

Christine Ivers

Nightscapes in Pastel

May 16 - 20, 2018

Medium: Pastel

Level: All Levels

3-Day Studio Class

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Join this award-winning, nationally recognized pastelist and “Paint the Night” during this three-day pastel painting workshop. Explore the world of painting with the purest of pigments. Work on your surface or on Chris’s hand-made boards, which we will make in the workshop. Discover the fun of texture while working in a relaxed atmosphere that will focus on temperature, atmospheric perspective and drawing. AND… Since Chris is an advertising veteran of four decades, she will pepper the workshop with tricks of the trade for taking better reference photos and preparing them for competitions! Demos and critique included. All levels are welcome.

Chris attained a BFA in painting and two-dimensional design from Hartford Art School in 1973 and found work in the advertising field for the last 40 years. She is the Past-President of the CT Pastel Society where she also holds Signature Artist Membership. Chris is also a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America where she was recently elected to their Board of Directors, an Elected Artist Member at Lyme Art Association, Allied Artists of America, Audubon Artists, and with Academic Artists of America. Other memberships are with CT Women Artists, Salmagundi Club NYC, and numerous other art organizations.

Chris has won numerous awards and has paintings in private collections throughout New England. Her paintings were chosen by the International Association of Pastel Societies as one of eight finalists worldwide in two of the IAPS cover competitions and placed First in Pastels in the Richeson 75 Landscape Show, WI. Her paintings, "Red on 5th" and "Salt," were chosen as two of Pastel Journal's Top 100.

She was inducted into the IAPS Master Circle of Pastelists in 2009. She was twice juried into PaintAmerica's Top 100 Artists with shows that traveled the country for two years visiting Galleries and Museums. Chris has been published in Best of American Artists Pastel Edition, Practiqué des Arts (a French publication featuring artists from around the world), American Art Collector Magazine, The Pastel Journal and was honored with the Art Spirit Foundation Silver Medal Award for Excellence in Pastel at the Salmagundi Club in NYC.

She recently took Best in Show Awards at Connecticut Women Artists Juried Exhibit and at the New Britain Museum of American Art.

Christine Ivers painting
Christine Ivers painting
Christine Ivers painting

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