July 26, 2016
“Wonderful experience! Great instructor, great participants, and great setting!” – Pat R.
Margaret Dyer was here teaching her first 5 day pastel figures workshop with us. Margaret has been teaching here for many years and is always a popular instructor, but to this point had always taught in a 3-day format. Everyone enjoy having Margaret for a full week! The class worked with models on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. On Tuesday and Thursday, they worked from photographs taken during a special photo-shoot with the models at the end of class on Monday. Here is everyone taking their turns shoot photos of the two models in various set ups around the front parlor of the inn. Here you can see the two models in kimonos posing on the antique furniture. Now the work begins, first with a background, then sketching in the shapes.
The weather was so beautiful (and the studio so full of easels) that we decided to have our “coming attractions” (workshops for the rest of 2016 and also a preview of 2017) presentation on the front porch of the inn after dinner.