Debora Stewart

Sun, September 8 to Sat, September 14 2024

Exploring Abstraction for Pastel and Acrylic Artists with Debora Stewart

Medium: Pastel/Mixed Media

Level: All Levels

Location: Studio

Status: Open For Enrollment

Instructor's Website:

  • Hudson Valley Art Workshops Slideshow
  • Hudson Valley Art Workshops Slideshow
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Come join Debora Stewart in her new five day workshop where you will cover varied ways to discover and create abstractions. This workshop is for pastel artists and acrylic artists. You can work in one medium or both! Debora will also show you how she combine both for works in mixed media.

Every day you will learn new ways to find ideas for abstracts including non-objective, floral, figure and landscapes. You will learn to loosen up your style and find your own unique expression as an artist. You will receive one on one assistance from Debora each day. This workshop is for you if you are a seasoned professional wanting to try new ideas and the advanced beginner who understands how to use the materials but wants to push further.

You will learn loosening up techniques, how to develop create color studies for larger works. How to simplify subjects like landscapes and florals for abstraction. drawing techniques, color theory, mixed media techniques for both pastel and acrylic works, step by step demonstrations by Debora, work in multiples to create a series and how the concept of emanation can assist you. You will also learn how to bring your paintings to a conclusion and evaluate your work.

Each year Debora learns new techniques through her ongoing personal experiments in both pastels and painting. This year Debora will also show how she use Pan Pastels and collage! Debora is excited to share with you her discoveries! Even if you have attended before you will have the opportunity to learn more!
Bring your spirit of adventure and you will have a great week!

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About Debora Stewart

Debora works in both soft pastel on paper and mixed media acrylics on canvas. Her expressive and intuitive works are often inspired by nature. Her line drawings of plants and flowers are created from life. She later uses these drawings in abstract pastel works. Her pastel works often inform her work in acrylics. One medium inspires the other. Debora is represented by galleries throughout the U.S.

Debora L. Stewart is a Signature Member and Master Pastelist of the Pastel Society of America and a member of the Master’s Circle of the International Association of Pastel Societies. Her pastels have won awards from Pastel Journal Magazine, International Artist Magazine and the Pastel Society of America. Her work has been included in many national and international juried exhibitions. Debora’s work has been included in invitational exhibits in France and China. She has also been a featured artist in the French magazine Pratique des Artes July 2018.

Debora works in both soft pastel and acrylic mixed media on canvas. Debora has taught abstract workshops extensively throughout the U.S. She is a sought after instructor by pastel societies, art guilds and schools. She is the author of Abstract Art Painting: Expressions in Mixed Media published by Northlight Books in 2015 in addition to a series of teaching videos. She has served as a judge for artist competitions in Pastel Journal Magazine and pastel societies in the U.S.


Rates & Enrollment

Day Student Tuition: $830.00

Full 5-Day Package*: $2,423.00-$2,635.40

*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 bring a friend and split a room (double occupancy).

Get more information about your options to enroll here.