Debora Stewart

Sun, September 11 to Sat, September 17 2022

Creating Expressive Abstracts for Pastel and Acrylic Mixed Media with Debora Stewart

Medium: Pastel/Mixed Media

Level: All Levels

Location: Studio

Status: Waitlist Only

Instructor's Website:

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Have you always wanted to work abstractly but did not know how to begin? Do you need time to explore new areas of abstraction and develop a body of work? Have you wanted to see if abstract concepts can loosen up your realistic works? Then this workshop is for you!  Debora Stewart will lead artists through a thorough process of developing abstractions from start to finish.

This workshop is designed as a mixed media workshop specific to soft pastel and acrylic mixed media. You may work in pastel, acrylic or combine both during the week. Debora is a Master Pastelist and an acrylic painter.

This workshop will include intuitive and expressive exercises for artists, creating abstracts from source material such as photos and drawings, color studies, elements of art, color theory, use of underpainting to aid in abstract development, use of surfaces and grounds, combining abstraction and realism to create florals, landscape, portraits and more. You will also learn how to create a series of works and evaluate your paintings and bring them to conclusion. The workshop contains artist demonstrations, informative discussions and thorough handouts for each participant. New guided exercises will be beneficial for previous workshop artists. You will come away with many new directions and renewed energy for your work! Debora’s workshops are energetic, non-threatening and filled with information to start you on the road to developing your own abstract expression. Past participants have given her workshops rave reviews.  Come ready to explore!

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About Debora Stewart

Debora is the author of Abstract Art Painting: Expressions in Mixed Media now available from Random House books. She is an experienced workshop instructor and has taught throughout the United States. She has exhibited her work in major juried exhibitions and invitationals in France and China. Her work is available through galleries in Atlanta, Scottsdale and Tucson, Omaha, and Davenport, Iowa. Her pastels have been exhibited at the National Arts Club in NYC and at the Butler Institute of American Art.

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Rates & Enrollment

Day Student Tuition: $740.00

Full 5-Day Package*: $1,892.00-2,060.00* + 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 bring a friend and split a room (double occupancy).

Get more information about your options to enroll here.