Debora Stewart

Sun, July 7 to Sat, July 13 2019
Creating Expressive Abstracts in Soft Pastel with Debora Stewart
Medium: Pastel/Mixed Media
Level: All Levels
Location: Studio
Status: Wait List Only
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Join Debora as she teaches you how to develop abstractions from start to finish.  She uses a step-by-step approach that will take the mystery out of abstraction and add excitement to your work. The workshop will begin with energetic and expressive exercises designed to help you tap into your intuition. Next, you will move into creating abstract compositions and color studies from a variety of source materials.

Learn how to develop an underlying structure with underpainting and use of pastel ground. Take abstract concepts and apply them to realistic subjects like figures, flowers and landscape. This workshop includes lessons on in-depth color theory, mixed media approach to pastel, composition and the elements of art, drawing exercises to aid painting development, creating a series of works and evaluating your painting. The structure will include warm up exercises, demonstrations and short lectures and some fun group activities. Plenty of time will be available for you to work in depth with individual guidance. You will come away with renewed creative energy and many new ideas to explore!

This workshop is also open to acrylic painters.

About Debora Stewart

Debora Stewart is the author of the best-selling Northlight book, Abstract Art Painting: Expressions in Mixed Media and a series of Northlight videos on abstract painting. She teaches workshops throughout the United States and has juried national competitions in pastel. Debora is a Master Pastelist with the Pastel Society of America and in the Master’s Circle of the International Association of Pastel Societies. Her work has won many national awards in the Pastel Society of America, International Association of Pastel Societies and International Artist Magazine. She is represented by galleries throughout the U.S.

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Rates & Enrollment

Day Student Tuition: $690.00

Full 5-Day Package*: $1,674.00-$1,842.00 + 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).

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