Richard McKinley

Sun, September 27 to Sat, October 3 2020
Pushing Pastels Creative Limits with Richard McKinley
Medium: Pastel
Level: All Levels
Location: Plein Air & Studio
Status: 5 Spots Left
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As a fine art medium, pastel has few limitations. Through daily demonstrations, individual attention, and classroom discussions this ‘en plein air’ and studio workshop will expand your potential for personal expression. Numerous wet and dry procedures, as well as surface choices, will be applied to the painting of the landscape in pastel. Students are encouraged to work outside of their comfort zone as they explore these creative possibilities.

Pastel Society of America Master Pastelist and Hall of Fame Honoree, Richard McKinley has taught for Hudson River Valley Art Workshops since 2009 and feels that it provides the perfect venue for the exploration of all that pastel has to offer the landscape artist. He is a dedicated instructor, has a wealth of information to share, is tireless in this pursuit and his intensity, focus, and energy are legendary.


About Richard McKinley

Richard McKinley has devoted over 45 years to dividing his time between painting ‘en plein air’, reinterpreting those paintings back in the studio, writing about art matters, and instructing painting workshops. Several national galleries represent his work and he is in the permanent collection of the Butler Institute of American Art Museum. Richard holds artist membership at the Salmagundi Club in NYC and has participated in their American Masters Exhibition. He is a Pastel Society of America Master Pastelist and Hall of Fame inductee, a Pastel Society of the West Coast Pastel Laureate and Distinguished Pastelist, an International Association of Pastel Societies Master Circle designate and the current association’s president, and honorary member of Degas Pastel Society. He has been featured in numerous national / international art publications and has been a frequent contributing editor to Pastel Journal Magazine. He is the author of “Pastel Pointers, Top Secrets for Beautiful Pastel Paintings” and “The Landscape Paintings of Richard McKinley in oil and Pastel”.

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Rates & Enrollment

Day Student Tuition: $720.00

Full 5-Day Package*: $1,722.00-$1,890.00* + 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).

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