Join The Wild Center this summer to awaken your talents in celebration of art and nature in the Adirondacks. Monday mornings in July and August, come explore the natural world with experienced Adirondack artists. In each three-hour class you will grow your art skills and learn new techniques in areas such as watercolor, pastels, and mixed media. Every week features a different focus and offers new skills, so sign up for one or more. Museum admission is not included. Space is limited to twelve people per class, so please register soon. Basic materials are included.
This class will give the beginner or intermediate pastel artist a broad overview of materials and techniques, including the use of wet and dry techniques. The class will feature demonstrations and participants will be provided with the materials to create pastel studies during class, with one-on-one assistance. Discussion will include pastels as a plein air medium, the dynamics of composition, and a segment on how to frame pastels. Participants should bring a choice of reference photos to work from. Students are welcome to bring their own pastels and supplies, or a table easel if desired.
Susan Whiteman is a juried member of the Pastel Society of America, a member of the Adirondack Pastel Society, Saranac Lake Artworks, and NorthWind Fine Arts co-operative gallery in Saranac Lake, NY. Her work is represented by Gallery 46 in Lake Placid, NY. Her work has won awards, and she participates in juried Plein Air events and competitions across the Northeast. She is an experienced instructor, and has years of training at all levels.