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Art in the Park: Pastels with Susan Whiteman Calendar

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Monday, July 29
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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.

Susan Whiteman is teaching a “Beginner/Intermediate Soft Pastel Workshop”.  If you’ve been wanting to try pastels but have had no idea how to begin, or would like to add some new techniques to your pastel skill set, please join us for this three-hour workshop. The workshop will feature a demonstration and cover a broad overview of materials and applications, including wet and dry techniques. Participants should bring a selection of reference photos to work from (landscapes, animals, still-life subjects are all welcome) and a smock or apron. Materials will be provided for students to create pastel studies during class, with some one-on-one assistance. Students are welcome to bring their own soft pastels and favorite work surfaces if they prefer.

Susan Whiteman is an associate member of the Pastel Society of America, a board member of the Adirondack Pastel Society, a member of NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery in Saranac Lake, NY.  She is an active committee member for ArtWorks in Saranac Lake NY. She has been responsible for bringing art and poetry openings to the area and is currently working on a project to combine music and art.  She recently won Best in Show at the Adirondack Artists Guild Regional Juried Show in Saranac Lake New York, and has been accepted into numerous juried exhibits and juried plein air events across the Northeast.  Please visit her website for a list of events and to see more of her work: susanwhitemanpastels.com

Cost: $30 for members, $40 for non-members

Max Participants: 12

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