EXPRESSIONS IN LIGHT
AUGUST 8-10, 2022
MT VERNON, WA
TOTAL WORKSHOP PRICE: $395
Classes meet daily from 9am to 4pm unless otherwise noted.
IN THIS WORKSHOP TERESA WILL HELP YOU TAKE YOUR LANDSCAPES TO A POWERFUL NEW LEVEL. THE WORKSHOP WILL DEMONSTRATE TERESA’S LOVE FOR LIGHT AND MOOD WITH THE OVERALL FOCUS: TO BUILD A BETTER LANDSCAPE.
This workshop is open to all levels and will focus on the basics for creating dramatic, dynamic, timeless landscapes: value, composition and simplifying shapes into a strong design. Color relationships, edges, temperature of light will be discussed, as well as the application of value studies for a strong start and atmospheric perspective for a more dynamic statement in your paintings. No matter what level you are, Teresa enjoys helping you build your skills set to reach a new level in your work.
Teresa is a recognized workshop instructor nationally and in Europe. She is a Master Pastelist with the International Association Pastel Societies and a Signature member of the American Impressionist Society and PSA signature status. She enjoys creating a supportive and energetic atmosphere in which students can thrive, establishing their individual style and artistic statement. Always striving for dynamic mark, making, a rich, radiant palette and evoking moods that engage the viewer. Believing that painting is a process and helping the participants relax and enjoy the journey. Workshops are a wonderful time to travel outside your comfort zone and explore new directions.
Each day will begin with a demonstration. Weather permitting, we will do plein air studies in the morning of the second day, which we will develop further in the studio. Teresa enjoys giving as much knowledge and understanding of the pastel medium as possible in the intensive workshop scenario. Explaining her technique and approach, her demonstrations are in depth and developed. She often choses to work with photos she has not previously used, allowing the workshop participants to watch (as though in her studio) as she works through and resolves different issues during the painting process. There will be time during the demonstration for questions and answers. The remainder of each day will be devoted to helping the participants develop their paintings starting with a value study. Believing this is essential for honing composition, value, shapes, etc. and ultimately a better painting. Personal attention is very important, working continually from participant to participant, giving constructive critiques and pointers as their paintings progress.
TAKING YOUR LANDSCAPES FROM “NICE” to “DYNAMIC”
You will learn the five techniques Teresa uses for a more powerful painting. Using stronger value statements and better shapes you will learn to build your landscape with thoughtful steps.
Loose the fear of color... learn to add color and keep your values correct. Getting away from green!
Learn the use of engaging “lead-ins”, better placement of focal areas and thumbnail sketches for stronger compositions.
EXPAND YOUR LANDSCAPE WITH DRAMATIC SKIES:
Creating depth and movement with skies.
WORKING FROM PHOTOS:
Learn to take better reference photos. How to use your camera/phone to create better compositions. How to simplify and what to leave out when working from photos. Combining photos.