Pastel Portrait Class, New Show in Newark, and Chinchilla Love

Art, Art Shows & Events, Classes

Pastel Portrait Class

Today I taught a pastel portrait class for beginners at Tulpehocken Exchange. It was the perfect activity for a rainy Saturday afternoon. It was an intimate group with creative folks including musicians and a sculptor. I taught them some basics using dry pastel and offered tips on facial proportions, color, the blending vs. texture balance, and various methods of achieving different styles. Pastels are a great way to get vivid, painterly affects. They’re a wonderful step into painting. (Or use on their own.) Check out the slideshow below to see photos from the class.

 

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All Kinds Pop-Up Art Exhibit 

My next show will be at the Newark Arts Alliance in Newark, Delaware. It’s a pop-up exhibit “featuring artists that fall at ALL points on the weird spectrum.” CLICK HERE to visit the Facebook event. I hope to unveil some new pieces there.

Important Info

Time/Date: March 25th, 12 – 4 PM

Location: Newark Arts Alliance
276 E Main St, Suite 102
Newark, Delaware 19711

More info on the Newark Arts Alliance can be found at newarkartsalliance.org .

Chinchilla Floral 
Those who know me in person know that I have 2 ornery chinchillas that I love to pieces. I created this small watercolor painting of a chinchilla floral print. It’s now available on Society6 on phone cases pillows, travel mugs, stickers, and other projects. Personally, I think it’s perfect to show your chinchilla love with a snazzy phone case. You can visit my shop  HERE Chinchilla Floral

chinchilla floral society6 screenshot

Click on the image to go directly to the chinchilla floral products.

Bringing My Silhouette Class Across the Border

Classes

I was invited to bring the silhouette class I’ve done for one of the local Delaware libraries across the border to Maryland. It was a lovely drive down 95 South to Cecil County Library: Rising Sun Branch.The library is situated in Rising Sun, Maryland. The space was cozy, but open. The environment felt warm and inviting. Both the library staff and patrons were amicable and receptive. In other words, the perfect climate for a fun art program. Learning silhouette cutting can have a bit of a learning curve. I was pleasantly surprised how well everyone did given it was their first time attempting cut paper portraiture. More importantly, they had fun while doing it. We ended the Valentine’s Day themed session with a sweet treat- chocolate candy hearts.

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Thank you Cecil County Library: Rising Sun Branch!