August 2020 National Artist Workshop: 
Karen Margulis PSA IAPS-MC
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Box 246

Lemont, PA 16851

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Lisa Mitchell Workshop FAQ

October 5, 2017

Can I sign up for just one day instead of all three?
Yes. The fee for a single day is $150, and the rate for two days is $275.

 

What will we do for lunches?
You can bring your own. You will have access to the full kitchen at Rhoneymeade.

 

The closest prepared food would be at the Sheetz along route 45 in Centre Hall or the Brother's Pizza in Centre Hall.
Boalsburg offers a few options: Pump Café, McDonald’s, Honey Baked Ham, Little Caesar’s, and Subway along South Atherton.

 

How do I decide which pastels to bring for a painting workshop?  How do I limit my palette, so I’m not carrying too many colors?
Check out photos of your destination. This will give you a better idea of the colors that are there. It’s important to have a wide enough range of values to allow you to paint just about anything but with colors tailored to the colors in the specific landscape, as well as their compliments.  
 
What books on painting with pastels would you recommend?

PAINTING WITH PASTELS; EASY TECHNIQUES TO MASTER THE MEDIUM  by Maggie Price

PASTEL POINTERS: TOP 100 SECRETS FOR BEAUTIFUL PAINTINGS by Richard McKinley

PAINTING BRILLIANT SKIES & WATER IN PASTEL: SECRETS TO BRINGING LIGHT AND LIFE TO YOUR LANDSCAPES by Liz Haywood Sullivan

PAINTING THE LANDSCAPE IN PASTEL by Albert Handell

 

How do I transport finished pastel paintings?
A foam core board/glassine sandwich or a glossy magazine will provide a way of carrying work from a location to home.

 

If I work in oil, can I benefit from taking this workshop?
The focus of this workshop is to encourage pastel artists to experiment with the pressure of the pastel, layering pastel color, and other mark making techniques. However, the workshop instructor would be willing to assist the oil painter in learning brushwork techniques, provided she knows beforehand.

 

I didn’t find an answer to my question. Whom should I contact:
You can email workshop organizer Roxy Naydan at roxalana.naydan@gmail.com

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