3-Day UART Workshop with Alain J. Picard: “Painterly Techniques on UART”
Location: Newtown Meeting House, Newtown, CT
Date: Thursday August 8 – Saturday August 10 2019
Time: Thursday August 8th 9:30am-4:30pm, Friday August 9th 9:30am-4:30pm, Saturday August 10th 9:30am-4:30pm
Instructor: Alain Picard
Medium: Pastel and Oil
Skill level: Intermediate
Number of Workshop Days: 3
Have you always wanted to explore a looser, bolder approach to painting, but just weren’t sure how to accomplish this style in your own work? Hold tight, because help is on the way!
This workshop, sponsored by UART, will empower you with successful strategies for loosening up your work, regardless of your subject matter, with bold marks and fresh color. We’ll journey through seven lessons to help you break through specific obstacles that have been limiting your creative growth. Focusing on practical approaches from start to finish, I’ll help you understand HOW to accomplish your goal of creating paintings that will both delight you and excite your viewers.
The Seven Breakthrough Lessons
- Planning our Journey– introduction to the painterly style
- The Painterly Road Map– thumbnail sketching to clarify direction
- Exploring New Territory– painterly materials and mark-making techniques
- Breaking Free with Color– creating risk free color studies
- Activating Your Scene– using underpainting methods
- Practice Makes Painterly– exercises that foster a more painterly technique
- Don’t Miss Your Exit– knowing when to stop using the visual dashboard
About the Artist:
Alain J. Picard is an award-winning artist, instructor, author and speaker. His acclaimed pastel and oil paintings have been exhibited throughout the US, Europe, China and the UK. Alain travels internationally as an art instructor, demonstrator, speaker and artistic advocate for the vulnerable. Alain’s work and writing have been featured on numerous occasions in such publications as The Artist’s Magazine, The Pastel Journal, and Practique des Arts. In an effort to share his passion for art, Alain has written three instructional books, including “Mastering Pastel” and “Beginning Drawing,” and stars in a growing collection of instructional art videos. Alain has lectured and demonstrated for The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Arts Club in New York City, Vose Galleries in Boston, MA, the IAPS Convention in Albuquerque, NM, and the Biennial International Pastel Art Exhibition at Ming Gallery in Suzhou, China. Alain has garnered top awards in esteemed exhibitions, including the Pastel Society of America, The American Artists Professional League, Hudson Valley Art Association, the Portrait Society of America, and the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS). He is a judge and juror of international exhibitions, and a sought-after portrait artist and landscape painter. He makes his home in Connecticut with his wife and two sons.