3-Day UART Workshop with Nancie King Mertz: “Speed Up Your Plein Air Work with Pastels”

Location: Palette & Chisel Art Academy, Chicago, IL
Date: Friday August 16 – Sunday August 18 2019
Time: Friday August 16th 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Saturday August 17th 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Sunday August 18th 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Instructor: Nancie King Mertz
Medium: Pastels (soft & hard)
Skill level: Beginner to advanced
Number of Workshop Days: 3
Price: $375.00

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Join Nancie King Mertz, Master Pastelist, at the Palette and Chisel Art Academy for a plein air UART workshop. Cityscapes can be very intimidating when working en plein air. Nancie’s rapid methods will enable you to edit, speed-up and free-up your work! She will focus on street scenes and parks in Chicago’s beautiful Gold Coast area. One or two paintings (or more!) will be completed each day, depending on your comfort level. Individual attention is stressed in this workshop rather than group lecture. Short demos (1-2 hrs) will be offered throughout the workshop to help clarify techniques, as needed.

If weather becomes an issue, students will be inspired to paint indoors at the Palette and Chisel Art Academy, a beautifully, restored 1870’s mansion encompassing an idyllic interior, as well as a model in-studio. http://www.paletteandchisel.org/

About the Artist: Nancie King Mertz’s oils and pastels are impressionistic in style, with 80% of her work created en Plein air. She paints well over 100 pieces annually, and has traveled to more than 20 countries for inspiration to paint on-site. Urban and rural subjects capture her attention when traveling in the States, and she can often be found painting in the varied neighborhoods of Chicago. She offers destination workshops and local demos, and serves as a juror for shows in the Midwest, and for artists’ magazines. http://nanciekingmertz.com/

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