3-Day UART Workshop with Nancie King Mertz: “Plein Air, Pastel Immersion”

Location: Nancie King Mertz & Art DeTriumph, Rockford, IL
Date: Friday September 9 – Sunday September 11, 2022
Time: Friday September 9th 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Saturday September 10th 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Sunday September 11th 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 to find your artistic inspiration at theAnderson Japanese Gardens, a botanical garden encompassing streams, waterfalls and winding pathways. This Pastel-Immersion Workshop will be an extraordinary opportunity to paint with pastels as fall colors begin. Short demos will be offered throughout the workshop to help clarify the techniques, as needed.

This is a rare opportunity to paint in gorgeous landscape and return at day’s end to ArtDeTriumph, a European-style retreat for a Happy Hour critique. Lodging is also available at ArtDeTriumph which can accommodate a maximum of eight guests in 4 shared rooms with twin beds.

Day One: 9/9/22 Demo to begin promptly at 10am at Anderson Gardens. Painting & individual instruction allowed until 4:00pm when we must leave the grounds due to a scheduled wedding. Return to ArtDeTriumph for the Happy Hour critique. Dinner can be on-your-own or with the group at a local restaurant.

Day Two: 9/10/22 Demo to begin promptly at 10am at Anderson Gardens. Painting & individual instruction allowed until 4:00pm when we must leave the grounds due to a scheduled wedding. Return to ArtDeTriumph for the Happy Hour critique. Dinner can be on-your-own or with the group at a local restaurant.

Day Three: 9/11/22 Demo to begin promptly at 10am at Anderson Gardens. Painting & individual instruction allowed until 4:00pm. Return to ArtDeTriumph for the Happy Hour critique. Dinner can be on-your-own or with the group at a local restaurant.

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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