Upcoming UART Workshops

Wish to learn more about specific pastel underpainting techniques on UART? Want to explore new techniques and learn from the masters? Then attend one of our UART workshops in your area! Our workshops are taught by some of the greatest pastel artists in the industry today. UART will provide free paper to each participant as well as offer special discounts from local and online participating retailers.


3-Day UART Workshop with Jeanne Rosier Smith: “Finding the ‘Wow’

Location: South Dennis, MA
Date: Friday, November 10 – Sun, November 12, 2017

Why are some paintings so successful and others leave us flat?  What creates that catch in the breath as we look at a painting, and how do we create that ‘wow’ factor more often in our own work?  If you are looking to push your work to the next level, this workshop is for you.  Take three days to go further, dig deeper.  This workshop will focus on refining goals, defining strengths, and developing your personal style and a stronger connection to your own work.

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2-Day UART Workshop with Marcia Holmes: Exploring Abstracts – Discover the Abstract Artist in You!

Location: Metairie, LA
Date:  Friday March 23 and Saturday March 24 2018

Discover a NEW direction for your art and create intriguing, abstract expressionist paintings using UART Premium Sanded Pastel Paper! A diverse multi-media underpainting is the key to a great start that propels you to LOOSEN UP! With Marcia’s technique, you will use ink, gouache, watercolor and thinned oil paint as well as pastel….all together!

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2-Day UART Workshop with Jill Stefani Wagner: “Underpainting to Make Your Pastel Artwork POP!

Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Date: Saturday, April 7 and Sunday April 8 2018

In this workshop students will explore several different underpainting techniques that create permanent base layers for their pastel paintings. We will discuss which TECHNIQUES work best for different subject matters including landscapes, skyscapes and cityscapes.

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2-Day UART Workshop with Nancy Nowak: “Taking your Painting to the Next Level

Location: Suwanee, GA
Date: Saturday April 7 and Sunday April 8 2018

Learn what it takes to not just duplicate a scene, but to interpret, strengthen, and elevate your landscape pastel paintings on UART Premium Sanded Pastel Paper. Using different underpainting techniques, working with abstract shapes, shadow and light patterns, Nancy will help enhance your landscape paintings to take them to the next level.

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3-Day UART Workshop with Susan Kuznitsky: “The Power is in the Underpainting”

Location: Medford, OR
Date: Friday April 27 – Sunday April 29 2018

There are many ways and many benefits of using an underpainting on UART Premium Sanded Pastel Paper. The type of underpainting depends on the subject and desired end effect. In this workshop we will explore several options. Using strong, vibrant colors but not filling up the tooth of the paper is a great way to create a base upon which to add many glorious layers of pastels.

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2-Day UART Workshop with Kathy Dolan: “Painting the Landscape in Pastels

Location: Sudbury, ON, CANADA
Date: Saturday May 5 and Sunday May 6 2018

Do you want to learn how to paint with the pastels? It can be very overwhelming with all of the choices of different products out there on the market. This workshop will provide you with UART Premium Sanded Pastel Paper and a variety of pastels for use during the workshop to learn techniques and to complete a landscape painting.

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3-Day UART Workshop with Nancie King Mertz: “Pastels are Perfect for Plein Air”

Location: Wilmington, VT
Date: Friday June 1 – Sunday June 3, 2018

Join Nancie King Mertz, Master Pastelist, at The Wilmington Inn for a plein air workshop to capture the beautiful surrounding mountains and idyllic village in southern Vermont’s Deerfield Valley. Enjoy the immediacy of pastels in your plein air work as we complete 2 or more paintings each day on UART Premium Sanded Pastel Paper.

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2-Day UART Workshop with Lyn Asselta“COLOR ON COLOR! Underpainting and basics for the pastel landscape”

Location: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Date: Saturday, November 3 and Sunday November 4 2018

A fun review for of landscape painting basics along with lots of underpainting practice! If you are new to pastel or just feel that you need an extra boost with your work, this workshop will address choosing more interesting compositions and formats, as well as using more exciting color in your work.

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