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 Alain J. Picard: “Painterly Techniques on UART”

Location: Newtown, CT
Date: Thursday August 8 – Saturday August 10, 2019

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.

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

Location:  Chicago, IL
Date: Friday August 16 – Sunday August 18, 2019

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.

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2-Day Workshop with Lisa Ober: “Pastel Pet Portraits to Put You Ahead of the Pack”

Location:  San Antonio, TX
Date: Saturday October 5 – Sunday October 6 2019

Lisa Ober, PSA, IAPS-MC, will guide you through her time-tested approach to pet portrait painting so you can create your own stunning and realistic pet portraits. Prepare to receive plenty of guidance, encouragement, and information in this jam-packed workshop.

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2-Day UART Workshop with Eve Miller: “T is for Texture”

Location:  Beaufort, SC
Date: Saturday October 5, and Sunday October 6, 2019

Join Eve Miller in the historical city of Beaufort, South Carolina. Eve will instruct daily demonstrations including how to gain the skills necessary to enhance landscape compositions, underpainting techniques and color theory.

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2-Day UART Workshop with Marlene Wiedenbaum: “Fall Foliage Plein-Air”

Location: High Falls, NY
Date: Tuesday October 15, and Wednesday October 16, 2019

Join Master pastelist, Marlene Wiedenbaum, for a two-day plein air workshop with an emphasis on looking at the landscape, discovering composition and determining the light source.

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