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 Hilarie Couture: “Exploring Pastel to Create Compelling Paintings!”

Location: Portland, OR
Date: Thursday March 12th – Saturday March 14th 2020

If you have ever wanted to explore pastel but didn’t know where to start, this workshop is for you! We will spend 3 days learning about this wonderful medium and how to work with it. We will also cover history, materials, palette choice and arrangement, tips and tricks, surfaces, mark making, value, color, temperature, composition, underpainting techniques and more as it applies to any subject. Discover how to work from photos and not be a slave to them and painting from life.

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2-Day UART Workshop with Jill Stefani Wagner: “Finding Light and Inspiration in Your Photo References!”

Location: Rochester, MI
Date: Saturday March 28, and Sunday March 29, 2020

In this workshop beginning to advanced students will explore ways to create unique, personal works of art based on their reference photos. Participants will learn how to find dynamic compositions with strong focal points and push color to enhance their vision. We will step away from the confinement of exact “copying” of reference materials and move toward finding our own interpretation of a scene.

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2-Day UART Workshop with Bethany Fields: “Captured, References Re-Imagined”

Location: Grapevine, TX
Date: Sunday April 5th and Monday April 6th 2020

How do we create evocative, glorious paintings when our photographs lack luster, depth, or emotion? In this two day workshop, students will learn to take their “boring” photos and create new compositions that pop with light, color, and feeling. We will be layering, cropping, and combining your references to create new source imagery. Pastel techniques will be focused on experimental underpainting play, embroidering our paintings with color, and methods to bring light into your landscapes.

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2-Day UART Workshop with Marcia Holmes: “Abstracts-Tools To Make It Yours!”

Location: Matairie, LA
Date: Friday April 24, and Saturday April 25, 2020

Join Marcia Holmes and discover a new direction for your art and create intriguing abstract expressionist paintings using UART Premium Sanded Pastel Paper. Easily LOOSEN UP with under painting exercises that propel you to a new freedom in painting!

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2-Day UART Workshop with Lyn Asselta: “Exploring Underpaintings for Pastel”

Location: Bath, ME
Date: Friday April 24, and Saturday April 25, 2020

This will be a fast paced, fun exploration of many underpainting techniques using several different mediums and approaches. As pastel painters, it’s important to know how an underpainting can affect the overall mood and harmony of your paintings.

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2-Day UART Workshop with Lorenzo Chavez: “Exploring Pastel Landscape Paintings on UART Sanded Paper”

Location: Parker, CO
Date: Friday May 1 and Saturday May 2 2020

Join internationally known, award winning artist and member of the Plein Air Painters of America, Lorenzo Chavez, for an inspiring and insightful painting workshop focusing on new concepts for Plein air and studio painting. Learn to visualize the landscape in unique and exciting new ways while honoring traditions of the past.

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4-Day UART Workshop with Douglas Tweddale: It’s All About Water

Location: Long Beach Township, NJ
Date: Thursday September 10 – Sunday September 13 2020

Long Beach Island is surrounded by water in many of its most beautiful states – marshes, surf, inlets and salt flats. Often many artists avoid painting moving water because it can be intimidating. Indeed, painting moving water can be a challenge, yet there are some very effective practices to achieve loose and flowing water in your paintings.

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