Upcoming UART Workshops

We are very happy to announce you that our UART workshops are back! Not only you will learn from some of the best pastel artists in the country, but we will guarantee you will have fun and leave the workshop with new friends and UART goodies. We like to limit the capacity of our workshops so you can get all the attention you need from the teachers, so book your space early as our workshops do sell out very quickly. 


3-Day UART Workshop with Nancie King Merz: “Plein Air, Pastel Immersion” – SOLD OUT!

Location: Rockford, IL
Date: Friday September 9 – Sunday September 11 2022

Join Nancie King Mertz to find your artistic inspiration at the Anderson 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.

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3-Day UART Workshop with Chris Ivers: “The UART Creative Experience”

Location: Meriden. CT
Date: Friday October 14 – Sunday October 16, 2022

“A UART Creativity Workshop!”

Let’s see all the incredible things we can implement by working with these great pastel papers! From painting on UART’s various grit textures to painting on UART Dark, you are sure to find new and exciting ways to express and expand your own creativity.

We ask that you bring a photo of a Night Scene. If you do not have a photo, Chris will have some on hand to choose from.

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3-Day UART Workshop with Susan Kuznitsky: “Painting the Autumn Colors in Paste”

Location: Medford, OR
Date: Friday November 4 – Sunday November 6, 2022

Pastels are a wonderful medium for capturing the colors of Autumn.

Follow Susan’s step-by-step approach from the underpainting to the finished piece. Several different underpainting techniques will be demonstrated along with plenty of individual attention at the easel. Learn how make good choices on composition and color when working from a photo reference to create powerful, emotional pastel paintings. All the lessons on color and value will be applicable to any other medium(s) you work in. You will have the option of painting along using the same photo reference as Susan.

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2-Day UART Workshop with Marcia Holmes: ” Abstract Techniques- Make Your Mark in New Orleans”

Location: Metairie, LA
Date: Friday November 18 and Saturday November 19, 2022

Abstract Techniques- Make Your Mark in New Orleans! 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! With Marcia’s technique, you will use ink, gouache, watercolor and thinned oil paint as well as pastel…. all together! Have FUN learning how to layer mark making and paint with artistic techniques that “break the rules”!

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