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CANCELLED-Pastels from Photographs

April 3, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pastels from Photographs-CANCELLED
Instructor: Bill Newman

Mondays (5 classes total)
April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1 | 6-8 PM
Non-Members: $120 | Members: $95

Create a pastel drawing on black or colored paper using a photograph or photographs. Open to high school through adults. Students are asked to bring several photographs to use as potential subject matter. Students will work on their own projects to their own abilities. Individualized and group instruction will be provided. Materials will be provided.

Due to low enrollment this class has been cancelled. 


In what has become a secondary career in set design and painting, I generally work with people who have little to no art experience of any sort. It is a large part of my job to teach them whatever drawing and painting skills are necessary to the task at hand. All this is usually done under fire because there simply isn’t time to teach these skills separately from the actual execution of the set painting.

When Guy Berard and Roger Bailey were teaching at St. Lawrence University, they encouraged me to interact with the advanced art students, giving them advice and second opinions about their work. With those who were interested, our talks would evolve into regular discussions. A similar situation developed with a couple of BFA majors at SUNY Potsdam who had painted for me on the operas at the Crane School of Music in Potsdam. At their request, I visited their studios on regular occasions to critique their paintings.

In addition, I have done workshops in watercolor techniques that focus on the fundamentals and on skill development, teaching students what they need to know in order to find their own way of expressing themselves with the watercolor medium. I enjoy working with and teaching students. Helping them to grow and establish self-confidence is a rewarding experience.


April 3, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Potsdam, 13676 United States
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