February 23, 1:30-4:30pm The medium of soft pastels can be used with many other media: watercolor, acrylic ink, pumice paste and Modge Podge. You’ll have 3 hours to play with them all. These materials lend themselves to Van Gogh style compositions. Mary Jane Erard will guide us through the many processes.
February 22, 1:00pm-3:00pm. At this Ladies Art “Afternoon” we will be creating HOME interchangeable signs with seasonal inserts. The sign bases are all stained/painted and ready to go. We will be painting our seasonal inserts for the “O”. These signs measure 12” x 26” and have a keyhole in the back for hanging or will sit nicely on a shelf.
February 25, 6:00-9:00pm Zentangle is a calming practice, especially using new Koi brush pens. In this three hour workshop, Pam Signorelli will guide our use of color and white highlights on black ground. All materials are provided. The circle measures 4×5.8″.
December 8, 1:30-4:30pm. Just in time for holiday gift giving! Mary Jane Erard returns to teach painting pets with pastels. Sunday Dec. 8. Bring a 8.5 x 11 b&w image of your favorite animal. We’ll transfer it on to the special sanded pastel paper ($2, sold at the workshop.) Pigments and expert instruction provided. $36.
October 26, 1:30pm. Learn to make glorious painting with this unique medium; soft pastels. They are brilliantly saturated with colors, they allow sharp lines or smudged edges, they’re mistake forgiving and they don’t require brushes, solvents or canvases. Mary Jane Erard is now offering a series of 4 weekend sessions. This session is: Adding Other Media for texture and depth- 10/26. Future Sessions are: Impressionist Landscapes- 11/10. Fauvist Street Scenes- 11/23. Figures and Portraits- Dec. 1. Each of the lessons can be purchased alone for $30, or the series of four for $108.
Thursday, September 19, 7:00-9:00pm Join the fun this Ladies Art Night and create your BOO pallet sign for Halloween. The pallets measure 24″ x 14″, we will be painting and assembling. These look so great with all kinds of fall decor. You can lean it or hang it.
$31 per ticket, 18 seats available for this workshop. All materials will be provided.
You are welcome to bring your favorite snacks and beverages. Come create with us and enjoy a fun evening out!
Saturday, 8/31/19 1:30-4:30pm
Mary Jane returns for a three hour pastel workshop on Landscapes. Pastel artist, Ms. Erard has years of teaching experience and will work with each student to make the painting successful. Pastels are creamy soft chalks that blend easily and create stunning paintings. The class size limited to 14 people. (5 students necessary to hold this workshop.)The recommended sanded pastel paper will be available for $2 per sheet. All other materials included. $36.
April 13, 1:30-4:30pm. Mary Jane Erard returns to teach painting with pastels. She is a creative teacher; each student learns pastel painting techniques applied to a chosen, traced image. Pet Portraits are a favorite subject, but animals, birds and fish have pleasing organic shapes for an eye catching image. $36. Pigments provided.
Sunday, Feb. 24, 1:30-4:30pm. Mary Jane Erard, pastel artist and teacher, will conduct a 3 hour workshop in which you will learn how to use these soft chalks to create a pet portrait. No pet? Wildlife can suffice. Sanded pastel paper ($2) will be available at the class. All other supplies will be provided. Register on calendar page. Five students are required to run this class. $36.
BONUS: Have you ever wanted to try OIL pastels? On 2/24/19 at 1:00pm, Mary Jane will give a mini introductory lesson prior to the above. $15.