Cascade in Fine Art
Exploration in abstraction and mixed media

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“Cascade in Fine Art"

Medium: Mixed

Level: All

Location: Studio

  Status: Open

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Rates & Enrollment

Deposit is $450, balance due 30 days before arrival

Day Student Tuition: $795 +  Materials fee

 5-Day Package*: $1,950 - 2,150* + Service Charge & Tax

* Your 5-Day Workshop Package includes:

Workshop Tuition, 4 nights of dinner, lodging, breakfast, daily snack breaks, unlimited coffee, tea & seltzer plus welcoming  reception with light appetizers.

You can choose a room to yourself (single occupancy) or double your fun, bring a friend and split a room (double occupancy).

To Learn more about your options ....

Debora Stewart

ABOUT THIS RETREAT

Description

Join me as we work with soft pastel and mixed media acrylic painting in this four-day workshop.   I have many new techniques and ideas to share with you.    This workshop will be especially beneficial for those artists wanting to transition from pastel to acrylic painting.  Pastel and acrylic complement each other very well. 

Day one and two will focus on abstractions in pastel.  Learn to use a mixed media approach in developing your abstractions to a new level.  Explore new ideas for compositions; develop more impact in your work and individual style. 

Day three and four will focus on developing paintings in mixed media acrylic.  Take what you learned from the first two days and transition into acrylic painting.  Get out some big brushes and paint on paper and/or canvas.   You will find that it is easier to incorporate your pastel ideas into paint. 

  

Here are just a few of the techniques you will learn:

  1. New techniques for developing abstract compositions

  2. Intuitive mark making and non-objective abstractions

  3. Use of black gesso to add value and impact

  4. Incorporating mixed media and various drawing materials

  5. Collage, stencils, underpainting, grounds, etc.

  6. Color theory and acrylic painting – Zorn and limited palette

  7. Expressive mark making with brushes and other painting tools

  8. Layering during the painting process

  9. Use of drawing media in painting

  10. Creating multiples and diptychs

  11. Assessing your work

 

These are just some of the ideas we will explore in this four day workshop.  It will be fun, fast paced and packed with information!  You will come away with new ideas to explore!

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Artist Bio
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Debora Stewart’s acrylics and soft pastel paintings are intuitive, expressive and gestural. Mark making is strong on paper and canvas. Inspiration comes from time spent walking and experiencing nature. A remembered experience of place and time comes through her work.

 

Debora often draws from gardens and uses the lines and colors in her pastels and paintings. She creates multi-layered works on paper and canvas and begins by laying in an underlying structure with paint and gesso. Intuitive brush strokes and mark making spring quickly from remembered drawings of nature. Works range from subtle to bold in execution.

 

Debora L. Stewart is a Signature Member and Master Pastelist of the Pastel Society of America and a member of the Master’s Circle of the International Association of Pastel Societies. Her pastels have won awards from Pastel Journal Magazine, International Artist Magazine and the Pastel Society of America. Her work has been included in many national and international juried exhibitions. She exhibited in the pastel invitational exhibit Pastel en Perigord, St. Aulaye, France July of 2016. She has also been a featured artist in the French magazine Pratique des Artes July 2018. Her work was also included in the Third Biennial China Pastel Exhibit at the Ming Gallery of Art in Suzhou, China. Debora works in both soft pastel and acrylic mixed media on canvas. Debora has taught abstract workshops extensively throughout the U.S. She is a sought after instructor by pastel societies, art guilds and schools. She is the author of Abstract Art Painting: Expressions in Mixed Media published by Northlight Books in 2015 in addition to a series of teaching videos. She has served as a judge for artist competitions in Pastel Journal Magazine and pastel societies in the U.S

Materials:

See Materials List attached.  

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Rates & Enrollment

Deposit is $450, balance due 30 days before arrival

Day Student Tuition: $795 +  Materials fee

 5-Day Package*: $1,950 - 2,150* + Service Charge & Tax

* Your 5-Day Workshop Package includes:

Workshop Tuition, 4 nights of dinner, lodging, breakfast, daily snack breaks, unlimited coffee, tea & seltzer plus welcoming  reception with light appetizers.

You can choose a room to yourself (single occupancy) or double your fun, bring a friend and split a room (double occupancy).

To Learn more about your options ....

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Sample   Agenda **

SAMPLE AGENDA **

for Artists Rising Creativity Retreat:

5 Days and 4 Nights

Sunday
Arrival day, check in at 3pm
5pm: meet your fellow students reception with light dinner

Monday

Optional yoga, walking, biking in the morning
Workshop from 9-4 (breakfast & lunch included)

Art Studio available 24/7

Tuesday
Optional yoga, walking, biking  in the morning
Workshop from 9-4 (breakfast & lunch included)

Art Studio available 24/7

Wednesday

Optional yoga, walking, biking in the morning
Workshop from 9 - noon (breakfast included)

Excursion to one of the 169 small towns in Connecticut for touring and lunch and a visit to one of the gardens designed by historic landscape designer, Beatrix Farrand, among the first women to practice landscape architecture in the United States. “A garden, large or small, must be treated in the Impressionist manner,” she once wrote. “Plants are to the gardener what her palette is to the painter.”
Farewell Dinner together in Glastonbury 

Art Studio available 24/7

Thursday
Optional yoga, walking, biking in the morning
Studio work in the morning, sketching and watercolor on location (breakfast & light lunch included)

Checkout by 1PM

Everyday: 

Lots of food, fun, comradery, relaxation, re-winding, Art Studio available 24/7

You can also add an extra day before or after the retreat dates (upon availability)

Other: A complete schedule will be posted as your retreat date nears!

This will be posted in the private Facebook Group which you will be invited to join once you register.

Weather Permitting throughout the week... biking, kayaking or paddle boarding or river excursion, leaf peeping in the Autumn

WILL I RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION IN THE MAIL?

You will receive an email confirmation and, as time gets closer, more email full of info and goodies.

Here is the payment schedule:

$450 deposit is due at the time of registration. 

Remaining balance is due 30 days before your retreat start date

Pay in Full at time of registration and save $100

Please read our full cancellation policy HERE

** Please note that the Sample Agenda is a sample, meaning exact dates, times or activities can be changed based on weather, scheduling or desires of the group and size of the group.