2018 Workshop Schedule

Learn to paint the light experimenting on different surfaces with different techniques. These workshops have just the right mix of theory, technique and experimentation. Packed full of good design principles, composition basics to make ANY painting successful, along with loosening up exercises.

 

Wednesday Spring 2018 Classes

Composition Basics and Pastel Techniques

Amanda’s studio in Cornelius, OR
Weekly | 3 Hour Classes
$40/class or $200/package
Back by popular demand. Do you want to work on creating your own practice but need the exact push to get it going? Come to her weekly 3 hour classes on Wed. from 12-3pm for demos, lecture or open studio time to get critiques and advice on a body of work. Located in Amanda’s studio, this laidback atmosphere is an environment to practice, try new thing and refine some of the basics for creating great compositions. She will take her 2 day composition class and stretch it into 6 working sessions to absorb the concepts and principles in digestible chunks. All levels welcome. Limited to 7 people/class.

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Painting the Light in Pastel

February 10-11, 2018 | $295

Amanda’s Studio | Cornelius, OR

An introduction to pastels and composition for people who want to learn more about how to use the medium. The class covers good design principles, tips on how to make great compositions and will focus on a variety of techniques on different surfaces. You will come away with lots of little paintings and a renewed confidence with the medium. All levels welcome. Limited to 8.

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Painting Light and Reflections
in Pastel

March 10-12, 2018
2 day $295
3 day $395

Cole Gallery | Edmonds, WA | (425) 697-2787
Classes in new light filled space, ArtWorks

Create colorful water reflections and brilliant clouds in pastel with this award-winning artist and instructor! This 2- or 3-day workshop will be a great mix of theory, technique and experimentation. Amanda will share her knowledge of pastels and how to use different techniques on different surfaces to achieve great results. Packed full of good design principles to make ANY painting successful. Some experience in pastels is necessary. Limited to 15.

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Composition Basics in Pastel

April 24-25, 2018 | Olympia, WA | $295
This 2-day workshop will have just the right mix of theory, technique, and experimentation for learning. Amanda will share all her knowledge of great compositions using pastels. (although you don’t need to do pastels to take this class. Packed full of good design fundamentals, compositional basics, and tips of things to avoid or keep in your work, this class will focus on creating and orchestrating great compositions in landscapes, regardless of your medium. All levels welcome. Limited to 15.

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Chasing the Light and reflections in Pastel

June 1-3, 2018 | Oregon City, OR | $450

This is more a retreat that a class. Set in the rolling countryside amidst gardens and vistas, at Studio on the Knoll (www.carriemoorestuidos.com), this light-filled barn/studio is a perfect place to let your creativity juice flow and feel like you’ve gotten away all at the same time. We are working out the details to make this an extra special experience for you with a Thurs. meet and greet gathering, an organized dinner and plenty of space both inside and out to spread out and feel like you’ve been creatively re-energized. This 3-day workshop will be a great mix of theory, technique and experimentation. You will learn how to create colorful water reflections and brilliant clouds in pastel. Amanda will share her knowledge of pastels and how to use different techniques on different surfaces to achieve great results. Packed full of good design principles to make ANY painting successful. Some experience in pastels is necessary. Limited to 15.

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Paint the Jewel of the San Juans:
Plein Air

July 11-13, 2018 | Lopez Island, WA | $295

As a property owner and part time resident of the San Juans, Amanda will show you some of her favorite places to paint on this magical island, including right off her oceanfront deck! This is a plein air enthusiast dream. The workshop will cover lecture and critique time, one on one instruction and lots of time to paint outside in one of the most beautiful areas in the Northwest. Some experience necessary. For more details contact Amanda Houston. Limited to 10.

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amanda-houston-workshopPastel Techniques:
Light, Reflections and Composition

Nov. 2-4, 2018 | $395
Cole Gallery | Edmonds, WA | (425) 697-2787

Create colorful water reflections and brilliant clouds in pastel with this award-winning artist and instructor! This 2- or 3-day workshop will be a great mix of theory, technique and experimentation. Amanda will share her knowledge of pastels and how to use different techniques on different surfaces to achieve great results. Packed full of good design principles to make ANY painting successful. Some experience in pastels is necessary. Limited to 15.

REGISTER WITH COLE GALLERY