The Adult Art Workshops are designed for beginners, but all levels are welcome. The typical fee for museum members is $20 and $25 for non-members, and includes all the supplies necessary to complete the project. Special Teachers’ Price is $15 and includes all supplies and a CPE credit certificate. Please note that certain workshops may have a higher fee, if supply or instructor costs are higher. The workshops occur monthly and usually one daytime and two evening session are offered.
For more information please contact Emily Guerra at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the museum at 281-376-6322.
Pastels Explored: June 10 and 11, 2014Guest Artist Instructor: Linda Dellandre
Artist Linda Dellandre has taught pastel painting and drawing for the last 10 years, in private classes and through various art associations and schools. She currently serves as First Vice President for the Pastel Society of Southeast Texas, whose members will be featured in the Hillery Community Gallery exhibition Pastels Revisited, June 5-29, 2014.
Participants will learn more about the beautiful, permanent medium of pastel in this 3 hour workshop with artist instructor Linda Dellandre. Combining drawing and painting, students often find the medium more immediately satisfying than oil or watercolor – particularly once techniques are learned to avoid smearing and muddy surfaces. Layering is the key to brilliant, clear, and dazzling pastels, and will be one technique emphasized in the workshop. Participants will each complete two small paintings (on different types of paper) as they learn more about using hard and soft pastels, when to apply light pressure to heavy pressure, how to prepare a substrate, and working with an underpainting.
The class will be offered at 3 different times; each session is limited to 16 participants:
Tuesday, June 10, 2014: 9:00am-12:00pm, and 5:30-8:30pm
Wednesday, June 11, 2014: 5:30-8:30pm
All class materials are provided and the cost included with the class fee:
Museum members: $20
*This class will count as 3 hours of CPE credit.
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More about Guest Artist Instructor Linda Dellandre
Linda studied art for many years while working full-time as a nurse. She earned degrees at Montgomery Co. Community College in Blue Bell, Pa., and studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, Pa., where she was a professor’s assistant. While a dedicated plein air painter, Linda spends an equal amount of time in the studio finding that “plein air has taught me so much about light in the landscape – one has to spend time with it, to even attempt to paint it. I am forever looking out the window of a car and making mental notes about light’s effects on clouds, trees, shadows, and buildings.”
Linda earned the Bronze Award at the International Association of Pastel Societies’ (IAPS) 2nd Master Circle Juried Exhibition in 2011 and received a Master Circle Gold Medallion at the IAPS Convention in Albuquerque 2013. Linda was also a top winner in the Pastel Society of America’s 38th Annual Juried Show for her painting Still Beautiful. Honored to be invited to many top juried events nationally, including the Sedona Plein Air Festival three times, and Zion National Park’s “In the Footsteps of Thomas Moran” in 2012, she has won awards at both. She has a painting in the permanent collection of the St. George Art Museum (St. George, Utah) as part of the juried exhibition A Century of Sanctuary. For the whole month of July 2012, Linda was artist in residence in Dinan, France, where a pastel was chosen by committee for their collection. She authored an article about this experience and it was published in the February 2013 issue of Pastel Journal. View more of Linda’s work on her website, lindadellandre.com.