Back to Basics Weekly Pastel Classes
If you are looking for a fun and supportive class focused on the basics of painting then consider weekly pastel class. Classes run in four week sessions and we will work on a new painting concept and pastel technique during each session. Some of the topics we will work on this Fall are Skies and Clouds, Discovering a Series, Painting in the style of several contemporary Master Pastelists and in December we will study the painting of Winter Landscapes.
I offer the same class Wednesday morning 10:00 - 12:00 and Wednesday evening 7:00 - 9:00.
I will also offer the same class on Tuesday mornings 9:30-12:30 at The Art School in Sandy Springs.
Currently enrolling for Fall 2013 sessions. Dates to be announced.
SUMMER ART CLASSES
Classes in oil and pastel with Karen Margulis
Summer is a time to relax and have fun. Consider making art a part or your summer fun. Keep your work fresh and don’t lose any ground that you have made during the year by adding a class to your summer plans. I am offering a few classes and options to help you keep painting this summer.
Abstracting the Landscape with Pastel : July 10 either 10-1 or 6:30-9:30 in my Marietta studio. fee: $35
In this 3 hour pastel class I will be showing you a great technique for creating an abstracted landscape painting. It has been said that every good painting begins with a strong abstract so being able to see and create an abstract can help us become even better representational painters. It will also help you loosen up your work if that is something you’d like to do. best of all it will be a fun class without any pressure...just having fun with pastels.
Oil Painting for Pastel People mini workshop: July 17, 1-5 in my Marietta Studio. Fee : $50
In this 4 hour mini workshop I will introduce you to the technique I use to paint with oils. It is a perfect introduction for pastel artists since I approach oils much in the same way I paint with pastels. You will complete a painting alla prima (all in one sitting) and have a chance to learn about mixing colors with a limited palette, working with both brush and palette knife. There is not a lot you need with a limited palette which makes it even better!
Pastel and Water: Expand your Pastel Techniques: Wednesday August 7 either 10-1 or 6:30-9:30 in my Marietta studio. Fee $35
In this 3 hour pastel class we will explore the techniques of Bill Creevy in using water with pastels. Have fun painting and using some new ways of working with pastels. More information on the class to come.
PRIVATE SESSIONS: I am offering private sessions in July and August. My times are very flexible so just let me know what works for you. I am offering a 3 hour session for $60 or a 2 hour session for $45.
"Thanks so much for a wonderful experience. I learned a GREAT deal by watching your demo and hearing you speak about basics. The folder of information was so helpful. You're a great teacher!" sr
"I just wanted to drop you a note and thank you again for the wonderful experience at your workshops this past weekend. First of all it was wonderful meeting you and seeing your beautiful work first hand. The workshops were so worthwhile and opened my eyes to how limited I have been. My world has now been expanded in many ways, including techniques/styles and papers and pastels." jp
I discovered Karen's art work a little over two years ago and immediately fell in love with her painting techniques and subject matter. I soon discovered that she conducted workshops on pastel painting and even though I live about 4 hours away have attended a number of her workshops. Karen conducts her workshops in a very professional manner that makes experienced artists, as well as beginners feel comfortable with her teaching methods. I recently signed up for a scheduled workshop with Karen and also a private lesson, both of which were very, very beneficial to me.
I have purchased several of Karen's paintings and hope to purchase additional paintings from her in the future, as well as participate in future workshops.
I highly recommend Karen as an instructor and as an artist. J.
I have have the pleasure of taking pastel classes with Karen Margulis. She has a background in fine art, teaching and is passionate about Pastels as shown in her commitment to the medium. What I love most about Karen besides how nice she is, is that she is so giving of everything she has learned about Pastels. I know she reads many pastel book, goes to shows, and takes part in many workshops by some of the top Pastel Artists in the country. She shares all she learns and you get the best of all her investment and time she spent in learning. I have personally grown so much as an artist and have come so far in my skill set with Karen. I was always a good artist but after only a few classes she taught me so many things about color theory and value and how it can make such a difference in your painting. I have become a better artist because of her. If you are looking to take some classes, I highly recommend Karen's classes. You won't be sorry!
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ANY OF THE CLASSES OR TO REGISTER PLEASE CONTACT ME BY EMAIL email@example.com
or call (404)697-1717
My studio and classroom
A display for a class on painting bird nests
A photo collage of student paintings from the nest class