Fort Mill Art Guild
1750 Hwy. 160 W., Suite 101-145
Fort Mill, SC 29708-8009
Infuse your pastels with energy and bold color using simplification, bold strokes, exaggeration and movement in this inspiring 3-day workshop taught by PSA (Pastel Society of America) Pastelist, Jen Evenhus. We will work hard to be imperfect using an impressionistic abstract style as we explore shapes, negative space, color effects and mark-making through discussion, mini-demonstrations, hands-on painting, and critiques. We won’t create pretty pictures – we’ll create dynamic, eye-stopping masterpieces!
This studio pastel workshop will be held at the Arts Council of York County, 121 E. Main Street, Rock Hill, SC (30 minutes from Charlotte Douglas International Airport). Workshop hours are 10am to 4pm daily, with setup on Monday at 9am. Lunch each day is included in the workshop price of $345. Class size is limited to 15 students. Click here for detailed daily activities and supply list.
The following is excerpted from the April 2014 issue of Pastel Journal:
Color theory plays a large role in Washington artist Jennifer Evenhus’ pastel painting. “My use of bold color is my trademark. It’s what attracts people to my art. What I’ve been trying to do more of in the last couple of years is to use color as emotion, to have the color itself describe the subject matter. Instead of using just local color—green grass or green trees—I take the subject beyond what’s there. I don’t just want to create a pretty picture; I want to create art—art that stops people in their tracks.”