"Release Your Inner Artist" Pastel Instruction

group classes, workshops, and private lessons

Currently offering:
art CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

Summer 2022

CLASSES & WORKSHOPS  - ONLINE / IN PERSON

FRIDAY, June 17, 1-DAY WORKSHOP, 10 am  - 4 pm

"Synchrony of Nature & Architecture".- ONSITE- IN PERSON.  

Concord Art Association,  Concord MA   STILL TIME TO REGISTER!

 

WEDNESDAYS,, July 6-27, 2-4 pm (4 wks)

:"Integrating Figures into Your Composition with Pastels" -  ONLINE

Glastonbury Art Guild

For more information or to register, click here or call 860-659-1196 

WED & THURS, Aug 3-4,  2-DAY WORKSHOP, 10 am  - 4 pm

"Plein Air Pastels Made Easy".- ONSITE- IN PERSON

Concord Art Association,  Concord MA

PLEIN AIR PASTEL IN SALEM MA - ONSITE LOCATION

Grab an easel,  pastels and a hat for the day!  Paint outside with instructor guidance. All dates are pending good weather. 

GUIDED "BOOSTER" SESSIONS - ONLINE - NEW! 

Join us when you want for that “shot in the arm“ you need to keep motivated! Join for a single session or a group of sessions.

FRIDAY, June 29, 1 - 4 pm

MONDAY, July 11, 1 - 4 pm

FRIDAY, July 29,  1 - 4 pm

MONDAY, Aug 8, 1-4 pm

Click on the link(s) above for more information about the class.

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Whether onsite or virtual, these classes are designed for aspiring and experienced artists who want to learn a technique that will help "jump-start" their creativity.  As a lifelong educator and practicing artist with a degree in Art Education, I am passionate about helping others overcome their fears about starting a painting and sharing techniques to improve painting. 

 

Using pastels, I guide participants to simplify what they see and capture the essence of their subject by focusing on the darks, lights, and mid-tones. Although geared toward individuals with a minimal art background,  experienced artists have also enjoyed and benefited from this unique program. The concepts and strategies taught can be applied to oil, acrylics, pastel, watercolor and any art medium.

 

Class formats include: multiclass sessions,  1-2 day workshops, 2-hr introductory workshops, private lessons. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO SCHEDULE A  DEMO,
PRIVATE LESSON, OR WORKSHOP, CONTACT ME HERE.

What people are saying...

I just want to thank you. You have taught me so much about drawing, composition, value, perspective and most importantly how to use pastels. I was working on a piece for this class and realized how far I’ve come since the first class I took in the fall a year ago. I have really enjoyed your classes.   Amy, Nov 2021

Janet is an outstanding teacher.   She provides clear step-by-step instructions as well as individualized guidance.  I feel my pastel paintings have improved in quality and are more interesting since taking lessons from Janet."   Jill, Apr 2022

 

Many thanks for your wonderful teaching in this last class as well as all the others I have taken with you through the pandemic.  You inspire us to be better, to push through our frustrations.  You guide us with much skill, compassion and humor.  Your passion for pastel painting and for teaching infuses your classes.    Janis,  Apr 2022

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SAMPLE STUDENT WORK: (left to right): Pam Grimes, Jill Johnson,  Elaine Lebrecque, Janis Rothbard