About the workshop
In this two-day workshop, master pastelist Margaret Ferraro will cover the basics of painting en plein air and utilizing an autumn colour palette to achieve harmonious effects. There will be an emphasis on visualizing ideas through thumbnail sketching, value analysis, colour studies, and idea gathering—the elements that make for a good composition. Along with improving their colour theory, participants will learn a variety of soft pastel techniques through demonstrations.
In-person studio and en plein air workshop
Dates: Tuesday, September 1 and Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Time: 10 am to 4:30 pm
Level: Open to all skill levels. Our experienced instructor will adapt their teaching style to the participants’ experience.
Number of Participants: 10
Materials: Not included. Click here to view a list of suggested materials.
About the instructor
Renowned Barrie-based artist and teacher Margaret Ferraro has exhibited throughout Canada and the United States. Her accolades include exhibitions with the Pastel Society of America at the National Art Club in New York City, and the Pastel Society of Eastern Canada in Montreal. In 2009, Ferraro published her first book, A Time to Dance, and was named a master pastelist by the Pastel Artists of Canada. In 2019, Margaret was one of only 4 pastel artist to be named master Pastellists-Emminent, by the Pastel Artists of Canada. In her work, Ferraro moves between landscape, figurative and floral subjects, using a layering technique that incorporates a combination of charcoal, ink, acrylic paint and pastels. Open Colour, value and temperature figure prominently in her compositions, reflecting the pattern of our natural world.