Pastels & Plein Air with Margaret Ferraro
Tuesday, September 1 and Wednesday, September 2
Open to all skill levels
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.
We have implemented a number of new measures to ensure the health and safety of every participant enrolled in our adult workshops and classes. Participants will be seated at separate pre-sanitized tables. Our staff have created seating arrangements to allow participants to sit at least 2 metres away from other participants. During the program, instructors will ensure that all participants practice social distancing. All attendees and staff are required to wear face masks in accordance with York Region public health guidelines, and each learning space will be equipped with hand sanitation stations and a sink for thorough hand washing.