Don’t Miss Out! Registration has been extended until April 21st!
Creating Excitement, Drama and Content in Pastel Painting
Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday, May 2, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 4, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Learn to design and create dramatic light effect, gorgeous color, intriguing content, and exciting movement in your pastel paintings. A very popular and nationally acclaimed artist and instructor, Carsten will demonstrate both landscape and contemporary still life pastel. He will begin each day with warm-up exercises and a demonstration designed to jump-start your paintings. Working from your photos or sketches, each day will have a theme designed around a lesson. Attention will be given to concerns and solutions in finishing our works. Visual exercises, pastel application techniques, at-easel and group critiques, lots of fun and painting time. Skill Level: Beginner to advanced.
Day 1: Celestial Expressions /The Many Moods of Light: Dawn, sunset, twilight and other celestial expressions are our muses for capturing the striking beauty of luminous light and rich, subtle, poetic looks in pastel. Lesson: Combining tonalism and colorism; Day 2: Timeless Beauty of the Painted Garden: Discover ways Impressionists used color to describe light and create your own contemporary, impressionist masterpiece. Lessons: Expanded palette painting and pastel application techniques.; Day 3: Gorgeous, Interior/Exterior Still Lifes: Interior/exterior still lifes involve interior objects combined with exterior, landscape views presented in extraordinary ways – a fascinating genre! Lesson: Infusing subject matter with content.; Day 4: The Wonder of Waterfalls: Hudson River School painter John Kensett could not stay away from Bash Bish Falls. Not a bashful subject, waterfalls add strength, excitement, even a romantic elegance to a composition. Lesson: Creating dynamic movement in a painting.
Robert Carsten attended the Art Students League of NY, the Rhode Island School of Design and the Academia di Belle Arti in Italy. He is a board member, signature and “master pastelist” member of the Pastel Society of America, editor of the PSA catalog and Pastelagram, and is a Masters’ Circle Pastelist in the International Association of Pastel Societies, Artist Member of the Academic Artists Association, and a Lifetime Honorary Member of the Southwest Florida Pastel Society. He is a contributing writer to Pastel Journal and The Artist’s Magazine. His pastel paintings have been shown in many museums including the Butler Institute of American Art, the Bennington Museum, the Mattatuck Museum, the D’Amore Museum, the Noyes Museum, National Arts Club, and many others. His works have received numerous awards, are avidly collected worldwide, and have been featured in Pure Color/The Best of Pastel, Pastel Journal, American Art Review, the Artist’s Magazine and Strokes of Genius/The Best of Drawing, American Artist’s Workshop Magazine and more. A popular exhibitions juror, Carsten juries exhibitions and instructs painting workshops nationwide and gave two demonstrations at the 2013 conference of the International Association of Pastel Societies in Albuquerque, NM. Visit his website: www.robertcarsten.com. Click Here for Supply List.
Four – Day Workshop fee is $425 members/$450 non-members. You may opt to pay a $200 deposit, with the balance due 30 days prior to the start date of the workshop, or pay the entire fee at the time of registration. A confirmation letter and supply list will be sent upon receipt of workshop registration fee payment. Pre-registration is required. Register online, call 256-535-4350 x222 or download the registration form here Robert K. Carsten Master Artist Workshop Registration Form 2014 (for mail in only). Space is limited to 18 students, so register online or call NOW. Registration Deadline: April 21, 2014. This workshop is filled on a first-come, first-served basis! Workshop will be held in the Museum Academy classrooms at the Huntsville Museum of Art at Big Spring International Park.
Please note: Because of our obligations to the instructor, no refund of any payment will be made for notification of withdrawal within 30 days of the start of the workshop. Prior to April 1, 2014, we will refund your registration fees less a $200 workshop cancellation fee. However, there will be no refunds given for cancellations after April 1, 2014. The Museum reserves the right to cancel classes which do not meet minimum enrollment requirements. This minimum enrollment is determined on an individual class basis. In case of cancellation by the Museum, the advance payment will be refunded to you. The Huntsville Museum of Art assumes no liability for non-refundable airline tickets or other expenses that cannot be used due to any classes or workshops being cancelled or schedule changes.