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2-Day UART Workshop with Jill Stefani Wagner: "Finding Light and Inspiratio...

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"Finding Light and Inspiration in Your Photo References!" UART 2-Day Workshop with Jill Stefani Wagner PSA-MP, IAPS/MC

Date: Saturday, April 6 and Sunday April 7 2019

Times: Saturday April 6th 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Sunday April 7th 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Location: The Studio: Where Art Happens, Ann Arbor, MI

Instructor: Jill Stefani Wagner

Medium: Pastels

Skill level: Beginner to advance

Number of Workshop Days: 2

Price: $275

In this workshop beginning to advanced students will explore ways to create unique, personal works of art based on their reference photos. Participants will learn how to find dynamic compositions with strong focal points and push color to enhance their vision. We will step away from the confinement of exact “copying” of reference materials and move toward finding our own interpretation of a scene.

Day One will begin with a short demonstration using a dark underpainting to create a halftone “structure” on which to build a pastel painting. We’ll discuss how to crop into photos for various compositional options and how to loosely block in dark and medium areas that establish a value plan, before adding color.

Day Two will begin with another short demo using a colorful watercolor underpainting which uses complimentary colors to create an impressionistic, “vibrating” effect. After creating several value sketches, emphasis will be on students painting loosely and using strong marks to strengthen their chosen composition.

About the Artist:

Whether painting landscapes, interiors or figures, Jill Stefani Wagner’s primary focus is always “light” and how it affects the scene she’s trying to capture. Working in pastel and oil, she approaches painting as a sculptor would, carving out the nuances of light and shadow. An avid plein air artist, Jill paints landscapes in Italy and in plein air festivals around the U.S.

Jill’s paintings have been juried into International Association of Pastel Societies Exhibits and honored with awards from numerous national exhibitions. Pastel Journal Magazine gave her paintings six Honorable Mentions in their Pastel 100 Competitions. One of her pastel paintings was recently on the cover of Plein Air Magazine, and Fine Art Connoisseur and Pastel Journal have featured her work. She’s a designated Master Pastelist by Pastel Society of America, a Master Circle recipient from IAPS and was invited faculty at the 2016, 2017 and 2019 Plein Air Conventions.

Jill Stefani Wagner received a B.F.A. from The University of Michigan School of Art. She owned an award-winning advertising firm in Ann Arbor, before “seeing the light” and becoming a full-time artist.

Visit Jill’s website at www.jillwagnerart.com and her artblog at www.jillwagnerart.com/artblog

UART will provide you via email with a full list of materials before the beginning of the workshop.

Refunds: Refunds will be made up to 30 days after processing payment. If a cancellation is made during this time, a $20.00 processing fee will be withheld from the cost of the workshop. Cancellations less than 14 days before a workshop is scheduled to begin will NOT be refunded unless of an extreme emergency, and will be decided on a case-by-case basis.

Workshop cancellations: If class is cancelled due to low enrollment, UART will provide a full refund to the attendee.

Lunches and meals: No meal is included in the price of the workshop. You will have the choice of bringing your own food to the studio or go out to a nearby restaurant or deli on lunch break.

Accommodations: Please book your own accommodations if you need any. If you need help finding hotels in the area, we will provide you with some local recommendations.

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