"Life-Like Pets/Animals in Pastel" UART Workshop with Lisa Ober
Date: Saturday May 6 - Sunday May 7 2017
Times: Saturday March 6 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Sunday March 7 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Location: The REC at Grapevine, Grapevine, TX
Instructor: Lisa Ober, PSA, IAPS-MC
Medium: Pastels (soft)
Skill level: Beginner to advanced, drawing experience helpful
Number of Workshop Days: 2
Lisa Ober, PSA, IAPS-MC, will be teaching a two-day hands on workshop sharing her experience creating life-like pastel pet portraits. Lisa’s step-by-step approach to teaching pastel portraiture insures that when this workshop is complete you will know how to develop a realistic pet portrait from the first sketch through signing the finished painting.
Lisa will talk through the secrets to creating absolutely pet-able fur whether painting cats, dogs, horses, or other furry creatures. She will address the special issues of painting all black or all white fur, a common challenge. She will also show you how to make incredibly life-like eyes, a critical component for a realistic pet portrait. Time permitting, Lisa will also provide great tips for photographing pets in order to get the most flattering reference photos.
Regardless of how much experience you have painting animals, you will be thrilled to learn all the “tricks” of the trade Lisa has mastered through decades of portrait painting. With plenty of Lisa's personal guidance and encouragement, you will leave the class prepared to apply your new skills to painting your own beloved pet, incorporate what you have learned in pastel paintings that include animals, or improve the quality of your own portrait commissions.
Students will be provided with a reference photo (probably a dog) for this particularly fun, casual, but information-packed class.
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 may provide you with some local recommendations.