FPO 2020 – Best in Show: Laurinda O’Connor, “On a Fall Day”

FALL 2020

“Using Abstract Thinking to Create Illustrative Paintings”
With Aline Ordman PSA Master Pastelist, IAPS MC

Online Workshop:
October 10, 11, 12, 2020 (Columbus Day Weekend)
Hours: 9-4 with a one hour lunch break
Cost: $350 for PPSCC members, $375 for non-members
Registration is limited to 12.

Painting is learning to see. Often, we paint what we think we see because we all have preconceived notions of what something looks like. However, to really paint what you see, you must break down everything you are looking at into just abstract shapes. Don’t see a “house”, see a series of interlocking shapes.

Working from their own photo references, students will transform these into pastel paintings using the principles of color and design. Learn More

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Fall Workshop

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