January 2020 – Beaches and Birds


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An Introduction to Soft Pastels and the Art of Pastel Painting – Beaches and Birds
3 Day Workshop
Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a workshop in soft pastel by award winning artist, Greg Trombly, PhD. Discover the magic of pastels in a relaxed and supportive environment, focusing on basic drawing and observation skills.
This workshop is designed to provide plenty of hands on guidance, allowing students to work from reference photos of their choice. Students from beginner to advanced are welcome.
Emphasis will be placed on composition, color and value. Greg will begin each day with a short demonstration, followed by independent work from personal reference photos and instructor guidance. Students are encouraged to bring a reference photo of an ocean seascape or favorite bird. Images will be provided for reference to those who do not bring their own.
Greg Trombly holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Education from State University of New York at Oswego and State University of New York at Albany. In addition, he holds a PhD in the Cultural Foundations of Education from Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, Ohio.  Greg has been an educator and administrator for the public school system and at the university level. He has continued art education by participating in workshops from acclaimed artists such as Terri Ludwig and Daniel Greene. He exhibits artwork in New York, is an associate member of Pastel Society of America and his artwork is held in private collections throughout the country.
Connect with other artists and learn basic skills in soft pastel. This class is not utilizing oil pastel, rather “soft pastel”. A materials list will be provided. This workshop is designed for beginners however all skill levels are welcome.
COST: $165. Members; $175. Non-Members for the 3-day workshop.
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: January 17-19, 1-4pm
PRE-REGISTER: Reserve your space online: https://artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/
May cancel registration up to 7 days of scheduled workshop for full refund.
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org
MATERIAL LIST: Materials list can be found at the gallery or contact Gail Martin at gailm1314@gmail.com to request one.