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3-day Workshop - Tom Christopher PSA IAPS-MC - Pastel Painting and Beyond

  • 04 Oct 2017
  • 9:00 AM
  • 06 Oct 2017
  • 4:00 PM
  • The Cornwell Center, 2001 Selwyn Ave. Charlotte, NC 28207
  • 8


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Non-refundable after Aug. 14th, unless your spot is filled

Registration is closed

Tom Christopher PSA, IAPS-MC 

Pastel Painting and Beyond


Living in the Midwest has influenced my style of painting and choice of subject matter significantly. Many of my pieces depict very common scenes I have experienced.  As a child, I spent countless hours playing on the riverbanks and wooded areas in Central Iowa. Even today, I continue to be intrigued with nature and the way sunlight and shadows help define the landscape. I continue to spend my mornings  hiking and sketching the rugged landscape along the Iowa River near my home.   My goal is to paint relatively common scenes in a more dramatic and interesting way. Most of my finished works are the result of  reference photographs and on-location (plein-aire) studies.

I have been fortunate to study with several well established professional landscape artists including, Albert Handell, Marc Hanson, and Kim Lordier,. For the past several years,  I have worked primarily in pastels and oil paints. I plan to continue to explore these two mediums and look forward to many more years of painting and conducting workshops.

Tom Christopher is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America (PSA) and Master Circle,  International Asscociation of Pastel Societies. (IAPS)

Additional Info

Workshop Information

 Tom will begin each day of the workshop with a demonstration of pastel painting using various textural techniques for underpainting on gator board . The attending student artists will then receive instruction and prepare their own textured surface for pastel painting. Throughout the workshop, attending  artists will receive additional instruction on plein aire painting as well as studio techniques. The central focus of the instruction is on understanding value, color, and texture in the landscape.  

The student are encouraged to bring photographs as well as plein aire sketches to use as reference material. Tom will also have photos for reference as well as a good supply of gator board. 

Tom is careful to set aside sufficient time each day to provide individual instruction and goal planning for all student artists. Students are also encouraged to bring previous works for critique.

Additional Topics covered… 

 1. gallery representation 2. advertising  3. networking{social media) 4. teaching workshops   

 Lunch is included. Member Price $375, Non-Member $400,

 $100 deposit required to register. Balance is due Aug. 4th.
Non-refundable after Aug.14th, unless your spot is filled

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