• Tuesday - Thursday
    May 23, 2017 - May 25, 2017
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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This three day pastel workshop is for those willing to go through the door marked ‘leaving the comfort zone’ and enter a world of exciting and expressive pastel application!

Tony will share his working methods concentrating on painting land & seascapes that are filled with color and light. You will explore the use of direct strokes on a textured surface to emphasize ‘brushwork’ and experiment with ways to introduce color and light into your work. You will also learn how to simplify the approach to achieve exciting impressionistic paintings.

This workshop is designed for those wanting to speed up and become less tight in their work. Each day will start with a demonstration with heaps of challenges and loads of individual help at the easel.


Materials list:

-As many soft pastels as you feel comfortable with – color range is more important than quantity
-Assortment of papers: Art Spectrum, Uart, Pastel Premier, Canson Mi-Tientes Wallis etc. (NO WHITE PAPER )
-Sketch book
-Masking Tape or Clips
-Easel and Smooth drawing/backing board, cushioned with foam board
-Hand Wipes/paper towels
-Photos, reference you feel at ease with
-Selection of permanent ink black wedge shaped marker pens the fatter the better
-A sense of humour!

A prolific painter and teacher, Tony Allain has gained many awards in juried competitions and exhibitions. He is a sought after workshop instructor, and his work has been represented throughout the country. His paintings are in private and corporate collections around the world including, England, USA, Australia, New Zealand, and France.

Tony is a member of the Pastel Society UK, a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, A Master Circle Member of the International Association of Pastel Societies and a Master of The Pastel Artists of New Zealand. He has been painting for over forty five years. He is an impressionist pastel painter of light and movement, with a complete understanding of his surroundings. Tony has made is home in Cornwall, England and travels extensively throughout the United States and Europe teaching painting workshops.

Private collections include Cunard Shipping, Guernsey Maritime Museum, Government House, Alderney and Sir Elton John.

Refunds will not be given within one month of the start of a workshop or within one week of the start of a class. Classes are not pro-rated, and there are no makeups for missed classes. A $25 processing fee is withheld from all refunds.
The Art Center reserves the right to cancel any class or workshop due to insufficient enrollment, in which case tuition will be fully refunded.
If Falmouth public schools are closed due to weather conditions, the Falmouth Art Center will also be closed.  Missed classes will be rescheduled.



137 Gifford Street, Falmouth, Massachusetts, 02541, United States