• Tuesday - Thursday
    September 19, 2017 - September 21, 2017
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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lavender-harvestThis class will focus on composition in the field, with an emphasis on editing, color freedom, and believable natural light.  Susan will provide daily demos that illustrate ideas and concepts that are covered during the workshop. “We’ll be painting the soul of the subject…taking advantage of this glorious time of year on the Cape.”

All skill levels are welcome.  Instructor demonstrations daily; Individual instruction and critiques

Susan Ogilvie has received numerous national awards, holds signature status with the Pastel Society of America in New York, and maintains a busy studio schedule. She is a respected juror, accomplished painting instructor, and popular guest speaker. Susan’s paintings are held nationally in many corporate and private collections, and published in The Best of Pastel, The Best of Drawing, and Pure Color: The Best of Pastel. Her work has also been featured in Southwest Art, The Artist’s Magazine, The Pastel Journal, and International Artists. Susan juried the “Landscapes and Interiors” category for The Pastel Journal’s 9th Annual “Pastel 100 Competition.”
Susan’s work will be included in the new 2017 publication of The Best of Pastel. (North Light Books.)
Gifted with a spirited and motivational teaching style, Susan conducts
comprehensive pastel workshops nationally each year.
Website: www.susanogilvie.com

Materials list:

I recommend a sufficient range of values within the 6 main hues: red, yellow, blue, orange, green, and violet. Within each hue, having a variety of warm and cool, neutral and saturated versions of these colors, is ideal. Try sorting what you have with this in mind before the workshop. If you find gaps in your resorted set, this will give you useful information about what you may need to buy. The lightest values should still possess a color or temperature—if they appear so pale as to not register a color, then leave them at home. Also bring a few very dark values of warm and cool green, violet, and brown. The pastel brands I prefer are Unison, Schmincke, Blue Earth, and Sennelier—high quality and very soft.
8×10, 9×12, or similar sizes. (You will probably use 2 per day).
Sketchbook (8×10 or 9×12)
Soft drawing pencil, ink, and eraser…whatever you prefer for compositional drawing.
Grey value markers (optional)
Portable Easel
Paper Towels / Moist Wipes


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