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Pastel Workshop with Karen Israel
Learn to paint the figure(s) within a landscape and/or interior scene using soft pastel.

When:  Wednesday, October 4, 2023, 10 AM - 4 PM            

Where: Manchester Church of Christ, Fellowship Hall, 595 Tolland Turnpike, Manchester CT  

Cost: $100/per person (Limit of 14 people)


All levels. Karen will discuss the following topics as they relate to the individual student's reference photo.

  1. Proportion and perspective

  2. Color temperature and its value as it pertains to the quality of the light

  3. Design and composition

Please click here to read all the details of this workshop. Includes supply list.

Artist Bio:


Karen Israel’s pastel paintings are defined by their dynamic compositions and unique viewpoints. She is influenced by the light and mood of the subject and lets those elements dictate her approach. These subjects are rendered with a strong appreciation for the rigors of formal design coupled with a fearless array of color choices.

In addition to numerous awards, Karen’s work has garnered the honor of Signature Member with the American Artists Professional League, Master Circle with the International Association of Pastel Societies and Master Pastelist with the Pastel Society of America. Karen is an artist member of the Salmagundi Club, NYC,The Copley Society, Boston and the Lyme Art Association.

Karen conducts many teaching demonstrations and workshops throughout the United States and she has served as juror for many national competitions. In May 2022, Karen’s pastel paintings were on exhibit with Les Amis Des Arts in Pastels of the World in Bourbonnais, honoring American Women pastelists, Montluçon, France. Karen’s pastel paintings were featured twice in Practique Des Arts: August 2020,July 2018, and in Southwest Art Magazine in April 2021.

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Includes supply list.

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The fee for this workshop is $100.


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