Dawn’s first book PASTEL INNOVATIONS is now available from Northlight!
These are the original one hour instructional DVDs showing how I work with pastel.
- No Fear! for general introduction to pastel
- Camel Trader for portrait
- Ghat Women for multiple figures in a scene
Please contact www.dakotapastels.com to order.
ANNOUNCEMENT: 3 new dvds will be available June 2017 from F&W Media!
MY TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
I try to create a culture of joy and sharing in the class. With 25 years of experience teaching drawing and painting to all ages and levels, I constantly challenge myself to grow as an artist and instructor. My goal is to help you develop the skills you need to express your own passion with art. I emphasize process rather than product, and believe the workshop setting is the place to try new things and learn from each other. I offer workshops on drawing, pastels, mixed media, or monoprinting, and travel to teach, jury, demonstrate, or mentor. Call 541-420-5062 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
JUNE 8, 2017 AT HOTEL ALBUQUERQUE in ALBUQUERQUE, NM
1 Day Class(9-4pm) at IAPS (International Association of Pastel Societies)
“DYNAMIC ANIMALS with MONOTYPE AND PASTEL”
Participants will create and print “dark-field” monotypes of animals in Dawn’s dynamic style. While Degas used black oil paint and copper plates for his monotype underpaintings, we will be using soy/honey-based ink (non-toxic and water soluble) with plastic plates. The prints will be completed to soft pastel paintings. Other monotype approaches with pastel will be explained. Takach Press will provide IAPS with a press for this workshop.
JUNE 10, 2017 AT HOTEL ALBUQUERQUE in ALBUQUERQUE, NM
2-HOUR DEMO 2-4 PM at IAPS (International Association of Pastel Societies)
During this demonstration depicting the raven and other bird imagery, Dawn will “fly” through her approaches of pulling her subjects out from abstract underpaintings. Mixed media will be used to explore layering, weave together imagery, and to trigger the imagination.
JUNE 11, 2017 in ALBUQUERQUE, NM
DEMO at the New Mexico Art League
JUNE 12-16, 2017 in ALBUQUERQUE, NM
5-Day “Pastel Innovations” with the New Mexico Art League
This 5 day workshop will expand your language of mark making with pastel and mixed media. Dawn’s innovative approach to teaching the elements and principles of art will help you discover new possibilities for layering imagery, improving composition, and working with color. Dawn will present concepts from her new book, titled “Pastel Innovations,” and guide participants through creative exercises that apply design-thinking skills. All levels welcome.
JULY 24-28, 2017 in MT VERNON, WA
“Monotype and Pastel” with Akua Ink”
This in-depth workshop will focus on using Akua soy base inks to create beautiful monotype underpaintings as a surface for soft pastels. For the first three days participants will learn to work with the inks using additive and subtractive methods. On days 4 and 5 students will explore mark making and layering with Pan Pastels and other pastel brands. Both on- and off -press methods of printing will be covered. Northwest artist and wonderful printmaker Kris Molesworth will be assisting Dawn during this workshop!
August 19-21, 2017 Pastel Society of Oregon, Roseburg, OR
This workshop will focus on expressive design and mark making with stick and pan pastel. Dawn will present approaches from her new book titled “Pastel Innovations” that will inspire new ways of thinking about this wonderful medium. She will also be judging the Pastel Society of Oregon’s Biennial Membership Show.
Contact: Lora Block/Pastel Society of Oregon 541-440-0567 OR 541-670-9266 Pastelsocietyoforegon.com
OCTOBER 6-9, 2017 MONOTYPE with KRIS MOLESWORTH in MT VERNON, WA
“Monotype using Gamblin Ink” (oil base)
Kris Molesworth is a well known northwest artist and printmaker who is passionate about the landscape of the local area. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about Kris’ process and experience using oil based ink. Dawn will be assisting Kris during this class.
OCTOBER 16-19, 2017 in WEAVERVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
This four day pastel workshop will incorporate design principles and mixed media to expand your imagery and infuse your work with energy and new ideas. Unique exercises will guide you in finding your own personal expressions, and take you from “copying” to “creating.” Explore new approaches of image making, color, and mark making, and fall in love with pastel all over again! All levels and subjects are welcome.
Contact: Zoe Schumaker, Appalachian Pastel Society Email: email@example.com P:317-695-5154
OCTOBER 27-29, 2017 in MISSISSIPPI
Pastels and Mixed Media: “Dynamic Pastels”
Working on it! More information to come!
Contact: Julia Sherwood Pastel Society of Mississippti P:601-988-5107
NOVEMBER 10-12, 2017 in SANDY SPRINGS, GEORGIA
Pastels and Mixed Media: “Pastel Innovations”
In this workship participants will learan how to push the medium of soft pastel as both a drawing and painting medium. Monotype and trace monoytype as underpaintings for pastel will be presented on day 1. Approaches to layering and composition will be the focus of Day 2, and exploring abstraction will be th subject of day 3. All levels.
Contact: Leslie Newman firstname.lastname@example.org P:678-756-1595
DECEMBER 4-8, 2017 in TUCSON, ARIZONA
Pastels and Mixed Media: “Pastel Innovations”
This is an intensive workshop for all levels that will change the way you think about the pastel medium! Creating backgrounds, using non-traditional drawing tools, and incorporating layering of imagery that blends printmaking and painting with pastel.
Contact: Diane Shelby email@example.com