Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Atlanta Artist Center Workshop

I have a pastel workshop scheduled for May 21 and 22 (Sat. and Sun.) at the Atlanta Artist Center which is located off Pharr Rd. in the Buckhead area of Atlanta.

Three Key Benefits of Marsha Savage Workshops

1. The workshop engages the student to study the key elements of starting a painting in a controlled way. A plan is made, started and keeps the student on track, instead of just "flying by the seat of their pants."

2. Study with a teacher in a workshop allows students to ask their own questions, but more importantly to see and listen to other students' questions and processes.

3. Learning to enjoy the journey of painting, not necessarily trying to finish a piece is a key element in my discussions during the whole of the workshop. This also means to follow their own path, taking what they need from the workshop and are capable of at their stage, not just learning to paint in the style of the instructor.

Here is the information you need:

Evening Cypress - Pastel
Atlanta Artist Center
2979 Grandview Avenue
Atlanta, Georgia 30305
Sat. / Sun., May 21 & 22, 2011
9:00 am – 4:00 pm  (8:45 arrival please)

$225 – Members / $275 – Non-members
Deposit of $50 required

The 8:45 am arrival time is to get your gear into the classroom and set up. A supply list will be given upon registration. Please bring your own bottled water or drink and a snack or sack lunch. You can order from Basil's which is next door to the Atlanta Artist Center. Basil's offers a special for AAC students for $7.

This workshop is appropriate for beginners through advanced. Advanced students will learn how to raise their art to the next level.

The workshop will consist of instruction on composition, thumbnail sketches, value, temperature, and color theory. We will discuss painting from photographs, and how to make a painting look as if painted on location. Critiques will be continually as each student is helped.

A demonstration will start the day on Saturday morning. We will discuss quickly creating a thumbnail sketch to work from, blocking in the darks and lights, finding the colors and developing the painting. You will not necessarily finish each painting. This class is not to paint a pretty painting from start to finish – but how to plan and start properly with less problems.

For more information about me, my bio and my artist statement see my web site, , or you can call 770-926-3623 (Smyrna, GA), or e-mail me at

To Register Call -- 404-237-2324 Atlanta Artist Center (AAC)

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