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Margaret Dyer – The Figure In Pastels

June 14, 2017 - June 16, 2017

Margaret Dyer 3 Day Workshop

June 14 – 16, 2017 9AM to 4PM

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts
84 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371

Margaret Dyer 3 Day Workshop Description:

Students are taught a traditional pastel painting technique. Working with a live model, students will explore drawing, composition, anatomy, proportion, value, color and pastel application. Emphasis will be on developing form using light and shadow, using Margaret’s easy step-by-step method.

About the Artist:
Margaret has lived in Atlanta, GA, since her family moved from New York in 1960. She attended the Atlanta College of Art at the High Museum of Art and furthered her studies under painters Roman Chatov, Kate Fetterolf and Jim Richards. A Master Pastelist with the Pastel Society of America, in the Masters Circle of the International Association of Pastel Societies, and an award-winner in the American Impressionist Society, Margaret has been featured in American Artist, The Artist’s Magazine, International Artist and The Pastel Journal. She has made her living for over 25 years selling her work and teaching.

Artist Statement:
”At a moment in 1970, when a model dropped her robe and stood naked in front of a class of wide-eyed eighteen year old art students, I found something in life I loved – the challenge to draw the living, breathing, continuously moving landscape of the human body. What started out as a challenge quickly became a passion. Ten years later, when I happened upon an artist’s dynamic pastels at a local exhibition, I knew I had discovered my medium.”


Workshop Schedule:
Three-Day Workshop

Day 1: Wednesday, June 14
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Introduction and demonstration from a live model by Margaret Dyer
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Morning session with model
12:30 – 1:00 PM
Lunch break
1:00 – 4:00 PM
Afternoon session with model

Day 2 & 3: Thursday, June 15 & Friday, June 16
9:00 AM- 12:00PM
Morning session with model
12:00PM – 1:00 PM
Lunch break
1:00 – 4:00 PM
Afternoon session with model

This Workshop is limited to 18 students.

$485.00 for CPS Members
$510.00 for Non-Members
Tuition includes workshop, catered Continental breakfast and box lunches and a ticket to the Artists Lecture by Alain J. Picard on June 15th, 2017 at 7:00PM.

TO REGISTER, GO TO THE LYME ACADEMY COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS WEBSITE.  Registration is live at  www.lymeacademy.edu, under the Center for the Arts Programming tab at the top, and the Artists in Residence Workshop tab on the left.

Options for nearby accommodations include chain hotels, bed and breakfast and on site campus housing.

Materials List:
2 pieces of sanded paper per day, middle tone please – think gray or olive green, not beige or buff. Your choice of Sennelier La Carte, Wallis PastelBord, Art Spectrum or similar sanded pastel papers. Size between 11 X 14 and 18 X 24.
Compressed charcoal, or dark NuPastel, black or brown.
Backboard and clips, foam core is cheap and lightweight for travelers.
Soft Pastels: Sennelier, Rembrandt, Schmincke, Unison, Art Spectrum, Terry Ludwig. The more the better. Most students discover they are happier with a lot more color.
Note: Look at a color wheel, get a light, middle tone and dark of each color, plus black and white. Yes, we use black!

LACFA offers a professional fully lighted studio space with easels, benches and tables, restrooms, dining facilities and on site security if you prefer to keep your pastels in the studio over night.

To become a member of Connecticut Pastel Society, go to ctpastelsociety.org for an online Membership application form and payment system. Members dues are 35.00 annually.

CPS Workshop Payment and Refund Policy for all Workshops
1. For all workshops, full payment is required at the time of registration to reserve your place in the workshop. If a workshop is full, there will be a wait list based upon first come, first served.
2. If you cancel your reservation for a workshop 30 days or more prior to a workshop, we will refund the full workshop tuition.
3. If you cancel your reservation 29 days or fewer prior to the workshop, there is no refund unless we are able to fill the slot from the wait list. If this happens, your fee will be returned minus a $50.00 handling charge.
4. Cancellation notice to CPS is by email to dtemple860@aol.com or call or text to Debbie Temple at 860 559 4071.
5. There are no exceptions to this policy.


June 14, 2017
June 16, 2017
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Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts
84 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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