Tejas Art Festival Workshop - “Pastel in Miniature”
Rita Kirkman - Instructor
March 1 & 2, Thurs. & Fri. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lucy Hill Patterson Civic Center
609 Mill Street, Rockdale, TX
For Beginner to Advanced.
Daily demos and open discussion will cover valuable hints and tips from Rita’s 30+ years of experience with pastel, as well as marketing tips for today’s economy (Tip #1: Smaller Paintings!) Instruction will emphasize composition for a small format and application techniques to control detail without the ‘mess.’ All questions will be answered!
Students will work from their own photos of their chosen reference. The Instructor will have extra photos if needed.
Individual attention will be given.
About the artist:
Rita Kirkman has been using pastel since she was 11 years old. She received her BFA from the University of Dayton, and has improved her artistic skills studying with renowned pastelists Richard McKinley, Desmond O’Hagan, Maggie Price, Doug Dawson, Bob Rohm and Judith Carducci. Since 2003 Kirkman has consistently won major awards in national and international competitions. She is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America and a recipient of the Master Circle Award from the International Association of Pastel Societies. In 2011 Kirkman became a Daily Painter and has posted hundreds of small, affordable paintings on her blog, ritakirkman.blogspot.com
Contact the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce to register: 512-446-2030 rockdalechamber.com
* Fee will include breakfast, lunch and snacks each day, the Artists and Authors dinner reception Friday evening, and 20% off a booth fee at the Tejas Art Fest on Saturday, March 3, to sell your art! Inquire to the Chamber for Art Fest application.
Preferred lodging: Rainbow Courts (512) 446-2361 rainbowcourts.com
Contact the Chamber for more options if needed.