The Healing Power of Art Pastel Workshop

Starting DateApril 2, 2019

Ending DateApril 6, 2019


Ticket Prices$75, +$10 for materials

Event Description

Two Days
Tuesday, April 2, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. and
Saturday, April 6, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Fee: $75, plus $10 paid to instructor for materials

Instructor: Patricia Duncan


The foundation of this workshop is the belief that artistic expression transforms lives and heals. Participants will begin by using the process of applying nupastels and rubbing alcohol to create an “underpainting wash”. They will then apply soft pastel over the top of this application to create a color vibration which brings a beauty and glow to the work.  Throughout the process, students will be encouraged to be open and receptive to how painting taps their inner emotions and soul, allowing for moments of healing energy to do its work.  (Bring a good and simple landscape photo that shows contrast of dark shadows and light as reference for your pastel drawing.)


Instructor Patricia Duncan is a representational pastel and oil painter. Growing up on the prairies of South Dakota, her interest in drawing and painting was sparked at an early age. Currently living part of her time in the beautiful St. Croix Valley of Northwest Wisconsin, surrounded by lakes and Wisconsin farmland, her love for the outdoors is a continual source of inspiration.

Patricia lived abroad in London, England, and has traveled extensively to various parts of the world. These opportunities provided many subjects for inspiration. She is particularly drawn to cultural diversity when picking her subject matter. She prefers painting natural landscapes, people, animals, architecture and still life.

Patricia has participated in classes and workshops taught by nationally and internationally known artists. She continues to train extensively under Plein Air Painters of America signature artist, Joseph Paquet, and portrait/still life artist Jeff Hurinenko.

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