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1. One day workshop in Pastel. Painting a fall landscape in Virginia. The workshop will focus on the use of color in a landscape, balancing high chroma colors and understanding of color relationshops in a landscape. Students will be encouraged to use bright initial color notes and develop them further by adding more color layers. the workshop will take place at the bank of the James river in Richmond, Va, in one of my friend's house. The fee is $45 per person. The limit is 9 students. Please bring your pastel gear, any brand of pastel, pastel boxes and plein air easels. Bathroom is available in the house. The workshop starts at 11 a.m. with an 2 hour demo. Then students works on their own paintings. Students may bring the lunches, Please contact me vie this website or by email jlesnichy@gmail.com

 

2. Painting a landscape in oil. The workshop will focus on the use of color underpainting at the initial stages of plein air oil painting, developing color masses and applying layers of colors with palette knife. The workshop will take place at the house at the James river in Richmond, Va, on November 13, 2016. 11a.m.-4 p.m. After a short demo I will be working with each student individually. The cost is $50. The address is 9734 Cherokee Road, Richmond, 23235. The name of the owner is Lea Emory. The bathrooms are available. It is a gorgeous place with a lot of light and fall color! Please contact me via email jlesnichy@gmail.com or through this site.

 

 

 

3.Painting a landscape in Pastel. A one-day workshop focusing on the use of colors on a landscape, working with values and a composition, creating a multi-layered painting. A two-hour demo from a reference photo. two or three hours of independent students' work on their own projects with the help of an instructor. 

January 21, 2017. 10-2 p.m. Montpelier Arts center, Montpelier, Va. http://montpelierart.com. Cost -$55 per person. 

 

4. Oil pastel workshop, March 18, 10-2 p.m. For Art's Sake gallery. The workshop focuses on oil pastel techniques, brands, support and color mixing. See my blog for photos. 

 

5. Possible plein air oil workshop in Bryant park in Richmond in April. The date has not been chosen yet. Stay stuned. The fee is $65, 11-4 p.m The bathrooms are available in the park. It will focus on the use of color and values in a landscape done in oils. A two-hour demo of blooing azaleas and assisstance with students' works thereafter. Contact me if interested.

 

6. Workshop in oil, on July 11, 2017. We are going to Veritas vineyard in Afton, Va. The cost is $50 and we will begin at 11 a.m. till 3-4 p.m. I will show a demo and help you with your own works.