Colorful Pet Portraits Workshop
w/ Shawn Dell Joyce
Saturday, Nov 19
1pm – 5pm
Paint a pet portrait to give as a special gift or yourself! Learn how to use a value scale and “paint by numbers” to create a unique and colorful version of your pet! You must pre-register and print out your photo the same size as your canvas (this is crucial to your success!). If you are unable to do this, you can email your photo, have it pre-sketched onto your canvas one week ahead of class, and pick it up along with materials at the library before class.
Materials provided per person
Shawn Dell Joyce is the founder and former executive director of a nonprofit plein air school in NY called Wallkill River School. She teaches workshops in pastel and plein air techniques across the country, and is endorsed by Ampersand Pastelbords who supply materials for her demos and workshops. In 2017, she was hired by UArt to do a plein air pastel workshop. She has also worked the plein air event circuit and participated in many prestigious events around the country, bringing home awards for her loose and colorful paintings. She recently placed 1st in the 2018 Inverness Plein Air Festival, 1st in the Quickdraw at Lightchasers in Sarasota, and 3rd in the Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival. She is a signature member of New York Plein Air Painters (NYPAP), and International Plein Air Painters (IPAP), and has been featured in many national newspapers and magazines like the New York Times and Plein Air Magazine. She has participated in many national exhibits and plein air festivals, and is represented by galleries in NY and Florida.