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Workshops/Critiques

I currently booking workshops for 2024-25. If you are interested in me hosting a workshop for your organization, please contact me by email at avonwaters@yahoo.com 

    Periodically I add workshops here. I also add online workshops that typically meet 1 day a week for 4 weeks. The workshops include lecture, demos, and critiques of student works. Each online workshop topic changes throughout the year. My YouTube channel offers many free pastel painting topics with free tutorials and free painting parties throughout the year. 

For information and pricing of online critiques, click here

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Hillsboro, NC., June 28-29

Wet Pastel Techniques

Enos Art Center at the Mill, hosts this workshop. Students of all levels will use various wet mediums, learn to build texture, with dry pastels. For more detail or to sign up,  apply through the Orange County Hillsboro NC art center by clicking here.  

April 13, Bloomington, IN 9-4 p.m. 

Exploring Tones and Values in Wet Pastel 

Hosted by Artists For Climate Awareness, this workshop explores how to create dynamic paintings by narrowing the range of values yet exploring the vastness of color hues while using wet medium with dry pastels. For more information or to sign up click here. 

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Bring your pastels or other medium and join in the fun paint along with Avon party

Join in, watch live, or just replay the video and paint along later if you can't make it for this live July 23, Tuesday event. 

When you sign up, Avon will send you a photo reference to paint along, or use your own. Meet other artists of all stages of development in a fun safe online community. Post your work afterwards or just look at what others created. Get this and more when you signup to receive the time, photo and links to unlock all this free stuff for the party. 

Online $90 for all 4 sessions

Value Painting Techniques

Coming soon in 2024....This workshop will explore values and help students learn to think and see in terms of value rather than color. Learn how to control the range of value rather than color hue to create dramatic paintings and take your art to the next level. Online, 4 sessions, 2-3 hours sessions each Thursday, includes a demo, discussion of concepts, and critiques of student work for those wishing to submit their work for review. 

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