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Learn Soft on Wet Pastel Techniques in Erin Cronin-Webb’s October 25 Workshop
The Pickens County Museum of Art & History is pleased to announce that registration is now open for Erin Cronin-Webb’sOctober 25th pastel workshop exploring the magic that happens when you apply soft pastels to wet unprimed canvas!
Saturday October 25: “Pushing Pastel” 9:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.in the Liz Smith Cox Educational Studio at the Pickens County Museum of Art and History, 307 Johnson Street, Pickens SC 29671. In this workshop artist Erin Cronin-Webb will share with you the methods and tricks involved when applying soft pastels to wet unprimed canvas. This technique achieves the spontaneity that helps create exciting and beautiful images by opening up complex, jewel-like colors from the pastel pigments, and encourages a looser, more expressive style of artwork. As an added bonus, when the canvas dries, the image is fixed and does not need to be framed under glass. Whether your goal is to paint a breathtaking landscape, still life or abstracts, working wet will give you luminous images not usually associated with pastel paintings. Students can bring their own reference photos or choose from Erin’s collection. Come join the fun! Students will need to bring their own pastels, small sketch pad, pencil and pastel paper for practice exercises. Canvas will be provided for a finished piece. Tuition for the workshop is $88.00($78.00 for museum members).
Pre-registration is required for all workshops and you may register on-line at www.visitpickenscounty.com/calendar, in person, or by calling the Pickens County Museum at (864) 898-5963. Tuition may be paid by cash, check or charge. Make check payable to the Pickens County Museum or call the Museum to use your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express. Workshops will be held at the Pickens County Museum, 307 Johnson Street in Pickens. Full Tuition must be paid before session. Students will be notified if a workshop is cancelled or filled. If cancelled, all tuition will be reimbursed to registered student. No tuition will be reimbursed after date of this workshop.
For Erin Webb, it is the Journey that has made the artist. Like her Celtic ancestors, she has wandered much, always exploring new ideas, new images and new passions. As each new experience became part of her life, so it became part of her expression as an artist. From the beautiful images of herons and egrets of the Low Country, to the wildlife of the Rocky Mountains, to the faces and lives of people she has captured, and to the enduring relationship between man and dog, all are reflections of her and her personal journey. While she has worked in all mediums, her true love is for pastel, and the elegance and softness it lends to all subject matter. Erin is renowned for her portraits of dogs which capture not only their physical likeness, but the spirit and soul within the animal. Erin has recently hosted a one-woman show at the Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville, SC, which was also a fund-raiser for Foothills Search and Rescue. She has been a past exhibitor in the prestigious Greenwich Village Art Show in New York. She has conducted numerous workshops in Pastel and Portraiture and is a member of The American Society of Portrait Artists, The Southeastern Pastel Society and a member of the Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville. Her works are in private and corporate collections throughout the United States, Asia and Europe. Today her time is spent between painting, training her German Shepherds and competing in obedience trials.
Located at the corner of Hwy. 178 at 307 Johnson Street in Pickens SC, the Pickens County Museum is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. To register, or for more information please contact the museum at (864) 898-5963.