Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Brief Descriptions Of the Classes

 
July 25,26,27, 2014
Workshop in Platte, SD
Deadline June 20, 2014
 
photo of Chad Phillips work
 
Photography ~ Chad Phillips www.chadphillipsphotography.com Chad will help you make sense of the dials and apps available for whatever device you take pictures with.  He is going to help you “see” what you are planning to capture, with new eyes.  Help you take a creative approach, bringing more artistry to the pictures that are documenting your life.
Either of these painting classes will gain the individual perspective, value and color.  Neither of the classes are going to be hosted through follow along painting principal. 
You will learn when to put the photo down that is used as reference, encouraging the individual to put their own personality into the painting. 
If weather permits plein-air painting will ensue.
Watercolor Painting ~ Bonnie Brahms www.brahms-art.us  Bonnie will familiarize you to the materials necessary, materials you might want to play with and materials to maybe put way back on the wish list.  She is going to help you make sense of water and the page when you add color.  Her layering techniques are the focus.  She takes you to new levels for understanding where to go from value into color.  How to not make a muddy mess of the scene and how to go forth bolder than the average watercolorist.  She is a fast study of the student and will take you from where you are in your painting development, be that you are totally new or advanced. 
 
Pastel Painting ~ Chris Cernetish www.pastelchris.com Chris will help you get past that blank canvas.  She is going to go into what materials work and don’t and why she came to those conclusions.  She is going to help you with techniques that many pastelist don’t use for backgrounds.  Her focus study is going to be water and trees.  Both being rather challenging subjects no matter what medium you are using.  Chris will guide you from whatever point of study you are, from the total novice or the advanced will both gain heaps of direction.  If you think that smearing some chalked color on the page and blending them in is the correct procedure, then you need to take this pastel class, for that is incorrect.
 
Glass Staining ~ Mary S Hunt www.maryshutstudio.com  Mary is going to give insight into a lost art; glass staining.  These are age old procedures for “painting” design onto glass and firing the pieces in the kiln “baking” the elixir into the substrate, creating a new sheet of glass.  No glass experience is necessary for this particular class.  However, should you work in glass this class can begin to take you to a new level in your work.  No glass cutting will be involved.  All the materials are included for this workshop.  This class helps ANY person working or playing in the arts to better understand value, as you work in only one color hue that renders all the ranges of shade and highlight.
 for more information read further in this blog or contact Mary
605-337-2308
These artists have dedicated their study to their mediums for many years and offering to you their compiled findings.  Come and enjoy your new found love of art as well expand where you currently reside in the arts.  This is a not to be missed workshop, one that doesn't come around often.  If ever again.
 
Night events will bring even MORE insight into whichever class you choose. 
 
Come and Join us in Platte, SD You will be glad you have.


Friday, May 16, 2014

An AD went out for the Upcoming Workshop

I hope when you click onto this it shows larger
 
This ad ran in yesterdays paper and will again June 5th.  Plus Ms Sharon is going to write an article!
On the upcoming event!

4 Amazing Artists
Chad Phillips ~ www.chadphillipsphotography.com
Bonnie Brahms ~ www.brahms-art.us
Chris Cernetish ~ www.pastelchris.com
Mary Hunt ~ www.maryshuntstudio.com

You choose just one workshop class for a full 3 day class event.
3 days of instruction has the same curriculum as a 12 week class, its the same thing.
BUT
You aren't going back and forth 12 times, setting up and breaking down 12 times.  YOU ARE able to flow more smoothly in the lessons.  Catch problems quicker before they become a habit.  Have the teacher there for asking pointed questions as they arise, not while working at home on home work then forgetting the question.
Muddle through the technique only to become discouraged.  The teacher is there to help alleviate that.
You are going to come away with more instruction than trying to "get this" on your own.
AND you save nearly 200 dollars with the workshop!

These instructors have been in their fields of expertise 20 + years.  They know their stuff. They are willing to help YOU.
Come BE Inspired!

605-337-2308
mshemeral@midstatesd.net
soon a website will launch for the Stagecoach Gallery!

Mary
 
 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Plan AHEAD...Make YOUR Plans NOW

HUGE 3 DAY WORKSHOP
Platte South Dakota
July 25,26,27 2014
Opening Evening
July 24
 
 
Remember  there are ONLY 8 students per each instructor.  You choose from 4 established artisans of 4 different fields. 
 CHOOSE ONE OF~
 
Photography, Pastel Painting, Watercolor Painting, Painting on Glass
 
 
Chad Phillips~ www.chadphillipsphotography.com ~ is giving instruction and assistance to 8 individuals who wish to learn their method (camera) for capturing pictures.  Your camera phone, your point and shoot, or that fancy camera,  they all have so many apps and dials... (be it digital or film!)
all of these methods of picture taking will do the job but, don't you want to learn how to capture those photos to make the most memorable documentations of your lives that is possible.
Learn to step outside your comfort zone and embrace photography in whole different way.
You bring YOUR camera.
NO EXPERIENCE necessary~ 3 FULL days~$375
 
Chris Cernetisch~ www.pastelchris.com ~ is giving the workshop for 8 individuals who want to learn more from their exploration of a most tricky medium or who have never tried pastels but have a desire to.  She takes the guess work out of the equation and helps to guide you through the process to gain you better success.  This is a mysterious medium and when done properly affords the individual with such rewards.
There will be a list of materials for you to supply yourself with and bring to class
NO EXPERIENCE necessary~ 3FULL days ~$375
 
Bonnie Brahms ~ www.brahms-art.us  ~ is giving a workshop for 8 individuals looking forward to working with water, color, and paper.  She is going to move you through this process taking all the wonder away to give you a successful exploration of the medium.
There will be a list of materials to supply yourself with to bring to class.
NO EXPERIENCE necessary~ 3 FULL days~ $375
 
Mary Hunt~ www.maryshuntstudio.com ~ is giving a workshop for 8 individuals who like to learn new processes and enjoy learning about a lost and dying art. 
Also, for the individual who already likes to work with glass who wants to expand their learning.
This is a Traditional Method that dates to the Egyptian Era. 
There are not many places in the USA where you can learn this process. 
Most of them IF you can find a place, are on the West or East coast.  At a MUCH HIGHER fee!
At one time Mary was one of a handful, (like 10) qualified to be sought after for staining glass in this method.  Collected by Museums and has several panels of work in many churches throughout the country. 
Learning this process will open you up and enlighten your senses.  Even if you do not work in glass, or do not intend to ~this class will help immensely with Value. 
The project you finish, if you can not finish it on your own and do not want to learn how to, Mary can finish it out for you, into a box or a panel.
ALL the materials and kiln firings are provided in the fee.~ 3 FULL days $435

Workshops of this nature require a lot of planning and coordinating of time schedules with 4 busily booked Mater Artists.  To have them agree to this workshop is a blessing.
The workshop genre has been chosen in accordance to your request.
These are the subjects I am most asked about for giving as classes.

Attending a 3 day workshop has so many benefits when compared to a 6 week class.
A 6 week class requires attending the instruction site 6 times for 2 hours each visit.  Generally the fee is set as $20 dollars an hour (unless a different program has been agreed upon).
It takes about 10-15 minutes to set up and get into the groove of the lesson, then time is up and you break down and clean up.  Giving you in actuality about 45 minutes of real class time.
so 45 x 6 giving you about 4.5 hours of actual good instruction for $240.00.

1 day of the workshop is 8 hours for $135.00 do I need to keep doing the math for you?

3 days of the workshop is 24 hours of intense instruction.  Leaving your work station set up, you come in and get right back to work each day.  I am sure you see the benefits but, lets spell it out just in case.
  • your are able to focus MORE on the class material
  • you are able to better retain the material because less time goes by between the sessions
  • you are able to ask better questions because there is less time involved between sessions
  • your instruction for problem areas are better addressed because you work through the process without a break in between a session
  • the class will flow better because there is no between sessions
Classes that last for weeks are a good option WHEN NO other option is available.

THIS IS A BETTER OPTION
 
June 21 is the cutoff date for my return deposit on the location where the Workshop is being given.  Therefore, June 20 is the cutoff date for being included in the workshop.  If the workshops do not make up well the decision is going to be made at this time for refunding. 
Do not remain on the fence procrastinating, as in peoples nature.  I know there are MANY interested in this workshop, so make the leap and finalize the deal.
Additionally, I need to mention here, while the option is to take 1 to 3 days of the workshop of choice, those taking ALL three days are given precedence in available seats.  (this comes at the request of attending students taking ALL 3 days to provide fairness of materials learned and paid for).
 
These are amazing classes being offered by Masters of their fields.  Willing to share what has brought them to this point in their careers
AFTER many years of study. 
Many years of experimenting with the products available. 
Many years of actual experiences you won't read in a book, or see on you-tube. 
Actual practical beneficial REAL information, shared! alleviating you from all those oops and how do I get there moments that you just miss over and over doing it alone.  Bringing you leaps ahead in learning the field you choose.  Learning about something different.  Becoming recharged in your genre and refreshed to get back to the easel with a different perspective.
 
 
Pastel

Photography

Watercolor

Staining Glass
 
Questions: call Mary 605-337-2308
 
 
 

 


Thursday, May 1, 2014

Why a Weekend Workshop?

Image is glass staining
(painting on glass traditionally)
by Mary Hunt

"Many of us wish we were more creative.  Many of us sense we are more creative, but unable to effectively tap that creativity.  Our dreams elude us.  Our lives feel somehow flat.  Often, we have great ideas, wonderful dreams, but are unable to actualize them for ourselves. " quote from Julie Cameron.

Enter a workshop!. 
Why a three day workshop?
Because, given 3 full days of a workshop allows for you to better absorb the contents of the class information.  Taking a class for 6 weeks, 2 hours each week, stop and go 6-8 times, plus it takes about 15-30 minutes to rewarm to the subject at hand~ LOSING precious time that could be LEARNING what is being offered.

3 FULL DAY workshop~ 6-8 weeks 2 hour class~ it is the SAME thing, and LESS expensive! BUT you learn MORE!




The Workshop Retreat the Stagecoach Gallery is hosting in Platte, SD July 25,26,27 with The opening EVENT on July 24th, has decided on its DEADLINE  for signing up for this amazing experience!
 
JUNE 21 2014
deadline
 
 
Remember  there are ONLY 8 students per each instructor.  You choose from 4 established artisans of 4 different fields. 
 CHOOSE ONE OF~
 
Photography, Pastel Painting, Watercolor Painting, Painting on Glass
 
 
Chad Phillips~ www.chadphillipsphotography.com ~ is giving instruction and assistance to 8 individuals who wish to learn their method (camera) for capturing pictures.  Your camera phone, your point and shoot, or that fancy camera,  they all have so many apps and dials... (be it digital or film!)
all of these methods of picture taking will do the job but, don't you want to learn how to capture those photos to make the most memorable documentations of your lives that is possible.
Learn to step outside your comfort zone and embrace photography in whole different way.
You bring YOUR camera.
NO EXPERIENCE necessary~ 3 FULL days~$375
 
Chris Cernetisch~ www.pastelchris.com ~ is giving the workshop for 8 individuals who want to learn more from their exploration of a most tricky medium or who have never tried pastels but have a desire to.  She takes the guess work out of the equation and helps to guide you through the process to gain you better success.  This is a mysterious medium and when done properly affords the individual with such rewards.
There will be a list of materials for you to supply yourself with and bring to class
NO EXPERIENCE necessary~ 3FULL days ~$375
 
Bonnie Brahms ~ www.brahms-art.us  ~ is giving a workshop for 8 individuals looking forward to working with water, color, and paper.  She is going to move you through this process taking all the wonder away to give you a successful exploration of the medium.
There will be a list of materials to supply yourself with to bring to class.
NO EXPERIENCE necessary~ 3 FULL days~ $375
 
Mary Hunt~ www.maryshuntstudio.com ~ is giving a workshop for 8 individuals who like to learn new processes and enjoy learning about a lost and dying art. 
Also, for the individual who already likes to work with glass who wants to expand their learning.
This is a Traditional Method that dates to the Egyptian Era. 
There are not many places in the USA where you can learn this process. 
Most of them IF you can find a place, are on the West or East coast.  At a MUCH HIGHER fee!
At one time Mary was one of a handful, (like 10) qualified to be sought after for staining glass in this method.  Collected by Museums and has several panels of work in many churches throughout the country. 
Learning this process will open you up and enlighten your senses.  Even if you do not work in glass, or do not intend to ~this class will help immensely with Value. 
The project you finish, if you can not finish it on your own and do not want to learn how to, Mary can finish it out for you, into a box or a panel.
ALL the materials and kiln firings are provided in the fee.~ 3 FULL days $435
 
A thought for the frugal~ this comprehensive FULL workshop would cost a LOT more if tutored, or taking the class for 6 weeks.
In my experience, a workshop like this a person will learn the most because it flows all the way through, not stopping to get picked up again next time, retaining MORE!
 
ALL the lessons learned in ANY of the 4 classes will help in any art area.  Learn a NEW process.
If you work in say oils already~ take a pastel~class and become recharged and inspired.
You either found another way to express yourself, or what you learn in this class might help you in the oils.  All mediums feed off each other!
 
Are you "looking" for way to bring clarity to your day, or help to bring you a hobby, EXPLORE!!! take a class!!!!
 
So, make your decision on which class and contact Mary to sign up!
DO NOT keep putting this off, as it seems to be in peoples nature to do.
 
This opportunity is rare, and in many of your own back yards.
How easy to attend this class living in the state or the area...I have 2 people coming from VA! to take advantage of this amazing offering.
 
I keep hearing "we WANT classes",  We want to KNOW a set time for class, these are the classes that are most requested! DO YOU REEEAAALLLYYYY want them?
 
605-337-2308
 
thank you


 

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

No Matter What Your Age


By Chris Cernetisch
Pastel
"No matter what your age or your path, weather making art is your career or your hobby or your dream, it is not too late or too egotistical or too selfish or too silly to work on your creativity" (quote from Julie Cameron)

I have been attending workshops/class/revivals/retreats over 40 years!

                                             I ALWAYS benefit in the experience!. 

Even when attending a workshop where "my qualifications" are 'higher' than the instructors!

Going to weekend workshop retreats are so inspiring and the enthusiasm is SO contagious, you are MOTIVATED to learn.

You do not NEED to be an "artist" ALL you need is a desire to come and learn something new.

The rest is going to happen.

Learning the process in a 3 FULL day set up, jump starts you past all the scary, icky frustrating parts. 
Setting your goals towards success for learning the techniques involved.

You learn age old processes, twisted with the instructors own blend and take, enabling YOU to learn through "their" mistakes, gaining you success faster.

The beauty of a weekend workshop is one, that you attend a course in 3 days instead of 6 weeks. 
It is the same thing.
  • Except, you have a smoother transition of class content.
  • Better ability to retain what you are learning. 
  • Fewer stops and restarts, for keeping the processes flowing.
  • Ramping UP your ability to learn the process
Keeping the classes small enables each participant.
  • A One on One experience
  • camaraderie spirit
"No matter what your age or your path, weather making art is your career or your hobby or your dream, it is not too late or too egotistical or too selfish or too silly to work on your creativity"

quote from Julie Cameron

Come experience a truly invigorating and freeing weekend! 
Join us July 25,26,27, 2014
The Stagecoach Gallery offering a choice of:

Photography ~ Chad Phillips ~ www.chadphillips.com
Pastel Painting ~ Chris Cernetish ~ www.pastelchris.com
Watercolor Painting ~ Bonnie Brahms ~ www.brahms-art.us
Ancient staining the glass process ~ Mary Hunt ~ www.maryshuntstudio.com

Contact ~ Mary
mshemeral@midstatesd.net
at the gallery 605-337-2308

Scroll through the rest of the blog for informational postings

Come and join in!

Deadline for entering the workshops is June 21, 2014


Saturday, April 26, 2014

There is a Deadline...

I am not good with removing glare...
This is Bonnie Brahms Watercolor
She is instructing the watercolor workshop
 

The Workshop Retreat the Stagecoach Gallery is hosting in Platte, SD July 25,26,27 with The opening EVENT on July 24th, has decided on its DEADLINE  for signing up for this amazing experience!
 
JUNE 21 2014
deadline
 
Remember  there are ONLY 8 students per each instructor.  You choose from 4 established artisans of 4 different fields. 
 CHOOSE ONE OF~
 
Photography, Pastel Painting, Watercolor Painting, Painting on Glass
 
 
Chad Phillips~ www.chadphillipsphotography.com ~ is giving instruction and assistance to 8 individuals who wish to learn their method (camera) for capturing pictures.  Your camera phone, your point and shoot, or that fancy camera,  they all have so many apps and dials... (be it digital or film!)
all of these methods of picture taking will do the job but, don't you want to learn how to capture those photos to make the most memorable documentations of your lives that is possible.
Learn to step outside your comfort zone and embrace photography in whole different way.
You bring YOUR camera.
NO EXPERIENCE necessary~ 3 FULL days~$375
 
Chris Cernetisch~ www.pastelchris.com ~ is giving the workshop for 8 individuals who want to learn more from their exploration of a most tricky medium or who have never tried pastels but have a desire to.  She takes the guess work out of the equation and helps to guide you through the process to gain you better success.  This is a mysterious medium and when done properly affords the individual with such rewards.
There will be a list of materials for you to supply yourself with and bring to class
NO EXPERIENCE necessary~ 3FULL days ~$375
 
Bonnie Brahms ~ www.brahms-art.us  ~ is giving a workshop for 8 individuals looking forward to working with water, color, and paper.  She is going to move you through this process taking all the wonder away to give you a successful exploration of the medium.
There will be a list of materials to supply yourself with to bring to class.
NO EXPERIENCE necessary~ 3 FULL days~ $375
 
Mary Hunt~ www.maryshuntstudio.com ~ is giving a workshop for 8 individuals who like to learn new processes and enjoy learning about a lost and dying art. 
Also, for the individual who already likes to work with glass who wants to expand their learning.
This is a Traditional Method that dates to the Egyptian Era. 
There are not many places in the USA where you can learn this process. 
Most of them IF you can find a place, are on the West or East coast.  At a MUCH HIGHER fee!
At one time Mary was one of a handful, (like 10) qualified to be sought after for staining glass in this method.  Collected by Museums and has several panels of work in many churches throughout the country. 
Learning this process will open you up and enlighten your senses.  Even if you do not work in glass, or do not intend to ~this class will help immensely with Value. 
The project you finish, if you can not finish it on your own and do not want to learn how to, Mary can finish it out for you, into a box or a panel.
ALL the materials and kiln firings are provided in the fee.~ 3 FULL days $435
 
A thought for the frugal~ this comprehensive FULL workshop would cost a LOT more if tutored, or taking the class for 6 weeks.
In my experience, a workshop like this a person will learn the most because it flows all the way through, not stopping to get picked up again next time, retaining MORE!
 
ALL the lessons learned in ANY of the 4 classes will help in any art area.  Learn a NEW process.
If you work in say oils already~ take a pastel~class and become recharged and inspired.
You either found another way to express yourself, or what you learn in this class might help you in the oils.  All mediums feed off each other!
 
Are you "looking" for way to bring clarity to your day, or help to bring you a hobby, EXPLORE!!! take a class!!!!
 
So, make your decision on which class and contact Mary to sign up!
DO NOT keep putting this off, as it seems to be in peoples nature to do.
 
This opportunity is rare, and in many of your own back yards.
How easy to attend this class living in the state or the area...I have 2 people coming from VA! to take advantage of this amazing offering.
 
I keep hearing "we WANT classes",  We want to KNOW a set time for class, these are the classes that are most requested! DO YOU REEEAAALLLYYYY want them?
 
605-337-2308
 
thank you


 


Monday, April 21, 2014

Because...WHY???

At the end of the day do you find it hard to "turn off" the work part of the day? and begin to relax?

Do you feel nervous or antsy?

Are you searching, seeking for ... something?  What?

There is a special place art takes a person, that helps with this. 

Not so much paint a picture that is worthy of a sale. 
More about learning art processes, that help in taking you further, into a calmer place. 
Helping to bring clarity to your world. 
Helping to bring calm to your world.
The process is what helps.

In learning the technical applications to achieve the process for painting, you are given an avenue for direction.
When you learn in a small class situation, there is more direct accomplishment and a LOT less stress than by experimenting on your own. 
So you get to the level for understanding the medium faster. 
Gaining more positive effects to your personal self.

Releasing stress and aiding and abetting the calm!
AND
Art is FUN!

Come learn to relax in the moment.  Enjoy the view and capture the spirit of that moment.

What the classes of this retreat are offering you, is a shortcut to accomplish the tasks that take you to a special place.

3FULL days (in a row, which help you retain what you are learning better!!)
With 4 Notated artisans masters in their fields!
(individual classes would cost you a LOT more than this 3 day weekend will offer of the same and potentially MORE information ...RETREATS offer POWER packed informative sessions)

Perhaps you have always aspired to learn to paint.
"wished" you were an artist.
Wondered what is all the art speak about.

Perhaps you have given this art thing an unsuccessful try, reading books looking at you tube...they make it look so easy. 
It is when correctly given the directional tools.

These are small classes. 
Allowing for a more one on one experience. 
But also gaining camaraderie in a classroom setting.

STOP wishing~
END the excuses~

I CAN'T because...because...WHY??

YOU CAN!
YOU SHALL!!

Join us July 25,26,27 (retreat opening July 24) 2014.  In this retreat you will learn how,
revisit how to,
improve the how to,
or just want to come for the fun of it because you know there never a better time than to be with others at a retreat.

We will show you YES!

YES YOU CAN!

With:
Learning how to use YOUR camera with Chad Phillips ~ www.chadphillipsphotography.com
Learn how to Pastel Paint with Chris Cernetisch ~ www.pastelchris.com
Learn how to Watercolor Paint with Bonnie Brahms ~ www.brahms-art.us
Learn about "real glass painting" with Mary Hunt ~ www.maryshuntstudio.com

Contact Mary
mshemeral@midstatesd.net
Stagecoach Gallery
Platte, SD
605-337-2308

Have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

An Art Retreat is about MORE than Learning about Art


A retreat is more than about learning to paint.  While we are offering an opportunity to learn the process of painting or learning how to use a camera, to get a healthy dose of creative inspiration, you will come away with a lot more from the experience.

The process of painting isn't so much about producing artwork to sell. 
It is about not being afraid of the process.

The process has HUGE benefits. 
Just the motion, the letting go of your inhibitions to just put something on the paper, or in the camera, has calming properties.

Freeing yourself from the fear of getting away to a special place, with in yourself, and allowing that place to calm down enough to mark a page, snap a shot, practice a movement or technique...allows you to calm down, which in turn, allows you to plan.

Allows you to enjoy the moment, which allows you to mend your soul from the busy week.

Allows you to escape into yourself, which allows you to explore.

Explore allows you to find different paths.

Different paths might take you to a new place for vacation.  Might help you find the right path to help your child or mate. 
Might bring you a healing peace.

Might let you just REST.

Rest allows you to bring clarity to yourself.

Clarity helps you develop inner peace, or the avenue to project yourself further in your career. 

The process of art brings all this and more to the individual.

What is happening in this special 3 day retreat is to help you explore a process, maybe become a bit more proficient in a process you are already trying to make work but just don't seem to be achieving the success you would like.


Learn a bit of history, learn to appreciate what you see when you are in the proximity of others works.

Learn to appreciate yourself! 

Be patient, with yourself and others. 

Learn to slow down and relax. 

Learning the processes.

Gains an individual introspection, patience, appreciation, understanding. 
You do not need to become an "artist" to merit from this retreat.

You WILL have fun learning "how to" or "getting better" at the curriculum you sign up under.
You WILL learn to have an appreciation and better understanding when you are presented with work from the heart.
You WILL learn to listen a bit better to Yourself.

In addition to being about "self", you will enjoy the camaraderie of the other's joining the retreat.  The evenings are about sharing the day with the other members of the retreat.  Tweaking it out with the instructors, enjoying the evening with friends.

There is just SOOOO much more to this  retreat...

Come out and EXPERIENCE what is such a TURN ON about learning something new!

ALL the workshops are being kept SMALL only 8 spaces per class instructor. 

Which means MORE instruction to EACH Student

This retreat is all about YOU!
NOT about filling up to the max~spaces of students...as I am sure many of you have frustratingly experienced...I know I HAVE!

Join in July 25, 26, 27, 2014 The Stagecoach Retreat in Platte, SD
Choose from one of the following workshops:

Chad Phillips~ Learning about YOUR Camera: Photography.  An South Dakotan Premiere Photographer, sharing his knowledge, helping you learn about the camera YOU use to document your life.  Learn the features to best remember what is happening in your everyday world.
www.chadphillipsphotography.com

Bonnie Brahms~ Learning the skills and understanding to work in water media through Watercolor Painting.  The materials needed the technical applications to learn to explore this fascinating, yet inhibiting media.  She is also working you through Value and Color. 
www.brahms-art.us


Chris Cernetisch~ Learning the mysterious medium of Pastel Painting. The materials needed and technical applications to learn and explore a misunderstood medium, chalk!  She explores Value and Color.
www.pastelchris.com


BOTH Ladies are offering methods and exercises and the mother lode of information in 3 Days packed FULL of how to and hands on help that could take years of experimenting and frustration to gain.


Mary S Hunt~ Learning about Staining Glass.  A Centuries old process for "painting glass"  No glass experience in needed. 
You will gain an appreciation for a method seen in many corporate buildings and most Churches (places of worship). 
The "how to" process will afford ANY artist a better knowledge for Value. 
Working in Monochromatic is the BEST way to afford an understanding for Value. 
So not only will you achieve a better understanding of the most important building block to paint and sketch, but you gain history appreciation as well.

Concerns have been expressed about NOT being a glass technician to finish the tile executed during the class. 
IF desired, I can be hired to finish your project, that can be discussed when you sign up.

The classes are SMALL, 8 people per instructor
(there WILL be a cut off date, yet to be determined when we no longer accept sign ups due to planning)
DON'T DELAY!

The class is a CHOICE of~ Photography, Watercolor or Pastel Painting, Glass Staining.

THREE FULL DAYS~ July 25, 26, 27...July 24 is Welcoming Social...

Stagecoach Gallery~ Platte SD 605-337-2308
Contact for questions, a brochure, and sign up Mary~ mshemeral@midstatesd.net

Come on out!!! You KNOW you WANT to.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

How Chris Conducts a Class during the Art Retreat in July in Platte, SD

 
 
 
Pastel Painting
Chris Cernetisch
 
July 25, 26, 27 2014
Workshop in Platte, SD
 
$135/day or special 3Days for $375
 
Choosing just one of these 4 classes we are offering in July is really hard! 
If ever you have wanted to learn to stretch your skills or begin something totally new for yourself taking either Bonnie's or Chris's class is an option you do not want to miss. 
 
Both have excellent approaches to their venue and both have great skills in teaching the techniques.
What you learn through either Chris or Bonnie can transfer to any other medium of choice. 
You must have a clear basis for Value and Color theory, before you will ever begin to see any merit in your results. 
Having either of them as your instructor, I can't stress enough, will be more beneficial than all the years you will go through trying to do on your own, what you will learn in their 3 days of instruction is powerfully informative!
 
Let's talk about Chris's approach to giving a workshop. 
 
We are extremely lucky to have a Pastel painter in our area of Chris's level of expertise! 
As many of you are aware I am not from around these parts. 
Being from the East coast I have been privileged to be among grand talents. 
None any grander than who we have in our midst. 
Chris IS a master pastelist. 
This clarified, I can not recommend a better available instructor to begin your journey in solid painting. 
 
She will help you wisely choose from the hoards of materials on the market, what will work or not work best for Pastel application.
From paper to the paint used, she covers it.
 
That blank page will not remain blank for very long! 
She is going to help you get through the first steps of under painting, open stretch sketch...(like scales on the piano..) These help open you up with ideas of what to paint and how to execute those ideas onto the page.
 
I have been to some of these workshops, so has Chris and Bonnie! one of the ways we do NOT like is when a instructor conducts the class, that is first of all way to large to properly pay any attention to the student, AND there is NO interaction with the student and teacher...they walk around and tell all the students they are doing fine, keep doing what you are doing...
 
we can do that much at home!
These classes are being kept SMALL no more than 8 students...
 
So I asked Chris...She is rather hard to find at times...so it is from her FB page...
 
Me:
I have a question about this workshop you are giving in Platte in July .. This is as I have experienced through one before: they take on like 20people...spread them out..then walk around and tell the student ...hmm hmm you are doing a fine job...I don't want to hear I am doing a fine job I want some interaction...how do you conduct your class?..is this class for experienced or can a total beginner join in...okay 2questions..


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  • Christine Kasowski Cernetisch very good questions! this class would benefit both someone who's not touched pastels or someone who has, but didn't get the results they were after. I'm not a meanie, but I won't tippy toe either, you will get instruction, not sugar coated 'atta boys'. those are nice but REAL instruction will help you grow much more! and I will 'meet you where you are'....I will help you starting where are are starting, not some pre-determined notion that I have. My classes are tiny, so I can really work with each student on their level. As a teacher, that is my job, to help you get the most out of the class!

  • Mary Simpson Hunt will we use ONLY photos as reference or will you take us into using what we see...or maybe help us combine the both?

  • Christine Kasowski Cernetisch ah, photos. they can help, and we will use them, but they will not use us!! there will be instruction on using a photo for what it can do for us, but then learning when to abandon it. I plan to take some time working outside as well, as drawing from nature in real life--plein air--is the best teacher of all and I will point out where photos fall short, so students dont' make the mistake of being photocopiers! photos have 'holes' and they lie, and I'll point out these shortcomings so those mistakes won't be carried into a painting.

  • Mary Simpson Hunt this sounds like a truly full and helpful workshop..I keep seeing "value" mentioned...why is value so important...do we cover this?

  • Christine Kasowski Cernetisch as the old saying goes--color gets the credit, but value does the work. if value is right, colors can be manipulated quite a bit! but if value is wrong, no color you can splash on there will ever make it look 'right'.

  • Christine Kasowski Cernetisch I will be working on value quite a lot in my class, it is SO important! I will be showing some tricks to help a student see values, as that is usually the biggest trick. once you can see value, things can be a bit easier

  • Mary Simpson Hunt
     
Her paintings are breath-takingly stunning!!! You find yourself lost in her studies...you are one in her paintings...
 
She is truly a master and you do not want to pass up an opportunity to explore painting through Chris's guidance into this medium.
 
THREE FULL days!!!
 
 
This workshop is priced like NO other workshop or class you will take anywhere!
 
I have taken a mother load of workshops and seminars and classes over my years...and never have I been to any as small a group, or with as much attention to details given to thought about the STUDENT. 
We want you to grow spiritually as well as technically.
 
Come on out to this workshop you won't be sorry you did.
 
Three other class choices:
Photography...learning about the camera YOU use! How to gain the best from ITS features to document your life...Chad Phillips (SD PREMIERE Photographer) www.chadphilipsphotography.com
 
Water Painting...Learning how to incorporate success in wet media! Bonnie Brahms www.brahms-art.us
 
Staining Glass ... (essentially glass painting as seen on church windows) you can use the applied principals in other media but, you work on glass as the canvas in this class.  No glass experience is needed.  All Materials supplied in this class.  Mary Hunt www.maryshuntstudio.com
 
any information can be sought from Stagecoach Gallery of Platte SD 605-337-2308
and from Mary at mshemeral@midstatesd.net
ask for a brochure
 
additionally read further into this blog more information throughout.
 
Come on out ..ya know ya want to!