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Artistic Explorations: Experimental Pastel with Collage- The Landscape with Jill Pottle

| | April 18, 2018

  • Experimental Pastel with Collage- The Landscape with Jill Pottle
    November 4, 2018
    9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Doing the landscape in collage is a great way to learn how to simplify shapes and ideas. The summer time will give up beautiful subject matter to work from. This is a studio class but we can use our most recent pictures of the local landscape as concepts. Students will explore the direct color medium of oil pastel while using collage to build up layers of colors, tones and values. These materials are a natural together. Artwork will be developed to create provocative compositions based in a variety of combinations of art materials. Students will push this medium to it’s limits and work on small artworks as well as large. The descriptive line will be used to describe form like a Matisse and areas of color will define the value and descriptions of forms simular to Bonnard. All classes will include historical references and Critiques.


One Day Workshop:

Sunday, November 4, 9:30am-4:30pm
Members $90, Non-members $110
All levels welcome

Click to download Class Page:  Experimental Pastel with Collage

Materials: Acrylic matt medium or Modge Podge

Collage supplies: wrapping paper, fancy papers, magazines, scraps, old patterns, etc.
masking tape
brushes – nothing fancy
Matt knife and blades and/or pallet knife
Oil Pastels
6 surfaces to create on, suggestions: 9X12 or smaller, canvas boards or heavy cardboard or wood scrapes,or thick matt boards. No paper or thin cardboard
pencils and paper
something to cut on,,, heavy cardboard or a plastic cutting surfaces
newspaper – to cover table
(one particular project) – hard cover book to collage with, go to local library
acrylics (if you would like)
one particular project) – contact paper from hardware store

About the Instructor  – Jill M. Pottle is an artist from Worcester County and she exhibits her paintings and pastels locally and nationally. She is a graduate from Syracuse University with her BFA and graduated with her MFA from the Museum School in Boston. She is an accomplished artist and art teacher for 35 years. Her works have been included in shows at the Three Stones Gallery, W. Concord and the East End Gallery in Provincetown, MA. She had a duo show at the St. Botoph’s Club in Boston. In the 2011 season she was the artist in residency at the Fruitlands Museum. Her accomplishments include being in a variety of collections: Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for the Aged in Roslindale, MA, Sterling Drug Inc., Fidelity in Boston. She won two grants from the Somerville Artists lottery and has published in the “Artists Magazine”. Recently she won a mini grant from New Vue Fitchburg, MA.



Venue Phone: 978.465.8769

Venue Website:

65 Water Street, Newburyport, Ma, 01950, United States

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