Archive for March 2014

David Garrison is having a two day pastel workshop in Freeport, IL on April 10 & 11 (Thurs. & Friday). One day for landscape, one for portraits.

Monday, March 17th, 2014
Students must pre-register. Contact Nina at: email: or phone:  815-443-2530
Nina will explain how to get to the workshop building in Freeport, IL when contacted.
The hours are: 9 am to 4 pm.  Both days.

Galesburg Blick Arts Pastel Worskhop: David Garrison will be back on March 29th for another pastel workshop!!!

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

Class size will be limited to 15 students and will run from 10am to 5pm with an hour break for lunch. Class fee will be $55 with a $20 deposit required to hold your reservation.

In the class, David will be teaching three basic principles:

Anatomy – all styles need one basic element and that is good sound drawing

Mood – creating a flow to your painting that is beautiful and pleasing to the eye; a mood that captures attention. This is done by way of technical use of edges, lighting, design and values as well as color.

Finish – how not to over work that painting and when to stop in time and keep that fresh look


This will primarily be a landscape workshop in pastel.
Supplies for David Garrison’s Pastel Class:

-Pastel set: Any size of soft pastel set, a few middle and hard pastels too.
-Pastel paper: A heavy tooth paper is best like La Card Pastel by Sennelier or Art Spectrum. Drawing board
-Vine charcoal: No pencils – the real thing: Vine charcoal

-Masking tape
-Note taking material & camera
-Sketching pad