Workshops

Harmony of Colors Workshop

 

David Garrison will be hosting an open air workshop in Nauvoo, Illinois Saturday, August 22. David welcomes all interested in learning the fine art of pastel in an outdoor setting regardless of skill level.
• Please meet at the Garrison Art Gallery at 1305 Mulholland St.
• Class will be from 10 AM – 5 PM with a 1 hour break for lunch.
• Cost for the class will be $60 per student
• Please bring a pastel set and an art easel
• It is also suggested all bring a hat and sun screen

Please contact David with any questions and to reserve your seat at david@david-garrison.com or 319-753-0809

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Pastel workshop with David Garrison

At the Nauvoo Garrison Gallery, 1305 Mulholland St.   Nauvoo, IL           

Saturday, August 2

10 to 5:00 (hour lunch)

Bring pastel set (good quality for good results) and quality paper

$60.00 for the day

Please let me know if you will attend the workshop…

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Phone:  319-753-0809

Email: david@david-garrison.com

or: david@david-garrison.com

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You are invited to attend David Garrison’s Gallery

Saturday August 1 

Showcasing David’s and Cecile Houel’s works of art

Light refreshments – while you view their many works in pastel and oil

Hours: 11am to 4pm – 1305 Mulholland St in Nauvoo IL 

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Previous Workshops (2010-2015)

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May 2015

Join us on Saturday, May 2nd from 11:00am to 4:30pm for a pastel painting workshop conducted by internationally recognized artist David Garrison. This hands on workshop will focus on bringing your work to life using rich color selection and impressionistic techniques. Class fee is $65 per student with a $20 deposit and pre-registration required due to class size limitations. Supply list available at the store.

David is an accomplished oil and pastel painter who resides in Burlington, IA and Normandie, France. He is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and also a member of Les Pastellistes de France.

Blick Art Materials
79 Danada Square East
Wheaton, Illinois 60189

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Pastel Plein Air Workshop with David Garrison in Geneva, IL

DATES: Saturday, 11/8/14

TIME: 10am-5pm
PLACE: Geneva, IL
FEES: $60/person

Location: The Fabyan Windmill (east of the Fox River), just South of Geneva, IL

NOTE: If weather is poor (too cold or wet) we will have the workshop indoors in St. Charles. We’ll email information to you on 11/6 or 11/7 if this occurs.

Fabyan Windmill
Crissey Ave
Geneva, IL 60510

The windmill is on Route 25, just north of Fabyan Parkway (route 8). It is south of Geneva (and route 38).  If you’re driving along 25 the windmill is on the west side of the road – you can’t miss it. The parking lot is just south of the windmill (on the east side of the river!).

Supplies needed:
Good set of pastels, portable easel, pastel paper, such as: La Card, Sennelier or art spectrum.
portable chair and table (or use easel), warm clothes (layers are best!)

What will happen:
David will demonstrate each day in the morning
Then the students will create their own work of art with David’s personal guidance.

Contact:
David Garrison
email: garrisonart23@aol.com
phone: 319-753-0809

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Double Delight: A Two-Day Workshop with Cecile Houel or David Garrison

DATES: Fri & Sat., Sept. 26 and 27, 2014*

TIME: 9:00 to 4:30 (lunch included each day)
PLACE: Florham Park NJ
FEES: $110/1 day, $200/2 days

About the Artists:

Renown artists Cécile Houel and David Garrsion teach many workshops both independently and jointly in France and the United States. Cécile specializes in portraiture and David does landscape to perfection.

“The technique of pastel is very subtle and needs a light hand most of the time, with a fewer
stronger strikes. I paint more portraits because I’m fascinated by humanity, all in a spirit of
tolerance, respect and love for the other. If I can express those feelings in my paintings, I have
accomplished an important feat as an artist.” Cécile

“I believe that a painting is not just an illusion in two dimensions, but it is also a moment in life,
captured on canvas. Painting is a language varying in mood and atmosphere that reflects the
diversities of life itself. I enjoy the challenges of various subject matters, so my approach to
the painting process is to involve the viewer with those subjects as much as possible; not only
through those choices, but also through how I elect to portray those subjects.” David

The Workshop:

Cécile: Participants will learn pastel portraiture using a four-step method:
1) light charcoal sketch in three values;
2) advanced sketch in one color in three values(under layer);
3) full color, creativity”;
4) mystery of the eyes and the background.

David: Participants will learn pastel techniques to give their work a sense of atmosphere, light, spontaneity and freshness through the use of pastel. Learn to allow the viewer to interpret and finish the painting.

Pre-registration required. Register via email or phone: Debarrystudio@gmail.com or 973-525-2544 or you can register online at: www.debarrystudioarts.com/classes.html
You will be notified where to send payment. Check should be made out to Cecile Houel or David Garrison.
Please mark the dates requested in the memo section of your check. You are not registered until receipt of payment.
You will be emailed a confirmation. A materials list will be provided upon registration and some Terry Ludwig Pastels and LaCarte paper will be available for sale at the workshop.

*CANCELLATION: If you withdraw from the workshop, you must first inform us no later than 14 days prior to the first day of your workshop, and we will refund your fee, less a registration fee of $25. No refunds of any kind will be made for withdrawal within 10 days in advance of the first day of this workshop, during the workshop, or for no-shows. This is a rain or shine event.

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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.

Students must pre-register. Contact Nina at: email: paintwithnina@yahoo.com 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.

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

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

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

 

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DAVID GARRISON, PSA,  “A Master of Light”.  Plein Air Landscape Pastel Workshop in Normandy, France with the assistance of Cecile Houel.

Weeks of July 5 to 12 and July 12 to 19, 2014

In a beautiful Normandy Property, 20 minutes from Giverny, Monet’s land

The total cost is :

$1500 for one week or $2750 for 2 weeks in a single bedroom : $1350 for one week or $2500 for 2 weeks in a shared bedroom Includes:

• Room and Board in a charming Normandy home with homemade cuisine

• 1 free day of orientation and demonstration by David Garrison

• Full experience of Plain Air painting in Pastel with demonstrations and personal guidance

• One of days includes a trip to Giverny to paint in Monet’s garden

• You will also discover the beautiful region of “ La vallée de l’Eure ” in Normandy

Main transportation provided for the weeks travel round trip to France is at the expense of the student.

For more information please contact :

David Garrison tel: 319 753 0809 email : garrisonart23@aol.com

website : www.david-garrison.com

Cecile Houel tel : 319 601 6420 email : houelc@wanadoo.fr website : www.cecile-houel.com

Pictures from last year’s Workshop:

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2014 French workshop plans are ready! There will be two separate weeks of David teaching in Normandy: July 6 through 11; July 13 through 18, 2014. Americans & French students welcome. More specific details forthcoming, but if you’re interested please let us know asap since slots are limited.

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Normandy France 2013

DAVID GARRISON, PSA A Master of light Plein Air Landscape Pastel Workshop in Normandy, France

with the assistance of Cecile Houel Week of June 16 to 23, 2013 at beautiful Chateau Corneille, 15 mn from Giverny, Monet’s land

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OCTOBER 6 & 7, 2012 DAVID GARRISON & CECILE HOUEL SOFT PASTEL WORKSHOP

Signature members of Pastel Society of America

Date: October 6 & 7, 2012

Weekend Location: FOLKWERKS 121 SOUTH MAIN STREET ALBURTIS, PA 18011

From Paris, France to charming Alburtis, Pennsylvania! This is a rare opportunity to study with an international pastel artist with strong and unique individual style. David, who works primarily in pastel but also paints magnificent murals, is known for his dramatic sense of color and light. He imparts a masterful sense of time, space and atmosphere in his paintings. Cecile is a French portrait artist of intense sensitively and strength. Her multicultural portraits explore the depth of the human soul.

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Plein Air Pastel Landscape Workshop September 16 to 19, 2012

At beautiful Rathbun Lake, Moravia, Iowa

We will consider the challenges of various locations around the lake with an investigation into painting distant vistas and water, along a bluff, autumn color, and at the marina.  Also we will approach painting with spontaneous heart felt joy and flow!

Each evening those who wish can consider as a group the day’s adventure over dinner at either The Landing, The Red Barn, Honey Creek Resort or Louie’s Bistro at the Marina at students own expense. Supplies needed: Quality pastel set, Quality paper for best results, (Sennelier  La Card or Art Spectrum Paper ),  an easel.

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Testimonial
Dear Dave and Cecile,
I wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed the workshop in France. All aspects of it were wonderful. It would have been nice to have more sunny days but we were fortunate to have nice views from the windows. I don’t know why I am so hard on myself, I guess I have great expectations. After looking at my work now that I am home, I am more pleased than I thought I would be. Painting is always a struggle-but it is what keeps me feeling that my life has meaning. I think that I have been very fortunate to know you both and to study with you also. You both put your heart and soul into your work and into your teaching-as we know, that is rare. I think that I am begining to internalize some of the concepts that you have been trying to get accross. Thanks again for a most extroadinary experience.
Bons baisers,
Marianne

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David Garrison, PSA-A Master of light-Plein Air Landscape Pastel Workshop in Isere, France with the assistance of Cecile Houel

Week of June 8 to 15, 2012 at l’Arche de St Antoine in the village of St Antoine l’Abbaye, classified one of the most beautiful villages of France

• 5 days of Plein Air painting in pastel of Landscapes and Cityscapes of Provence with demonstrations and personal guidance

• 1 free day of orientation and demonstration by David Garrison

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Pastel Workshop David Garrison, PSA – “A Master of Light”Thursday & Friday April 26 & 27, 2012

 

Demonstration by the Artist Personal Guidance Each Day:

First Day: Landscapes

Second Day: Portrait Hours of the Class

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DAVID GARRISON SOFT PASTEL WORKSHOP Signature member of Pastel Society of America

From Paris, France to charming Alburtis, Pennsylvania! This is a rare opportunity to study with an international pastel artist with strong and unique individual style. David, who works primarily in pastel but also paints magnificent murals, is known for his dramatic sense of color and light. He imparts a masterful sense of time, space and atmosphere in his paintings. David would like the students to start looking for a variety of subjects to paint. This time include some close up portraits (He asks students to not bring any of their family). He teaches the portrait study to first have an impact of lighting not a likeness. A likeness comes with time and will happen naturally.

Location: FOLKWERKS 121 South Main Street Alburtis, PA 18011

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David Garrison & Cecile Houel Soft Pastel Workshop October 22 & 23, 2011 (weekend)

This is a rare opportunity to study with two international pastel artists with strong and unique individual styles. David, who works primarily in pastel but also paints magnificent murals, is known for his dramatic sense of color and light. He imparts a masterful sense of time, space and atmosphere in his paintings. Cecile is a portrait artist of intense sensitivity and strength. Her multicultural portraits explore the depth of the human soul. “I had a wonderful experience this summer studying with David and Cecile in Provence, France. It was a trip of a lifetime. The workshop consisted of painting in Saint Remy de Provence town square, St. Paul monastary and asylum and many other wonderful adventures.” If you missed the April Workshop, be sure to sign up for this October Workshop!

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David Garrison, PSA, “A Master of Light” Landscape Pastel Workshop.

Week of June 11-18, 2011 Provence, France, in Van Gogh’s land at Saint Michel de Frigolet Abbaye (a wonderful Roman Catholic Architecture)

– 7 nights, room and board

– 5 days of Plein Air painting in pastel of landscapes and cityscapes of Provence

– 1 free day of orientation and demonstration by David Garrison

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APRIL 16 & 17, 2011 DAVID GARRISON & CECILE HOUEL

 SOFT PASTEL WORKSHOP Signature members of Pastel Society of America

Our most recent Arles France Workshop was very successful. Thanks to everyone who participated! Below are some photos from the 6 days of painting throughout southern France.

The Abbeye

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Previous Workshops Archive (2005 – 2009)

What the Amana Arts Guild says…

David has mastered the art of ‘painting from life’ as well as the art of teaching his concepts and techniques relating to seeing and painting. He presents a very well organized and planned workshop that is both meaningful and inspiring for participants! His teaching is indeed a growing experience for all who attend! I recommend him highly and I am certain that your workshop participants will gain much insight in drawing with pastel. They will certainly have a maturing experience as an artist. A great workshop! Repspectfully, Gordon G. Kellenberger Amana Art Guild

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