Historic Yellow Springs

Workshops

Workshops at Chester Springs Studio include watercolor painting, oil painting, plein air, mixed media, ceramics, raku firings and more with guest artists.


Painterly Approach to Pastels

Painterly Approach to Pastels

Level: All levels
Limit: 10 students
Instructor: Louise Dusinberre
Saturday January 9, 2022
Time: 10am – 1pm
Location: Chester Springs Studio
Tuition: $90 Member, $110 Non-member

In this three- hour workshop with Louise Dusinberre, explore new techniques in pastel painting!

Use sanded papers and rubbing alcohol and learn to build an underpainting before creating your chalk pastel drawing on the surface. Work from an inspirational still life set up for the workshop at Chester Springs Studio. The focus will be on solid composition, simplification of shapes, strong values and clean color.

Bring a bagged lunch. Decompress. Relax. Enjoy the process.

About Louise Dusinberre

Award-winning artist Louise Dusinberre works in the medium of pastel. She currently works as an artist and instructor, teaching art for over twelve years, including classes in drawing, pastel, printmaking and collage. Louise is a graduate of Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, with a BA in Graphic Design. Her former career was in the fashion and textile design industry, where she was the Senior Designer for NYC clothing company, Putumayo. Louise exhibits her artwork at galleries throughout the Delaware Valley area, and is represented by Bishop’s Stock Gallery in Snow Hill, Maryland.

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Raku Firing Workshop

Raku Firing Workshop

Raku Firing Workshop

Level: All levels
Limit: 8 students
Instructor: Dina Schmidt
Saturday - TBA
Time: TBA
Location: Chester Springs Studio
Tuition: $90 Member, $110 Non-member

Join us for a Raku workshop. Experience the mysterious, spontaneous, and immediate process of Raku firing. Bring 6-10 bisque fired, average sized pots made of Raku clay or stoneware (low-fire clay will not survive the process). All glazes will be provided. We suggest long pants and closed shoes if you wish to actively participate in the firing process. Bring a brown bag lunch. Space is limited.

About Dina Schmidt

Dina Schmidt earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from Massachusetts College of Art & Design and a Bachelor of Arts from Arcadia University, both with concentrations in clay. After graduate school, she was juried into the Resident Artist program at The Clay Studio, Philadelphia. Much of her work is Raku fired using a variety of glazes and metallic washes. Her work has been exhibited in group and solo shows regionally and across the country. Dina has enjoyed teaching at schools and art centers for over 20 years. Currently, she is the Chair of the Arts Department at Church Farm School, Exton, Pennsylvania.


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