KAREN ISRAEL WORKSHOP
JULY 28, 29, 30, 2023 – 10 am to 4:00 pm
MONTPELIER SENIOR CENTER – 58 BARRE STREET, MONTPELIER, VT, 05602
COST: $375 MEMBERS / $450 NON-MEMBERS
Please let me know if you are a member or non-member when you sign up.
Have you been a VPS Member for more than a year and in need of scholarship assistance to attend? Click here for an application.
SIGN-UP CONTACT: Joyce Kahn [email protected]
To hold your spot, first send an email to Joyce Kahn at [email protected]gmail.com. Then you will need to send a 50% deposit within 10 days to hold your spot. Please mail your check made payable to the Vermont Pastel Society, before May 1, to:
Joyce Kahn, 105 College Street, Montpelier, VT 05602.
after May 1, to:
Joyce Kahn, 28 Liberty Street, Montpelier, VT 05602
*CANCELLATION POLICY: To reserve a space, a 50% deposit. Full payment is due 60 days prior to the workshop. No refunds will be given within 60 days of the workshop unless we are able to fill your spot. Once a workshop is wait-listed, full payment is required, no matter the date. Cancellation requests must be in writing.
*In the Case of Low Enrollment or Workshop Needs to be Cancelled Due to Unforeseen Situations, VPS will refund 100% of the fee. Workshops will run based on adequate enrollment.
*Please note we will determine whether a workshop will run approximately 30 days prior to the start date unless the contact with the artist states otherwise. Please make your travel plans accordingly.
*If you are planning to book a room while at the workshop, please do so asap, as summer is high season, and rooms fill up fast. The workshop will be filled on a first come basis. After it is filled, there will be a waiting list established.
Learn to create dramatic landscape paintings that communicate your unique interpretation of water and skies as it influences the landscape. Each day will begin with a demo by Karen along with a discussion of design, color, atmospheric and aerial perspective. We will talk about painting clouds, Within the demos, Karen will discuss underpainting techniques using isopropyl alcohol and, India (water based) or Japanese sumo ink (oil based).
Day One: will focus on flowing water, i.e., current lines or white water. So you can choose a photo with rocks that are in the water or rocks under the water. The photo can have sky showing as well if you like.
Day Two: will focus on still/calm water with sky and or land and or a structure in the reflections. It can have sky and we will focus on clouds as well on this day.
Day Three: will focus on falling water (waterfall) over rocks. It can have a sky in it.
Photo references of landscapes that have elements of flowing water with rocks, still water and falling water. Look for photos that have interesting elements in the sky as well. or you may use Karen’s references. Please have the grey scale of the reference available
• Isopropyl alcohol in a container that a 1” flat nylon brush can reach.
• India or Sumi Ink and a 1” flat nylon brush
• A hairdryer
• Paper towels, tape to hold paper onto board.
• A board slightly bigger than your paper
• Light colored (cream or white) sanded pastel paper like UART or Lux Archival (PASTEL PREMIER DOES NOT TAKE ALCOHOL!) or Pastelmat
• Soft pastels of varying degrees of hardness, pastel pencils, vine charcoal
KAREN ISRAEL BIO:
“Creating art is a visual language and the most efficient way to communicate my impressions of the world. I enjoy using line, color and design to make a dramatic statement. As I begin the creative process, the medium of pastel provides an immediate and colorful way to make painterly decisions and choices.”
Karen Israel’s pastel paintings are defined by their dynamic compositions and unique viewpoints. She is influenced by the light and mood of the subject and lets those elements dictate her approach. These subjects are rendered with a strong appreciation for the rigors of formal design coupled with a fearless array of color choices.
In addition to numerous awards, Karen’s work has garnered the honor of Signature Member with the American Artists Professional League, Master Circle with the International Association of Pastel Societies and Master Pastelist with the Pastel Society of America. Karen is an artist member of the Salmagundi Club, NYC, The Copley Society, Boston and the Lyme Art Association.
Karen conducts many teaching demonstrations and workshops throughout the United States, and she has served as juror for many national competitions.
In May 2022, Karen’s pastel paintings were on exhibit with Les Amis Des Arts in Pastels of the World in Bourbonnais, honoring American Women pastelists, Montluçon, France.
Karen’s pastel paintings were featured twice in Practique Des Arts: August 2020, July 2018 and in Southwest Art Magazine in April 2021.