Sunday, February 2, 2014

Pastel, Oil or Acrylic - Studio or Plein Air Workshop


Melbourne/ Indialantic, Florida  

Feb. 26 - March 2, 2014 -- Wed., Thurs., Fri., Sat. and Sunday

Florida is a special workshop Marsha Savage does each year ---- $80 per day -- choose your own days! Take three or more, at $10 off per day. This workshop has been held for the past 10 years, so this will be #11. There are many returning students each year, and several new ones each year! The intention for this workshop is to have each student plan the days they can come -- just one day, or all five.

You can paint in the studio or plein air on the grounds for the workshop. The workshop is held at a private residence located on Riverside Drive just off the Eau Gallie Causeway over the inter-coastal waterway. The property is fantastic and has beautiful views and areas for working plein air. Students will receive advice regarding choosing a scene and using the experience as a way of learning to see. In the studio, Marsha will discuss creating studies and working from photographs as if you were outdoors. There will be discussions about doing thumbnails and notans, among all the other theories you may need to create your own personal vision instead of thinking of creating a "painting." These theories are relevant to both plein air and studio work. This thought process usually takes the pressure off trying too hard! Marsha comments that she does not teach you to paint like her, but works on finding your vision!

Upon registration, the address and a supply list will be given.  Students are encouraged to not rush out and buy new supplies if they don't need them! E-mail to register: or you can give me a phone call to 770-853-4696. 
Three Key Benefits of taking a workshop from Marsha Hamby Savage:
1. The workshop engages the student to study the key elements of starting a painting in a controlled way. A plan is made, started and keeps the student on track, instead of just "flying by the seat of their pants."

2. Study with a teacher in a workshop allows students to ask their own questions, but more importantly to see and listen to other students' questions and processes.

3. Learning to enjoy the journey, not necessarily trying to finish a piece is a key element in discussions during the whole of the workshop. This also means to follow their own path, taking what they need from the workshop and are capable of at their stage, not just learning to paint in the style of the instructor.

Marsha Hamby Savage has been painting for over 40 years and has taken from many known artists. She teaches classes locally, and workshops around the Country. Her work has received awards in local, regional, national and international juried art exhibitions. She is currently a Signature Member of the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, the Southeastern Pastel Society and Women Painters of the Southeast. She will receive her Masters Circle designation and medallion at the next International Assoc. of Pastel Societies Convention. She is a member of the Atlanta Artist Center, International Plein Air Painters, Oil Painters of America, and the American Impressionist Society. Besides having her work juried into shows in the United States, she has exhibited in Ireland and France. She has been commissioned for large paintings in several corporate environments and currently has three paintings in the Speaker of the House offices of David Ralston at the Georgia State Capitol. Her work is widely collected.

You can see her work on her website: .

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