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Workshop: Exploring Values in Wet Pastel

April 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Landscape painting in pastel by Avon Waters

With Avon Waters 
Offered in conjunction with the gallery show, “Depictions: Earth, Life, and Our Shared Responsibility.”

Make more dynamic paintings and take your medium to new heights. Indiana artist Avon Waters will be leading this all-day, hands-on Saturday workshop, painting scenes in nature. In this workshop, you learn how to see and use values to make your art impactful while you explore new techniques and refine those you already use. As you work, you will explore how to connect your art to conservation while you depict nature’s connectivity to life.

Avon will employ “wet pastel” techniques, focusing on controlling values – “a tonalistic approach to painting” that works for all 2-D mediums, although he will work in pastels mixed with specific mediums. This workshop is perfect for those who consider themselves beginning artists to seasoned painters. Because the medium can be worked at varying levels of dryness-to-wetness and can be brushed, the techniques and processes will resonate with painters who work in watercolor, gouache, acrylic, and oil. See more about wet pastel techniques here: https://thepastelartist.co.uk/painting-with-pastel/

Bring your own soft pastels. See the SUPPLY LIST.

Avon Waters is a Pastel Society of America juried member, the lead artist and contact for the Indiana Waterways Art Project, and is the CEO of the non-profit, Art Nature Consortium

Learn more about Avon Waters at

See photos of our wet pastel workshop led by Avon Waters in March of 2023.

Fee: $65 for active members of Artists for Climate Awareness or Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington. Join or renew now if you haven’t already!

Register by emailing art4climate@carolrhodes.net. Please let us know which organization(s) you belong to. We will check membership status in both organizations.


April 13
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Carol Rhodes
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Arts Alliance Center – College Mall
2894 E 3rd St
Bloomington, IN 47401 United States
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