Shelly Eager Pastels

September 2023 Monthly Meeting – Shelly Eager Pastels

Our featured workshop artist for the month of September 2023 will be the talented Shelly Eager, an amazing artist who works with pastels! The workshop will benefit all artists, no matter what medium they normally work with.

Shelly says:

“When painting in our studios, we all tend to get so married to our photo reference. We try to match all of the colors, shapes, and values. But how do we change all of that if we love the photo for its composition, but want to change the time frame, or the weather, or the atmosphere? Shelly will give you some hints about how to go about doing that. She will demonstrate and explain her thoughts as she goes through the process.”

This is a demo-focused workshop. Shelly has a lot of ground to cover! During her presentation she will demonstrate a variety of ideas and techniques for altering an image to have it suit your artistic goals. We will be recording the session to post on YouTube. In the subsequent days you can set yourself up at home to ‘follow along’ and try out her techniques using your chosen medium.

Here are a few samples of the types of images we’ll be working with.

Our September 2023 monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 19th, 2023 from 6:30-9pm.

BVAA Open Sky Uxbridge Community Gallery
5 South Main Street
Uxbridge, MA 01569

The space is fully handicapped / disability accessible with no stairs. It is immediately next to a large free parking lot.

This meeting and workshop is free and open to the public. No experience is necessary. The fun of our workshops is that we all try new things we’ve never done before.

Our meetings cover BVAA organization business from 6:30-7:00pm and then go into the workshop part of the evening. Feel free to come for whichever half interests you the most. In general, our monthly meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month unless otherwise announced.

All are welcome – this workshop is open to BVAA members and non-members. Feel free to bring along a friend! We’d love to see you there to try some new things and explore your creativity!

To learn more about Shelly Eager and her art, visit:

Ask with any questions!

Here is the video from this workshop!

Blackstone Valley Art Association Sponsors

Our meetings are supported in part by grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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