Day-Long Plein Air Watercolor Workshop
A two-session workshop in watercolor with nationally-known artist Susan Tilton Pecora
May 23 & 24 - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Meet on the patio outside of the Blake Student Commons: Raining? Go inside the commons to the Atrium to paint in-doors.
Includes a one-hour lunch break. Bag lunch or eat out
Open to anyone 18 or older.
Class Minimum to run: 6 - Class Limit: 20
Learn how to complete a painting on location. In this workshop, you will be shown how to create a painting on the beautiful grounds of Bay Path College. Susan will give a step-by-step demonstration covering the processes of design, drawing, values and color. You will learn how to deal with changing light and weather conditions, and complete a painting each day, starting with value studies and loose sketches and ending with finished watercolor.
For beginning students or painters with some experience, this workshop will show you how to get out on location with a minimum of fuss and start PAINTING! Susan will demonstrate throughout the workshop and each day will end with a group critique.
Participants are responsible for their own materials and will be given a supply list. All levels of watercolor painters are welcome, although some previous drawing experience is helpful. In case of rain, the workshop will be held indoors.
Registration and Cost:
Registration is required. CLICK HERE to register today!
Two days of workshops: $125.00 (does not include supplies)
Please note: the fee is non-refundable unless the Artist cancels.
About Susan Tilton Pecora
Susan Tilton Pecora was raised in Marblehead, Massachusetts. In this seashore community she grew to appreciate the quality of light and the intrinsic beauty of New England. After furthering her studies in Boston she moved to Western Mass in 1974 and studied painting with Jack Flynn, A.W.S., at Bay Path College. When Mr. Flynn retired, she taught at Bay Path for the next ten years.
She is a signature New England Watercolor Society in Boston, and a former council member of the Academic Artists Association, Springfield; Copley Society Boston; Cape Cod Art Association, Barnstable and The Provincetown Art Association. She has exhibited and won awards from a variety of national organizations including: the American Artists' Professional League, NYC, NY; Knickerbocker Artists, NY; New England Watercolor Society North American Open Exhibit; The Copley Society Invitational; The Rocky Mountain National Watercolor Exhibit, Colorado; Realism in Art National Exhibition, Parkersburg Art Center, West Virginia; and the Hudson Valley Art Association National Juried Exhibit, Hastings on Hudson, NY.
Susan's paintings are included in the permanent collections of Western New England College, The United States Post Office, Baystate Medical Center, Northeast Utilities, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co., Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co., Literacy Volunteers of America, The Jeol Corp of London and in private collections in the U.S., France, Germany, Austria, Newfoundland and Japan.
Susan's television program, "Reflections Through Watercolor," has been broadcast on WGBY, the PBS Broadcasting affiliate for Western New England for the past five years. She has painted such diverse subjects as Fenway Park during a Boston Red Sox game, Heublein Tower in Connecticut, Hancock Shaker Village, Emily Dickinson's Home, Norman Rockwell's Studio and Calvin Coolidge's birthplace in Plymouth Notch, Vermont.
In 2000, Susan was the artist for Willie Nelson's Farm Aid calendar. Thirteen of her paintings of local farms were used to create the calendar, which supported the Farm Aid Concert for the benefit of small American farms.
Two of Susan's paintings of local subjects were featured in the book Splash 7 - A Celebration of Light, The Best in Watercolor published by North Light Books. She also created the poster for First Night Northampton 2006 and the 35th Annual Mattoon Street Arts Festival poster in 2007. Her painting of Newbury Street in Boston was used as the cover for the Newbury Street Gallery Guide. She has also been the Featured Artist and a gallery host for WGBY's annual Fine Art Auction.
In 2008, Susan was asked by Congressman Richard E. Neal to create an ornament to represent Massachusetts Second District for the White House Christmas tree. She attended the Artists' Reception hosted by First Lady Laura Bush in the Blue Room of the White House with other artists from across the country who were also extended this honor.
Susan currently teaches painting at the Museum of Fine Arts in Springfield, Mass., as well as in her studio/gallery at the Thorndike Mill Art Center. She lives in beautiful western Massachusetts, where there are always many inspiring locations to paint.
Please visit her website, www.susanpecora.com