OURAY – Doug Dawson will be offering his three-day workshop “Pastel Landscape Painting” in Ouray this spring through Weehawken Creative Arts. Students will enjoy indoor and outdoor demonstrations with a focus on separating landscape into planes and exploring the seven principles used to create the illusion of depth in a painting.
Additionally, students will work on how to use thumbnail sketches and then enlarge a thumbnail into a painting, and how to prepare a paper for pastel painting as well as explore the use of warm colors to control the greens in a landscape and work on their own paintings.
Dawson was born in Oak Park, Ill., and attended Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn., and Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. He taught science and art for the Denver Public schools for six years and has taught art for Colorado Institute of Art, Colorado Christian University and The Art Students League of Denver.
He is a founding board member for the The Art Students League of Denver, where he presently teaches a plein air class. He teaches eight to 10 workshops around the country each year.
Dawson has received numerous awards from a number of different art organizations, including The Pastel Society of America, American Watercolor Society, Knickerbocker Artists, The National Academy of Western Art, Southeastern Pastel Society, Pastel Society of West Coast, Audubon Artists, Kansas Pastel Society, Pastel Society of the Southwest, and the International Association of Pastel Societies, among others.
To honor his achievements, Dawson was given the title of Master Pastelist by the Pastel Society of America in 1985 and awarded the title of Master Circle by the International Association of Pastel Societies in 2005. More information on Dawson can be found at HYPERLINK "http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102577496361&s=1452&e=001RsZRBJP4xWgqB9Wk2oxNC4AlTdcFpZzsaRgttx5rVoNmOWNkONNTHuq805DNGZUvi4rM1AkGTgXxteGVIuKH5u8WgVZN6nL9_uREbJf1Q4hHbH7PaeKOow=="www.dougdawson.org.
Classes taught by Dawson at Weehawken on May 22 and 23 will run from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and class on May 24 will run from 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. The price is $495 for WCA members or $540 for non-members.
Specific information, supply lists and online registration can be found at www.weehawkenarts.org or by calling Ashley King at 970/318-0150.