Abbey Art Works Presents Workshops with Pastel Artist Alan Flattmann

 Cypress Pond at Fontainebleau Park - Pastel on Granular Board - by Alan Flattmann

Cypress Pond at Fontainebleau Park - Pastel on Granular Board - by Alan Flattmann

Abbey Art Works, located on the beautiful grounds of Saint Joseph Abbey, presents two workshops with internationally acclaimed pastel artist Alan Flattmann.

Over a career span of more than 40 years, Alan Flattmann has become recognized as one of the most influential and respected pastel artists in the country.  He is a Pastel Society of America's Hall of Fame honoree and is an Eminent Pastelist in the International Association of Pastel Societies. To read more about Flattmann, visit www.alanflattmann.com/about.

Flattmann will hold the following workshops at Saint Joseph Abbey:

Landscape & Cityscape Painting Class
Tuesdays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., May 8 – June 26
(Tuition is $180/month)

Join nationally Flattmann for these informative new classes that will help people hone their skills as an artist. Students may choose to work in pastel, oil or watercolor. Flattmann stresses the basic principles of composition, drawing, color and technique that apply to any style of representational painting. He will also show how to paint creatively from photos and directly from nature. Enrollment is limited. For more information, contact Flattmann at 985-809-6332 or art@alanflattmann.com or visit here.

Landscape & Cityscape Painting Class in Pastels
June 29 – July 1
(Tuition is $300; lodging and meals available in the Christian Life Center for $225 per person)

Flattman will also lead this three-day weekend workshop and retreat at the Abbey. In addition to the basic principles of composition, drawing, color and technique, Flattmann will show how he creates bold pastel paintings with a multi-layered technique on pumice and sanded papers. In addition to daily demonstrations, student can expect personal attention with informal critiques throughout the day. For more information, contact Flattmann at 985-809-6332 or art@alanflattmann.com or visit here.

If interested in lodging, please call the Christian Life Center at 985-892-3473.

For more information on any of these events, contact Abbey Art Works at 985-789-6889 or visit www.abbeyartworks.com.