This pastel workshop is designed for the beginning and intermediate pastelist and will cover materials, basic design, color, and application.
Some materials will be supplied. We will be painting from life and photographs taken on-site or in the surrounding areas of Umbria, the Green Heart of Italy.
There will be a demonstration at the beginning of each class, followed by individual easel time.
This is a great opportunity to learn the fundamentals of pastel painting as well as providing a challenge to those who already have a basic understanding of pastel technique. Expect plenty of encouragement and actionable advice.
This is a unique opportunity to work in a beautiful location with magnificent views and a special atmosphere that only Umbria, the Green Heart of Italy, can offer. Assisi is the ideal place and offers the exact conditions necessary to create.
Language of the course: english
Born in Laredo, Texas, Neva grew up not far from there in the small ranching town of Hebbronville. She has studied pastel painting with Lorenzo Chavez, Mike Beeman, Alain Picard and Margaret Dyer. In 2014 she joined Albert Handell’s mentorship program in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Neva’s work is featured in juried exhibitions on National and International levels, including the 16th Annual Pastel 100 Competition where she received an Honorable Mention Award.
Neva’s work has also been featured in the Pastel Society of America’s 2014 and 2018 Annual Juried Exhibits “Enduring Brilliance” at the National Arts Club in New York, NY and in the prestigious IAPS 2016, 2018 and 2020 Juried Exhibitions. Neva was invited to participate in the Annual International Contemporary Art Exhibitions organized and offered by Art Residence Pro Vobis—Assisi, where her paintings were featured in the Sala della Volte in Piazza del Comune, Assisi, Italy. She recently held her first solo exhibition at The Nave Museum in Victoria, Texas, and is a newly selected Associate Artist for Unison Colour Pastels, located in Northumberland, UK.
An award-winning artist in both watercolor and pastel, Neva currently resides in the Coastal Bend Region of Texas.
The Nave Museum (Victoria, TX)
Pastelli Vibranti Solo Show March 21, 2019 through May 12, 2019.
Pastel Society of Eastern Canada
Red Rock Pastel Society of Nevada
Pastel Society of Colorado
New Orleans Art Association
Pastel Society of the Southwest
Maryland Pastel Society
Pastel Society of America (The Grand Gallery, National Arts Club, New York, NY)
International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS)
Pastel Society of North Carolina
International Contemporary Art Exhibitions
Pastel Guild of Europe
Artists of Texas
Degas Pastel Society
Arkansas Pastel Society
Please note: All extras such alcholic drinks or other services non included in the above list is due for direct payement at the front desk before the check-out.
Not Included in Tuition: Airfare, Insurances, transportation to and from Giomici, field trips, outdoor painting, excursion fees, liquor, laundry, and meals outside the hotel.