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Animal Portrait Workshop at AANNY

July 6, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Pastel portrait of a pug

The Arts Association of Northern New York (AANNY) will host a three-day introductory workshop to using soft pastels to create animal portraits, on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, July 6, 7, and 8. The workshop will take place from 1 to 4 pm each day, at the AANNY building, located at 119 West Main Street, Sackets Harbor.

The workshop is open to all ability and experience levels, and it’s designed to help participants discover the versatility of creating art with pastels. Each session will begin with a 20- to 30-minute demonstration, including basic drawing skills and how soft pastels can be used to create beautiful paintings. Participants will then work from photos of their favorite pets or animals, and they’re encouraged to bring their own reference photos, if possible.

The schedule of the class is:

  • Day 1 (July 6): Demonstration of one of our own best friends, the Dog, followed by independent work with instructor input and direction.
  • Day 2 (July 7): Demonstration of another one of our best friends, the Cat, followed by a review of Day 1 and continued independent work with instructor input and direction.
  • Day 3 (July 8): Demonstration of an animal in the wild, followed by a review of Days 1 and 2 and completion of independent work.

Instructor Greg Trombly, an experienced and award-winning pastel artist and teacher, will guide participants through the process, with an emphasis on improving drawing skills and focusing on the importance of proportion.

The cost of the three-day workshop is $85 for AANNY members and $95 for non-members. Participants may also choose to attend an individual day class at a cost of $30 for AANNY members and $35 for non-members.

For more information or to register for the workshop, visit AANNY’s website, call the office at 315-646-3502, or visit the Arts Center in person, at 119 West Main Street.


July 6, 2022
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Sackets Harbor Arts Center
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119 West Main Street
Sackets Harbor, NY 13685 United States
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