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Indoor Pastel Landscape Workshop with Clark Mitchell
Indoor Pastel Landscape Workshop with Clark Mitchell

Sat, Sep 07


Edes Building

Indoor Pastel Landscape Workshop with Clark Mitchell

Take Your Pastel Paintings to the Next Level!

Time & Location

Sep 07, 2024, 9:30 AM – Sep 08, 2024, 4:30 PM

Edes Building, 17395 Monterey Hwy, Morgan Hill, CA 95037, USA

About the Event

Date: 9/7/2024 + 9/8/2024

Time: 9: 30 am - 4:30 pm each day

Location:  Edes Building | 17395 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill CA 95037

Early Bird Price: $375*

* Register by Saturday, August 7, 2024 to take advantage of Early Bird Fee. After Aug. 7th, the cost will increase to $425

Price after Aug. 7th:  $425

Enrollment: Minimum 6 students | Maximum 12 students, Pre-registration is required at least 1 week prior for this class and for all other classes

Skill Set: Intermediate

Class Description:

In this in-depth two-day workshop, students will be introduced to the ethereal world of painting landscapes using pastels led by award- winning Plein Air painter, Clark Mitchell. This workshop will cover scene selection, sketching, dynamic underpaintings, values, painting versus drawing, and high contrast compositions. Each day will begin with Clark giving a fun and informative talk about using pastels as a fine art medium followed by a demonstration on beginning a landscape with a vibrant underpainting. 

After the demonstration, each student will begin working with their chosen landscape. Clark will provide one-on-one guidance to each student. As the painting progresses through the course of the workshop, Clark will then move forward  towards intermediate steps on working with the composition from his painting as students progress through their work. 

The expectation should not be to come up with a “Finished” painting, but rather to practice the various aspects of creating a landscape while becoming familiar with the medium. 

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Though this class will have a heavy focus on using pastels, all 2-D mediums are welcome to join.

About the Artist:

Growing up in the shadow of the Rockies, Clark Mitchell very early discovered a love of the natural world. Given a set of fine old German pastels by his father when quite young, he quickly embraced the medium for its ease of handling, brilliance of color and portability. He received a bachelor’s degree in art from Colorado College in the seventies and moved to San Francisco to continue his studies at the Academy of Art College. Through personal exploration as well as study with artists Albert Handell, Skip Whitcomb, Michael Lynch and Bill Hook, Mitchell has developed the talent to create both tightly rendered scenes as well as looser, more abstract suggestions. In order to fully immerse himself in the countryside he loved to portray, Mitchell left San Francisco with his partner over thirty years ago and moved north to the beautiful Sonoma County wine country. Painting expeditions throughout the state as well as across the country continue to provide challenge as well as inspiration.  In 2005, Mitchell won Best of Show award at the Laguna Plein Air Invitational, and in 2011 won Best of Show in the Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational. He was the cover artist for American Artist’’s March 1993 issue. He was chosen as poster artist for the Sedona Plein Air Festival for 2008. In 2009, his painting was on the cover of Southwest Art’s  annual landscape issue. In 2011, Mitchell’s painting was on the cover of The Pastel Journal’s June issue. In 2022, Clark participated at Colibri Gallery's 2nd Annual Plein Air Paint Out Event and won the People's Choice Award for his pastel painting " Sunny Day After All"


In the case that minimum class enrollment is not met 4 days prior to the workshop, Colibri Gallery will cancel the workshop and issue you a full refund. We will also let you know if the class is rescheduled for a future date.


We know plans change! For a full refund, please contact the gallery at least 2 weeks before the workshop.


  • Early Bird Registration

    Sale ends: Aug 07, 11:50 PM

    Painting Landscapes in Pastel with Clark Mitchell




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