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Advanced Colored Pencil


Instructor, Rita Paradis
Wednesday, February 23rd
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Students will work in a small group setting of no more than 9 students. This class is design for students who have taken the Beginner/Intermediate workshop and have completed the Pear exercise.  Once basic skills are taught students are welcome to join the Advanced Colored Pencil workshop. Students in this workshop will work more independently but still with instruction on their own work.  Please bring your lunch, there will be a short 30-minute break.

The fee for the 3- hour workshop is $60 and no supplies are included.  Class size is limited to 9 students.

COVID POLICY - Only fully vaccinated students will be permitted to attend classes. Physical proof of vaccination will be requested on the first day of class.(One time Only) Don’t forget to bring your vaccination card.

Rita Paradis is a versatile artist, working in four mediums: oil, colored pencil, pastel, and acrylic. Her work is joyful, colorful, whimsical and fun. She studied English Literature at Concordia University in Montreal Quebec and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA. Rita then went on to study Printmaking at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and graduated with a BFA. The summer after she graduated she spent an awesome summer in Florence, Italy as a teaching assistant in printmaking at the Studio Arts Center International in Florence. Rita has been creating paintings for several years. She is a signature member of The Colored Pencil Society of America and of the Connecticut Pastel Society. She has won many awards on local and national levels and two awards in CPSA’s International Exhibitions.

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