Susan Kuznitsky

Painting the Autumn Colors in Pastels
DEMO AT DILLMAN's

9am-Noon on
Sunday, October 10, 2021

You are invited to get a taste of Dillman's with a 3 hour demo by Susan Kuznitsky the day before her Painting the Autumn Colors in Pastels workshop (teaching days October 11-14, 2021). The demo is ideal for local artists looking to dip their toes in taking a pastel workshop at Dillman's.

The demo costs $30 (9:00AM - 12:00PM) and includes a 300# watercolor piece of paper for you to use. Minimum of 15 people. You are invited to stay and paint in the studio on your own for an additional $15 (12:00PM - 4:00PM). Pack a lunch on your own, or call ahead to order a box lunch. Make an evening out of it and enjoy our Wine and Appetizer Reception $11 (5-6:00PM) and Buffet Dinner $25 (6-7:30PM).

Susan will be working on sanded paper. See how to create a strong foundation by using an alcohol wash over pastels to create an underpainting of large shapes to establish the composition. Next, you will see how to layer hard and soft pastels to create beautiful glowing light. This is a fun and fast technique and very ‘user friendly’ for all levels.

CALL 715-588-3143 to register. If you enjoy Susan's demo, cosider signing up for her pastel workshop.

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Biography

“I was lucky that my mother noticed my interest in art way back in high school and signed me up at a local art studio in the north suburbs of Chicago where I grew up. The owner and teacher was the late Joe Abbrecia. It was a traditional art education, working from plaster casts in charcoal and moving on to oils and watercolors. He guided me to continue my education at the American Academy of Art in Chicago. Fresh out of art school I worked as a freelance portrait artist for a well-known Chicago chain of department stores. I didn’t know it then but for the next 4 years I got the best on the job training one could get drawing 25-minute portraits. All ages, all types! During my time at art school I had the advantage of access to the Art Institute. I was always drawn to the impressionist pastel paintings. There was really no one teaching pastels at this time in the area, so I made the journey to Woodstock, NY to study with master pastellist Albert Handell. I became his studio assistant for the next 2 years. Mr. Handell not only opened the world of pastels to me, but world have me follow him from easel to easel during the workshops to listen to students’ questions. Watching his ‘hands on’ approach to teaching continues to influence my teaching today. Back in Chicago I opened my own studio and began teaching locally and nationally. During this time, I began painting at the Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Art with another master painter, Richard Schmid. In the early 1990’s I moved to my current home in Portland, Oregon where I continue to teach locally. The following years as a wife and mother continued to fuel my passion to paint and teach. With children grown I am back to full time art, painting, travelling, and sharing what I have learned from the amazing teachers I have been honored to learn from.” - Susan Kuznitsky

Affiliations:

  • Northwest Pastel Society, signature member
  • Pastel Society of the West Coast, signature member
  • Chicago Pastel Painters, founder and honorary member
  • Pastel Society of America
  • International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS), master pastellist

 

 

 

  
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