Heartland Artist Workshop

2020 Heartland Exhibition winner titled To Run with the Puma by Summers.jpg

This two-day pastel workshop is for artists at all skill levels. It will cover starting a landscape painting and all the decisions that need to be made prior to applying that first layer of pastel. Each day will begin with technique demonstrations and discussion. 

About the Instructor:

Cris is originally from Wellington, Kansas, a very small town near the Oklahoma border. She currently lives in Lawrence Kansas. Art has always been a part of her life. Growing up, she excelled in art classes in school. She graduated from the University of Kansas with degrees in Art Education, Textile Design and finally Graphic Design. Graphic Design allowed her to freelance and work from home while her children were growing up. She later taught for several years at the college level. During all of these career changes, art was the common thread. After many detours, she discovered soft pastels and the wonders of landscape painting. Cris is a member of the MidAmerica Pastel Society, The Lawrence Art Guild and the Rockport Center for the Arts in Texas and will be the juror for the 2021 Heartland Exhibition



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Visit the Merriam Community Center at 6040 Slater St.

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Call 913-322-5550

We accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover