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Creating Dynamic Pastels with Aline Ordman

  • April 07, 2021
  • 10:00 AM
  • April 09, 2021
  • 5:00 PM
  • Online via Zoom
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"Painting is learning to see.  Often, we paint what we think we see because we all have  preconceived notions of what something looks like.  However, to really paint what you see, you must break down everything you are looking at into just abstract shapes.  Don’t see a 'house', see a series of interlocking shapes." Aline Ordman

 Working from their own photo references, students will transform these into pastel paintings using the principles of color and design.  Along with daily painting demonstrations, Aline will emphasize the understanding of color in terms of temperature, intensity and value while translating those ideas using pastel technique.  Individual attention and group critiques will serve to help students in their efforts.


10 AM until 5 PM, with a 1 hour lunch break


ALINE ORDMAN, PSA-MP, IAPS-MC, AIS

About Aline Ordman:

Aline Ordman received her BFA at Cornell University, and continued her training at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco, earning a degree in Illustration. 

"My goal as an artist is to find those times and places where beauty is not only evident, but startling and suddenly present."

Aline is a Master Pastelist with the Pastel Society of America, a Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society, and a Master Circle Pastelist with the International Association of Pastel Societies. She has juried the Pastel Society of America's National Juried Show,  the Pastel Journal's Top 100 Animal and Wildlife Competition, the Pastel Society of New Mexico's Annual Juried Show, and the Adirondack Plein Air Festival Awards.

She was featured in an article in the February issue of the Pastel Journal, and she has been honored with awards at the 33rd and 34th Annual Juried Show of the Pastel Society of America in New York City. Aline has won awards several times in the Pastel 100 of the Pastel Journal. Her work has been accepted in national juried shows of the American Impressionist Society, the Pastel Society of America, and the Oil Painters of America. She teaches workshops throughout the country and in Europe.



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