Project Description

Beginning & Intermediate Pastels Fall 2024

Instructor: Ann Dodys

Days: Wednesdays

Dates: 2024 March 6, 2024 March 13, 2024 March 20, 2024 March 27, 2024 April 3, 2024 April 10

Times: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Length: 6 classes / 3 hours each class

Age: 18+

Level: Beginner & Intermediate

Class Fee:  $160 members/$185 non-members

Supplies needed: Click here to download/print

Location: OCAF School Street Studios

Class Description:

This is a class designed for beginner and intermediate students working with soft pastels. A variety of pastel techniques will be used to create Impressionistic compositions/paintings. We will work from photos (yours or mine) and still-life’s exploring drawing, composition, value, perspective and color. Be prepared to paint during the first class after instructors’ demonstration. Each student will be given individual attention/instruction during the class.

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Ann Dodys
Ann DodysInstructor
About the instructor:

Ann Dodys is an artist/art educator who was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. Design and use of color comes naturally to Ann given her background. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Stratford College in Danville, Virginia, Ann began her art career in Jacksonville Florida creating interior and exterior wall designs for both commercial and residential spaces.
Ann has received recognition for her pottery through the Virginia Craft Guild as well as her painted birdhouses through Habitat for Humanity. After earning a teaching certificate from Georgia State University, Ann has taught visual art in high school, middle school and elementary school for 30 years. She earned a Masters in Art Education while teaching and producing unique and appealing works of art.
Ann has worked with a variety of media over the years but fell in love with pastels after participating in a workshop outside of Paris, France. She exhibited her pastels at La Bonne Etoile, Fontaine-Fourches, France in 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Ann has achieved Member of Excellence status with the Southeastern Pastel Society.
After retiring, Ann, her husband Dimitri, and their four legged friends moved to Madison, Georgia where she has an art studio and teaches painting classes.

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