Two Free Pastel Demonstrations at St. Tammany Art Association this Saturday

The St. Tammany Art Association hosts two free demos this Saturday in conjunction with their current exhibit, the Degas Pastel Society 18th Biennial National Exhibition. This exhibit is on display at the STAA Arthouse, 320 N. Columbia Street, through January 30th, 2021.

Due to attendance restrictions, space is limited for these free demos. Click the links to register for the events.

From St. Tammany Art Association:

FREE Still Life Demonstration with Darlene Johnson

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“I am a pastelist and consider myself as a colorist. Color really excites me. It is what drives my selection of subjects. It pulls me into a landscape en plein aire or into a set up in my studio.

“Still life is my passion. Finding beauty in everyday mundane objects, seeing the different shapes, textures, capturing the lights and shadows; all of these are what excites me to paint.

“I feel that I am recording the beauty I see and by the same token I hope the observer sees the same beauty.”

Darlene Johnson

Darlene is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and Degas Pastel Society, and serves as Vice President. She has been the recipient of a five week residency in Dinan, France and Basin, Montana, and included in 3 Person Exhibit at the Ziegler Museum in Jennings, Louisiana. She has studied with National and International Pastel Masters. Her work is in private collections in the USA and Europe.

Spaces are limited! Register for this demo here:

FREE DEMO: Painting Louisiana Marshscapes with Glinda Schafer

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Saturday, 2-4 pm, January 9, 2021

Glinda’s demo will showcase the use of Pan Pastels, a different type of soft pastels in a cake-like form. They are applied with rubber applicators and are applied as if using a brush.

“I use them mostly as an underpainting in my marshscapes and sunsets, although they can easily be used as a finished painting.

“I have enjoyed painting and drawing since I was a child. After seizing the opportunity to attend art classes as an adult, I have been exploring and learning ever since. My first choice of subjects is usually landscapes. The Louisiana marshlands have been a major source of inspiration. I never tire of attempting to capture the nuances of light and shadow with a glimpse of wildlife lurking.”

Glinda Schafer

Glinda Schafer is a representation artist working primarily with soft pastels. The majority of her work is landscapes in which she seeks to combine harmony with an underlying edge of the excitement that is always present in nature. She believes there is beauty in the most ordinary of landscapes and tries to capture the light and mood while delivering to the viewer a kind of peacefulness.

She is a charter member and board member of the Degas Pastel Society, a signature member of DPS, New Orleans Art Association, and a Juried Associate member of the Pastel Society of America. She has won many local and national awards and is in the permanent collections of corporate and private collectors globally.

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The mission of the St. Tammany Art Association is to provide quality programming and cultural enrichment to the community, to support established artists, promote emerging artists, and produce educational arts related activities for adults and children and in doing so enhance life in St. Tammany Parish. Learn more about STAA here: