Spring 2017 Pastel & Oil Painting Workshop with Alan Flattmann

Five days with Alan Flattmann  

March 6 – 10, 2017 

  • DATES: Monday – Friday | March 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10, 2017 
  • TIME: 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • LOCATION: STAA | 320 N Columbia St
  • FEE: $530 | $500 STAA members
  • AGES: 18 & up
  • INSTRUCTOR: Alan Flattmann
  • Email education@sttammanyartassociation.org for the supply list!
  • DEADLINE TO REGISTER: Monday February 27, 2017
  • ACCOMMODATIONS: The Southern Hotel
    • Special rates for those taking the class!
    • 5 nights at $149.00 
    • Mention you are in the class when you book
    • Must book by Monday February 6, 2017 for special rates
    • Call to book: (844) 866-1907

The St. Tammany Art Association is pleased to announce a workshop taught by the nationally acclaimed artist, Alan Flattmann.  He will conduct an intensive five day workshop covering step-by-step fundamental techniques for painting landscapes and cityscapes with oils and pastels. Classes will take place at the STAA Art House and (weather permitting) the Bogue Falaya Park along with other sites in historic Covington. Flattmann will discuss the challenges of working from photos and paintings on location. He will show how he creates bold pastel paintings with a multi-layered technique on pumice and sanded papers. Oil demonstrations will cover both brush and palette knife painting. There will be a special emphasis on ways to improve drawing and compositional skills and on methods of completing paintins more quickly. In addition to daily demonstrations, students can expect personal attention with informal critiques throughout the day.

flattmanOver a career span of more than forty years, Alan Flattmann has become recognized as one of the most influential and respected pastel artists in the country.  He is a member of the Pastel Society of America’s Hall of Fame and the Masters Circle of the International Association of Pastel Societies.

Although accomplished in oil and watercolor, Flattmann is best known for his work in pastel.  In 1987, ’90, ’91 and ’92, Watson Guptill published and reprinted his book The Art of Pastel Painting.  Alan revised the book in 2007 (Pelican Publishing) and it is still considered by many as the definitive guide to pastels.  Flattmann’s work is also the subject of three additional books; An Artist’s Vision of New Orleans: The Paintings of Alan Flattmann (2014, Pelican Publishing),  Alan Flattmann’s French Quarter Impressions (2002, Pelican Publishing) and The Poetic Realism of Alan Flattmann (1981, A.C.M. Publishing)

As well as receiving many awards and honors during the course of his career, Flattmann’s work is featured in many art books and magazines  such as American Artist, The Pastel Journal, Pastel Artist International, Watercolor, Southwest Art and the French magazine Pratique des Arts.  His work has also been shown in over 60 solo exhibitions and included in major group exhibitions in the USA, France, Columbia, China and Taiwan.  In addition, his paintings are  found in the public collections of the Hang Ming Shi Pastel Art Museum (Suzhou, China), The Butler Institute of American Art, The New Orleans Museum of Art, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Oklahoma Art Center, Longview Museum of Art, Mississippi Museum of Art, Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Sarah Gillespie Museum (William Carey University),  St. Tammany Parish Justice Center and Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation, as well as hundreds of private and corporate collections.

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