The Art of Clean Color

Stephanie Birdsall
Course Meets
11/13/2017 - 11/16/2017 9:00AM - 4:00PM on Mon Tue Wed Thu
$550/ 4 days
Studio Support Donation
About Studio Support Donation
By fundraising the School underwrites each adult student on average of $200 per workshop. We rely on the generosity of our donors to help support the School and many have done so by paying it as a donation. Thank you for your generosity. When you sign up for a workshop, there are two fields listed. The “Tuition Price” alone or an added donation: “Studio Support Donation.” “Studio Support Donation” is a tax-deductible donation to the School.
Skill Level
All levels
Oil Pastel
Supply List
Birdsall Supply List

Stephanie Birdsall is a member of the Putney Painters, founded by Richard Schmid   and Nancy Guzik. Her paintings in oil and pastel are based on Schmid’s color charts, featured in “Alla Prima.”


Working with flowers, leaves and fruit, this workshop will either introduce the student to color mixing or help the advanced students hone their color mixing skills. Students will concentrate on beautiful, intentional brushstrokes, paint quality along with edges and values. The subject matter will be from life.


Each day will start with a 25 stroke painting to warm up and practice intentional brush strokes and color. Stephanie will assist in still life set ups and instruct students on how to look for the rhythm and fall of light on the subject.


It’s an intense and fun filled opportunity to truly gain a deeper understanding of what you are painting and how you want to paint!