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SHAWN DELL JOYCE

 
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PASTEL WAVE WORKSHOP

Shawn Dell Joyce
Saturday, January 15

Make a pastel painting of a gulf wave! Follow along step-by-step with pastel artist Shawn Dell Joyce and learn new techniques and tips! All participants get an Ampersand Pastelbord to work on and a few Mount Vision Pastels to try. Bring your own set of soft pastels (not oil).


Half Day Workshop
Saturday, January 15 

1:00pm-4:00pm

Level:  Beginner+ (Age 18+)
Supply Fee: No
Supply List: Some supplies included, bring a set of soft pastels (not oil)

 

PASTEL LIMITED SERIES CLASSES

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PASTEL FOR BEGINNERS
ONLINE CLASS

December 1st, 8th, 15th

Learn the basics of pastel painting in 3 classes. Find out what different brands are like, hardnesses of pastel and different surfaces and paper “tooths.” Learn to use soft pastel to make paintings from direct observation, working from still life and photo reference. Start with making a value sketch, and learn how to translate color into values. Make your own color wheel from the three primaries and learn how to use color theory for your paintings. Each class begins with a demo, then independent working time with one-on-one help from instructor.

This class is perfect for the person who has a set of soft pastel but not quite sure how to use them, or an artist wanting to try a new medium.

Limited Series 3-Class Pack
Wednesday Dec 1, Dec 8, Dec 15 
6:00pm-9:00pm (EST) 
Instructor: Shawn Dell Joyce
Online Class (ZOOM)*

Fee: $80 (for all 3 classes)
Level:  Beginner (age 15+)
Supply Fee: No
Supply List: Yes

Student Supply List

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PASTEL FIGURES IN THE LANDSCAPE
ONLINE CLASS

January 12th, 19th, 26th

Create a series of figures in landscapes. You get to choose which figures you wish to use (photos of grandchildren playing in the surf?) or work from provided photos. Shawn demonstrates how to combine a reference photo of a figure with a reference photo of a landscape and integrate the two. Learn tips for adjusting lighting and shadows, creating lost and found edges and making the figure look natural. We will be doing a series of three paintings. Great class for anyone wishing to paint figures into their landscape or plein air paintings.

(Note: this class series is designed for intermediate and advanced artists, may be too difficult for those who don’t have basic pastel techniques.)

Limited Series 3-Class Pack
Wednesday Jan 12, Jan 19, Jan 26 
5:45pm-8:30pm (EST) 
Instructor: Shawn Dell Joyce
Online Class (ZOOM)*

Fee: $80 for all 3 classes
Level:  Advanced-Intermediate (age 15+)
Supply Fee: No
Supply List: Yes

Student Supply List

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PASTEL UNDERWATER SCENES

February 2nd, 9th, 16th

Want to create beautiful aquamarine water and tropical fish paintings?

Learn how to layer color and texture to create rich, colorful ocean scenes with turtles, fish, and other wildlife. Work from your own diving photos or use mine. Great class for all levels of pastel painters!

Limited Series 3-Class Pack
Wednesday Feb 2, Feb 9, Feb 16 
5:45pm-8:30pm (EST) 
Instructor: Shawn Dell Joyce
Online Class (ZOOM)*

Fee: $80 for all 3 classes
Level:  All
Supply Fee: No
Supply List: Yes

Student Supply List

 

PLEIN AIR ADVENTURE

With Shawn Dell Joyce

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This class happens weekly, at a different location, outside.

Have an adventure, discover beautiful and historic places in Pinellas county and learn the basics of plein air painting from a professional. Start with a viewfinder to choose the best composition and learn to make a value sketch, color study, mix warm and cool greens, reflections in water and cloudscapes. Class happens on a different site each week, starts with a demo then individual help while you paint, ends with a group critique. Make a completed plein air painting each class, and see the prettiest places in the county.

Open to Acrylic, Watercolor, Oil, Water-Based Oil, Pastel. 

Also join our monthly "Nocturne" Plein Air class!  Sponsored by Ampersand Art.

*Plein Air painting happens outdoors in spaces that are not always handicapped accessible. Be prepared to carry your equipment and materials and for the challenges of working outdoors.  Be prepared for outdoor painting with a hat, water, sunscreen and umbrella if you need it.

Note: This is an off-site, "Plein Air" class. You must register to receive location information from the instructor.  Please register 24 hours in advance or call instructor at (845) 728-4001 to confirm location. 

Wednesdays 9:00am-12:00pm
Weekly Class
Level: All
Supply Fee: No 
Supply List: Yes
Class Fee: $30 Non-Member; $24 Member

Site Locations - (Printable Sheet)

 

NOCTURNE PLEIN AIR

With Shawn Dell Joyce

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Learn how to paint the sunset! All rules of art go out the window when you are painting the sunset! Join artist Shawn Dell Joyce an hour before the sun sets at a different Pinellas County location each month for tips and techniques in capturing the light quickly in your favorite medium!

Expect to make two paintings each class, one sunset and one nocturne after dark. Both paintings happen at the same location, one is the sunset, one is the beach houses or buildings after dark.

Open to oils, pastels, acrylics.

Instructor: Shawn Dell Joyce
1 Class per Month
6:00pm* - 9:00pm

(Start/End time will vary based on the time of Sunset -

you will receive an email with exact time & location)
Monthly Class
Level: All
Supply Fee: No
Supply List: Yes

Class Fee: $30 Non-Member, $24 Member


Upcoming 2021 Dates:

11/26, 12/22.

Upcoming 2022 Dates:

1/29, 2/23, 3/30, 4/27, 5/25

Nocturne (+ Plein Air Adventure) Dates & Locations - Printable List

 
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SHAWN DELL JOYCE

Shawn Dell Joyce began her career as an artist’s apprentice in NY’s SoHo area in the 1980’s and worked in the studios of many prestigious artists. Her entrepreneurial spirit called her North to the Hudson Valley, where she began teaching a series of plein air painting classes in 2000. Her classes became so popular that she hired other artists, and founded a plein air school with an Arts and Agricultural mission based on the historic Hudson River School.  Twenty years later, her nonprofit has grown to encompass a beautiful historic home with 5 classrooms, three galleries, 25 teaching artists and 40 represented artists. The Wallkill River School brings cultural tourism to the Hudson Valley region through plein air painting workshops and events on local farms, historic sites and open spaces.


Shawn Dell Joyce has won many prestigious awards for including 1st in the Paint Sarasota Quickdraw, 2nd Place in 2018, and 2nd in the Quick Draw at the 2021 Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival, 1st in the Quick Draw at the 2017 Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival, and People’s Choice in the International Plein Air Paint Out 2005 in Niagara Falls.  She is a signature member of New York Plein Air Painters (NYPAP), and International Plein Air Painters (IPAP), and has been featured in many national newspapers and magazines like the New York Times and Plein Air Magazine. She has participated in many national exhibits and plein air festivals, and is represented by galleries in NY and Florida. She teaches workshops in pastel and plein air techniques across the country. Her work is included in collections in the Georges Pompidou Museum in France and the Museum of Modern Art in NY.