Christine Debrosky Workshop

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Date/Time: Saturday, March 16, 2024, 9:00AM-4:00PM, in person, at the Recreation Hall at Friendship Village.  TAG will provide refreshments throughout the day. Lunch will be available at the FV Cafe, within walking distance, OR you can bring your own lunch.  A material list will be emailed to participants upon registration.

Instructor’s name: Christine Debrosky

Medium: pastel, but concepts can be applied to other mediums such as acrylic, watercolor, and oil.  No turpentine, please.

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Encouraged by her parents at a young age with oil painting lessons and a professional water color set while growing up in NY’s Hudson Valley, Christine Debrosky always knew that she would be involved in art. Although formally trained, the access to world class museums and galleries for study and inspiration was her real art education

A move to Arizona allowed her to learn more about  her favorite subject….the dance of sunlight.

Knowing that the only way to learn about the high desert landscape was to work en plein air in all seasons, and times of the day, she set out to do so , daily for weeks at a time

Although she has worked in many media, her work in pastel has garnered rainbows of ribbons in shows from coast to coast in the US, and in Italy, France, and Russia. Coming full circle, and today also working in oil, her career has steadily progressed, showing with such prestigious groups as Oil Painters of America, the Pastel Society of America, and the American Impressionist Society.

She has earned signature status with American Women Artists, the Pastel Society of America, the Pastel Society of the West Coast, “Distinguished Pastellist”, the American Impressionist Society, and has been named to Who’s Who in American Art, and Who’s Who of American Women.

As a presenter, she has been invited to show her techniques to attendees at the Plein Air convention in Santa Fe, and the International Association of Pastel societies in Albuquerque numerous times.

Her work has been featured in several magazine articles,such as American Artist, the Pastel Journal, Plein Air Magazine, and Pratique des Artes,  a French publication, as well as on a television and a movie set. Her work is published by Winn Devon, and is available world-wide. Wanting to share her accumulated experience, she has taught extensively in the US, as well as workshops in Tuscany, Venice, and Burgundy, France.

She lives just outside of Sedona in North Arizona, with her husband Wayne, in a completely renovated home , complete with a custom designed dream studio. There, overlooking the red rock glow, the abundance of sunlight , richly hued shadows, and nuanced greys of the high desert allow for continued learning and inspiration.

Title of presentation:  Catching the Light: A Landscape Workshop

Description of presentation:  The focus will be on composing, and getting a sense of light in painting.

western landscape
forest scene
tree canyon
garden shopping

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