Teresa Saia

Figure in Pastels

April 9-11
Some experience $295 + Models Fee

In this 3-day intensive workshop, the focus will be on painting the whole figure with more confidence. A former student of Harley Brown, Ilene teaches many of his techniques in combination with her knowledge and style. Starting with short poses using a live model, you will practice your drawing skills which will include accuracy, edges and value. Next, as the poses lengthen, you will incorporate those drawing skills with color and gesture exaggeration. Learn to paint the figure and begin to capture the essence of everyday life in an atmosphere that is individualized, good humored and supportive with lots of one-on-one time for each student.

Ilene Gienger-Stanfield is a full time artist and dedicated instructor who lives and works in Phoenix, OR. After receiving her BFA, she studied under world-renowned figure painter Harley Brown. Ilene is an award winning artist and instructor, who has had several solo exhibitions and her work has been featured in the Artist's Magazine and the Pastel Journal. She is a Signature Member of Women Artists of the West, Northwest Pastel Society and Pastel Society of America. Most recently, Ilene was a juror for the Portrait/Figurative category of the Pastel Journal's 11th Annual 100 Competition. For more information about Ilene and her work, visit her