Fine Art: Pleasanton Artist to Offer Summer Evening Classes

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Pleasanton Artist to Offer Summer Evening Classes Featuring Pastel Painting at Studio 7 Fine Arts Gallery

The Studio 7 Fine Arts Gallery of Pleasanton, the top destination for fine art, handcrafted jewelry and custom framing in the East Bay, today announced it is working with local Pleasanton master pastel artist Debbie Wardrope to offer a month long series of painting classes for beginners and advanced students featuring her unique style and processes that incorporate painting pastels into natural and colorful scenes.

What: Short series of four evening classes, themed: “Painting the Garden in Pastel.”

When: Tuesday, July 13th – August 3rd, Time: 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Where: Classes held at the Studio 7 Fine Arts Gallery, located in downtown Pleasanton.

Details: Beginning and advanced students alike are invited to bring their own inspiring garden photos. The cost is $85. Register in advance by calling Studio 7 Fine Arts Gallery at (925) 846-4322 or by emailing Jan Mahood –  jan@studio7finearts.com. Additionally, Wardrope will be demonstrating her pastel paintings at the Gallery—where her art is available year round—with an appearance Saturday, June 19th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

“Gardens are one of my favorite things to paint and the classes are designed to encourage students to explore how they see the garden as a subject,” said Debbie Wardrope.  “Pastel is the perfect medium for capturing the colors and light in a garden scene.”

Artist Debbie Wardrope

About Artist Debbie Wardrope
Debbie Wardrope is a signature member of the Pastel Society of the West Coast who works in oil and acrylics. In addition to classes above, she teaches art through the city of Pleasanton for children and adults and was selected by Sen. Ellen Corbett to represent her district in the 8th Annual California Contemporary Art Collection, available for viewing at the state capitol building in Sacramento, through August 2010.

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