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2016 AWA Workshops at the Bennington

AWA Workshops at the Bennington Center for the Arts

September 20-22, 2016

AWA presents an exciting series of workshops taught by Master & Signature members in partnership with the Bennington Center for the Arts to open our Show Schedule of Events in Bennington, Vermont. Register directly through the Benningon, by calling Olivia Rettstatt at 802-442-7158 or email her at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Full payment is expected upon registration.  Workshops are open to all artists for registration - AWA members receive 10% discount on all workshops. 

Painting the Figure Indoors and Outside 

Nancy BorenMamma Mia-small

September 20-22, Tuesday – Thursday, 9am-4pm

Oil or medium of choice – all levels

$350/3 days

Workshop Description

Hone your figure painting skills.  In this workshop we will work on capturing the essence of the model, drawing (with paint), paying attention to the negative spaces, value relationships and edges. This is a great time for working with a limited palette, if the student so desires.  There will be instructor demos and discussions, with questions welcomed. This class will be fun with lots of personal critique and interaction with the instructor. Embrace the challenge of painting the model in the studio as well as outdoors.

About the Instructor

Nancy Boren’s first painting, a watercolor done at age 12, while sitting next to her artist father James Boren as he painted at the Grand Canyon in the late 1960s. Her oils can be seen in the October 2015 issue of Southwest Art Magazine, Texas Traditions, 36 Contemporary Artists of the Lone Star State, by Michael Duty and Susan Halsten McGarry and Brushstrokes and Balladeers edited by C. J. Hadley. Her painting, “Aloft in the Western Sky” is part of the permanent collection of the Booth Western Art Museum in Georgia.  Nancy’s work has been shown at the National Arts Club, the Gilcrease Museum, the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, the Arts in Embassies program in Bujumbura, Burundi, Africa, and the national juried shows of the AWA, OPA, AIS, and the Outdoor Painters’ Society. See more of Nancy’s work and achievements at

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Oil painting in the Russian Impressionist Tradition

Pam IngallsShort-and-Stout

September 21 & 22, 2016 Wednesday & Thursday, 9am-4pm with demo on Tuesday evening, Sept 20

Oil - All levels

$250/2-day workshop

Workshop Description

This workshop will focus on creating paintings that are loose and full of passion. We'll be painting from portraits and still lifes. The class is set up to take each student at their own level through the basics of oil painting - exploring value, color temperature and edges. Watch a painting demonstration Tuesday evening, where you’ll have lots of time to ask questions. The rest of the workshop will be an immersion into learning how to paint in the tradition of Nicholai Fechin & Sergei Bongart. Plan to get inspired and walk away with new skills!  All levels are welcome.  For questions e-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

About the Instructor

Pam Ingalls loves to paint. Raised in Spokane, Washington, she was first inspired by her parents, artists Richard and Marjorie Ingalls. She studied art at the Accademia Di Belle Arti in Florence, Italy, and earned an art degree from the art department that her father began at Gonzaga University in Spokane. After exploring a few side paths—among them, walking 7000 miles for peace and building a house—Pam returned to her painting passion under the mentorship of Russian Impressionist, Ron Lukas. Her widely collected, award-winning work has been exhibited throughout the United States, Europe, and Africa, and juried into more than 125 national and international shows. Visit to learn more about this artist and her work.

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Last modified on September 15 2016