While various fine art mediums may be utilized for painting en plein air, pastel stands alone in its ability for direct, immediate applications that are so crucial to working successfully when on location. Through daily demonstrations, individual attention, and classroom discussions this ‘en plein air’ and studio workshop will expand your potential for personal expression. Numerous wet and dry procedures, as well as surface choices, will be applied to the painting of the landscape in pastel. Students are encouraged to work outside of their comfort zone as they explore these creative possibilities. Pastel Society of America Master Pastelist and Hall of Fame Honoree, Richard McKinley feels that the retreat atmosphere afforded by the Madeline Island School of the Arts (MISA), situated
in the one of the most beautiful locations on earth, provides the perfect venue for the exploration of all that pastel has to offer the landscape artist. He is a dedicated instructor, has a wealth of information to share, is tireless in this pursuit and his intensity, focus, and energy are legendary.