Cazenovia College’s Division of Adult & Continuing Education is offering a pastel painting studio workshop on Saturdays in October and November under the instruction of noted Cazenovia-area pastel artist Mary Padgett. 

The workshop will take place on three consecutive Saturdays: October 29, November 5 and November 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. They are being held in the College’s Studio Art space at its Jephson campus on Albany Street in Cazenovia. 

The workshop will cover a broad range of pastel products and techniques while embracing creative exploration and developing personal style. Participants will receive individualized instruction in a supportive and inspiring environment. Colorful still-life arrangements will be the subject at the first and third meetings; on the second Saturday participants will work from photographs. Each session ends with a group critique, which offers a chance to assess paintings as well as to share ideas about concept and craft. 

Beginning through advanced levels of artists are welcome to participate. Please note that workshop class size is limited. Cost is $315.00 due when registering, and a $30 supply fee is payable at the first class. 

To register, go to Select “Search” at the bottom of the page. Then select the Pastel Painting Workshop, it will be the first course listed. 

Workshop instructor Mary Padgett is a well-known artist and member of the Cazenovia Art Trail who is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America. Her paintings are distinctive for her use of color, and her works are in numerous private and public collections. She has participated in numerous local and national exhibitions and has earned exhibition awards from the Pastel Society of America, the Fenimore Art Museum, and the Finger Lakes Plein Air Competition. She has instructed at both Cazenovia College and Syracuse University.