Debora Stewart: Creating Expressive Abstracts: Pastel and Acrylic Mixed Media
May 18 and 19, 2024, 9am-5pm with an hour lunch

Members: $275

Non-members: $300

Debora Stewart: Creating Expressive Abstracts: Pastel and Acrylic Mixed Media

Debora Stewart is a Master Pastelist with the Pastel Society of America and in the Masters Circle of the International Association of Pastel Societies. Debora is also author of Abstract Art Painting: Expressions in Mixed Media by Random House and a popular workshop instructor throughout the US. Debora has shown her work in numerous national and international juried exhibits and has also been  invited to show her work in China and France. She is represented by galleries in Omaha, Scottsdale, Tucson and Park City.

Debora will guide and demonstrate expressive techniques for creating abstracts in soft pastel and/or acrylic painting, Participants will learn how to loosen up their style, develop simple ideas for abstracts, improve color choices, work from small studies to larger works and know how to bring their work to the finish line. Debora will provide demonstrations, exercises and individual guidance.

Artists will bring their own materials and a list of suggested materials will be provided.

Examples of Debora's work

 Debora stewart spring azaleas 24x24 acrylic on canvas 1500.00                   Img 3146

If you have trouble registering for classes online, please contact our Studio School Coordinator, Kili Alexander via phone call at 563-345-6654, or email at 



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The Figge Art Museum serves thousands of school children each year through school visits to the museum, where students participate in guided tours and a hands-on art activity. For many, this is the only opportunity they have to visit the Museum.

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