Jacob Aguiar

Painting Dramatic Light in Pastel


Friday, Saturday & Sunday

 September 1, 2 & 3, 2023

9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Have you just started painting in pastels and want to expedite your learning, or are you an experienced pastelist looking to change things up in a friendly but challenging environment? In this workshop, Jacob Aguiar will guide you through his process of creating dramatic pastel landscape paintings in the studio utilizing photo references. Focusing on the foundations of successful representational art, including composition, values, color, and drawing; and including specific exercises such as creating small color studies, and underpainting techniques, Jacob will take you through the process of producing landscape paintings in pastel. Each day will include one demo, followed by ample time for students to paint with assistance from Jacob at their easels.


I graduated from school and am practicing my two passions simultaneously. I work three days per week as a naturopathic doctor in Scarborough, ME, and much of my off time is devoted to my art. Having a foot in two distinctly different worlds allows me to maintain perspective and find passion in what I'm doing every day.  I am currently teaching regular classes in Westbrook, ME, as well as plein air and studio workshops around the country and internationally.  I am a signature juried member of the Pastel Society of America and a professional artist member of the Copley Society in Boston. 

Website:   www.jacobaguiar.com  


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