Southern Vermont Arts Center Offers Workshops

Southern Vermont Arts Center Offers Workshops

Southern Vermont Arts Center Offers Workshops

The Southern Vermont Arts Center welcomes back to their studios one of their artist members, Christopher Pierce, for a workshop in ‘Oil Floral Still Life,’ Monday to Friday, July 18 to 22, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Learn what makes up a strong painting, including color, composition and technique. Participants should have some experience with drawing and oil painting. Pierce is a nationally recognized fine artist known for his stunning portraiture and the huge and commanding florals that come from the bounty of his gardens. Learn more at

Renowned local artist Elizabeth Torak will conduct a workshop, ‘Introduction  to Abstraction,’ from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Friday, August 17 to 19. The focus will be on deepening the artist’s understanding of painting while developing his/her own visual language. A professional artist for 30 years, Torak has exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the country; she has received  over 40 awards and is listed in ‘Who’s Who in America’ and the ‘Biographical Encyclopedia of American Painters, Sculptors and Engravers of the US/Colonial to 2002.’ She is represented by Helmholz Fine Art in Manchester. Classes are held in the Hay Madeira Education Center at SVAC, Manchester. To register or for details (including supply lists), visit  or call Abby Pinkard at 802-367-1311.


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