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Margaret Ferraro, MPAC, Fine Art workshops

Workshops are 1-5 days of intense learning in small groups. I love teaching in this format. It allows me to get to know my students, in order to help them find their creative potential. In a small group setting, I help students of all ages get over their fear, and enter a world of play and non-judgment.

Many years ago now, I decided to start teaching, and thought it best to make a commitment to what I knew and loved best. That would be drawing, particularly Figure Drawing (the formal training and practice of drawing from a nude model), and pastel. In recent years, I have also started teaching acrylic painting.

I teach all my workshops listed below at my home/studio where students can relax and take advantage of my particular set up—an extensive library of art books, viewing whatever is going on in my studio, a lifetimes collection and gizmos and gadgets for the discerning artist.

I also teach at various venues anywhere I can travel. Right now that would include:
Places I Teach - Local & Away  
Haliburton school of the arts Haliburton Ontario
Pontiac school of the Arts Quebec
Pastel studio Canada Cambridge Ontario
McMichael Art Gallery Woodbridge, Ontario
JEH MacDonald House Thornhill, Ontario
Costa Rica, through Stepoutexperience.com  
Le Vieux Couvent Fraysinnet, France
Introduction to Drawing 2 or 5 day workshop
Introduction to life drawing 3 day workshop
Head, hands, feet, & figure 3 day workshop
Contour and Value in Figure 3 day workshop
Portraiture 3 day workshop
Consolidating the figure 3 day workshop
Introduction to Pastel 2 or 5 day workshop
Pastel 2 2 or 5 day workshop
Pastel: The Painting Medium,
adventures in Underpainting
5 day workshop
Pastel and the figure: Voice through colour 5 day workshop
Introduction to Acrylic Painting 5 day workshop

Check my Classes link for workshops currently scheduled. If you are interested in hosting a workshop, contact me directly by phone at (249) 359-8886 or by e-mail at marg.ferraro@gmail.com. If you would like to be on my mailing list, or have a particular interest, just drop me an e-mail, and I will put you on my mailing list when that class comes up.

Awards and Honours

Pastel Society of Eastern Canada International Pastel exhibition
Creativity award

"Ruffles in the Sun" PSEC Award 2010

PSEC: Top award for Portrait and Figure at the Pastel Society of Eastern Canada's National Exhibition.

Pastel Society of Eastern Canada,
Pastel Toujours, St. Antoine de Richelieu, April 2010

Pastel Society of Eastern Canada National exhibition.
Oct. 31 til Nov. 9, Tudor Hall, Montreal, Canada.
2nd Place Awarded to Margaret Ferraro.

Pastel Artists of Ontario annual juried exhibition
Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Pastels on High International Exhibition
Merchandise award
California, USA

Pastel Society of America
New York, N.Y., USA

Pastel Artists of Ontario Annual juried exhibition
Honourable mention
Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada

Pastel Artists of Ontario Annual Juried exhibition
Honourable mention
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada


Quietude (pastel)  
Pastel painting by Margaret Ferraro  
Carp Ridge Purples (acrylic)  
Acrylic painting by Margaret Ferraro  
Portrait by Margaret Ferraro  
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