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Aug 05 2019 - Aug 06 2019


9:00 am - 4:00 pm



Advanced Techniques in Oil Sticks with Paul deMarrais

Experienced Beginner – Advanced
All Materials Provided


It’s been nearly eight years since I began work on my own line of oil sticks. At first they seemed hard to control, but as I gained experience and refined my sticks, I found that an artist can go in any direction with them. In this workshop I’ll focus on demonstrating how to paint detail, how to use dry and wet glazing techniques to build rich color and building textures with palette knives. In my workshops, artists always surprise me with new ways they invent to use these oil sticks! Come join me for a fun and challenging experience with oil sticks. You will be amazed at what you can do with them!  If you have been to my class before, come again and we’ll learn some more!  I will supply all the materials you will need.

Paul deMarrais works on a demonstration at the Florence Thomas Art School

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  • Paul DeMarrais

    Paul deMarrais, 63, has had a long and varied career in art. For many years he focused on pastel painting ‘en plein air’, sitting out in the Tennessee landscape he loves. In the past seven years, he’s been perfecting his own line of oil sticks, oil paint in a stick form. The last several years he has been painting with this new medium and showing other artists how to use his oil sticks in their own work. A popular workshop instructor, Paul has taught many workshops around the Southeast and has enjoyed working with art teachers through the Tenn. Art Educator’s Association. He makes his home in Kingsport, Tenn. with his wife Pam and assorted friendly cats and dogs!

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