Florence Thomas Art School


Florence Thomas Art School
(336) 846-3827


Florence Thomas Art School

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Aug 06 2018 - Aug 07 2018


09:00 AM - 04:00 PM



“Color Your World” Oil Sticks with Paul deMarrais

All Levels
All Materials Provided

Color Value- a system for using color creatively
Seeing shapes in your painting
Composition and other important Ideas in Painting
Using Contrasts to Boost your Paintings!

Color is important to all people in the world. It creates feelings and emotions! We all respond to color in a unique way.  We’ll use a bright color set of my oil sticks to explore how colors relate to one another. No color stands alone! We will create landscapes using bold exciting colors, that we can easily mix right on our canvas. We’ll use embossing heat tools, palette knives and brushes to create textures. These oil sticks are great fun to use! I promise both a fun and challenging class for students of all ages!

Workshop Teacher

  • 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!