Florence Thomas Art School


Florence Thomas Art School
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Florence Thomas Art School

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Jul 20 2018


10:00 AM - 03:00 PM



“The Magic of Color” Oil Sticks with Paul deMarrais

Grades 1 – 3 meet from 10 am – 12 pm.
Grades 4 – 7 meet from 1 pm – 3 pm


Understanding Color Relationships, seeing shapes, being creative with color choices


Color is an exciting aspect of painting. Is a color darker or lighter than a neighboring color? This is the basic idea behind color value, a very important tool for understanding color. Students will use Paul’s line of oil sticks to explore color relationships, a key component of working with color


Students will paint a landscape from digital images that Paul will supply. All materials will be provided.

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!



Please note: when registering your child for a summer workshop, please choose the grade they will be in during the Fall of 2018, for example, current third graders rising to 4th grade in the fall can be registered in Grades 4 – 7.

Hourly Schedule

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grades 1 - 3
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Grades 4 - 7

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Grades 1 - 3 Workshop Payment

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