Example of Abstract by Paul deMarrais


Aug 15 2023


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm



815PD-A: Into the Abstract, Oil Sticks with Paul deMarrais

Level: All
All materials provided


In this course, Paul will show you how to produce exciting designs with graphite oil sticks. We will use a variety of tools to produce the designs and discuss design principals as we go. This method produces results that are so surprising, it is hard to explain or even describe the paintings. I guarantee you will have lots of fun and will be amazed at what you can create!  Come join me for a trip into the unknown!

Workshop Teacher

  • Paul DeMarrais

    Paul deMarrais, 70, 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!