Sean Dye
Pastel Landscape Essentials

Sep 25 - Sep 30

4 Teaching Days



Living in the landscape has inspired some of his finest and most beloved artworks. Sean will demonstrate his landscape technique using a mixed-media with pastel. He will discuss salvage techniques as well as framing suggestions. Students will create their own landscape form their own references of mountains, farms, gardens, forests, lakes, rivers or streams. Students should bring their own pastels for the workshop. An 80 stick 1/2 stick landscape set would be a good bet for someone starting out and will provide enough colors for four days of painting. Students may bring in a larger set of pastels to supplement the basic set.

This course will be taught similar to a group private lesson. Participants will work at their own pace. We will have critiques each day as well as a wrap up critique on the final day.

Pastelbords and all other base mediums will be provided.
Please bring landscape sketches or reference photos; this is very important.


Sean Dye is MFA from Pratt Institute. He conducts popular workshops throughout North America and teaches at the Middlebury, VT Studio School. His work has appeared in The Artists Magazine, Pastel Artist International, International Artist, and The Pastel Journal. He is the founder of the Vermont Pastel Society and has judged several import exhibitions. His works hang in many private and corporate collections as well as commercial galleries including Sean Dye Studio on Main St. in Vergennes, VT. He wrote The Mixed-Media Sourcebook and Painting with Water Soluble Oils. His paintings were featured in Caroline Jasper’s book Powercolor. His work also appears in North Light’s book Painting the Elements: Weather Effects in Oil, Acrylic and Watercolor. Look for his DVD’s on Oil, Oil Pastel, Watercolor, Pastel and Mixed-media. He taught drawing and painting at the University of Vermont for 25 years and Art History at Castleton University for several years.

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If 12 or more students attend class (all teaching days): $485
If 11-10 students attend class (all teaching days): $545
If 9-8 students attend class (all teaching days): $640
If 7-6 students attend class (all teaching days): $790
Room & One Dinner Fee plus tax: $470
(There are 5 nights’ accommodations included in the “Room & One Dinner Fee” listed above.)


Sunday, September 25
Check-In to your unit at Dillman’s (check-in time is 3:00)
5:00 Welcome Reception (included in package)
6:00 Dinner at Dillman’s (included in Room and Meal Package. $25 additional for day students.)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday – September 26-29
Breakfast On Own
9:00 a.m. – Noon Class in Session
Lunch On Own

Meals are on your own. All accommodations have cooking facilities. You may preorder box lunches and dinners for meals to be taken alone or with your group in: your studio, the lodge deck, cafe, or your accommodation. (Pre-ordering for lunches and dinners is required.)

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Class in Session

Thursday, September 29
9:00 a.m. – Noon Class in Session
NOON Champagne Toast & Dessert (included in package
Lunch On Own
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Class in Session

Friday, September 30
Depart – check-out time is 10:00

Optional Events – Sign Up Required / Subject to Change:
Monday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)
Monday 7:00 p.m. S’more Roast (no charge)

Tuesday 8:00 a.m. Yoga
Tuesday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)

Wednesday Noon & 4:00 p.m. Pontoon Ride on White Sand Lake (no charge)
Wednesday 5:00 p.m. Moondeer & Friends Gallery Tour (no charge)
Wednesday 6:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner

Thursday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)

Dine-Around Dinners: Registration required at the front desk, meet at 5:00pm in the main lobby for carpooling.

Day students are welcome to attend the Welcome Reception and Farewell Reception (included in your package). You are also invited to join the class dinners (additional fee). PAL’s (Participants at large) can vacation at Dillman’s for $40 per night for accommodations. Costs for box lunches and dinners are additional.