2016 ICAN Pastel Conference

Eyes, Snouts, and Fur with Kim Martin

Aurora Cultural Centre – 22 Church St. Aurora, ON.

1⁄2 Day Workshop Session

May 31st: 9 am – 12 noon

I will begin by giving brief artists’ anatomy descriptions and explanations of how I depict eyes and snouts. Handouts will be given on material covered. I will show a few different eyes and concentrate on the eyes and snouts of a dog, a demo of eye and snout, and tips on achieving realistic eyes and the all important catch light. I will show my method of achieving realistic, detailed fur in a demo. Time will allow for easel assistance.

Survival Skills for the Commissioned Artist with Kim Martin

Aurora Cultural Centre – 22 Church St. Aurora, ON.


June 2nd: 9am – 11 am

As an artist painting people and pets for a living for the past seven years, I will share the skills I have deemed necessary for survival and success. Such topics of discussion will include finances, pricing your own work, social media, self-promotion, printing, photography, framing and much more.


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Pet Portraits in Soft Pastel with Kim Martin

The Barrie Art Club – 304 Dunlop St. W. Barrie, ON.

4 Weeks: October 6th, 13th, 20th, & 27th 2016.

Thursdays (9 am to 12 pm)

To register, call (705) 726-0215