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Meet the artist: Corey Pitkin PSA, IAPS/MC

A predominantly self-taught artist, Pitkin’s award-winning work has been featured in The Pastel Journal, Art Renewal Center, Portrait Society of America, Pratique des Arts Magazine, and International Artist Magazine and is held in collections across the world. He is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America and has achieved Master Circle Status with the International Association of Pastel Societies. Pitkin teaches frequently in his local art community and regularly travels for workshops. He currently resides in upstate New York with his wife Esther and children Anastasia and Xavier.


About the course

Travel back to the Gilded Age in this unique course with Corey Pitkin PSA, IAPS-MC. Working from a costumed model in his studio, Corey will show you how many of his pastel techniques were inspired by some of the great masters of the late 1800s such as John Singer Sargent, Anders Zorn, and Ilya Repin. The focus of the workshop will be on color choices, mark-making, and how a simple design can be effectively used to create a powerful portrait. Corey will demonstrate using a full-color pastel palette. The model will be displayed on a split-screen allowing students to paint along.


This lesson was recorded during a Live Zoom Workshop with Corey and edited for You enjoyment.

“The Costumed Portrait with Corey Pitkin”

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