ARTIST WORKSHOPS 

FOR ALL MEDIUMS AND SKILL LEVELS

Susan's Teaching Philosophy

 

Susan Nicholas Gephart is an award winning pastel and oil painter who has been creating colorful, impressionistic landscapes "plein air" for over forty

years. She works and teaches in all mediums, and welcomes new students of all levels and mediums.

Susan believes in nurturing the "Artistic Spirit" of the individual artist. Learn more about Susan's teaching philosophy in this video.

 WORKSHOPS 

Contact Susan about Workshops at SNicholas Studios

 

Email or call Susan

SNicholasArt@gmail.com

(814)360-2116

SNicholas Studios

351 E Bishop St.

Bellefonte, PA 16823

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Pastel Live: A Global Virtual Experience
By the Publishers of PleinAir Magazine

 

August 18-21, 2021​

I am so excited to announce that I will be on the international faculty for the very first annual Pastel Live, the world's first global virtual pastel conference!​

I am thrilled to be faculty on Beginner's Day on August 18, 2021. Come join me as I explore composition and share my tried and true Tips & Tricks to a successful pastel. I'll show you how I connect a plein air oil study with thumbnail pencil sketches to support a brand new composition created in pastel!

Capture the Skies with Susan
At Art a la Carte in Bellefonte

Wednesday, August 25, 2021, 6pm-8pm

Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 6pm-8pm

Join Susan as she shows you how to transform your favorite sky photo into a pastel painting to take home! Bring your favorite sky photo to work from, or use one of Susan’s. All Art supplies needed for your painting will be provided during the class.

All levels. Beginners welcome.

To register call Art a la Carte: 814-355-1590

Price: $48, which includes all art supplies

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107 South Allegheny Street
Bellefonte, PA 16823

Seeing Expressive Color for All Mediums

 

Fri., Nov. 5 & Sat., Nov. 6, 2021, 9am-4pm

The York Art Association

 

Discover how to see beyond the obvious within the landscape, and use expressive color to capture the essence of mood and atmosphere in sky, water, and more. Whether you work in pastel, oil, watercolor, or acrylic, you will learn to see the depth of color and create a unique and personally expressive painting.


Skilled in both pastel and oil, Susan is a seasoned plein air and studio painter that will lead you to your personal color expression in the medium of your choice. Each day will begin with a short demo focusing on methods that will aid in color expression. One afternoon session will deal with “How to prepare for Plein Air painting in the field”.

​Register here.

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York Art Association

220 S. Marshall Street, York, PA 17402

Creative Color in the Landscape - All Mediums

 

Fri., Oct. 29 & Sat., Oct. 30, 2021

​Susan will be teaching a two-day workshop at  the Art Alliance of Central PA.

Contact the Art Alliance for more info at 814-234-2740 or artalliance05@gmail.com.

More info coming soon.

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 RETREATS 

Hameau Farm Studio Artist Retreat

 

Upcoming Hameau Artist Retreats:

Tuesday, Sept. 21 - Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021

Tuesday, May 10 - Saturday, May 14, 2022

 

Hameau Farm

6364 Pa-655

Belleville, PA 17004

Learn more

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PASTEL LIVE: A GLOBAL VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE

BY THE PUBLISHERS OF PLEINAIR MAGAZINE

August 18-21, 2021

I am so excited to announce that I will be on the international faculty for the very first annual Pastel Live, the world's first global virtual pastel conference!​

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 CLASSES 

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Online Classes in All Mediums

with Susan Nicholas

Group Online Class: $30/class. Limit of 5 students.

 

Online Independent Study: $50/hour

 

Online Teen Classes starting 2021. Contact Susan to inquire.

More Info on Online Classes

 

Join Award-Winning Artist, Susan Nicholas Gephart in an upbeat class discovering how to see beyond the obvious within the landscape or subject of your choice. Learn how to use your photos, sketches, and studies for inspiration to create a finished studio painting. This class welcomes the beginner, and will enrich and challenge the experienced painter.

Pastel Painting: Exploring All Subjects

 

Susan has been working in pastels since the 1980's, and has a BFA from Penn State University. She is a demonstrator for Sennelier and Jack Richeson art supplies, and has a Signature set of Richeson Hand-Rolled Soft Pastels. Each class will include a short inspirational demonstration designed to kick-start you into the creative spirit and explore new possibilities. Classes will include personal support by email and videos.​

Oil Painting: Exploring All Subjects

 

Susan has a BFA from Penn State University, and is a Dedicated Workshop Instructor for Gamblin Oils, and is a demonstrator of Jack Richeson art supplies. Each class will include a short inspirational demonstration designed to kick-start you into the creative spirit and explore new possibilities. Classes will include personal support by email and videos.

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 TESTIMONIALS 

Jim, 2019

I recently had the opportunity to take a painting workshop with Susan Nicholas. I have been an on and off painter for 20 years and felt I was in need of some sort of new focus and direction. Susan provided both great technical instruction as well as some wonderful new thinking about my painting purpose. I came away with spiritual and philosophical insights about my life as an artist as well as new actionable items specific to improving my work. I learned about some great new mediums and materials I did not even know existed! I appreciated the clear passion and caring she brings to her teaching ethics. Not even a downpour caused her to pack it in or shortchange the day's lessons! I would whole-heartedly recommend a workshop with Susan for any painter who feels the need of new nuggets of inspiration and knowledge.