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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Seeing Expressive Color for All Mediums

 

Fri., March 11 & Sat., March 12, 2022, 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”.

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York Art Association

220 S. Marshall Street, York, PA 17402

Studio to Plein Air: Seeing Expressive Color in All Mediums

 

Fri., June 24 & Sat., June 25, 2022

​Susan will be teaching a two-day workshop at Rhoneymeade Arboretum. This is an exceptional location with extensive options for subjects, ranging from old unique trees, gardens, historic structures, fields, and mountain vistas with Central PA skies. Each morning Susan Nicholas will begin with a short inspirational demonstration designed to kick-start you into the creative spirit, aid in color expression, and prepare you for plein air set-ups.

More info coming soon.

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 RETREATS 

Hameau Farm Studio Artist Retreat

 

Upcoming Hameau Artist Retreats:

Tuesday, May 10 - Saturday, May 14, 2022

Tuesday, Sept. 20 - Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022

 

Hameau Farm

6364 Pa-655

Belleville, PA 17004

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 CLASSES 

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Online Classes in All Mediums

with Susan Nicholas

Group Online Class: $50/two-hour class. Limit of 5 students.

 

Online Independent Study: $75/hour

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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.