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Connect - Inspire - Support

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.


Contact Susan about Workshops at SNicholas Studios


Email or call Susan


SNicholas Studios

351 E Bishop St.

Bellefonte, PA 16823

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Plein Air Painting in Nature at

Sponsored by The Art Alliance of Central PA


Fri., June 21 & Sat., June 22, 2024

Price: $250

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

Pastel Expressive Color Workshop
Adams County Arts Council

Fri., October 11 - Sat., October 12, 2024,


Discover how to see beyond the obvious within the landscape and use expressive color to capture the essence of mood and light in the earth, water, and sky. You will learn to see the depth of color and create a unique and personally expressive painting in this relaxed and upbeat class experience

Learn more and register here.

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Adams County Arts Council

125 S Washington St.

Gettysburg, PA 17325

Multiple-Medium Workshop
Art Alliance of Central PA

Fri., October 18, 2024: Pastels 

Sat., October 19, 2024: Oils

Tentative time: 10am-3pm

Friday will be for pastels, and Saturday will be for oils. You can come for one or both days. For oil painters and pastelists, beginners to professionals, Susan will start each day with a demonstration that connects, inspires, and supports you at your level.

Check back for more details.


Art Alliance of Central PA

824 Pike Street

Lemont, PA 16851

Pastel Landscape Demonstration

Station Gallery

Sat., Oct. 26, 2024, 10am-12pm

Susan will be giving a lecture and demo at the Station Gallery in Lock Haven, PA.

Station Gallery

2 E Bald Eagle Street

Lock Haven, PA 17745



Hameau Farm Studio Artist Retreat


Upcoming Hameau Artist Retreats:

Tuesday, May 7 - Saturday, May 11, 2024

Hameau Farm

6364 Pa-655

Belleville, PA 17004

Learn more

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Art Associations and other Organizations: Contact Susan about teaching, demonstrating, and jurying opportunities


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Two-Hour In-Person Classes at S.Nicholas Art Studios

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.


One Two-Hour Class: $50/student

Limited to 5 students per class.

Sign yourself or a small group of friends up for a two-hour class with Susan at her home studio in Bellefonte, PA, and create a fully customizable learning experience. There is no start date or end date, just schedule a time that works for you! You can sign up for a single class or multiple classes, and you can even add on remote support.

Don’t need or don’t have the ability to attend an in-person class? Contact Susan to arrange a remote support plan.



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Polly-Anne, 2023

I need a teacher when I am in class! You were my teacher! You have the gift not only of being an artist but also a damn good teacher with your demo’s!!
Not everyone is gifted to teach, but you are! Hope you will come back!!
You opened me up and I am so grateful for it!
THANK you Susan!! I needed you on my path to start to paint! So much of beauty is in me from seeing and enjoying, but unable to express myself.
You taught me and will teach me how to get it out of me!

Now so much looking forward to come to the farm and meet again!
God bless you!!
Thanks again

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