Classes and Instruction

Classes and Instruction

GHL for NHPS medium

Gigi Horr Liverant has taught painting in pastels, oils and acrylics for over 25 years. Her instruction emphasizes individual development, an understanding of color dynamics and an awareness of composition. Students are encouraged to explore their own voice while integrating a comprehension of foundational principles.

In addition to her instruction at the Lyman Allyn Museum in New London, CT for 16 years, Gigi has taught workshops or given demonstrations at numerous art facilities including: the Connecticut Pastel Society, the Lyme Art Association, the Manchester Art Association, the Mystic Arts Center all in Connecticut as well as the Pastel Society of America, New York City, the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, the Franklin and Framingham Art Associations in Massachusetts and the Pastel Society of New Jersey.

She is available to teach individuals, classes, workshops or provide demonstrations for individuals or art organizations. Group or individual artist critiques are also available on request.

Gigi was a Visiting Artist at Silver Lake Regional High School in Plymouth, MA in March of 2018.  Click on the link to view the YouTube video of her visit:

Featherstone Center for the Arts

Two-Day Pastel Workshop
Color Dynamics with Pastels
with Gigi Horr Liverant
Dates: Saturday & Sunday
June 20 & 21, 2020

Time: 9:30AM – 3:30PM
Fee: $350 for the two day workshop
*OPTIONAL 1 DAY (Saturday) Rate $200

Location: Art Barn Painting Studio

Pastel Society of America Master Pastelist, and International Association of Pastel Societies Master Circle member, Gigi Liverant, will guide you through a variety of easy exercises to help you discover the most authentic version of your inspiration. Pastels are a medium that begs to be “played with” and Gigi will show you how to implement color dynamics to gain greater impact with the medium. Students will have the opportunity to explore the use of quick studies to focus your artwork toward a more compelling visual expression.

The two-day workshop is geared towards the individual artist’s goals and abilities. The first day will include a demonstration and discussions about the pastel medium, followed by examples of the quick studies employed by Gigi in her own work. You will then have the opportunity to explore color dynamics through studies of imagery of your choosing. The second day will provide ample time and guidance to implement your studies to develop your unique painting.

A supply list will be provided  Click here to learn more: Featherstone Center for the Arts