2017 Advancement Courses

Revealing the Soul
Sensitive Portraits and Figures
Oil and Pastel Workshop by William A. Schneider AISM, OPA, PSA

November 13-15, 9 am to 4 pm
Carmel Gallery / 22 N Rangeline Road / (317) 796-9498

$515 or $475 for Hoosier Salon members


Students routinely complain, “My work looks hard and tight. I wish I could loosen up!” This workshop could be the answer to your prayers.

What makes the work of masters like Nicolai Fechin, John Singer Sargent, and Anders Zorn so powerful?  In most cases it’s not what they put in, but rather what they chose to leave out. In the words of C.W.Mundy, “Don’t insult the viewer by spelling out every detail.”

This three-day oil and pastel workshop is for artists who are intermediate or higher. You will learn:

  • Power through suggestion
  • One simple technique to create sparkling color
  • How to avoid “unpleasant detail”
  • Masterful edge control
  • How to simplify color harmony
  • The key to turning the form with temperature
  • A technique to create Fechin’s broken edge effects

William will demonstrate in both oil and pastel (a complete head study as well as several “mini-demos” – painting eyes, painting the mouth etc. On one of the days you will copy (with instruction) a painting by one of the masters mentioned above. This workshop will turbo-charge your understanding of drawing, value, color temperature, edge control and above all else – how to loosen up!


William A. Schneider, AISM, OPA, PSA-MP, works in oil and pastel.

His skills were honed during eight years at the American Academy of Art’s Saturday Program in Chicago where he studied figure drawing and pastel with Bill Parks and oil painting with Ted Smuskiewicz.  He continued his education through workshops with masters like Carolyn Anderson, Dan Gerhartz, and Richard Schmid. He learned his advanced pastel techniques in studies with Harley Brown.

William’s paintings have been featured in numerous magazine articles and several books. His work has received awards in exhibitions including those of: Academic Artists, American Impressionist Society, Oil Painters of America, Portrait Society of America, and Salon International. He is a signature member of OPA and NOAPS. The Pastel Society of America elected William to the title “Master Pastelist” and The American Impressionist Society has designated him as a “Master”. The International Association of Pastel Societies has named him to their “Master’s Circle”.

For more information visit William Schneider’s website.

Workshop Cancellation/Refund Policy – In the event a student chooses to withdraw after registering for a workshop, a 75% tuition refund will be granted when a student submits a request by e-mail: info@hoosiersalon.org or by contacting Michael Sinon at least ten (10) business days before the start date of the workshop. After that time, no refund can be given unless there is someone who fills the vacancy. Refunds are by check or Hoosier Salon credit, only. Materials fees are not refundable. Workshop and materials fees are not transferable. We understand that circumstances may cause a change in your plans. We sympathize, however, please understand that we must adhere to policies as our financial and contractual commitment for each workshop has been finalized. If workshop minimum is not attained, the Hoosier Salon reserves the right to cancel the workshop and the student will receive a full refund.