There are numerous YouTube videos of Stan, but this short one gives a good feel of his personality and how he works http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-WgwXbIioU I also like this longer one, showing him working in the field http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQ0sjRVLJ70.
It will be very hard to describe all that Stan teaches. He does not just show you how to paint with soft pastels, but gives a complete course - history, techniques, philosophy and emotions - all of which can be applied to any medium. We were truly immersed in art for the full 3.5 days, starting before 8am, and ending late - well after dinner each day. He is generous with demos and examples. He showed examples that I could finally "see". Many times, I have read technique books and thought I knew how to do something - but seeing his examples were much easier to understand and put into practice.
The workshop began with a get together and orientation on Friday evening. Stan packed a lot of great information into just a few hours. The full workshop began early on Saturday morning. We spent this day in the studio, getting acquainted with our setups and materials and learning some techniques.
With respect to Stan, although I took many pictures during the workshop, I will only being showing a few of his work. I will be showing you what I accomplished in this workshop.
We worked on a marsh painting from imagination using his guidance. I loved how my sky turned out. The subtleties are not really visible in this photo.
On Sunday, we went out in the field to Schiller Park. Stan did a demo of a tree and used exciting colors for the sky.
And I need to add, that I am now the owner of this lovely demo which Stan completed in the workshop!