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Pastel Artist To Teach Adult Workshop At Darien Arts Center

Justin Davis Photo Credit: Contributed
Pastel painting ‘Frost’, part of a series by Justin Davis. Photo Credit: Contributed

DARIEN, Conn. --  The Darien Arts Center will host award-winning New York City pastel artist Justin Davis to teach a one-day pastel workshop for adults on March 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Students will learn drawing skills and pastel techniques while incorporating elements of composition, and will work from life to create a finished still life drawing.

All skill levels are welcome in the workshop, which takes place in the DAC Visual Arts Studio at 2 Renshaw Road, behind the Darien Town Hall.

Participants are asked to register by noon on March 6 at . A materials list will be provided.

Davis lives and works in Brooklyn and has participated in many exhibitions and festivals, including the Pastel Society of America and the DUMBO Arts Festival. His work has been displayed at the Pleiades Gallery and First Street Gallery in Chelsea, and published in the RSVP Directory of Illustration Design book.

Davis has garnered multiple honors and awards over the last decade. Most recently he was recognized with a first place prize for his painting, "Factory Building on Wolcott," from the Art Association of Harrisburg during its  2010 National Exhibition.

Davis Received a bachelor of fine arts degree from The School of Visual Arts in 2004 and is a member of the New York Art Residency & Studios Foundation.

The workshop is $80 with no registration fee.

To find out more or to register, go to or call 203-655-8683.

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