Instructor Doug House
# of Days 4 Days
Start Date August 28, 2017
End Date August 31, 2017
Location The Cuyahoga Valley Art Center


Due To Unforeseen Circumstances, This Workshop Has Been Canceled. 

Student Level: Beginning through Advanced
Member: 4-Days $450    3-Days $338    $2-Days $225
Non-Member: 4-Days $495    3-Days $372    $2-Days $248

Has your spirit ever been elevated to new heights by listening to great music or by being witness to a wondrous landscape and wishing you could create that beauty by painting? Well you can, and some of the great American and French Impressionists and Tonalist painters did just that. In these classes we will discover the techniques they used to make their paintings the great master works that have stood the test of time.

Instructor demonstrations and critiques will teach students how to create different levels of distance within their plein air or photographed landscapes using color, perspective, detail and thoughtfully developed compositions practicing and exploring various techniques with individualized advice and focused direction from the instructor.

Students will complete this workshop with a finished painting or paintings.

You can see Doug’s work at

Early registration is advised as student numbers are limited. This will assure a place in our program. Students are accepted on a first come first serve basis.


Douglas House: Throughout my painting years, I have been strongly influenced by the French and American Impressionists, the Barbizon School of painters and American Expressionists. I am fascinated by their use of light, paint value and color to create mood, mystery and expression.

For the past number of years I have focused my landscape paintings around the national forests, parks and scenes of the Minnesota and Wisconsin Great Lakes area and the Canadian Border Parks. These areas have provided me with an endless supply of artistic inspiration and profound spiritual meaning, for personal insights and development.

It is my goal in painting, to renew with myself and my viewer, the soulful mystery and beauty we are all so familiar with and of which we are all a part.

Doug’s Education:
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Science in Studio Art
School of the Art Institute of Chicago – Chicago, IL – Independent study in advanced painting.



* Payment in full is due 14 days prior to workshop start date

* All deposits are non-refundable unless workshop is canceled by CVAC

* Refunds, less deposit, will not be issued for attendee cancelations 14 days prior to the workshop start date

Supply List

  • Pastel Supply Kit
  • Contents: All items listed below are recommended but very important. You may bring any pastels you already have, but you may want to purchase this kit. Or, without placing an order, you can use this list as a reference to fill in any colors that you may need from other art supply resources.
  • If you are a beginner you will need to order this Kit.
  • NuPastel - 48 Color Set ( NuPastel is a Brand Name )
  • In addition, the following NuPastel colors often used in this workshop have been added to the kit:
  • White 211P 2 extra sticks
  • Cold Very Light Gray 299P 2 extra sticks
  • Cold Light Gray 289P 2 extra sticks
  • Warm Light Gray 239P - I will bring to class
  • Cold Medium Gray 279P 2 extra sticks
  • Cold deep Gray 259P 2 extra sticks
  • Olive Green 248P 1
  • Bottle Green 298P 1
  • Harbor Blue 345P 1
  • Burgundy 346P 1
  • Cordovan 353P 1
  • Indian Red 263P 1
  • 3 Blending Stumps
  • 4 Ply Museum Board 4 Pieces at 16” X 20” ( 32” X 40 “ cut to 16” X 20” ) Required
  • You can order this Pastel Kit (or just Museum Board) direct from Wet Paint Art Materials online. Or by contacting Wet Paint Artists’ Materials & Framing in Saint Paul, MN at 651-698-6431
  • When Ordering Kit Go To > School Kits > Scroll To > Doug House Pastel Classes > Click On Painting > Place Your Order > Check Out. Thank you for taking my workshop.
  • PLEASE ALLOW TWO WEEKS FOR DELIVERY OF YOUR KIT Special kit price is $97.80 (MSRP for materials separately is $121.35)
  • Students may call Doug House directly at: 651-686-7318 if they have any questions.
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