Learn to paint with pastels at Maxwell Library in Camillus

“Full Moon,” by Adriana Meiss. Pastel.

“Full Moon,” by Adriana Meiss. Pastel.

— Adriana Meiss, Maxwell Library’s current exhibiting artist, will demonstrate how to paint a night scene from a daytime photo from 1 to 2:30 p.m Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the library, 14 Genesee St., in the village of Camillus. This free program is an excellent opportunity for teens through adults to get some tips on using the beautiful medium of pastel.

Meiss creates soft yet vivid florals and landscapes. She started working in pastel in 2001 after realizing that her favorite paintings at an exhibit she attended were done in this medium. Meiss considers herself a self-taught artist, but has deepened her knowledge through participation in workshops with nationally acclaimed instructors. Now she will share her own expertise with aspiring or established artists.

The painting demonstration will be in lieu of a typical artist reception, although light refreshments will be served. No art supplies are necessary. Participants may want to bring a notebook for jotting down ideas. Registration for the program is not required, but signing up through Maxwell Library’s online event calendar at maxwellmemoriallibrary.org will help the artist plan better. Her work can be seen at the library through Dec. 27 or anytime at the artist's website.

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