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Mary Ann Cherry, PSA, WAA
Cherry is a Master Signature member of Women Artists of the West and a nationally sought workshop instructor. She presents her material with enough meat for advanced painters, but classes are suitable for all levels. The beginner will feel they have been taught how to travel the enjoyable path leading to a masterful painting. Individual help is paramount, and basics such as color harmony, color temperature, composition and eyepath are covered in all of Cherry’s workshops.

If you would you like to be on the mailing list to receive information about upcoming workshops please email me. Except for the beginning oil class, all of her 2017 courses are suitable for pastel, oil, acrylic or watercolor painters. For updated or added listings, or to inquire about scheduling a workshop for your local group, phone Cherry at 208-524-1284 email here


SUMMER OF 2017 in Idaho Falls...

June 8-10 2017  

This course will explore the dynamics of abstract shape, composition, suitable background and the typical issues of lost edges and color harmony in your animal and wildlife painting. This course is kept small to allow a great amount of individual help. There will be some photo opportunities for great reference photos as well.

COST: $345
A deposit of $50 (non-refundable) is required to hold a place in this class as classes are kept small...that amount is deducted from the total tuition of $345.00 - the remainder $295 is due a month before the class.

Your registration deposit can be made by check to Mary Ann Cherry, 760 W. Riverview Dr., Idaho Falls ID 83401 or by credit card by phone (208) 524-1284

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October 12-14, 2017, Valley Art Center, Clarkston, WA

Fur and Feathers in Pastel Painting Animals with Personality and Charm. Placing the animal in the correct habitat will be covered. This course will also discuss composition, color harmony, color temperature and eye path, which are always part of Cherry's workshops. Cherry discovers each student's strengths and gives helpful and encouraging suggestions on pushing those strong skills while overcoming and developing weaker ones. Each artist leaves the class feeling it has been a positive experience and a move forward toward more professional, successful and enjoyable painting. Suitable for beginning painters through advanced. Contact: Valley Art Center Workshop Coordinator, Alison Oman,