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Advanced Artist’s Can Benefit From Beginners Workshops

My class, "Pastels for Beginners," is set to start on January 15th and I am not surprised that several of the students are advanced pastellists!  Most shared the same sentiment, "I haven't painted in a while and I need to get back into it." I must say that teaching a class with both beginners and experienced artist's can be quite a challenge, but as I researched lesson plans and practiced them my...


Cape Henlopen Night by Nick Serratore

Learning the Basics: Classes For Beginners

Of all the mediums I was taught to use in art school, pastels turned out to be my favorite. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to study under master pastellist, Virgil Sova. I was captivated by his work. The rich, colorful landscapes and figurative works that he created certainly had influenced my decision-making. I was “drawn” to it (no pun intended). The direct, spontaneous and limitles...


Rewards of Rejection

I haven't written in a while.  My webmaster told me to keep current with my experiences and to write about anything.  Yes, I need to do a better job.  I've been so occupied this past summer with studio work and local shows that I didn't spend much time on the computer.  One thing I am compelled to write about is my experience applying to new galleries for representation,  art shows outside of...


Artist’s Groups: Helping One Another Grow

  I recently was invited to join the Artist’s Exchange group here in lower Delaware.  This small group, formed in the mid-1990’s, consists of working, professional artists who get together once a month. The first half of the meeting starts off with each of us talking about current events in the art world that we’ve recently experienced such as exhibition openings, juried exhibit...


Secret Garden

Welcome to Nick Serratore, Artist

Hello!  Welcome to my blog. This is a brand new endeavor for me and since I am now working as a full-time artist, I feel that it’s about time I took advantage of all the resources available in order to promote my work.  This is both a scary and exciting time, having recently left the security of a steady income and health benefits, but it’s now or never. It can be quite a challenge to be bot...


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