June 10
The Power of a Notan
w/ Ed Chesnovitch


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The Power of a Notan

Instructor: Ed Chesnovitch

Day: Saturday, June 10

Time: 9:00am-4:00pm

Price: Members $110/Non-Members $140


**Pastel, oil or acrylic, opened to all levels**

Get your paintings out of the gate in a powerful way!!! Notan, is a Japanese term referring to the relationship or pattern of dark and light in a composition. Creating a dynamic notan dramatically increases a strong composition and painting. If the patterns of light and dark break up the painting in an interesting way, the final painting will work. Our eyes are drawn to those patterns.

In this one day workshop we will work on various marker notans, followed by starting our paintings with a dark colored notan on an intensely saturated ground, and finally pushing that painting further with dynamic color choices and the use of significant marking making. Don’t miss this exciting workshop to push your paintings in a new direction.



In addition to your regular pastel, oil or acrylic supplies, bring the following

Pastelists— I recommend using Uart 400 or 500 grade 2 sheets no smaller than 16 x 20, toned with a bright saturated color

Oil and acrylic painters— 2 canvas no smaller than 16 x 20 toned with a bright saturated color. I suggest using acrylic paint to tone both the sanded paper and canvases

-Sketch pad

-Woodless Graphite pencil (6B or 8B,)

-View Finder

-Compressed charcoal

-Black sharpie or wide black markers, the wider the better

-Landscape photo references

Bring what you can afford! Don’t worry if you don’t have everything! This is a suggested supply list.


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Instructor Bio-
Ed Chesnovitch, an East Sandwich/Cape Cod based artist, is a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh where he majored in Visual Design. Upon graduation he spent the next 20 years in New York City as a graphic designer, art director and creative director for retail giants; Macy’s , Bloomingdale’s, Revlon and Lord & Taylor. While living in New York City he studied extensively at The Art Students League of New York, and the Cape Cod School of Art, Provincetown, Massachusetts. He is an elected Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America (PSA) in Gramercy Park, New York City, and a Signature Member of the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, where he
serves on the board as President. His work is included in both public and private collections throughout the United States and Europe, as well as the 2013 published book Contemporary Cape Cod Artists: Images of Land and Sea, by Deborah Forman. Ed is represented on Cape Cod, by Left Bank Gallery, Orleans and Wellfleet, MA.

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