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PASTEL PORTRAIT CLASS with Michael Gillespie

  • 2 Jul 2019
  • 5:00 PM
  • 9 Jul 2019
  • 8:00 PM
  • ART on the Square classroom
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for intermediate skill levels


Tuesday - July 2, 2019


Tuesday - July 9, 2019

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

ART on the Square Classroom

Fee is due at 1st class- paid directly to Instructor 

For supply list:  contact Michael 


Text or call:  214/435-0906

Or to see more of Michael's work - visit his website:  



Self Portrait - Michael Gillespie

Pastel Portraits   

Students will practice the basic placement of features and structure of the head, using a mirror to do a self portrait. (wrinkles are optional.) Thus a live model will be used, without the expense of hiring someone to pose. Students may work from an approved photo.  A supply list will be provided.

Michael Gillespie Bio:

Michael Gillespie has been doing portrait paintings for over 40 years. He has received commissions for university presidents, business and industry professionals, and many private individuals. He is a past president of the Pastel Society of the Southwest, and is a signature member of that organization. He is a BFA  graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, and has studied with several noted portrait artists. He has been a finalist or won awards in such competitions as the Oil Painters of America, the Art Renewal Center, the Florence Academy of Art Scholarship, the Pastel Society of America Scholarship, Salon International, Bosque Art Classic, Texas Visual Art Association, Arlington Visual Arts Association, and the BoldBrush and Art Muse Competitions.

He teaches an Introduction to Fine Arts class at Dallas Baptist University, and has taught at Art on the Square in Waxahachie, for the Forney Arts Council in Forney, and at Borgo Santo Pietro Hotel in Chiusdino, Italy.

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