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Clive R. Tyler is available for Pastel demonstrations and workshops within the United States and abroad. Please contact him at: clive@clivetyler.com


Check the Calendar for upcoming Workshops, and read below for details.

A note from Clive,

"My workshops are about getting in touch with your creative side, getting rid of fear and being free to try new techniques and learning other approaches to painting landscape and learning more about pastel.

Pastel offers clean colors, the ability to work quickly and unique properties that can not be accomplished with other mediums.

I teach a Plein air workshop as I believe that you can learn the most from the real and changing world. Yes it is challenging with the uncontrollable elements, but my students have learned new insights and concepts to paint by and to take back to the studio.

If you want to learn more about Plein air, atmospheric conditions, color, values, you will get something of great value from my classes.

Landscape photos to plein air, why there is a difference: I teach a simple approach on 'How to' but will explain the 'whys'; warm colors turn cool, what cool really means, why colors fade and grey out. We take on landscapes, skies, water, trees and rocks.

We will work on how to simplify what we are looking at so our approach to painting will go quickly. I will do several demonstrations over the course of the 3 day workshops in pastels. You will get personal attention, and handouts. All levels of experience are welcome. There is always something new to learn." 

Clive R. Tyler 

Workshop Supply list

Pastels and colors I use:

  1. Soft pastels, pastel set/landscape set, or half stick sets are a good buy, as you get more colors. I use Sennelier and some Schmincke. But feel free to bring your own brand.
  2. Make sure you have some super dark colors too. Pure black, burgundy, brown, black green, and dark purple.
  3. Some important additional colors are by Sennelier are: 211, 334, 057, 045, 455, 284 and Schmincke 063


  • Sketch book or sketch paper pencil or fine liners.
  • Pastel pencils, dark brown or taupe 2 or 3.

Other Materials:

  • Terrycloth work towel or rag - two or three - 12"x12" I use the ones from the auto section from a discount store.
  • Small plastic Tupperware with lid approximately 7"x12"x 3" high.
  • Half pound of rice flour, should be in the bulk food section of you grocery store. As we work and paint, you will select colors and store them in the container with a handful of rice flower. Some students use rice or grits. This keeps your pastels clean as they roll around.
  • Wet hand wipes
  • Bottle of water and sunscreen
  • Camera, any kind
  • Photos or printouts of your favorite landscapes as reference materials to paint from. We will also be painting in plein air as well, so you may paint from your studies.
  • Folding chair, or other tri-pod stool. If you need to sit.


  • I prefer sanded papers by *UArt*. Bring enough paper to practice and enough paper to do 6 to 8 paintings.
  • UArt is a great new paper, I dry-mount my paper to white Gator board leaving a 1.5 " white border.
  • The dry-mounted paper gives a nice tooth/texture. But you may just use the paper as well. Suggested sizes are 8x10, 9x12, 11x14, you can work larger if you prefer.
    If you bring some color papers keep them neutral or natural. You can bring other paper as well to experiment on, but I will be working on UArt.


  • French easel or tri-pod set up.
  • Tape or small plastic hand clamps to clamp art boards to easel.
  • A drawing board to tape or clamp art paper to easel
  • Art board to tape paper too. I use foam core or two pieces glued together.
  • Artist tape (kind that won't rip paper)

*This is just a suggestion of things that I use and thought would be helpful. You can bring your own set up as well.*


3-Day Plein Air Workshop
At the Museum of Texas Tech

Lubbock, Texas
October 14,15 and 16, 2013

Clive will be teaching Plein Air Painting at the Museum of Texas Tech in Lubbock Texas for three days and will be speaking during the evening of October 16th. More details to come...

3-Day Plein Air Workshop
“Building a Better Painting: Studio & Plein Air”

Bend, Oregon
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, July 19-21


Advanced Beginner to Advanced skill levels welcome!

"One-on-One 45-minute Mentoring/Critique Sessions“
July 22, Bend, Oregon
$75 per session

All skill levels and mediums welcome!

For more information and registrations see www.cascadefineartworkshops.com, info@cascadefineartworkshops.com,

or call Sue at 541-408-5524.

2-Day Plein Air Workshop
"The Elements of Nature" Sky, water, trees and rocks.

Oklahoma City, OK
Friday, Saturday MAY 13th & May 14th


Art Critiques
Sunday, May 15th
45 minute critiques, review of work, questions, answers and discussion
with marketing mentoring if applicable. $75
(for the critiques, please call to RESERVE your space, but wait to pay that weekend)

$100 deposit reserves your space. Due by April 4th Remaining balance due by April 22nd.

Contact Cynthia Wolf 214-587-7686 to register. Make checks payable to Cynthia Wolf

Adelante! Gallery
3003 Paseo
Oklahoma City, OK 73103

3-Day Plein Air Workshop
Landscapes in Pastel

Ashland, Oregon
July 10th - 12th


Clive R. Tyler's unique, fine art, pastel paintings rich with light and color are created in a classic oil painting style, capturing the heart of the western landscape. Painting outdoors as much as possible, Clive re-creates the experience of place; "I have to be there, then I can paint." His larger studio work is based on his plein-air painting experiences. He often paints in a series as an effective way to represent the environment.

Clive is offering a 3 day Plein air workshop in Ashland, Oregon, July 10, 11 & 12th, 2011. The cost is $360. Tyler's workshops fill quickly! Call 214-587-7686 to RESERVE your space soon, his workshops fill quickly. Limited to 13 students.
Clive is also offering 45 minute critiques on July 13th, limited space available.
CLICK HERE for a complete description or e-mail the gallery for more information. cynthia@adelantegallery.com

On Wednesday, July 13th Clive is offering 45 minute critiques at $75 per person. Reserve your space early!

"New Works" Exhibition by Clive Tyler in Ashland JULY 8th
Clive will be in the gallery Saturday, 10:30am - 2:00pm

"The Adelante! Gallery congratulates Clive Tyler for the following achievements: selection as one of the Top Ten Artists to Collect by Southwest Art Magazine, 2009, selected by Kennedy Publishing for Best of America Pastel Artists, Volume II and Best of Worldwide Pastel Artists, March issue of American Artist Magazine as 1st place winner in the International Autumn Arts Painting Challenge '09 by Facebook, invitation to exhibit at the Southeastern Wildlife Expo in South Carolina; Feb. 2010 & 2011 and the Buffalo Bill Cody Western Show-2010 & 2011, C.M. Russell Museum Miniature Show 2010 & the C.M. Russell Auction, 2011, 6 awards in the Pastel Journal. For more of Clive's work please visit the Adelante! Gallery's Oklahoma website.

Be Inspired!

By New Mexico Artist, Clive R. Tyler's approach to Plein air landscape painting in soft pastel. Receiving numerous awards and invitations for exhibitions across the country, Tyler offers a limited number of workshops a year. The Adelante! Gallery & Tea House is honored to bring Clive back to Ashland for a 3rd year for an exhibition, demo, 3 day workshop & critique day!  

Tyler's workshops are relaxed, fun, full of information and participants receive individualized attention from Clive.

We will be working from the awesome views from local vineyards & Lithia Park. The workshop is limited to 13 students.

3 Day Workshop $360
$100 Deposit or full amount Reserves your space

Workshops fill quickly!

Call ASAP to REGISTER: 214-587-7686
OR EMAIL the Gallery: cynthia@adelantegallery.com

Adelante! Gallery Tea House Dakota Wolf Pottery
88 N. Main St.,
Ashland, OR 97520


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