This workshop will cover in depth the foundations and techniques of pastel painting. Instruction and demos will include:
- Discussion on materials (supply list online)
- In-depth study of composition, value studies. color temperatures and color harmony
- How to select and work from a reference photo (importance of simplifying, massing, telling a story).
- Different methods and techniques of underpainting
- Step by step painting instruction with individual easel time and critiques
- Pitfalls and how to avoid them
- Discussion on what makes a successful painting
Feb 17 and 18
Friday and Saturday
9 AM – 4 PM
This class is focused on how to use photographs to create studio paintings. Students bring photographs to paint from or use those provided by the instructor. Students will choose 1 photograph for the entire workshop and the instructor will show students how to use 1 photo in creating several different paintings. Instructor will emphasize the development of a painting from composition to finish including initial drawing, lay in, color and color mixing. Underpainting techniques for both mediums will be discussed as well as materials and surfaces for both mediums. Demo each day by instructor.
January 12 – 14, 2017
THURSDAY – SATURDAY
9 AM – 4 PM
$350 – FULL – WAITING LIST
If you have always wanted to try pastels but didn’t know where to begin, this is the class for you! Students will be introduced to the basics of using pastels including: pastel-friendly surfaces, tools, techniques, and the use of different types of pastels for different results. Come and explore the subtle and not-so-subtle possibilities of creating art with pastels!
6 Tuesdays: 6 – 8pm
Session 1: Jan 10 – Feb 14
Session 2: Feb 28 – Apr 4
Session 3: Apr 18 – May 23
$120 Members – $145 Non-Members
The instructor will work closely with the attendees to help them further their own personal style and skill level. Best suited for students who seek guidance to expand and explore their art. Students should bring their own materials, tools and ideas to work with during class. Welcome media include: Water color, acrylic, drawing, pastels, clay, mosaic, colored pencil.
8 Wednesdays: Jan 11 – March 1
1 – 3pm
$160 Members – $185 Non-Members