Soft Pastel Painting Workshop

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Fall in love with the velvety richness, the sparkling color, and the direct touch with which pastel has been enchanting artists for centuries! You’ll be ready to capture the world with delightful colors of after participating in this fun, informative workshop. Designed for artists, art teachers and high school students, the maximum class size of 12 participants makes it possible to accommodate all levels of experience. Total beginners to advanced artists will all enjoy this colorful workshop. Student soft pastels will be provided.
Note: This workshop can be given as a one or two day workshop depending on interest. The TWO-day workshop includes a charcoal value study and a painting from the participants’ own original photo. The ONE-day workshop includes a pastel painting transcription from instructor supplied images. Both workshops include lectures, demos, and packets of reference materials.
When: One or Two day workshop 10:00am – 3:00 pm
Bring a bag lunch to enjoy from 12:00-1:00

Through lecture and demonstration, Nina teaches a simple step-by-step method. Because working in soft pastels is as much about drawing as painting, she will teach you about using a grid for composition and the use of charcoal value studies that help with visualizing the image in your mind’s eye.

History and usage of materials and processes will be presented with samples of different brands of pastels, pastel pencils and papers to try. All workshop participants receive a packet of reference materials including: lecture transcripts, paper samples, and resources for art materials and books.

In addition to daily demonstrations in pastels, Nina will also give individual “at-the-easel” instruction throughout the workshop.

Student pastels and charcoal will be provided for participants, though everyone is encouraged to bring whatever pastels you may already have or plan to purchase.

A supplies list will be provided.