Pastel Painting (Weekly Classes at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA)
When: First class begins on Wednesday, March 18
First Class begins on Wednesday, September 18
This class meets weekly for 8 weeks
ABOUT OUR CLASSES
This class will include various approaches to the soft pastel medium to help encourage students to develop their personal style. Several techniques will be explored to complete pastel paintings for a deeper understanding of this versatile medium. Fundamentals of design, composition and color will be discussed. Students will use their own resource materials to compose paintings. Instruction will be provided to determine how best to complete a painting with photographic resource material. Appropriate for students of all levels with drawing experience.
(Beginners should bring drawing materials, intermediate and advanced students should bring their pastel supplies to the first class.)
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Students will use their own resource materials to compose paintings. Instruction will be provided to determine how best to complete a painting with photographic resource material.
A word about pastels; unlike wet mediums, you do not mix colors with pastels. Therefore, it is imperative that you have enough colors and values (darks and lights) to make successful pastel paintings. Please buy as many as you can afford. For beginners, I recommend the 96 color box of Prismacolor Nupastels.