If you have ever wanted to learn about pastel painting, this is the class for you! Donna will start right at the beginning with all the basics. The class will cover different types of pastels, the many different surfaces and techniques available for pastel painting and drawing. She will discuss composition, value studies, color information, and has lots of advice on the process of working with pastels. After her demo you will create your own painting. This will be a high energy, fun class with plenty of one-on-one instruction. Come join us and discover the passion for pastel painting!
Donna, a pastel teacher with 46 years experience, is a Signature Member of CT Pastel Society, Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, Pastel Painters of Maine, and a Juried Associate of Pastel Society of America.
· Hard Pastels – NuPastel, Prismacolor Brand or pastel pencils if you have them. You do not need to purchase them.
· Soft Pastels – a box of at least 45 or more. ½ sticks will be fine. I suggest the set of 72 Faber Castel ½ sticks. This is a good starter set and you can get the feel of pastel without investing a lot of money. You can get them online at Dick Blick about $25.00. See the link below. There are many good brands of soft pastels I will discuss and share with the group to try.
· Kneadable eraser and a regular eraser
· Vine charcoal sticks if you have them
· Sketchbook, pencils, markers and other drawing tools you like
· Pastel Paper – A pad on Canson Pastel Paper. See the link below. I will bring some Uart, Art Spectrum and other sanded pastel papers to the workshop for you to try.
· Tape (white or black) or clips to keep your paper attached to a drawing board
· Drawing board or surface at least 16x20 – foam core works well.
· A soft cloth to clean your pastels
· Latex gloves or hand protectant for your hands.
· An old towel for under your easel
· Landscape reference photos