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Chasing the Light (Soft Pastels) with Christine Bodnar

  • Saturday, May 04, 2024
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • 157 Old Main Street Marshfield Hills
  • 9



This workshop will stress a few constants that are the basics for any successful painting, composition, value recognition, and movement. This is all starts with getting the drawing right. The class will also cover the importance of doing studies and evaluating the elements of a painting that are important to the design and composition.

About the Instructor: Christine Bodnar

Christine has earned the level of Eminent Membership from the International Association of Pastel Societies. Her paintings have been shown in museums and galleries throughout the U.S. in national and international exhibitions and are in private collections across the country.

Memberships and Affiliations
  • International Association of Pastel Societies, Master Circle and Eminent Pastelist
  • Signature Memberships with
  • Pastel Society of America 
  • Connecticut Pastel Society
  • North River Arts Society
  • South Shore Arts Center, Cohasset, MA.


  • Southwest Art Magazine - Artist To Watch, November Issue, 2019
  • American Art Collectors - April Issue 2019, Artist Focus and Advertisement
  • Pure Pastel- Contemporary Works By Today’s Top Artists Feb 2019
  • Boston Voyager on-line interview and publication, September 2018


We will try and do 2 paintings during this workshop using sizes of various sizes. 

Sanded surface type papers

  • Pastel Premier Sanded Pastel Paper - fine, white
  • UART Sanded Pastel Paper or Board 400 or 600 grit
  • Pastel Mat Sanded Paper - White
  • Art Spectrum Colourfix Fine Tooth Pastel Paper - White
  • Canson Mi-Teintes Pastel Paper - white, grays, nuetrals 

Soft Pastels - Landscape colors or set ( I will be bringing a variety with me to share )

  • Unison
  • Terry Ludwig
  • Great American
  • Mount Vision
  • Sennelier
  • Schminke 

Other materials

  • Sketsch Pad / charcoal pencil for value studies.
  • Easel supplied ( can work on tabletop easel )
  • Drawing board for mounting paper
  • Masking tape - supplied
  • Paper towels

157 Old Main Street
Marshfield Hills, MA 02051
P.O. Box 307

781 837 8091

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Mondays - Thursdays, 9am-1pm

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