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This 2-day workshop will explore fundamentals for creating landscapes in soft pastel. Beginning to experienced artists will learn techniques for blocking in with an underpainting, pastel application, layering and final keynote strokes. Natalie will encourage your style while emphasizing technique. Topics covered will include fundamentals of pastel, underpainting, value, composition, color theory, and atmospheric perspective. The class will begin with a demonstration followed by a “warm up” mini paint along, then individual will paint from either the reference photo used in the demonstration or their own photo. Plenty of individual assistance will be provided at the easel. Natalie Richards is an award-winning pastel painter and is an Associate Member of the Pastel Society of America.
Participants should have their own set of pastels and sanded paper, but there will be a large box of soft and hard pastels for sharing. UART 400 grit paper cut to 9”x12” will be available for $3 per sheet.
Still life and portrait demo each morning and students paint after lunch break. Workshop supply list will be sent to students ahead of class.
Limited to 10 persons
The goal of this workshop is to make you a much better artist, if you are just a beginner or an experienced painter.
The workshop will go over using oils, acrylics or watercolors.
This comprehensive workshop will cover aspects of traditional portrait painting plus interpretive painting. Will be painting from a live model and go into getting a likeness, lighting and shading. We will discuss values, color temperatures and edges. Learn how to mix paint and how to apply it to a surface.
The day will start off with a little drawing. Learning how to draw in a very easy way and develop your drawing into a finished painted portrait.
Learn how to go from a very tight style to a looser more expressive look. Learning how to make mistakes and learning from them. This is a path to becoming a more creative artist.
There will be demonstrations for both the drawing session and painting session, showing you each step of the way to a better portrait.
Supply list will be included.