Come enjoy the world of pastels!
Pastels is an art medium in the form of a stick, consisting of pure powdered pigment and a binder. Pastels have been used by artists since the Renaissance, and gained considerable popularity in the 18th century, when a number of notable artists made pastels their primary medium.
This class explores the art of pastels, including different techniques. Techniques such as color grounds; dry wash; feathering; fisting; skumbling; blending; masking; building up layers of color; adding accents; creating a painterly effect; highlighting, and shading are some of the techniques we cover as well as exploring many other styles!
Themes and topics of interest used in regards to creating a drawing, include different categories such as sceneries in nature, seasonal backgrounds, objects, animals, and even the student's personal favorite object or theme to draw. These will all be used as the basis for creation.
Additionally, there will be an age appropriate overview of pastels in art history to encourage an appreciation for the art form itself.
This class will creatively explore your drawing style through pastels, to ultimately expand your imagination and invent new ways of seeing and making art come alive for you!
$20 Material Fee Applies