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Painting with Soft Pastels-Everything You Need to Know
July 13 - July 14$198
UNFORTUNATELY, THIS WORKSHOP WILL NOT BE RUNNING DUE TO LACK OF SIGNUPS. Check out Lori Goll’s Thursday Evening Pastel Class coming this fall, registration available very soon.
A Workshop with local artist Lori Simmerman Goll
Have you been wanting to try your hand using soft “chalk” pastels? Have you tried them and then put them away in frustration? I assure you, you’re not alone. This workshop is suited for all levels of artists…from beginners to experienced artists wanting to learn about the magical medium of soft pastels. No matter your style…realistic, impressionistic, abstract, etc, pastels provide a vibrant, portable, and versatile medium from which you can make beautiful paintings. The Two-Day experience is recommended, but if you have a scheduling conflict, there is a 1-day option for Saturday.
Lori will discuss and demonstrate different brands of soft pastels, various substrates, underpainting techniques, framing and storage options, studio safety, online and retail resources, plein air setups, etc. You will be able to try out different types of pastels on different surfaces to learn and feel their individual characteristics, blendability, texture, etc. Lori will provide seascape photos for reference but you are welcome to bring your own reference photo. Each student will create a small painting to take home.
Day 2 (Sunday)
Students will delve deeper into different wet and dry underpainting choices, including charcoal value, complimentary color, alcohol or gamsol-brushed, and watercolor underpaintings. Lori will also discuss the importance of planning your compositions using thumbnail value (notan) sketches and methods of transferring your subject matter onto your paper or board. You’ll work from life (still life setups) in the morning. In the afternoon, the subject matter will be animals and the depiction of hair and fur. Lori will provide photo references but you are welcome to bring your own.
3. Lori will have these items but you may want to purchase your own: masking tape, baby wipes, latex gloves, and paper towels.*The School has one large set of pastels to share/supplement your set if you choose to buy a smaller set.