OK, I'm finally doing it! I have scheduled a pastel workshop because I love to share and talk about my favorite medium of all ... Pastels!
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Learn the secrets of this intensely expressive and colorful medium in an artistic environment. This 3 day+ workshop will be held in the beautiful studio and gardens of artist Lorene Coleman in the Portland, Oregon area in September, 2011. Designed with beginner and intermediate painters in mind who want to learn what it takes to make knock-out pastel paintings. Students can expect to work a variety of exercises stressing the fundamentals of design/composition, underpainting, mark making, value, and simplifying all while encouraging a personal approach to your work. We will work in and out of the studio with an off-location optional/casual plein air paint-along on the last day (weather permitting) with Brenda, all while having a lot of fun!
Strong drawing skills are needed, photo references will be used for some exercises.
3 days + plus 1 optional plein air/paint along day
Sept 28th~Oct 1st. 9am~4pm.
Class tuition: $250. $75. deposit to secure spot
Class Limited to 8 students only!
Contact Brenda for more details HERE.
Visit my website for online registration HERE.
List of supplies:
Easel A sturdy, light weight easel. One that can tilt forward is best.
12x16” board to tape paper to
2” and 1” rolls of masking tape
1 9x12” Wallis White Professional grade pad of paper.
Carb Othello pastel pencils, 2~3 neutral colored
Vine Charcoal 2+ sticks
Hand barrier cream or latex free gloves
Paper towels or cloth rag
Drop cloth preferably a fabric one like an old shower curtain or sheet.
Gamsol and a jar with lid to pour it into.
Paintbrush 1/2” wide, inexpensive grade brush.
Small sketch book (spiral bound) and pencil to take visual notes and sketches
Pastels: Bring as many as you can travel with including a wide variety of values, colors and brands. I recommend Ludwig, Unison, Sennelier, Schmincke, Pastel Girault, Art Spectrum, & ArtWorks that are a high grade, soft pastel.
Neutral colored clothing for painting. Brightly colored or white clothing reflects onto art.
Plein Air day supplies: Optional
Not mandatory but helpful to have on hand. This list in in addition to all supplies above except the drop cloth. Bring your smallest version of each item. Remember that you will need to carry all your gear to your painting spot. A tote bag or backpack works well for the listed items.
Sun hat (neutral color)
Sunblock and insect spray
Sack lunch and snacks
Folding chair and small TV tray or table for your pastels.
a plastic shopping bag to put trash in
wear neutral colored clothing (no white or bright colored)
Plein air collapsible umbrella (avoid bright colors and stripes) with easel attachment