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Mastering Pastel

Friday, Jul 26, 2019 at 9:00am

Farmington Valley Arts Center
25 Arts Center Lane
Avon, CT 06001

Learn how to dispel the myths and mysteries of pastel. This course will teach you how to design and plan your painting, visualizing shapes of light and shadow. Learn a variety of block-in techniques including watercolor, charcoal and the direct use of pastel. We will also learn how to vary strokes, render texture and reflections, and how to maintain freshness and vibrancy throughout the painting. Color and form interpretation from photographs will also be taught. The instructor’s demonstration and specific individual instruction will provide the student the understanding to become a confident pastelist. Download materials list here. 

Instructor: Karen Israel

Level: All

Location: Classroom 3A

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