Introduction to Pastels
February 11 & 12
1 - 4 p.m. each day
in Bastrop, Texas
It will be a small class of only 5 because we are holding it in a friend's studio. I plan to do a short demo each day and to discuss and show how to use the different papers and pastels. We will do an under painting and try painting different objects from life in different ways. No nudes unless you want to come model, ha. I am including a small set of Rembrandts and some of the different pastel papers and a small Pastelbord. I think it will be fun. This friend has been wanting me to have a class for a few years, so I'm taking the plunge.
I'm asking the students to give me one item/question that they would like me to address. They are experienced painters in other media. I'm pretty sure that trying the different papers and discussing how they work, technique, storage, framing, etc., should easily fill the time. Do you know of something really important that I haven't mentioned that should be in an introduction to pastels?
I have given a few demos at club meetings and like to talk when I am painting in a group, so I am confident of that part. I will learn a lot from "teaching". Don't you find that true? Questions make you think about why you do things the way you do.
Pastel, 8 x 10 inches