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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Pastel Class Review

The pastel class is over. There were six artists there, a full class plus one. There is a little let down after the worry and preparation. It seemed to me to go well, the artists/students came back for the second day. :) That is a good sign, right? The Guild had a five day class for teenagers several years ago. The class grew smaller every day. Ha. I do think that adults want to learn and want to be there. Most likely some of the teens were sent to class by their parents.

I supplied samples of several surfaces and pastels. Gallery and Rembrandt pastels. Art Spectrum Colourfix paper in quarters, Art Spectrum Colourfix card, Canson, Kitty Wallis, and Ampersand Pastelbord. I did a short 15 - 20 minute demo to show how pastels are used on the first day. They were not beginners in art, so they could just jump in and try out the pastels and the different surfaces. The second day we did an under painting with pastels and water. Everyone enjoyed seeing each other's different styles. There were many questions and ideas. The short time in a class/workshop is never enough.

Here are some shots of the first day. As usual, I did not remember to take photos. The artists were up and packing when I remembered the photos.

The second day I didn't take photos either. Too much to think about, I suppose. I did this little 10-15 minute demo to show how they can be framed against the glass with no mat. Not a great painting, hence the small photo.

I would like to do more teaching, it refreshes my memory and makes me think about how and why I do things and how far I have come in my own education and experiences. I love sharing information and the inspiration of being with fellow artists.

The thing is,I like other things as well, and do not want to be tied into a schedule. So, I do what I can, as best I can, when I can, with my art. I do enjoy being an artist!

4 comments:

Valerie Jones said...

Congratulations on having a successful workshop!!!

Jo Castillo said...

Hi Valerie, thanks!

Nancy Moskovitz said...

Jo, did you mean to really frame against the glass or did you suggest a spacer? If against the glass, does this framing method depend on a type of ground? Thanks, nancy

Jo Castillo said...

Nancy, Right against the glass. I will do a post about how and why I do it.

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I Grew up in a small town , Magdalena, New Mexico. I enjoy art and the pleasure other people get from my work. I always donate some of my sales and art to charities, especially for children. That started in Bolivia with Para los NiƱos. (Link on sidebar) "I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns." -- Winston Churchill