Gallery: Art Connections Gallery 123 N. Main Street on the Square in La Grange, Texas.
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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Turning on the Light - Pastel Class December 9

I will be teaching a pastel class December 9.

Twilight Pines, Pastel on Pastelbord, 16 x 20 inches

Turning on the Light:  Learn about using values and contrast to give a painting life.  Colorful light is the first thing you see in a painting.

Suggested materials to bring:

Small still life objects, a photograph or an unfinished painting.
Pastel paper or Pastelbord at least 11 x 14 inches in size
Soft pastels (not oil pastels)
Floor Easel or table easel - It is much easier to work upright to keep your pastel painting clean and fresh
Board, cardboard or foam core to put your paper on to work on the easel
Tape or clips to hold the paper on the board
Viva paper towels and/or an old soft towel, hand wipes
Apron or comfy old clothes
Paper or sketchbook for notes and drawing

If you are a beginner and do not have pastels but want to give them a try.  Call Jo and she will bring some pastels and paper for you.
512 581-1106 Jo cell phone

These techniques will work in all media, but we will be working with soft pastels in class.

$20 for the class.

Limited space, sign up soon. 
Class and registration at the:

Bastrop Fine Arts Gallery
815 Main St
Bastrop, Texas

Call 512 321-8055

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Monthly pastel classes with Enid Wood and Jo Castillo alternating as teachers.  

  • January, watercolor under paintings with Enid Wood
  • February, how to edit pastel paintings, they are more durable than you think, with Jo Castillo
  • March, pastel underpainting fixed with Gamsol with Enid Wood
  • April, landscape paintings from photos with Jo Castillo
  • May,  pan pastel under painting with Enid Wood
See Enid's work at www.enidwood.com  
Jo's work here :) and www.jocastilloart.com

Here is a review of the last class I taught in October


Bag Blog said...

I love that painting every time I see it. It sure would be fun to be in your class. I know you will do great.

Jo Castillo said...

Bag Blog, thank you. It is nice to see paintings in person. As you know teaching is a good way to learn!

Mary said...

If I were closer, I'd sure like to study with you, Jo. Love this pine painting as well as the loblolly pines piece from a previous post.

Jo Castillo said...

Hi Mary, oh it would be good to meet you and study together. One of these days.......

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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 Niños. (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


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