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Introduction to Pastels: Materials and Methods

  • The Wild Center 45 Museum Drive Tupper Lake, NY USA (map)

I will be teaching this class at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake, NY.  A brief class description follows:

Introduction to Soft Pastels:  This class will give the beginner or intermediate pastel artist a broad overview of materials and techniques, including the use of watercolor or acrylic paint to block in paintings, and how to use water and fixative with soft pastels.  The class will feature demonstrations and participants will be provided with the materials to create pastel studies during class with one-on-one assistance.  Discussion will include pastels as a plein air medium, the dynamics of composition, and a segment on how to frame pastels.  Participants should bring a choice of reference photos to work from.

Later Event: August 1
Plein Air at the VIC