Pastel Painting with Marta Scythes
< example pastel by Marta [click on image for full view] Participants will learn a variety of techniques while studying value, colour mixing, lighting and basic composition. Choice of subjects will be discussed first class, based on individual preferences. Focus will be on representational painting, beginning with simple, organic objects and progressing to more challenging studies; individual style and personal interpretation of subject matter will be encouraged. The instructor will demonstrate exercises each class and offer ongoing feedback, as requested. Please Note: There will be a $2.00 fee payable to the instructor [covering extras i.e. specialty papers etc. provided by Marta + find your materials list under Adult Classes]
Pastel painting allows artists to paint with dry sticks or pencils of pure pigment held together with a binder. The process is immediate, workable and permanent which is why masters such as Degas, Cassat and De La Tour used this rich medium. Colours are laid upon or beside each other, blended or not, and can be removed and re-worked. No waiting for paint to dry or changes in colour as paint dries.
Tuesdays 1:00 - 4:00 pm 8 weeks [24 hrs] begins Jan 22 ~ March 19 [No Class Mar Brk 12th]