Calling all Artists! Pastel paintings give a vivid, luminous appearance. Beginning students will receive basic instruction on learning to draw and paint with artist grade pastels and gain skills and confidence. Topics covered in class will be shading, proportion and style, pastel types, papers and surfaces. Students will explore painting landscapes, still life and other subjects. Master your fear of painting starting with warm-up exercises working toward larger paintings using loose, bold strokes and colors while avoiding rubbing and blending. The instructor will provide hands on instruction and individualized feedback. Students are required to provide their own supplies beginning with the first class. Supplies include Prismacolor NuPastel Firm Pastel set, 24 count estimated cost $18 (optional larger sets are available) and Uart sanded Pastel paper, 9x12, 400 grade, 10 sheet pack estimated cost $30. The instructor will have a limited number of supplies on hand at a fee of $5 per class.
Advanced students who have previously completed beginning level studies may choose to participate in independent studies, and will be responsible for their own supplies, projects/references. Advanced studetns will receive individualized feedback and critique fro the instructor but will work primarily independently.
Donna Housel is the instructor. She is a juried member of the Pastel Society of America.
Course Cost: $45.00
Maryland Senior Course Cost: $20.00