All levels of expertise are welcome. We work and learn in an easy going, positive atmosphere. Starting with the basics, we will visit different strokes, learn the differences in various pastels, learn why the levels of hardness and pigment percentages are important, to blend or not to blend, and use an underpainting or not. We will visit color theory and composition. Going from very simple to more complicated paintings as the 9 weeks’ progress.
Instructor Donna L. Godlove is an active member of the Arts Councils in the following counties: Allegany, Garrett and Washington, MD, and Berkeley, WV. She is the owner-operator of Mountain Heather Studios, the first president of the Appalachian Pastel League, a member of the Maryland Pastel Society, PPAL and the Maryland Art Council. She is a multi-award winning artist and has had solo exhibitions at the Washington County Arts Council, Allegany County Arts Council, the Fairfax Coffee House Gallery, and the Culinaire Cafe.
Needed supplies: Mungyo Soft Oil Pastels for Artists – Black Box, at least set of 24 (pastels numbered in the 200’s); Arches oil paper – at lease 9x12 tablet; Solid Paper Stumps (not the hollow ones); baby wipes/paper towels; two sheets of sandpaper 300-400grit; small set of watercolors - #4 or #6 brush
Course Cost: $40.00
Maryland Senior Course Cost: $15.00