PASTELS! New Encouragement for You!
Number of sessions: 4, 3.0 hours each
Course Fee: $90 (Gold Member Fee: $80)
Maximum 10 Minimum 6
Get more confidence, more info, more pleasure with this lovely, vibrant medium! You must have some experience with pastel
(this is not a beginner class). Work on a subject of your choice, from your photo references– landscapes, florals, still life… You can begin a work in class or bring one you’ve already begun. Dodie will have photos for you if you need them. You may bring one other completed work for critique if you like.
Dodie Ballantine has made a living doing Portraits, mostly of children. In Pastels, her favorite Medium. Loves teaching, with the goal of elevating your art.
- Soft Pastels not oil pastels Bring what you have and like to use.Pastel paper that you like best.
- If you wish to add to your pastel supplies, - suggested Pastel supply list is attached. Or come to the first class with what you have and learn what’s best to add
- Dodie will have a few papers for purchase.
- Drawing Board Tape
- An old stiff paint brush 1/2 – ¾ inch
- Kneaded rubber eraser
- PASTEL SUPPLIES , SUGGESTIONS -
- DRAWING BOARD, one to hold your art and fit on the easel. Could be a masonite panel, or 2 pieces of foam core taped together – lightweight.
- At least 11x14 to 16x20 or more in size. Thick enough to be sturdy.EASELS are available in class. For home use I recommend a metal tripod watercolor easel (Jack Richeson, e.g.) that will allow you to work vertical.
- TAPE -a roll of WHITE ARTIST TAPE - 1inch preferred. Masking will do, but is a poor substitute. Please don’t use blue painters tape. The white artists tape at AZ Art Supply is a bad choice, though; just doesn’t stick.
- SARAN WRAP or FOIL- or other non-cling wrap, to make a pocket to catch pastel.
- TABLE COVER- 3 to 5 of plastic to cover art room table.
- TRACING PAPER - an 8x10 pad at least, preferable a big one 18x24. For work and for protecting pastel art. CANSON TRACING called CALQUE. Is sheerest
- KNEADED RUBBER ERASER
- PHOTO REFERENCES
- We will work from photo references I will supply, but you may bring some photos you’d like to work from, especially after the first exercise.PASTELS - Soft Pastels, not Oil Pastels
- If you are new to pastels, just bring what you have, or work out of my box the first day, til you learn more about what to buy.
- I will have a few pastel pencils, charcoal pencils with me, for sale at my cost
- MY FAVORITE PASTEL CHOICES -
- Remember the more you have, the better! Get sets that are large enough to have subtle colors – not just purest red, green, yellow, etc.
- Half stick sets are good as you get more colors for the same $. We'll break them anyhow. Avoid a
- Get more GLOW in your pastels more LIFE in your work, more POP in your colors.ENJOY doing pastels more
- SEE your colors better