For those with no or little experience with pastels, this course will be a thorough introduction to this versatile medium. Through a series of exercises we’ll explore different surfaces and materials, learn about color mixing techniques specific to pastels. Progressing from painting simple objects to more complex still life arrangements, we’ll learn to establish the correct color/value relationship and create a strong balanced composition.
Further discussion of the pastel painting techniques and design topics will help intermediate students to take their skills to the next level. Intermediate students can choose to paint from a still life or photo.