Introduction to the Magic of Pastels

Historic Onancock School

6 College Ave., Onancock, VA 23417

757-302-1331

historiconancockschool.org

Room 104

Wednesday May 29-Thursday May 30

9am – 4pm

FEE: $200

This workshop will focus on the fundamentals of landscape painting in pastel with an emphasis on building a strong, vibrant painting from the bottom up. There is clarity of thought and delivery in Elizabeth’s instruction that makes her workshops doubly worthwhile. You will come away with a thorough understanding of the basics of composition, light, and value relationships, applicable to all artful endeavors, as well as instruction and practice in her pastel technique. Her work speaks for itself, engaging the viewer with its beauty and emotional quality. Each day will begin with a demonstration and a suggested activity.

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Pastels- Underpainting for a Stronger Composition

Historic Onancock School

6 College Ave., Onancock, VA 23417

757-302-1331

historiconancockschool.org

Room 104

Wednesday June 26-Thursday June 27

9 am -4 pm

FEE: $200

Learn how the use of an underpainting helps to create a unified pastel, and helps provide a foundation onto which to build your painting. You will experience several underpainting media, including pastel with water, pastel with alcohol, pastel with watercolors, gouache, acrylics, and the pastels by themselves. Lessons in this class will explore the results of underpainting using color compliments, monochromatic colors, warm and cool colors, as well as local colors. Each class will begin with a demonstration, followed by individual work with continual guidance. You will learn how to simplify your reference image into a few shapes of different values,  to structure the painting.

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