Basic drawing skills for painters and pastelists are easy to learn and to apply to your personal style. Students will learn simple methods for getting the subject onto the paper or canvas. These skills free the artist from the need to trace or project their image. The benefit of working this way is that the artist is free to make changes to the composition as they work. The whole painting is therefore more flexible and under the artist’s control. This course is appropriate for both beginners and experienced students.
In this intermediate to advanced pastel class, we explore techniques and ideas to help each student develop and mature their artistic voice. New techniques and ideas are presented through demonstrations and group talks given by Master Pastelist Brooke Allison. You will choose your subject matter, working from photographs, still life composition or your imagination.
The mission of this class is to give experienced artists a time and place to work out their own vision with aid from an instructor experienced with a variety of art materials and styles. Student should have experience with their medium of choice.
This class takes us through the foundational skills of painting and picture making. With clear instruction from renowned artist, Brooke Alison (Master Pastelist), students create 3 paintings per class, starting with a 10 minute painting, 30 minute painting and finally a 1 hour painting. With each piece, the handling of paint, design and color gets better until the elements of art and principles of design become second nature. You may work in your choice of acrylic, oil or pastel.