Learn pastel painting techniques using hard and soft pastels. This is a “how to” class for beginners with demonstrations and lots of individual instruction. If you already know “how to”, you’ll learn “what now”—taking your pastel painting to its next level. Working from still life subjects and your own photo references, you will learn the basics of composition, values, the use of cool and warm colors, and much more.
Explore a wide range of creative and abstract painting techniques learning how to express movement, texture, and emotions. Learn different ideas of how to start a painting and how to complete it. Using brushes, palette knives and colour shapers, experience the excitement of experimentation and loosening up. Join the fun and express yourself.
In Acrylic Impressionism, it is the feeling of the finished piece that is important. Using photo references and still life objects, we will be working to capture the visual impression or feeling of the moment vs. achieving an accurate depiction.
Painting with small brushes and palette knives, we’ll experience an outpour of emotion and energy in our work and experiment with the shifting effect of light and color.
In Part I of this two-part workshop, you will be provided the tools you need to take your art to the next level—marketing your work and yourself. You will learn how to do a needs assessment (understanding your purpose and what risks you are willing to take); create a budget; assess what skills you have and which ones you need to hire; and how to find a mentor. You will also begin to develop your personal business plan. This is an interactive workshop designed to either help you get started or reinvigorate your existing business goals.
It is strongly recommended that you take both workshop sections to help launch your business.
In Part II of this two-part workshop, you will continue to work on your own business plan to include your business description, goals and objectives, finding your market, and pricing. We’ll also cover time management—how much time do you allot to creating your work vs. marketing. And, you’ll learn how to generate multiple income streams, and how to present yourself and your work professionally.
It is strongly recommended that you take both sections of this workshops.