Beginner Pastel Class 2018
Date: August 4, 2018
Location: Destination Art, Torrance
For the second consecutive year, the Pastel Society of Southern California will offer a beginner pastel class for those new to the pastel medium. Join us on Saturday, August 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. as experienced pastel instructors guide you through pastel basics: from sketching and composition, to identifying values and creating an underpainting, to learning about color, surfaces and pastel application techniques. Plus, as a bonus: learn to make your own pastel colors by reconstituting broken pastel sticks!
Class size is limited to 16 students. Registration is first-come, first-served. Must be new to pastel. All supplies will be provided.
The Beginner class is now filled!
But please sign up to be added to a waiting list. If there is enough interest, a second session will be scheduled.
Meet the teachers and see what you will learn!
Distribute pastels, papers. Discuss different pastels: hard, medium, soft, different shapes. Discuss different papers, surfaces, making your own papers, toned papers, pastel boxes and organization, gloves.
Discussion and demonstration of reconstituting and making your own pastels.
Discuss pastel mark making: layering, blending, rolling, stutter, strokes. Use of color to show light. Practice exercise of sphere and shadow using color.
Focus on the color spectrum and the optics of the camera .
Demo and discuss creating a loose watercolor underpainting as a foundation and guide in setting rough values, composition, and colors for your pastel paintings.