soft_pastel_884_350.jpg Horizontal TabsDescription Learn to see simple shapes and values to create stunning results with pastel painting techniques, color theory and color mixing. Thursday, July 26, 2018 to Saturday, July 28, 2018 Registration Fee: $285 *K-12 Educators: Earn 12 State of Michigan SCECH clock hours by attending this workshop. Register Here Participants will work with design elements and learn to divide the format to create balance and visual excitement to lead the viewer into the composition. Pastel techniques, color theory, and color mixing will be discussed and demonstrated. Participants will learn to see simple shapes and values to create stunning results. Each day will begin with technique demonstrations, group discussion and feedback on the progress of work to build upon and further develop compositions. This workshop is for artists of all skill levels; the instructor will provide personal attention to each participant, allowing each person to grow and develop their skills. Please see the supplies tab for a list of materials to bring to the workshop. Faculty Janet Kohler Instructor of Visual Arts, Intrerlochen College of Creative Arts Schedule Supplies The following Soft Pastel Supply List has been provided as a guideline, with descriptions of the minimum soft pastels that beginners should invest in. Experienced pastel artists will likely have the materials necessary for this class. All materials can be easily acquired at your local arts / craft store or online. A Plein Air portable easel or French easel will be provided for each participant to use, however, those wishing to bring their own easel may do so. Sketchbook 5 ½” x 8 ½” or 9” x 12” A variety of pencils, such as: HB, 2B or 4B and charcoal pencils 2B and 4B Vine charcoal, a few sticks in soft or medium hardness Sanded pastel paper*: Art Spectrum (Colorfix) is available in 9" x 12", and comes in a warm and/or cool pack. U-Art, is another off-white sanded paper, comes in various grades, 400-800 grit. Pastel Premier is a new sanded pastel paper on the market, 400 grit is a nice medium grit. These papers are available in larger sizes and you can cut down or leave large if you work fast. If you prefer not to work with sanded paper, Canson Mi-Teintes and Strathmore “500 Series” Charcoal Paper (Assorted Tints) are available in pads or sheets at your local art supply store, 9" x 12", 12" x 18" or 18" x 24". I order most of my supplies online through www.jerrysartarama.com or www.dickblick.com Foamcore or Gatorboard for mounting pastel paper and using on your easel Artist’s tape - do not bring blue painter’s tape ½”-1” old paint brush or old oil brushes, which are no longer good for oil painting, will work fine Acetone, odorless mineral spirits, or Turpenoid and a small glass jar with lid that your brush will fit into. You can even use rubbing Alcohol found in your medicine cabinet! (We will use this to create a wash effect if you want to try this technique). Paper towels (Viva works and feels like a cotton cloth) Hard pastels: Nu-pastels, at least a set of 24 - a larger set is even better Soft Pastels: Rembrandt, Unison, Great American Artworks, or Sennelier, or bring the soft pastels you have, etc. (Note: Oil pastels are not the same as soft pastels.) Bring your own photographs, taken by you. Do not use photos that were taken by someone else, or anything that was published. Bring a camera and a hat - weather permitting, we may go out on location.