Fall Soft Pastel Painting Workshop

Focus on creating a meaningful landscape painting while covering many aspects of working with pastel.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Registration Fee: $85/ Materials Fee: $30

Join award-winning pastel artist, Tom Tomasek to learn how to create a meaningful landscape painting while covering many aspects of working with soft pastels in this one-day workshop. Different pastel painting foundations will be covered as well as the properties of both soft and hard pastels. Techniques explored in this workshop can be applied to both studio work as well as with plein air painting. Utilizing sanded pastel paper, students will explore the creation of developing an underpainting using pastel and odorless mineral spirits. Toward the end of the day, students will also learn about proper presentation and special considerations for matting your work. Each student will have the opportunity to walk away with a completed piece and a matted work ready for framing and hanging in your home. This workshop is for artists of all skill levels. The instructor will provide personal attention to each participant, allowing each student to grow and develop their skills. Students must bring recommended pastels from the supply list below, however, sanded paper, odorless mineral spirits and matting materials will be provided by the instructor as a part of the materials fee.

Supply list for participants to bring:

  • Small drawing board ( Foam core, Plexi glass or Masonite work well)

  • Good quality pastels of your chosing (not oil pastel) such as Nupastel (hard), Rembrandt (soft), or Unison (ultra soft)

  • A variety of landscape photos

Materials provided by the instructor as a part of the materials fee:

  • Sanded pastel paper

  • Odorless mineral spirits

  • Matting materials


Instructors

Tom Tomasek

Instructor of Visual Art, Interlochen College of Creative Arts

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