Horizontal TabsDescription Learn to see simple shapes and values to create stunning results with pastel painting techniques, color theory and color mixing. Thursday, July 16, 2015 to Saturday, July 18, 2015 Registration Fee: $275 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. Please see the supplies tab for a list of materials to bring to the workshop. 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. Faculty Janet Kohler Instructor of Visual Arts, Intrerlochen College of Creative Arts Schedule Soft Pastel Workshop Schedule Thursday, July 16, 2015 6 - 6:15 p.m.Introductions and Set-up: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 108 6:15 - 7 p.m.Distribution of Materials: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 108 7 - 9 p.m.Artist Demo and Technique Presentation: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 108 Friday, July 17 9 a.m. - NoonClass Session 1: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 108 Noon - 1 p.m.Lunch break 1 - 5 p.m.Class Session 2: Campus Venue TBAOutdoor Worshop Session. 5 - 6:30 p.m.Dinner break and free evening Saturday, July 18 9 - 11:30 a.m.Class Session 3: Campus Venue TBAOutdoor Workshop Session. Noon - 1 p.m.Class Session 4: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 108Feedback Session and Wrap-up. Please note that this schedule may be subject to change. Participants will be notified of any adjustments. Supplies Soft Pastel Workshop Supply List Materials for this workshop are not included in the registration fee. A French easel will be provided for each participant to use. Those wishing to bring their own easel may do so. A soft pastel supply list has been provided as a guideline, with descriptions of the minimum soft pastels that beginners should invest in. Experienced pastel painters will likely have the materials necessary for this class. All materials can be easily acquired at your local arts/ craft store or online. 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. Small sheet of tracing paper for indoor composition work. Sanded pastel paper*: Art Spectrum (Colorfix) A “Warm Pack of 10” is available in 9 1/2” x 12 1/2” or individually. Also available in 19 5/8" x 27 1/2" sheets, which you can cut into quarters ahead of time, approximately 9" x 13 1/2" each. *If you prefer not to work with sanded papers, a great spring sale at www.utrecht.com: Strathmore 500 Series Charcoal paper comes in assorted colors and Canson Mi-Teintes Paper is also available in pads. 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 that 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! Paper towels (Viva feels most like a cotton cloth). Hard pastels: Nu-pastels, at least a set of 12, or 24 is better or a larger set. Soft pastels: Rembrandt**, Windsor Newton, Unison, Great American Artworks, Sennelier, or bring the soft pastels you have, etc. (Note: Oil pastels are not the same as soft pastels.) **A great spring sale at www.utrecht.com is currently underway: 30 half sticks with three Canson Mi-Teintes pastels for $28.98. A French easel will be provided for all students to use, however, if you need an additional surface to put your supplies on when working outside, you may want to bring a small folding table. If you prefer to sit while outside, you may also want to bring a folding chair (the instructor prefers to stand at the easel). Bring your own photographs, taken by you in case of rain. Do not use photos that were taken by someone else, or anything that was published. Bring a camera and dress for the weather. We will not go outside in incliment weather. Please contact email@example.com with any additional questions you may have about the supplies for this course.