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 Workshop is now full. If you wish to be added to the waiting list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and contact information and "Soft Pastel" in the subject heading. 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 Soft Pastel Workshop 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 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. Small sheet of tracing paper for indoor composition work. Sanded pastel paper: Art Spectrum (Colorfix) A “Warm Pack” is available in 9” x 12” or white Kitty Wallis Professional Grade, also available in 9” x 12” packs. These papers are available in larger sizes and you can cut down or leave large if you work fast. (All available on-line through professional art suppliers, I will have some sanded papers available during the workshop.) Foamcore or Gatorboard to mount pastel paper. Masking 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. Paper towels (Viva feels most like a cotton cloth). Hard pastels: Nu-pastels, at least a set of 12, or larger set. Soft pastels: Rembrandt, Windsor Newton, Unison, Great American Artworks, Sennelier, 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.