Soft Pastel Workshop Series, Saturday, Sept 14, Oct 19, Nov 9, Ages 16 and Up

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Soft Pastel Workshop Series, Saturday, Sept 14, Oct 19, Nov 9, Ages 16 and Up

65.00

Instructor: Hope Hanes

Saturday, September 14, October 19, November 9, 9AM-12PM, $60 plus $5 materials fee each, Ages 16 and Up

Participate in one, two, or all three workshops as you explore different aspects of working with soft pastels! Each class is a one-day workshop centered around a specific technique or theme. Basic landscape/still life drawing instruction will be included depending upon student interest and ability. Appropriate for all levels.

9/14 Workshop: Working with a Limited Palette
10/19 Workshop: Courageous Color Variations
11/9 Workshop: Creating the Illusion of Space with Value & Texture

Get a $15 discount when signing up for all three! Select the workshops below!

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Students are encouraged (but not required) to purchase their own soft pastel sets to supplement what is available at RHAC.  There are many good brands available, and each artist has their preferences. Unfortunately there are no local sources for good quality pastels. Online, Dick Blick https://www.dickblick.com/categories/drawing/pastels/soft/ offers many options to purchase student grade and artist quality sets. Dakota Art Pastels www.dakotapastels.com has an excellent range of artist quality pastels, surfaces and equipment. Be aware that “soft” pastel brands come in a range from hard to soft. A good medium-soft brand is Rembrandt. “Softer” brands include Great American Artworks, Schminke and Sennelier. I encourage students to look for a set that offers the most colors for their budget. Keep in mind that one set can last for many years! 

Beyond sets, individual (open stock) pastels can be purchased from both suppliers, although they are more expensive when purchased this way. An assortment of harder and softer brand pastels will allow for more nuanced development of light, texture and detail. If not getting a set, consider getting at least 3-5 individual sticks in one of the softer brands. Each brand has its own color names, so these are general color suggestions. Be sure to look at color samples online.

When choosing a few soft sticks to try, think about these colors:
- white
- very light blue
- lighter yellows
- lighter greens
- red-violet/dark magenta
- very dark purple/violet
- very deep blue/navy