Pastel by instructor Sandra Gobar
The vibrant medium of pastel has been a favorite of artists for the last 4 centuries because of its luminosity and versatility. Working from the varied and vivid Smithsonian gardens on the National Mall, students learn to achieve the brilliant and subtle effects characteristic of the medium, emphasizing the light and shadows reminiscent of Monet's garden scenes.
Demonstrations on color layering, blending, pastel techniques, color mixing, landscape composition and perspective are presented. Locations include the Ripley Center for an introduction to working en plein air; the Mary Livingston Ripley Garden, and the open-air “galleries” of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. In the event of inclement weather, class will take place inside the Ripley Center studio.
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Instructor: Sandra Gobar
2 sessions, 5 hours each
S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)