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Introduction to Pastel: Still Life Compositions
3-Session Weekend Course

Saturday, December 2; Sunday, December 3; and Sunday, December 10, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Code: 1K00MK

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The vibrant medium of pastel has been a favorite of artists such as Willem de Kooning for the last four centuries because of its luminosity and versatility. Working from still-life arrangements in studio sessions, students learn to achieve the brilliant and subtle effects characteristic of the medium.

Throughout the course, lectures on color theory, color mixing, and composition are given. Demonstrations on color layering and blending are also included. For inspiration and ideas, works by master pastellists are viewed and discussed.

Students may work in chalk or oil pastel. Students should have basic drawing skills.

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Instructor: Sandra Gobar

3 sessions, 4 hours each

 

Location
S. Dillon Ripley Center
Room 3041
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)