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Introduction to Pastels: Cezanne-inspired Landscapes in the Enid A. Haupt Garden - In Person

4 Session Weekend Studio Arts Course

Saturday, June 4, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to Saturday, June 25, 2022 - 3:00 p.m. ET
Upcoming Session:
Saturday, June 4, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1V00ER
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Materials for this program

  1. Supply List
  2. COVID-19 Policy for In-Person Classes (updated 4/26/22)

Student work

NOTE: Registration will close for this program at 3 p.m. ET on Friday, June 3, 2022.

Impressionist artists favored working in the vibrant medium of pastel because of its luminosity and color-layering effects. Working in open-air in the Enid A. Haupt Garden, capture the colors of nature and the interaction of light and shadows. Students use Cezanne’s color-blocking style to produce the brilliant and subtle effects achieved with pastel.

The class includes demonstrations and lectures on color theory, color mixing, optical mixing, and composition. View and discuss works by master pastel artists for inspiration and creative ideas. Students may work in chalk, oil pastel, or gouache, and should have basic drawing skills.

Note: In-person programs are not recorded.

World Art History Certificate elective: Earn 1/2 credit*

Other Information

  • The instructor is Sandra Gobar.
  • 4 sessions, 5 hours each
  • This studio arts program is in-person. CDC and Smithsonian COVID-19 guidelines in effect at the time of the program will be followed.

*Enrolled participants in the World Art History Certificate Program receive 1/2 elective credit. Not yet enrolled? Learn about the program, its benefits, and how to register here.

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