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Introduction to Pastel: Cézanne-Inspired Still-Life Compositions

In-Person Class

3 Session Weekend Studio Arts Course

Saturday, March 5, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. to Saturday, March 19, 2022 - 4:30 p.m. ET
Upcoming Session:
Saturday, March 5, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
Code: 1V00YF
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$165 - Member
$185 - Non-Member

Materials for this program

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"Still Life with Milk Jug and Fruit", ca. 1900, by Paul Cézanne

NOTE: Registration will close for this program at 3 p.m. ET on Friday, March 4, 2022.

The vibrant medium of pastel was a favorite of impressionist artists because of its luminosity and color layering effects. Working from still-life arrangements reminiscent of Cézanne’s in studio sessions, students learn to achieve the brilliant and subtle effects characteristic of the medium.

The workshop intensive includes demonstrations and lectures on color theory, color mixing, optical mixing, and composition. For inspiration and creative ideas, works by Cézanne are viewed and discussed. Students may work in chalk or oil pastel, and should have basic drawing skills.

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

Other Information

  • The instructor is Sandra Gobar.
  • 3 sessions, 5.5 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)