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Introduction to Pastel: Cezanne-Inspired Still Life Compositions

4-Session Weekend Course

Sunday, November 3 to 24, 2019 – 10:15  2:15 p.m.
Code: 1K00SZ

"Still Life with Milk Jug and Fruit", ca. 1900, by Paul Cézanne (National Gallery of Art)

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 Cezanne’s in studio sessions, students learn to achieve the brilliant and subtle effects characteristic of the medium.

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

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Instructor: Sandra Gobar

4 sessions; 4 hours each

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

*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
Room 3041
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)