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Introduction to Pastel: Cezanne-Inspired Still Life Compositions

3-Session Weekend Course

Sunday, March 17 to 31, 2019 – 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Code: 1K00FS
"Still Life with Milk Jug and Fruit", ca. 1900, by Paul Cézanne (National Gallery of Art)

Please Note: This course has rescheduled dates (originally January 13, 27, and February 10, 2019).

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 is includes demonstrations and lectures on color theory, color mixing, optical 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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World Art History Certificate elective: Earn 1/2 credit

Instructor: Sandra Gobar

3 sessions; 5 hours each

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