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Introduction to Pastels: Cezanne-Inspired Landscapes

2-Session Weekend Course

Saturday, May 4 and 11, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Code: 1K00HF
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“Millstone and Cistern under Trees” oil painting by Paul Cezanne, 1892 (Barnes Foundation)

The vibrant medium of pastel was a favorite of impressionist artists because of its luminosity and color layering effects. Working in Smithsonian gardens to capture colors in nature and their interaction with light, students learn Cezanne’s color-blocking style to achieve the brilliant and subtle effects characteristic of the medium.

The workshop 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

2 sessions; 6 hours each

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