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Introduction to Pastels: Cezanne-inspired Landscapes at the U.S. National Arboretum

In-Person Class

4-Session Weekend Studio Arts Course

Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 11:00 a.m. to Saturday, November 6, 2021 - 3:00 p.m. ET
Upcoming Session:
Saturday, October 23, 2021 - 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1V00UP
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$210 - Member
$230 - Non-Member

Materials for this program

  1. Supply List
  2. In-Person Class Information and Requirements

By Sandra Gobar

NOTE: The dates for this class are now Saturday, October 16 - Saturday, November 6. All other details remain the same (originally October 9-30, 2021).

Please Note: This class is conducted in person and is limited to 12 participants. Masks are optional for vaccinated participants and recommended for others. Read the COVID requirements prior to registration.

Impressionist artists favored working in the vibrant medium of pastel because of its luminosity and color-layering effects. Working in the U.S. National Arboretum, 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 workshop includes demonstrations and lectures on color theory, color mixing, optical mixing, and composition. View works by Cezanne for inspiration and creative ideas. Students may work in chalk, oil pastel, or gouache, and should have basic drawing skills.

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

Note: In-person programs are not recorded.

Other Information

  • The instructor is Sandra Gobar.
  • 4 sessions, 4 hours each
  • This studio arts program is in-person.

*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.

Class meets at Admin Bldg of Nat'l Arboretum
Use 24th & R Sts NE entrance located
off Bladensburg Rd.