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Oil Pastels

4-Session Daytime Course

Monday, July 8 to 29, 2019 – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Code: 1K00NU
Tickets
$125
Gen. Admission
By Chester Kasnowski

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Although Cray-Pas, the first oil pastel, was introduced in the 1920s, it wasn’t until two decades later when Picasso asked Henri Sennelier to create professional oil pastels, that the world had a truly new art medium.

Sennelier oil pastels are richly pigmented and have a creamy consistency. They have little in common with dry or soft pastels in look, feel, or technique. They adhere to paper, canvas, wood, metal, and glass. The experience simulates drawing with oils, and the colors are bright, highly saturated and long-lasting if maintained correctly. Oil pastels travel easily and are excellent for color sketching. 

Get a grounding in the basics of this exciting medium in a course that will have you painting in vibrant new colors—and perhaps developing ideas for your other works. Group technique demonstrations and one-on-one instruction are part of the class, which welcomes both beginners and seasoned artists. 

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Instructor: Chester Kasnowski

4 sessions, 2 hours each

Location
Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
921 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, DC
Metro: Eastern Market