The Still-Life in Pastel
Studio Arts Workshop
Sunday, June 21, 2020 - 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The redness of an apple, the folds of drapery, and the shimmer of metal are part of the rich tradition of still-life drawing captured by the luminous and versatile pastel medium. In this workshop, beginning and experienced students work directly from still-life arrangements as they explore the techniques of cross-hatching and layering of color through personal experimentation and demonstrations by the instructor. Composition, perspective, and rendering are reviewed and emphasized.
Students should have basic drawing skills. They may also wish to photograph the still-lifes in order to continue working at home. A suggested supply list may be downloaded from this page no later than 2 weeks prior to the workshop.
This class includes a lunch break (participants provide their own).
Instructor: Gary Shankman
One 6-hour session
S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)