Pastel: Creating Strong and Vibrant Compositions in Still Life and Landscape

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September 16 @ 10:00 am - October 7 @ 1:00 pm

Pastel: Creating Strong and Vibrant Compositions in Still Life and Landscape

Instructor: Katie Cassidy
3 sessions of 4 weeks
Session 1: September 16–October 7
Wednesdays: 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Cost per Session: $175 Members, $210 Non-members


Learn the secrets of this intensely expressive and colorful medium. This course is designed for all artistic levels who want to increase their working knowledge of pastel while stretching individual creativity. Composition, color theory, and the power of neutrals will be explored. Underpainting techniques will be demonstrated and applied. Each session will start with a different demo and lecture by the instructor with an emphasis on the principles of art with pastel. As with all of Katie’s classes, there will be lots of individual critiques. Class size limited to 10 students (5 students maximum in two studios).


September 16


10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Katie Cassidy , pastel

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Pastel Supply List

drawing board or foam core for backing on easel
small sketch pad for studies
vine charcoal or graphite pencil for studies

Pastels: soft pastels (not oil pastels) – set of 60 or more. Rembrandt or Unison sets of half-sticks are a good basic brand.
Papers: Canson Mi-Teintes paper pad, grey tones size 12 x 16 if you are working on paper. If you are working on sanded papers, Art Spectrum pack of warm or cool colors, size 9 x 12.

masking tape