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Learn Pastels in 4 Hours with Shawn Dell Joyce

July 3, 2021 – 1pm-5pm


Aug 7, 2021 – 1pm-5pm

Beginning Pastel Workshop Learn to use pastels to make beautiful and realistic paintings from direct observation. Learn about pastel hardnesses, paper tooth, and substrates. Layer pastel to create your own color wheel from primaries, and how to use a complementary palette.  

1pm:  Values

Seeing 5 values from light to dark

Capturing  values

Painting dark and light with pastel

2pm: Color (and mixing)

Seeing color as value-mixing 5 values from the primaries

Make your own color wheel from the primaries

3pm: Materials and papers

Try out different paper samples and blending techniques

Test different pastel hardnesses and brands

4-5pm Putting it all together:

Make a pastel painting from start to finish with a value sketch.

Recommended materials-

Pastels (soft pastels not oil) set of 72 half sticks or different colors in a medium quality brand: Rembrant, Art Spectrum, etc. Paper (pastel paper has two sides, one rough, one smooth) Canson Mi Tentes pad, pencil, eraser, and washcloth

What I useā€¦

Mount Vision Pastels (Made in Tampa), Unison, Pastels Girault (harder) Schminke (very soft for whites and lights)

Ampersand Pastelbords

Non-Members: $60 Members: $51

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