Beginning Pastel, Let’s Play with Pure Color!


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Instructor, Rita Paradis
Tuesdays, November 12 & 19th
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm


pastel is an art medium in the form of a stick, consisting of pure powdered pigment and a binder. The pigments used in pastels are the same as those used to produce all colored art media, including oil paints; the binder is of a neutral hue and low saturation. The color effect of pastels is closer to the natural dry pigments than that of any other process.

Pastels have been used by artists since the Renaissance, and gained considerable popularity in the 18th century, when a number of notable artists made pastel their primary medium.

Students will work with pastels on sanded paper and create a beautiful green pear. Everyone will leave class with a sweet little painting that is ready for framing. The fee for the 2-day class is $70 which includes all supplies. Class size is limited to 8 Students.

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