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Pastel Painting for Beginners

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This is a soft pastel painting class for those of you who have never tried this wonderful medium, and those of you who tried it years ago, and would like a refresher course on the basics. This class will introduce you to pastels and you will see how quickly they go down on the surface, and how brilliant the effects are of these pure colors. Each class will start with some information on pastel painting including: how to make different marks: linear or side strokes; several ways to blend colors on the paper; how to fix your painting before framing. Pastels are very versatile and it is easy to create simple or complex paintings. We will concentrate on landscapes such as fields, mountains, and salt marshes for this class.

What to bring: Sennilier Half-Stick Pastels, Set of 20 Assorted Half-sticks. Prismacolor NuPastel set of 12, Colourfix Pastel Paper (warm tone pack 9" x 12"), vine charcoal (soft), painting board (to tape drawing paper to), roll of paper towels or rags, paper stumps and an old artist paintbrush (1" Wide) for blending, Artist tape 3/4" wide or masking tape. I have set up a Wish List on with the recommended suppliles, but you may substitute these with soft pastels of your choice. Once you sign up for the class, I will email you the link to this Wishlist. Minimum class size is 3 and limit is 7. Dick Blick's has extremely good prices and awesome customer service.

Do NOT buy "Oil" pastels by mistake. We will NOT be using them in class. You may want to wear clothing you do not mind getting dirty.

To hold your spot, please mail a check for $135.00 for the five classes to:

Revelle Taillon, 26 West Pine Street, Plaistow, NH 03865. For more info call: 603-382-3397 Email: Revelle at . 10% of each tuition is donated to the SAA Art Scholarship Fund.


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