Beginning and Intermediate Pastel with Sandra Place
Sunday, 28 June, 2020 to Saturday, 4 July, 2020
If we engage in something as a beginner, experiencing an activity as if for the first time, then we are truly able to learn.  Come along on this journey as you explore the unique nature of pastel, one of the most versatile, spontaneous and permanent of all painting mediums.  Daily demonstrations will include how to begin, proceed with and finish a painting, how to achieve various painterly and drawing effects, and how to avoid and overcome common problems.  By working on specific exercises as well as complete paintings, you will improve fundamental drawing and painting skills, focusing on... +Read More
Painting Water With Pastels with Sandra Place
Friday, 27 March, 2020
Water is an important element, or the main element, in much of the landscape around the country. In this workshop, we will learn ways to approach painting this challenging subject matter with a dry medium – it is easier than it would seem!  There will be a couple of short demonstrations of how to paint different kinds of water, and then students will do a water painting of their choice, working from their own photographs.  There will be plenty of individual attention given to each student. +Read More
Pastel: Color, Values and Shapes with Sandra Place
Saturday, 28 March, 2020
Pastel is the perfect medium to learn more about the importance of getting your values, colors and big shapes correct in your paintings!  It is a very forgiving medium if one proceeds properly, and corrections can be made easily along the way, with no waiting for paint to dry.  We will discuss these elements and there will be a short demonstration.  Students will do a few preliminary sketches to illustrate the use of values and shapes, and then they will do a landscape painting from a photograph, focusing on working with these three elements from the very beginning to achieve a successful... +Read More
Pastel: Creative Painting From Photos with Sandra Place
Saturday, 21 March, 2020
Pastel is one of the most versatile of all painting mediums and allows for many corrections and layers to build up to beautiful paintings.  Students will learn how to overcome the color and compositional limitations of their photos.  One of the most important elements of a painting is its composition; also, all landscape painting requires a basic knowledge of perspective.  We will focus on these elements and how they are used to make landscape paintings, including street scenes and paintings with buildings, look believable and appealing.  Students will do a landscape painting from a... +Read More
Pastel for Beginners with Sandra Place
Friday, 20 March, 2020
Pastel is one of the most permanent and versatile of all painting mediums, allowing for many corrections and layers to build up to beautiful paintings. They are immediate, spontaneous and allow the use of both subtle and vibrant color and many different painting styles. We will discuss different types of papers and pastels as well as application of different kinds of strokes to achieve various painterly effects. There will be a short demonstration of a landscape painting. Then students will do a landscape painting from a photograph and will learn how to begin, proceed and finish a painting,... +Read More