Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Scottsdale Artists School Pastel Workshop 10/31-11/4, 2011

I'll be teaching a Pastel Only workshop at the Scottsdale Artists School this fall...

Location: Scottsdale Location
Oct 31-Nov 4, 2011

(480) 990- 1422

Considering the different challenges that using soft pastels in the field versus in the studio presents the artist, this class is designed to give the students a chance to explore both situations under my guidance. Over the course of the five day class the students will spend approximately half of the time in the field, and the other half in the studio. In the field we will focus on shorter term studies and the issues of pastel working en plein air, along with all of those principles involved in all picture making. Students should expect to complete at least four to six plein air pieces during the outdoor segment of the class. Back in the studio we will work from either those studies, or from our own reference materials to produce one or two larger studio pieces.

Lectures about materials and technique, the elements of painting, including an AV media presentation, will reinforce the material discussed and taught during the week. I will also demonstrate a couple of different methods that I use to begin pastels in the field and studio, and will carry out at least one large studio demonstration, start to finish. Some experience with using pastels outdoors is recommended; otherwise the class is open to new and veteran pastel painters.www.marchansonart.com