The Interior Life in Pastel: Quiet and Lively | Zoom | February 5
We’re spending a lot of time indoors lately, so why not paint it? In this class we’ll explore the rich opportunities for color, light, surface, and texture offered by our surroundings as we hunker down this winter. We’ll start quietly, focusing on the form and drama of a single object (for example, a lit lamp, an upholstered chair, a draped window); then move to a limited scene (for example, a furnished corner); then expand our views to comprise fuller rooms and and interiors with people. Whether it’s the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, living areas, or public spaces such as libraries, museums, or schools, interiors offer great variety for capturing mood and moments in everyday life. This class is designed for students with some experience in drawing and/or soft pastel. Class time will consist of recorded, narrated demos and discussion/evaluations, with painting time outside of class.
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- A variety of soft pastels of your choice of brands. These should ideally include a selection of lights (tints), darks, brights, neutrals, and grays.
- Nupastels—set of at least 24 recommended, but the basic set of 12 will do.
- 70% or 90% alcohol and a small container with lid, such as a 4-oz canning jar or small Tupperware container.
- Inexpensive 1” watercolor brush.
- A few pieces of vine charcoal.
- 6 or more pieces of sanded pastel paper of your choice, either 9x12 or 12x16 or 12/18. You may use a variety of plain or toned, even black, paper if you like. No white. UArt is a solid choice.
- Sturdy backing board larger than your paper.
- Masking tape, preferably black—no colors.
Instructor: Jane Robbins
Fridays, 5 weeks
February 5 - March 5
2 - 4pm via Zoom
Members $130 | Non-Members $145