Introduction to Pastel Portraiture

CLASS ID: 2R60
Date/Time: Saturday, September 23, 9:00AM – 4:00PM

Suzann Beck
Suzann’s approach to portraiture in soft pastels will teach you to build colorful portraits step by step. This forgiving technique will help you gradually build to a luminous finish. The workshop will also include tips on achieving drawing accuracy and light effect. The morning session will feature a demonstration with hands-on student work in the afternoon from a live model. Drawing experience suggested but not required. Class will break for an hour at noon, please bring a lunch. Model fee included.

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Introduction to Pastels

CLASS ID: 2R66
Date/Time: 2 Wednesdays: September 20-27, 9:30AM – 11:45AM

CLASS ID: 2R72
Date/Time: 2 Wednesdays: November 8-15, 1:00AM – 3:15PM

Susan Hartzell Vannelli
If you like fresh, pure, vivid colors, you will open your artistic world to new possibilities and creative insights by working with pastels. We will learn about the materials and tools, explore basic pastel techniques, and learn to combine pastels with other mixed media.

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Intermediate Pastel

CLASS ID: 2R65
Date/Time: 4 Wednesdays: November 1 – 29, 1:30PM – 4:00PM

Christopher Copeland
This indoor class will explore how to add color, depth, and vibrancy to pastel paintings by experimenting with various techniques using a variety of surfaces and textures. Focus will be on composition, light, and color value with individual attention and class demonstrations.

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Mentoring for All Mediums

CLASS ID: 2R35
Date/Time: 3 Mondays: September 11-25, 12:45PM – 3:00PM

CLASS ID: 2R36
Date/Time: 5 Mondays: October 2-30, 12:45PM – 3:00PM

CLASS ID: 2R37
Date/Time: 4 Mondays: November 6-27, 12:45PM – 3:00PM

Susan Hartzell Vannelli
This class is for those who would like to complete a piece of art, an unfinished painting, pastel, watercolor, drawing, collage, or whatever! This instructor will mentor and help you with a new way of seeing your creative abilities, get you started on a new piece of work, and inspire you to press on and work in a series. Please bring supplies and a project. The instructor will have demonstrations each week for optional projects.

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Soar! Mixed Media Mentoring

CLASS ID: 2R32
Date/Time: 3 Mondays: September 11-25, 9:30AM – 11:45AM

CLASS ID: 2R33
Date/Time: 5 Mondays: October 2-30, 9:30AM – 11:45AM

CLASS ID: 2R34
Date/Time: 4 Mondays: November 6-27, 9:30AM – 11:45AM

Susan Hartzell Vannelli
This class is for those who would like to complete a piece of art, an unfinished painting, pastel, watercolor, drawing, collage, or whatever! This instructor will mentor and help you with a new way of seeing your creative abilities, get you started on a new piece of work, and inspire you to press on and work in a series. Please bring supplies and a project. The instructor will have demonstrations each week for optional projects.

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Still Life in Pastel: Artistic Essentials

Lisa Stauffer
Enhance your skills through a better understanding of the key principles every artist needs to know to improve their paintings. Focus on painting simple still life set-ups in the versatile medium of pastel and learn how these lessons apply to painting all subject matter as we discuss design and composition, painting fundamentals, and the importance of accurate drawing. Delve into effective application of color, value, intensity, and temperature. Explore pastel brands, papers, and techniques. Class time will include demonstrations in pastel, personal assistance at your easel, group critiques, and fun!
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CLASS ID: 2R01
Date/Time: Friday – Sunday, October 27-29, 9:30AM – 4:00PM
Tuition: $230 Member/$288 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Beginner and Beyond

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

CLASS ID: 7R24
Date/Time: Saturday, September 9, 10:00AM – 11:30AM

Erika Arndt
In this class, we’ll read the book by Eric Carle, then create a collage-based work during which parents will help encourage their child in the adventurous use of materials. Techniques include watercolor diffusion, oil pastel drawing, cutting, pasting, and assembling.

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Plein Air Pastel

CLASS ID: 2Q44
Date/Time: 5 Wednesdays, August 2-30, 1:30-4:00 PM (time changed from catalog)

CLASS ID: 2R83
Date/Time: 3 Wednesdays, September 13-27, 1:30PM – 4:00PM

Christopher Copeland
To the plein air painter, the immediate application of pastels lends itself to capturing the changing light effects of the outdoors. Observe and study nature firsthand. Make quick and direct decisions to produce spontaneous, fresh, and colorful light-filled paintings. Demos, one-on-one guidance, and group critiques are a part of this class. This class will meet at WBCA.

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Intermediate/Advanced Painting with Dan Mackerman

Tuesday afternoons in July – August
Dan Mackerman

This course is designed for intermediate and advanced painting students who wish to broaden their knowledge and experience. Work on your own projects while taking advantage of Dan’s 40+ years of painting. The purpose of this class is to improve upon what you already know, expose you to new possibilities and to make you a better painter. For some that may mean inspiring conversation on topics that relate to your work. For others it may mean tips or demos on materials and tools that fine-tune your technique or improve a specific piece. Dan will regularly give demonstrations, share references from his personal library of over 500 books, lead critiques, and give museum tours when the need arises. Solvent-free oil painting dating back to the time of Rembrandt is highlighted but any opaque media such as pastel or acrylic are also welcome.

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Drawing Pet Portraits in Pastel Pencil

August 29, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Suzann Beck
Learn the basics of creating fur effects in pastel pencil and create a “head and shoulders” portrait of your pet from one of your own photos. The workshop will feature a demonstration in the morning session with hands-on student work in the afternoon. Students will learn how to draw an initial sketch and transfer it to pastel paper, and how to build fur in a step-by-step process. Attention will be paid to drawing accuracy and rendering light effect. Painting and drawing experience suggested but not required. Class will break for an hour at noon, please bring a lunch.

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