Dates: Mondays, September 12 – October 11
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Level of Experience: beginner to advanced
Class Size Limit: 5
Mediums: pastel, dry-brush watercolor, non-traditional egg tempera, graphite pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, scratchboard, and carbon dust
Subject Matter: floral art, traditional botanical illustration, landscape, composition, color theory
Registration Deadline: Monday, September 5
Fee: $120 or $25 per session
Bored with your current painting technique? Struggling with a painting? Having trouble with a composition? My mission is to help you troubleshoot your paintings and to help you find your own unique style and medium and to have fun. This class provides a supportive and safe atmosphere so that you can challenge yourself by learning a new medium or take yourself outside your comfort zone and learn a new technique. The small class size will allow you to receive lots of feedback and hands on help from the instructor.
Some of the ideas and methods you can explore further are:
- how to paint from photographs,
- how to start a new painting,
- how to layer colors and not make mud,
- how to achieve color harmony in your painting,
- how to use color to help enhance the volume of your shapes,
- how to do a wash in watercolor,
- how to do an underpainting for a pastel, and
- how to paint and draw gradations in values.
Bring your own art supplies and light. You may paint from your own photographs or bring a small still life. If you wish to try a new technique, for a nominal supply fee, you may rent my supplies.
Painting Nature in Pastel
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, October 1 and 2
Time: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Level of Experience: beginner to intermediate
Class Size Limit: 12 students
Flowers, landscapes and pastels are a match made in artist’s heaven. The vibrancy of pastels and the colors of nature make for exciting painting partners. In this two day workshop explore some of the different
textures that can be achieved with pastel and how to mix, match, and layer those wonderful colors and not make mud. Working from a living flower or photographs, students will receive composition tips and help
developing their own style. Pastels are pure, luscious ground pigment with a little bit of binder added. They are easy to apply and can be reworked any time. They can be used on any surface that has some tooth. They can be applied very loosely or tightly with many different variations in texture and clean-up involves only the snap of a wrist. Students may rent a pastel set for $25.
Contact: Lynda Chambers, Chambers Arts, chambersarts.com, 919-259-6458. Chambers Arts is located at 200 S. Academy St. in Cary, NC.