Plein Air is working directly with nature, pulling inspiration from the world around you in the field. Our instructor, Robert Selkowitz has been doing this with pastels for 35 years. When he started he used brown kraft paper and a variety of inexpensive chalks and pastels. If you are new to pastel you can start cheaply and add as you get more interested. Pastels use the same pigments as in oil paints, without the oil. They are rich and vibrant. You will use dry pastels in hard, medium and soft consistencies, mixing colors on the paper as you work, rubbing and drawing. You will love working in pastels from life in nature, inspired by a composition that you perceive as interesting and beautiful. If you would like to try your hand at pastel or deepen your experience with pastel, take this class. The instructor will demonstrate his technique of direct work and respond to your efforts on an individual basis. A materials list will include kraft paper or pastel paper, a starter set of Nupastel hard pastels and a few Rembrandt or other mid-market pastels, a backing board and clips for the paper, wet wipes and a rag, a seat or easel.
Tuition $95. Member Tuition $85.
NOTE: A materials list will be provided upon enrollment.