In this four-session soft pastels workshop, students will create four separate pastel paintings capturing the beauty and simplicity of barns in rural landscape settings. Often painted and rendered, this interesting subject will be the focus and inspiration in different seasons and lighting.
In this four-session workshop students will receive step-by-step instructions walking them through creating a landscape featuring a barn. The instructor will provide tips on how to build a successful composition, provide easy instructions for creating an under painting and layering colours, and an understanding of perspective and depth in a landscape. Students will also learn how to frame their completed pastel drawings.
This workshop is open to all levels, from novice to intermediate. First timers are also welcome.
Dates: Monday Mornings or Evenings - April 1 to 29, 2019 (No Class April 22)
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm or 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Price: $140 for non-members, $120 with a membership
Skill Level: Beginners
Registration Deadline: Monday March 25, 2019
What Students will Learn
- Use soft pastels with more confidence
- Move beyond your reference
- How to see value and color
- Create dynamic compositions
- Know when to stop
About the Instructor
Filomena Kandola studied art formally from 1993 to 2000 at the Ontario College of Art & Design University in Toronto, Ontario. Over the years during her artistic career, Filomena explored the many traditional artistic media to express her creativity, including: acrylic paint, chalk, charcoal, coloured pencil, conté, oil paint, pastel, pen and ink, pencil and mixed media. Today, Filomena enjoys painting exclusively in oil paint on canvas. Her subject matter is most often the landscapes and the smaller spaces that surround her where she lives in the City of Vaughan, Ontario. In numerous venues across Toronto and the GTA, Filomena has shown her artwork, whether independently or in collaboration with other like-minded artists. She hopes to continue sharing her artwork and love for art in this manner and through teaching in the years to come.
Students are asked to purchase the following materials:
- A box of 24 (or more) assorted soft/chalk pastels with a variety of colours:
- Prismacolour Premier Nupastel
- Conte a Paris
- Faber Castell
- Three 9" x 12" pastel paper pages in assorted colours (no white or black), Canson brand
- A pencil and eraser
- Art smock (if needed)
- Masking tape
Advanced registration is recommended for workshops. Registration closes Monday March 25, 2019.
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