In this four-session soft pastel workshop the focus will be glorious flowers, up close and personal, in four different vibrant palettes. The instructor will guide participants on how to successfully use this user friendly medium, from layering to blending and when to apply pressure. Each week is a stand alone class or join the entire series and watch your art work grow and develop from week to week.
This workshop is open to all levels, from novice to intermediate. First timers are also welcome.
Dates: Monday Evenings - September 28 to October 26, 2020 (No Class Thanksgiving, October 12)
Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
- All Four Sessions: $120 for non-members, $100 with a membership
- Individual Sessions: $30 for non-member, $25 with a membership
Materials: Additional Purchase Required - See Materials List
Skill Level: Beginners
Special Note: This workshop is online. Students will need access to a computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet and have downloaded the Zoom app before class begins.
What Students will Learn
- The basics of creating flowers in soft pastel
- How to draw in proportion accurately
- How to apply warm and cool colours to assist your painting
- How to draw a dynamic composition
- The importance of value painting, under painting, blending and layering
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 oils and soft pastels. 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: