Fruit has long been the study of many a painter, from past to the present. In this four-session soft pastels workshop, students will pay close attention to this classic subject by capturing its beauty and simplicity with the brilliant pigment of soft chalk pastels.
Students will receive step-by-step instructions with table side assistance as needed. Each class will focus on a new composition, featuring single or multiple fruits in different lighting and styles.
This workshop is open to all levels, from novice to intermediate. First timers are also welcome.
Dates: Thursday Mornings - June 6 to 27, 2019
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Price: $140 for non-members, $120 with a membership
Skill Level: Beginners
Registration Deadline: Thursday May 30, 2019
What Students will Learn
- The basics of painting fruit
- 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:
- A box of 24 (or more) assorted soft/chalk pastels with a variety of colours:
- Prismacolour Premier Nupastel
- Conte a Paris
- Faber Castell
- Canson Mi Teintes brand pastel paper, 9"x12", assorted colours
- A pencil and eraser
Advanced registration is recommended for workshops. Registration closes Thursday May 30, 2019.
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Humble Fruit in Soft Pastel