Fruit has long been the study of many a painter, from past to the present. In this four-session soft pastel workshop, students will pay close attention to this classic subject by capturing its beauty and simplicity with the brilliant pigment of soft chalk pastels.
This very popular fruit study workshop is being revived through Zoom to new and returning artists of all skill levels. Each week the instructor will focus on a single fruit as the subject, making sure to introduce four new fruits for participants who have already taken the workshop.
This workshop is open to all levels, from novice to intermediate. First timers are also welcome.
Dates: Tuesday Evenings - July 7 to 28, 2020
Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Price: $130 for non-members, $117 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 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