This four-session workshop focuses on the use of soft/chalk pastels in the rendering of landscapes in abstraction. Students will explore this very expressive style of art through rendering various different landscapes by using this brilliantly bright and user friendly medium.
Students will receive step-by-step instructions with table side assistance as needed. Each class will focus on a new composition, featuring a new landscape in this very unique and expressive style of abstraction.
This workshop is open to all levels, from novice to intermediate. First timers are also welcome.
Dates: Friday Mornings - February 7 to 28, 2020
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Price: $130 for non-members, $117 with a membership
Materials: Additional Purchase Required - See Materials List
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Registration Deadline: Thursday February 6, 2020
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 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
- Four 9" x 12" pastel paper pages in assorted colours (no white or black), Canson Mi-Teintes brand
- A pencil and eraser
Registration for this workshop has now closed. Please check back for future dates.