"In the shadows the mysteries dwell - light is the life of a painting, but shadows define the light.", Leonardo Da Vinci is said to have remarked.
In this four-session workshop students will explore shadows that emerge from the light in a variety of contexts using soft/chalk pastels. Students will receive step-by-step instructions with table side assistance as needed. Each class will focus on a new composition.
This workshop is open to all levels, from beginner to advanced. First timers are also welcome.
Dates: Friday Mornings - October 4 to 25, 2019
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Price: $130 for non-members, $117 with a membership
Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate
Registration Deadline: Friday September 27, 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 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
Advanced registration is recommended for workshops. Registration closes Friday September 27, 2019.
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