Learn how to use this vibrant and luscious medium to capture some of the most beautiful landscapes Canada has to offer! Participants will learn how to utilize cool and warm colours, how to choose and the different effects created by the colour of the surface, how to use less to no white in a snowy scene and the benefits of mastering the value sketch. Let's discover Canadian winter landscapes in soft pastels this winter! Available as a four-session workshop or individual classes.
This workshop is open to all levels, from novice to intermediate. First timers are also welcome.
Date: Monday Evenings - February 1 to March 1, 2021 (No Class February 15)
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
- 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:
- Mungyo Soft Pastel 64 Pack - Recommended by Instructor - Purchase on Amazon
- Canson Mi Teintes brand pastel paper, 9"x12", assorted colours - Purchase on Amazon
- A pencil and eraser
- Optional: Value Sketching Bundle - Purchase on Amazon
- Optional: Conté Sticks - Purchase on Amazon
- Optional: White Charcoal Pencil - Purchase on Amazon
- Optional: Black Charcoal Pencil - Purchase on Amazon