Soft Pastels - Painterly Landscape Techniques

Visual Arts Classroom
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Tuesday & Wednesday, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Grade Range
10th grade - Adult
Member tuition
Non-member tuition

$160.00 (become a member)

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Learn to create painterly landscapes in soft pastel that are expressive and filled with light. Nationally recognized pastellist Barbara Reich will share tips from her many years of plein air painting to help students take the mystery out of interpreting their own favorite photographs.

Soft pastel techniques and wet applications will be highlighted, including underpainting with pastel, watercolor, as well as creating extra texture using clear gesso. The importance of design, color, value, shape, and edges will be reviewed, as well as the best ways to modify what you see in your photographs. This is a fun and relaxed workshop in which personal explorations are highly encouraged. Demo, handouts, and lots of individual attention. This workshop is for soft pastel, not oil pastel. They are not the same. Prior art experience helpful.

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Medium and Supplies
Art Area
Visual Arts
Supplies provided

Barbara Reich

Cancellation & Class Policies

Cancellation Policy for Classes and One-Day Workshops in Petoskey

Student Withdrawal
Requests for cancellation by the student at least seven (7) days prior to the first day of class will be honored (minus a $20 processing fee).  NO REFUNDS will be given for a student cancellation made less than seven (7) days in advance of the first day of the class.

When Public Schools of Petoskey are closed due to inclement weather, CTAC-Petoskey classes are cancelled. We will do our best to provide a make-up opportunity for the missed class. Refunds will not be given if the student is unable to attend the rescheduled session of class. Workshops and one-time classes will be handled on a per-class basis. School of Ballet students are asked to make up the missed class in an alternate session approved by their instructor.

Minimum Enrollment
Crooked Tree Arts Center reserves the right to cancel any class that does not meet its minimum student enrollment prior to the first class session. If a class is cancelled by CTAC for lack of enrollment, CTAC will offer a full refund to the student in the manner in which tuition was paid.  (Cash payments will be refunded by check.)