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Pastel for Beginners Course

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Through a variety of exercises and demonstrations Christine Ivers, a master in the pastel medium, leads you through the essentials, helping you discover what pastels can do for your work. Instant access after purchase. This product will be accessible from My Workshops located in My Content after purchase.

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Pastels offer it all: rich color, direct mark making, control, a forgiving process for correcting, and immediate gratification! Christine Ivers, a master in the medium, leads you through the essentials, helping you discover what pastels can do for your work. Through a variety of exercises and demonstrations, you will be encouraged to find what works best for you. Be warned, you just might become addicted to pastels!

The course starts with an explanation of what to look for in materials. Then, you'll get a feel for how pastels work through a painting of a simple still life. Next, Chris paints a scene of a summer vineyard road, demonstrating tools for working with color and light. In the third session, Chris does some experimenting on her own, comparing the effects of three different underpainting techniques. The course concludes with another landscape demonstrating techniques for adding details and finishing a painting.

In this course, you'll learn:

  • The difference between soft, medium and hard pastels, what to look for and when to use them.
  • What to look for in the various surfaces available to pastel artists.
  • Best practices for working with the medium.
  • Ways to approach various underpainting techniques.
  • Tricks of the trade from a professional artist.
  • How to protect your work when you are done.

Student Testimonials:

I love Chris's relaxed style and the encouragement she gives her students. I learned a great deal from this short course and was sorry when it came to an end. However, there was more than enough information to keep me busy for months trying to truly absorb and practice all that was presented. Thanks, Chris. I look forward to your drawing class as well. ~ Jane P.

Chris Ivers is a gifted artist and teacher. She presents her material well, in an easygoing manner, which put me at ease as I put pastel to paper. I thoroughly enjoyed her class!Stephen M.

The course exceeded my expectations. Your system and process work wonderfully. Chris Ivers is an excellent teacher - her content is valuable, with lots of super tips as well as providing a logical progression of knowledge in a clear manner. She is a great teacher! The only downside for me is that she doesn't have another pastel course available yet! I am going to take her drawing course in the new year (timing of the fall ones doesn't work for me). ~ Jo D.

Skill Level

Beginning artists are encouraged to participate in this course.

Format

This course is offered "On Demand" and has no instructor attached to provide feedback on assignments or participate in discussion. You will have access to discussion boards and gallery, where you can share work and ideas with other students in the community. Come join the fun!

Additional Information

SKU R7022
Product Type Course
Instructor Christine Ivers
Runtime Approx 5 hours
Art Style Impressionist
Skill Level Beginner
Content Landscape, Still Life & Floral
Media Pastel
  1. Очень хорошо, понятно изложен материал. Курс рекомендую начинающим изучать review by Svetlana B on 6/22/2017
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    Очень хорошо, понятно изложен материал. Курс рекомендую начинающим изучать работу с пастелью

  2. Fits my schedule. Instructor clear and concise. I review by Gloria H on 5/2/2017
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    Fits my schedule. Instructor clear and concise. I was surprised how much I learned in this basic course.

  3. I've completed about a half dozen pastel paintings, which has review by Martha R on 4/13/2017
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    I've completed about a half dozen pastel paintings, which has led me to realize I need to acquire more technical knowledge. Even though I'm not an absolute beginner, I didn't know many of the concepts taught in this course, so it was very valuable to me. The instructor is excellent. I was disappointed a couple of times in the last demos that the camera didn't show what the instructor was doing or talking about, e.g., when she added a lighter blue in the reflections demo and when she held up the cool and warm sticks side by side in the last demo. I really wanted to see both of these things! So perhaps a little finetuning on the camera work. I especially liked the different underpainting demos and their final side by side. All the demos were great. I would like to see more discussion in an intermediate course of other papers and boards such as pastelmat and pastel premier, and types of pastel by brand - broken down into hard, medium and soft, including pan pastel. But I realize you may not be able to discuss specific brands. Thank you.

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