Oil pastel is a fantastic medium for transitioning young artists from black and white to color. Lessons will cover fine arts concepts such as color, blending, light and shadow, perspective and dimension, and layering and composition. Class is fun and upbeat, and students apply everything they learn immediately into their work. The bottom line goal is to help students become familiar with techniques of pastel use and color to the point where they can use pastel to express their own ideas in painting. They will be amazed at what they’re capable of even when drawing isn’t really their strong suit. Each student is required to finish and submit at least one final painting demonstrating the techniques taught in class. All submitted work will be cropped and mounted onto matte board by instructor and made ready for presentation, if time and class size allows.
Students wishing to earn a full high school art credit will need to complete 60 class hours that include instruction, practice time, a sketch diary of all lessons and painting assignments, and 2 special projects to be mounted for presentation. Other students will need to attend all scheduled classes and complete assignments and projects given by instructor.
Tutor: Sandy Adler
Length: Spring Semester
ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES STUDENT MUST BRING TO EVERY CLASS:
* A spiral bound (important) sketch book minimum size 9 X 12. * A set of drawing pencils, ruler, eraser and sharpener. * Basic set of colored pencils.
Class Size: Minimum 8 students, maximum 18.
Class Tuition: $175.00 per semester plus an approximate $25.00 fee that includes pastel sets and blending tools (specific brand required), mounting materials and all copies/handouts. All other supplies are listed below and MUST BE BROUGHT FOR FIRST DAY OF CLASS. Any supplies used in Drawing Basics can be used for Pastels.