Cost: $30 member, $35 non-member
Experience Level: All welcome
Class Type: In-person
Learn How to:
· See the differences in color, texture, value, and shape in clouds
· Layer up pastel to create realistic clouds
· Block in color for underpainting
1. Bring personal photos of clouds, all different kinds to try and draw. Always something new to learn!
2. UArt pastel paper 400 or 500 grit natural color, at least 5 pieces of 5x7 or larger. You can order this from Dickblick.com. Allow several weeks for delivery. This paper is also available in class for $3.00/9x12 sheet.
3. Blue tape or white artist’s tape
4. Mounting Board or some stiff board to tape paper to, at least 10x13” size.
5. Pastels Hard, medium, soft
a. Hard: Nupastel (available online) or pastel pencils (available online) or MasterArt (available at Hobby Lobby)
b. Medium: Rembrandt (we have some at the art center to use)
c. Soft: Sennelier, Terry Ludwig, Richeson, Unison (Nice to get a landscape set of colors). Only available online.
6. Rubbing Alcohol at least 70%
7. Jar to hold rubbing alcohol
8. Paintbrushes including ½ inch flat and fan brush
9. Rubber surgical gloves (opt)
10. Plastic bag to collect dust
12. Kneaded Eraser
13. Tracing paper to safely protect your pastel drawings in transport
14. Xacto knife for sharpening pastels
15. Paper Towels
About the Artist:
Sharon and her husband raised their three kids in Asia. She spent the bulk of her 22 years there as a high school art teacher at an International School. The sights and sounds of Asia were great resources for art. Since returning to the States and Northern Michigan, she has fallen in love with this new landscape. Sharon's favorite medium of soft pastel lends itself to the Great Lakes shoreline and interior rolling hills. Passing on her love of pastels to students brings her great joy.