Long Island Community Arts Calendar
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The Art Guild Presents “Floral Still Life in Pastel Workshop” with Jane McGraw
April 25 @ 10:30 am - April 26 @ 4:30 pm| 250$ – 285$
A two-day workshop about the painting of floral/still life using the vivid color and flexibility of pastel.
An introductory demonstration will explore the use of underpaintings and how they contribute to more expressive paintings Emphasis will be on simplifying forms, depth of space, line quality, composition and color value. During the workshop students will explore using color and design in a new and different way. Explore the secrets of the still life by seeing not only the forms, values, and edges but also the movement and atmosphere surrounding the still life pieces.
This workshop provides an understanding of the concepts and techniques of pastel painting. Artists of all levels of painting abilities are welcomed.
Day One: Beginning the Painting
A demonstration will illustrate and discuss firstly, design choices in the selection and placement of the still life objects. Afterward, color choices will be explored in preparation of the painting by the use of underpainting techniques.
Students will have the opportunity to apply these principles by completing a study of a still life using reference material that will be supplied to them before working from life.
Day Two: Direct Observation
A morning demo will illustrate the implementation of pastel painting principles to capture the beauty of the still life. Using effective pastel strokes and blending or not blending to create and maintain fresh paint quality will also be discussed. Students will work from live setups to create their own individual interpretation and depiction of the floral still life.