Capture the Beauty of Trees (One Day Workshop)


This day is split into two 3-hour segments. Discover and capture the magical personalities of trees in this soft pastel workshop. With many demonstrations, experimentation, and plenty of individual instruction, you will learn Kathy’s techniques for achieving mood, emotion and atmosphere in the tree “portraits” that you produce. Plus! You’ll learn how to create spiraling limbs and glowing keyholes of light shining through the trees you paint.

All of Kathy’s workshops are grounded in technique, experimentation, and intriguing information about the subject at hand. Her number one priority is that every student is able to build their confidence level in a safe and playful environment.

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Medium: Soft Pastel
Skill Level: All


Overview of materials to be used
Finger painting
Basic Design Principles
Exploring different papers (canvases)
Paper tooth
Discovering how to use different kinds of soft pastels
Using different hand positions
Learning to create different strokes
Using different colors to create emotion
Creating compositions to direct the eye
Applying fixative to soft pastel paintings
How to care for soft pastel paintings
Framing pastels