Fingerpainting Sunscapes and Moonscapes (One Day Workshop)


This day is split into two 3-hour segments. In this one-day workshop, you will be painting along with master finger-painter Kathy Beekman, as she shows you how to create dynamic paintings incorporating the sun and the moon. Perfect for beginners and fun for students that love to get down and dirty with their fingers.

Learn how to mix color directly on your paper and how to manipulate the pastel sticks to create dreamy imagery. You’ll be sure to find it refreshing not using any tools other than your fingers. Bonus: By the end of the day you will have a minimum of two beautiful paintings and a wonderful story about how they were created to share with family and friends.

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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
Creating compositions to direct the eye
Appropriately cropping soft pastel paintings
Applying fixative to soft pastel paintings
How to care for soft pastel paintings