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"All About Pastels" Seminar with Mary Aslin

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"All About Pastels" Seminar with Mary Aslin

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"All About Pastels" Walk through and Seminar with Mary Aslin

April 5th, 2018 from 6-7pm

$5 Limited spots available

Great for beginners to advanced. Even students that are interested in starting in pastel. A rare opportunity to get a ton of information about this media.

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 Come learn about this wonderful medium of soft pastel, which offers the artist the experience of drawing, painting, and sculpting all in the course of a single painting! This one hour seminar will demystify this ancient and often misunderstood medium, from the key materials and supplies, to the types of application, to framing considerations.

Aesthetic : History, Longevity, Color integrity and richness

Pastels: range from hard to soft, ways to use (on wide edge or end), paper is usually removed to offer full workability

variations between brands—Rembrandt, Terry Ludwig, Unison, Sennelier, Schmincke, Holbein

pastel pencils

pan pastels

running out of a color or need more? color charts

keep separate as you work

Surfaces: Papers, coated vs uncoated—Canson Mi Tientes (uncoated), La Carte (coated), variations with coated types—LaCarte vs. Art Spectrum for example

Liquid: Colorfix, Golden, Primer with Bon Ami powder, Sandy Byers

Other: Removing sizing and adding ground—Troy Wingard

Methods of application—direct experimentation

Underpainting, Turpentine or alcohol or water, Acrylic or watercolor or gouache, Wiping, Top coats, Cross hatch, Blended , fingers ,styrofoam peanuts or pipe insulation, Reapply liquid primer, Hard over soft (glazing)

Methods of removal: Brush, Tape, Air gun

Fixatives Sprays (Lascaux and others): Casein based spray--Spectrafix, Steam

Framing and protecting: Unframed--glassine, Mounting with no mat and spacers, Mounting with mat, Types of glass

Ways to clean: Mesh box and cornmeal

Plein air methods and materials: Types of boxes, Mounted panels

Easels: Considerations for types of easels, Studio vs. plein air

Safety: Totobobo mask, Artist's Air—vacuum system that attaches to easel, Barrier cream

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