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Colorful Skies in Pastel

with Renee Leopardi

2022-11-30 09:30:00 2022-11-30 12:30:00 America/New_York Colorful Skies in Pastel Sea Isle City - Public Meeting Room

Wednesday, November 30
9:30am - 12:30pm

Add to Calendar 2022-11-30 09:30:00 2022-11-30 12:30:00 America/New_York Colorful Skies in Pastel All registrants are required to attend the first class of a series. If absent, your spot will be given to the next in line on the Waitlist. Sea Isle City - Public Meeting Room

Sea Isle City

Public Meeting Room

All registrants are required to attend the first class of a series. If absent, your spot will be given to the next in line on the Waitlist.

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This is a 6-week course, meeting on Wednesdays, 9:30am-12:30pm in the SIC Library on:
Nov. 2nd
Nov. 9th
Nov. 16th
Nov. 30th
Dec. 7th
Dec. 14th
All registrants are required to attend the first class of a series. If absent, your spot will be given to the next in line on the Waitlist.
Registration opens on October 19th at 9am.

Learn how to paint dramatic skies! Having the Atlantic Ocean at our doorstep allows us the privilege of seeing some amazingly colorful skies. Whether we are painting a softly subtle sky or a storm filled sky, you'll learn how to carefully layer your pastels to create luminosity and the desired texture and softness in the clouds. Students may work from their own favorite photographs or paint along with Renee. All levels welcome.


Suggested Supply List:

Painting Materials

• Pencil and eraser
• Selection of soft pastels (See softness chart below)
~ I use a variety of hard (NuPastel) and soft (Terry Ludwig and Unison are my personal brand preference).  There are many brands to choose from and most brands are ok, I can help you use what you have.  Rembrandts are a nice beginner pastel brand. They are affordable, have a wide variety of colors, and are softer than what is available in local craft stores. (No oil pastels.)

Paper

~ I highly recommend working on a sanded paper/board, as regular drawing/multi-media paper does not have the proper tooth to hold the pastel. Painting on it can become frustrating and it will not allow you to layer colors. There are a variety of colors usually available with each brand. The color is up to you. The color of the surface will be addressed during lessons.

Paper brands to explore are:
  • Ampersand Board
  • Art Spectrum Colourfix
  • Art Spectrum Smooth
  • La Carte (however, this brand is not suited for wet underpaintings)
  • PastelMat
  • Pastel Premier
  • Uart (my personal “go-to” brand)

Equipment

  • Large drawing board (Gatorboard or sturdy foam core will do)
  • Easel

~ A tabletop easel is ok, however, I work standing and highly recommend students stand as well (unless, of course, you are not physically able to stand for long periods). You must be able to prop your board upright. Working flat causes a variety of messes from paint on your clothing to “making mud” on your painting.

Miscellaneous

  • Artists Tape or clips  (Needed to attach your paper to the drawing board)
  • Wet wipes (I prefer Huggies. Please do not use household cleaning wipes such as Clorox wipes, as these are harsh on your skin.)
  • Plastic gloves or a barrier cream such as Gloves in a Bottle
  • Notebook/drawing pad for notes
  • Stiff bristle paintbrush
  • Any photographs you would like to use

~ Please note: Unfortunately, the pastel products I recommend are not readily available in the local craft stores (Michael’s, AC Moore, Hobby Lobby). While these stores have pastel products, the papers do not have a proper tooth, and the pastels are very hard to use and will limit what you can achieve.  Almost everything I use is purchased online.

The sites I use and compare prices between are:

  • Amazon.com
  • DickBlick.com
  • CheapJoes.com
  • JerrysArtarama.com
  • Fineartstore.com and
  • DakotaPastels.com

Chart of Pastels by Softness/Brand

The following chart was created by Dakota Pastels, with #1 being rated the Softest.

#1 SCHMINCKE
#2 GREAT AMERICAN
#3 BLUE EARTH
#4 SENNELIER
#5 UNISON
#6 TERRY LUDWIG
#7 DIANE TOWNSEND SOFT
#8 TOWNSEND TERRAGES
#9 TOWNSEND THINLINE
#10 DALER-ROWNEY
#11 GIRAULT
#12 MOUNT VISION
#13 REMBRANDT
#14 ART SPECTRUM
#15 HOLBEIN
#16 NUPASTEL
#17 FABER-CASTELL
#18 CRETACOLOR


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