Intro to Dry Pastels

3/18/2023 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET

 In this introduction to dry pastels class you'll learn the basics of layering, and blending. We’ll be using archival sandpaper as a substrate allowing for many layers of pastels to be applied. Hard and soft pastels will be used for drawing the still-life subject which you can choose from an apple, pear, or lemon. You will go home with a piece of artwork ready to be framed.
Note:  attendees should bring tight-fitting disposable gloves.

Classroom location:  Fine Arts space, second floor accessible via stairs and elevator.

Class size:  minimum 3 and maximum 8        Age Group:  18+

Registration fee includes materials:  Non-members $40 and Members $32
Non-members will be sent a Liability Waiver to sign prior to class.

Instructor:  Polly Cain
Polly has had love for the arts since childhood when she studied at the Guild of Beverly (Mass.) Artists and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. After raising her family, Polly studied landscape, still-life, and portraiture and her work has since been in both juried and open exhibitions in New Hampshire, Maine, and Florida. Polly is a member of the Governor Wentworth Arts Council, North Shore Art Association, and Pastel Society of New Hampshire, Maine, and Florida.

“Pastel has become a perfect medium for me.  It is a very forgiving art form in that I can apply up to 25 layers working on archival sandpaper. Through this medium I am continually learning to discover the world around me in greater depth and beauty.  There is nothing that gives me greater enjoyment!”

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