STUNNING ABSTRACTS WITH SOFT PASTELS & Mixed Media

MARCH 1 & 3

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We are going to have a great time working with soft pastels in a variety of experimental ways: under-paintings with acrylics, watercolors or pastel diluted with rubbing alcohol.( No petroleum-based solvents in this workshop.)  We will be layering both dry and wet processes.  Lots of exuberant mark making on several surfaces!  Open to continuing artists of all levels and media and adventurous beginners who want to explore the versatility of this vibrant medium!

March 1 & 3, Friday & Sunday 10 am-4 pm
Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Ave. , Richmond, CA

Tuition: $ 200 ( Additional materials fee  of $ 50  cash to instructor)
 Pre-register: http://www.therac.org   /510 620-6772

 

MATERIALS LIST: 

INSTRUCTOR WILL BRING SPECIAL SCHMINKE  SOFT PASTELS FOR YOUR USE, SOME PAPERS.

  YOU BRING:

Soft Pastels: ( No Oil Pastels)

 1 set Nupastels ( by Prismacolor)
 1 set Rembrandts  ( can be set of ½ sticks)
 OPTIONAL :Schmincke, Sennelier, or Great American ArtWorks  ( if you are able)

  Papers: Surfaces

2 sheets  full size Gesso Primed 140 lb or 300 lb watercolor paper ( both sides)
1 Sheetsof Colorfix by Art Spectrum Pastel paper 20”x28” or Premier or U Art ( Sanded Pastel Papers or Pastel Mat (From Dakota Pastels) ( OPTIONAL)
10 sheets of hardware grade 320 grit wet/dry sand paper ( It is black) ( for warm up exercises)

Paints: Your collection of acrylic paints / colored inks

 Brushes: An assortment of inexpensive hog bristle brushes that can withstand sanded pastel papers,

Additional materials:

 1 pint Liquitex Clear Gesso ( has pumice, for priming – only this brand)
  2 “ or wider Masking tape, Bull dog clips , Blending stumps/Q tips
 1 Pre-Val Paint Sprayer for fixative AT Any paint store or Home Depot
  Pint 70% Rubbing Alcohol

Homemade non-toxic fixative :mix at home and bring with you): Formula: Mix 1/2 cup 70% rubbing alcohol with 1/2 cup fresh non- fat milk ( fat free)( no need to refrigerate)

Surgical/protective gloves/ protective hand creme
Utility knife
Drawing board to fit size of paper
Portable easel (optional,) –
Glassine paper for protecting work. and portfolio ( can be homemade & cardboard) for storing work

Mail Order Suppliers:  Dakota Pastels http://www.dakotapastels.com