CPPS member Alice Kelsey is teaching two pastel classes at the Art Alliance this winter, and welcomes members to join in intriguing exercises to hone and expand pastel skills. See www.artalliancepa.org for full class descriptions and to register.
“Exploring Pastel” (Beginner’s) Class (Mondays, 1 – 4 pm, Jan. 7, Jan. 14, Jan. 21, and Jan. 28)
Participants will learn core soft (dry) pastel techniques in a relaxed and fun setting, harnessing the luminous color, tactile nature, and immediacy of this drawing/ painting medium. The class is most suitable for participants who are new to pastel or would like to hone essential skills.
“More with Pastel” (Intermediate) Class (Thursdays, 1- 4 pm, Feb. 7, Feb. 14, Feb. 21, and Feb. 28)
Focuses on intermediate techniques including color layering, wet/dry application, paper selection, compositional integration, and multimedia options. Participants will need some prior experience with pastel and a basic selection of hard and soft pastels.