Sketch and Paint Along with Robert: Soft Focus Painting in Pastel / Luminism and Tonalism
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The American movements in art of Luminism and Tonalism concentrated on creating mood and an emotional response rather than an exact duplication of any subject. Edges of forms were kept soft, light became ethereal and glowingly luminous, shadows made mysterious, and atmosphere hazy. In this workshop we’ll work with these concepts and more to create paintings that are as enchantingly beautiful as they are poetically evocative. You may work in any drawing or painting medium, but Robert will be working in pastel, a medium appropriate for such effects. Learn to use a subject as a springboard of inspiration and for intuitive response in markmaking. Robert will show and discuss compositional ideas, light effects, use of color and more to foster our own creativity. Whether you are a beginner or experienced, you’re bound to be inspired as you learn stylistic concepts and practices. Robert will be working in pastel pencils and pastel sticks. You may choose to just watch or to sketch and paint along, step-by-step, with very popular instructor, Robert Carsten. Each week we will see examples and focus on a different subject, utilizing diverse approaches and techniques. Reference photos provided via email and Dropbox, where participants can also share zoomclass work or optional homework for written critique. All levels welcome.
Mondays 1:00-2:00 PM. January 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2024
$126 for four consecutive classes