Blend, Wipe, Smear - Working With Soft Pastels
Learn to create effects, manipulate and use Soft Pastels. In the end, students will have pages of effects for their personal reference to use and keep, plus, completed projects using those techniques. Minimal materials needed.
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Once per week
over 2 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per class
How does a “Multi-Day” course work?
Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries
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Class One: Learning specific methods to manipulate and use Soft Pastels on paper. Prepare for first project. Class Two: Create 2-3 pastel projects. By the end of the course, students will have the following visuals: 1. Sectioned and labeled page of Soft Pastels for future reference. 2. 2-3 projects using the methods taught. 3. Confidence to use and experiment with Soft Pastels independently. I teach virtually using two camera viewpoints. -First is an overhead view of my hands...
Soft Pastel Effects: Mixing and blending using different tools. Graduating Colors Broken Colors Thick and Thin Colors Positive and Negative designs If time allows, a sunset.
No Homework. We will prep some materials for next classes, but only during class, especially when things need to dry prior to finishing.
- 1 set of Soft Pastels - Mixed media paper or construction paper - 10 pages, size no smaller than 8.5 x 11" - Paper towels: 1 moist, 1 dry - Pencil with eraser - 1 bottle of White Glue - Tablecloth or towel to protect area around art area. Pastels can get dusty and dirty. - Long sleeve shirt that can get dirty! - Scissors
No assessment. If we have time during the final class, we will share one of our favorite projects from the course.
1 hour per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Please note: using scissors can lead to cuts and soft pastels are dusty.
Valerie L Downs MEd
Exploring Art and Materials with Ms Downs
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
A state of Illinois certified teacher, with an MEd from Loyola University, multiple Art endorsements and over ten years visual art instruction experience, I am proud to teach remote, inquiry-based, creative explorations rooted in artistic...