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Soft Pastel and Gouache Painting by Emily Hirtle
Learn the fundamentals and application of painting in soft pastel and gouache. Discover essential techniques while practicing painting from life or from your photo references. Learn about different surfaces such as vellum, mylar, panel, and toned papers, brands of soft pastel and gouache, and historical and contemporary painters who worked in soft pastel and gouache. Each week you will receive pre-recorded demos on how to apply soft pastel, and gouache at their different consistencies. You may alternate between each medium or choose to focus on one. We will have group critiques and I provide individual critiques through the duration of this class. At the end of our class you will receive a Padlet PDF featuring your work and your peer’s work, and comments on your work given by me, and your peers who have voluntarily commented also.
For Soft Pastel
Soft pastels by Sennelier, and Nu Pastel
Cream masking tape
Soft vine charcoal
Suggested papers: Ingres, Colourfix, and Mi-tientes.
Hard pink or white eraser
Your own reference photographs
Arches cold-pressed watercolor pad, or hot-pressed watercolor pad, or toned Hahnemuehle, Ingres paper and choose the color you would prefer to work on
Winsor and Newton or Holbein Gouache colors:
Round plastic palette for ink and a large rectangular palette for watercolor and gouache
Masking tape (Artist tape)
Two cups for water
Paper towel or Cloth
Watercolor Brushes: rounds, filberts, and flats in variety of sizes
The kit includes the underlined items.
Cost is $294.28 plus sales tax of $17.66 for a Total = $ 311.95
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