Classes & Workshops

ONLINE: Integrating Figures Into Your Composition LIMITED TO 12 STUDENTS

Online Class
Five Week Class
Class Start Date:January 10, 2022
Class End DateFebruary 7, 2022
Time1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Member Fee250.00
Non-Member Fee300.00

Pastel Painting Class:

This 5-week class will bring the figure to center stage–but at arms length. In this session, we will look at figures as gestural elements within a landscape, capturing the gesture, direction, and mood and how it enhances the overall composition and “story.” People included in your reference photos can add so much to the story: a barista working hard in a coffee shop, a couple sitting on a bench in the sunlight, a group of kids playing at the beach…We will talk about how to capture their characters and imperfections! We will first create value sketches followed by pastel paintings, using the principles of value and composition. You will learn: 

  • How to take great reference photos (with people)
  • How to crop photos for the best composition
  • The importance of value and composition in your paintings
  • How to focus on your painting’s “story” and when to keep or remove the figurative elements