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Art :: Class
Pastel Painting
2:00 PM
Sonoma Community Center
Pastel Painting Description:
Course description:
This eight-week class will introduce students to basic techniques of using soft pastels as they work
alongside the instructor to create landscapes, still lifes, animals and flowers. Learn to layer colors to
create luminous, painterly effects. Beginners are guided as they work on the image provided each
week; more experienced students may choose to work on an image of their choice.
Note: Materials will be provided for students to use during class, but you are welcome to bring your
Supply List:
● Faber-Castell Soft Pastels set of 72 half sticks
● Pad of 9 x 12 Sanded Pastel Paper, 400 grade recommended
● Set of 12 multicolor General’s Pastel Chalk Pencils
● Roll of white artist tape or blue painter’s tape
● Pentel Clic Eraser and/or a white “Magic Rub” eraser
● ¼” wide flat Acrylic Paint Brush (to remove pastel from your artwork when needed)
● ½” wide flat Acrylic Paint Brush (to remove pastel from your artwork when needed)
● Pencil
● Ruler
● Moist hand wipes or baby wipes (not Clorox type cleaning wipes)
● 2 Terry Cloth hand towels
● A smooth board such as Masonite to tape down your artwork
● Box from aluminum foil or plastic wrap to raise the top edge of your artboard
Date: Mondays, March 20th – May 8th
Time: 2:00 – 4:30 PM
Sessions: 8
Instructor: Deborah Donahower
Location: Room 208, Printmaking Studio
Ages: Adult, 18
Skill Level: Beginning – Intermediate
Sliding Scale: $150 / $245 / $360
Age Group: 18+
Venue: Sonoma Community Center
Address: 276 E Napa St Sonoma, CA 95476
Phone: 707-938-4626

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