Introduction to Soft Pastels Spring 2022

Starting in Person at Dundas Valley School of Art

Tuesday April 26, 2022.

Princess Point by Cathy Lorraway

4A12 Introduction to Soft Pastels In Class

Tuesday: April 26 – May 24 (5 weeks) 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

Discover the ease of working with the brilliant colours of dry pastels. In this series of beginners’ classes, participants will be introduced to the techniques and processes Cathy uses to produce successful pastel works. Learn the basics of substrates and pastel varieties, as well as elements of colour theory, composition, layering and design.   

Click here to register: Dundas Valley School of Art Members: $135.07 + HST, Non-Members: $139 + HST 

Charting New Paths with Soft Pastels Spring 2022 Intermediate Advanced

Starting in Person at Dundas Valley School of Art

April 27, 2022

Windy Fields of Goldenrod by Cathy Lorraway

4A13 Charting New Paths with Soft Pastels—Intermediate/Advanced

Wednesday afternoons, 1-3 pm., 5 weeks. April 27, 2022 to May 25, 2022

This series of workshops is geared towards the intermediate to experienced pastel artist. You’ll be exposed to new methods for expressing yourself with soft pastels through demonstrations and exercises. Cathy will help you expand beyond your current comfort zone and understanding of the medium’s capabilities. Colour theory, surfaces and layering will be a primary focus. Students should have completed at least one previous pastel class. 

Click here to register: Dundas Valley School of Art Members : $135.07 + HST, Non-Members: $139 + HST.

Spring Into Colour: Pastels for the Beginner Artist

Starting in person April 13, 2022

Daffodils by Cathy Lorraway

Spring Into Colour: Pastels for the Beginner Artist Levels 1 to 3  

Wednesday nights, 7-9pm. 6 weeks. April 13, 2022 to May 18, 2022

Explore the potential of pastels to portray the vibrant colours of spring.  By experimenting with different colour schemes, underpaintings and exploring layering of colours, and texture, we will discover how to create dramatic paintings. We will also build pastel techniques using still life and florals.  Although this course is meant to build on skills developed in Colour My World part one, artists new to pastel are also welcome and encouraged to discover the potential of this wonderful medium.  You will be provided with photographic references, but students are encouraged to work from their own more meaningful landscape photographs.  Class demonstrations and individual instruction provided throughout in a fun, supportive environment.

Click here to register at Oakville Art Society Course Fee: $125   Members: $110