Course Description

All Levels. Learn to create luminosity in pastel painting. In a step-by-step method, Dina shares her process to achieving brilliance in value and color by beginning her images with an effective underpainting technique. Each day starts with a demo, and is followed by a guided demo of a class provided photo reference. Informational handouts and individual instruction also will be given to each student to develop landscapes from their own photographic images.

Cancellation Policy

Thank you for signing up for a class. Once your class is paid for, we cannot offer a refund or credit, unless we cancel class due to low registration. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact us BEFORE completing your payment.

Materials

Paper: One pad has 10 sheets and is more than enough for this course.
https://www.dickblick.com/products/uart-premium-sanded-pastel-paper-pads/

Pastels: If you are new to pastels you will need a set of hard Nupastels (either the 12 or 24 stick set.) You will also need a set of soft pastels. Terry Ludwig is the brand I use but you can also buy one of the Dick Blick brands below.

Nupastels set of 12 or 24

https://www.dickblick.com/items/prismacolor-nupastel-color-stick-set-assorted-colors-set-of-12/

https://www.dickblick.com/items/prismacolor-nupastel-color-stick-set-assorted-colors-set-of-24/

Soft Pastels: Terry Ludwig’s or Dick Blick brand:

https://www.dickblick.com/items/terry-ludwig-soft-pastels-best-loved-basics-set-of-14/
( or a more robust set if it fits into your budget. I am available for any questions students have on selection prior to purchasing.)

https://www.dickblick.com/items/blick-artists-soft-pastel-set-assorted-colors-set-of-15/
(15 sticks)

https://www.dick

Paper: One pad has 10 sheets and is more than enough for this course.
https://www.dickblick.com/products/uart-premium-sanded-pastel-paper-pads/

Pastels: If you are new to pastels you will need a set of hard Nupastels (either the 12 or 24 stick set.) You will also need a set of soft pastels. Terry Ludwig is the brand I use but you can also buy one of the Dick Blick brands below.

Nupastels set of 12 or 24

https://www.dickblick.com/items/prismacolor-nupastel-color-stick-set-assorted-colors-set-of-12/

https://www.dickblick.com/items/prismacolor-nupastel-color-stick-set-assorted-colors-set-of-24/

Soft Pastels: Terry Ludwig’s or Dick Blick brand:

https://www.dickblick.com/items/terry-ludwig-soft-pastels-best-loved-basics-set-of-14/
( or a more robust set if it fits into your budget. I am available for any questions students have on selection prior to purchasing.)

https://www.dickblick.com/items/blick-artists-soft-pastel-set-assorted-colors-set-of-15/
(15 sticks)

https://www.dickblick.com/items/blick-artists-soft-pastel-set-landscape-colors-set-of-30/
(30 sticks)


Fixative (optional)
https://www.dickblick.com/products/blair-spray-matte-fixative/

Dina Gardner

Dina Gardner

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