Discover the versatile beauty of drawing and painting with dry pastels! This introductory workshop for the beginning art student focuses on the variety of methods that may be used with pastels. Students will leave this workshop with a solid foundation in the use of the pastel medium, able to continue to enjoy working in pastel at their own pace.
Pastels may have the appearance of a line drawing, the depth of an oil painting, or may be used in mixed-media work. They are pure artist pigment, remaining beautiful and vibrant in color for hundreds of years. Pastels provide an ideal art medium for the study of color and for improving drawing skills. Workshop instruction includes: use and care of pastels, variety of application methods (drawing vs. painting), experimenting with different surfaces, and using pastel as an under-painting for art work.
No art experience is necessary! Workshop participants, guided by the instructor, will complete hands-on exercises designed to improve skills and confidence in pastel. Students will complete a painting in the workshop, receiving feedback and individual attention from the instructor. A member of the Southeastern Pastel Society, our workshop instructor is a professional artist with over 30 years of experience in the pastel medium.
Register today and enjoy discovering a new skill in drawing and painting!
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A unique ability to communicate her knowledge of art to her students makes Elizabeth Stallings a sought after, enthusiastic instructor. Her art training, at the Atlanta College of Art and with internationally recognized masters of landscape and portraiture painting, provided her with a solid foundation in the classical approach to painting and drawing, preparing her for the challenge of working with students on an individualized level.
Stallings has over 20 years of teaching experience, and has been an instructor at The Hudgens since 1999. Her award-winning work is exhibited in juried, group, and solo shows in the metro area, and are in numerous corporate and private collections in the United States and Europe. She is a member of several arts organizations, and has served as juror for art shows throughout the state of Georgia.
Students of all ages and levels benefit from Stalling's approach to art instruction. She personally works with, and teaches, a variety of 2-D mediums, including oil, acrylic and pastel painting, drawing mediums and mixed mediums. She is experienced with a wide selection of subject matter and style, and always incorporates the classical principles of creating art into her instruction. Stallings emphasizes the core concepts of creating art, developing personal style, and, above all, having fun! She enables her students to experience the joy of creating art themselves.
Student quotes: "Fantastic. Brilliant, really." "Elizabeth is a great teacher." (What did you enjoy most:) ..."Elizabeth sharing her knowledge and interacting with other students."
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