Explore the art of painting with pastels in the inspiring natural beauty of the famed Ghost Ranch of New Mexico. Part workshop, part retreat, you will have time for learning, practicing and enjoying nature and solitude to your liking.
Through short demonstrations and guided exercises participants will explore the expressive medium of pastel and join discussions about materials, color use, generating sketches, and how to compose a painting. This workshop is open to artists of all levels and is a supportive and safe atmosphere for learning and growing.
Participants will gain an understanding of:
1) The pastel medium; pigments, papers, accessory tools, setting up a work area.
2) How to execute and manage the "structure of a painting"; composition, simplifying shapes, value study, underpainting, scaling up and placement of a drawing.
3) Overcoming potential issues of resistance such as; creative blocks, inner critic, and general confidence.
Come learn the elements necessary to see your artist’s mind flourish!