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Holiday Special: 4 Hour Intro to Soft Pastel

The Art Supply Depo Toledo
Event organized by The Art Supply Depo Toledo

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Instructor: Mary Jane Erard
Ages: Adults and Mature Teens
Date: Friday, December 28th, 2018 from 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Skill level: Absolute beginner with no experience to intermediate

Not sure if you are going to like pastels? Come in for special "holiday edition" intro workshop with pastel professional Mary Jane Erard. Unlike our regular four-hour pastel workshops, all materials will be provided. No experience is required and absolute beginners are welcome! This is a great opportunity for teens through adults to get out of the house after the Holidays and learn the basics of working with soft pastels. Mary Jane is absolutely delightful, and this workshop is appropriate for anyone regardless of artistic skill level or prior experience.

Mary Jane will provide an overview of how to blend pastels to achieve desired results, how to select colors for under-painting and explain the various "harnesses of pastels." After students are comfortable with using their pastels, she will then demonstrate and instruct students step by step to create the lovely poppy field pastel painting shown in the promotional photo. All materials will be provided, but if you have any soft pastels we encourage students to bring them so MJ can instruct how to best use the tools you already have in your studio.

About the Instructor:
Mary Jane Erard is an award-winning artist painting in soft pastel, oil pastel, gouache and oil. Her works are usually rural landscapes of the US and Europe. During the past 15 years Mary Jane's paintings have been accepted in 60 juried exhibitions and have won over 35 awards. She has also exhibited in over 11 national and international solo shows. Mary Jane's artwork has been published several times in national magazines and books. Three of her paintings were published in the book "Best of Pastel Painters". Mary Jane is a juried member of the Pastel Society of America and a juried member of the Degas Pastel Society. MJ is represented by Collector's Corner at the Toledo Museum of Art where you can find several of her paintings on display at all times in her own corner of the gallery and the Robin B Gallery in Chicago.

***Please reference our class cancellation policy on our website.***

Please register as soon as you plan on attending. This class will very likely sell out early. Classes that don't reach the minimum number of students required will be canceled 48 hours before the first day of class. Last minute registrations are accepted if class minimum is met and space allows.