Exploring the Pastel Medium
(Beginning & Intermediate)
March 18, 2017 (Saturday)
10:30 am-4:30 pm
Instructor: Gary Baughman
Class Fee: $60 non-member
$54.00 *BRMAA Member*
The class will be a basic introduction to the pastel medium and to the tools: various brands of paper and pastels. One of the main goals will be on underpainting the support, application of pastel pigments, stroke techniques, layering of color, seeing value in colors. The student will concentrate on shape, value, color, color temperature and edge technique. The techniques learned are pastel strokes, touch with pastels, pastel layering to achieve interesting colors, underpainting, addressing errors and blending edges without human touch. Class will be geared to the experience level of the students with plenty of one-on-one assistance. The Instructor will supply all the reference materials. Various brands of pastels will be available for the students to try out as augmentation to their own supply. The students will take home a beautiful 9X12 pastel landscape painting created in class. The supply list includes: UArt 400 9X12 or 11X14 pastel paper, minimum 48 set of NuPastels or Creatacolor, masking tape, backing board, paper towels, #2 pencil.
Class is Closed
Call (706) 632-2144 for questions regarding this course and registration. Payment is required to register for BRMAA courses. You may pay via PayPal above, over the phone, or visit The Art Center located at 420 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513 to pay in person. The Programming Coordinator is in the office from 10 am - 6pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Art is an expression unlike any other. Art lets the viewer past my skin and into my heart. Art is not something I do, but is an expression of that which already exists within me even though I may not know at the time exactly what it means. We all have an inner voice waiting patiently to be heard. As an artist, that voice gets to be heard and seen by the viewers of my work and by me as it moves our emotions and plays upon our heartstrings. I have been brought to tears viewing an artist’s painting and I have seen collectors of my work overcome in the same way. What is it about a two dimensional piece of paper or canvas covered with pigment in a seemingly random way that causes these deep feelings within the human inner soul? What is it about a melody that keeps you humming or whistling it all day? Imagination from the heart of the artist or songwriter evokes this special feeling within the viewer or listener. Art, like music, connects and awakens that part of us which we already possess, the voice within our soul.
How do I connect with viewers and collectors of my artistic creations? I try to move them to identify with the subject matter, be it large as a mountain or as small as a rosebud by creating my own individual interpretation. As an artist I engage the viewer by re-interpretation of reality through manipulation and exaggeration of shape, value, color, line, texture and balance. When I affix my name to my work, it is an endorsement giving the viewer permission to stand at the window to my soul and look in for as long as they desire.
My art can be view on: www.garybaughmanstudio.com
Gary Baughman, SPS