Pastel Drawing

ART X 426.8

Use pastel to learn and practice foundational concepts in color theory, form and composition


What you can learn.

  • Experiment with layering pigment, blending, and building color
  • Learn stroke and cross-hatching techniques unique to the medium of pastel
  • Draw from still life, photographs, imagination, and self-portraits

About this course:

This versatile medium, used by such artists as Degas, Cassatt, and de Kooning, combines the expressive sensibilities of drawing and painting using both hard and soft pastel. Form and composition are developed through experimenting with layering pigment on the paper, blending, and building color using strokes and cross-hatching techniques which are unique to the medium of pastel. Students learn color theory concepts through a variety of subjects, such as a still life of their choice, drawing from photographs, imagination, and self-portraits. Beginning to advanced students are welcome; advanced students are guided to develop independent work.

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