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Introduction to Soft Pastel

April 13-14-15
All Levels

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This intensive 3-day workshop is designed to give the first time pastelist an overview of the medium of soft pastels.  Clark will discuss the various brands and their nuances, pastel papers and supports and the basic techniques of applying pastel to paper. Through demonstration, Clark will address the principles of composition and simplification, linear and aerial perspective, value and color.  Tips on working from photographs and the pitfalls to avoid will also be addressed.  With Clark’s coaching and encouragement you will complete your first pastel painting!

A founding charter member, Clark Elster is past President and Signature member of the

Northwest Pastel Society, a member of the Oregon Pastel Society and past President of the Puget Sound Group of Northwest Painters.  His paintings have been featured in the American Artist magazine and are in private, corporate and public collections in the US and abroad.  Clark juries art exhibits and teaches workshops in Washington and Oregon.