Oil Pastel and Soft Pastel Beginners Glass
Most of these projects will take 1-2 classes to complete.
Class #1 – Techniques/Materials
Ø Going over the materials ( Oil and Soft Pastels) and what they are used for and how to use them. Starting with making marks with the pastel tip and side. Learning how to blend and create soft and strong lines. Using pressure to create different gradations of light to dark.
Ø A quick sketch of mountains, trees and sky using the tip and side of the pastel. ( Both oil and soft Pastels)
Ø Tree branch using 4 colors: light green, dark green, brown and black. (Both oil and Soft Pastel)
Class #2 – Blending Colors, Contour Lines & Light Logic.
Ø Creating a ball, with 1 color and adding shadow and highlights by using black and white pastels.
Ø Create an orange by blending 3 colors yellow, orange and red and adding shadow and highlights.
Ø Next project we will be making a pear with numerous colors and lots of blending. Talking about contrasting colors.
Class # 3 – Soft Pastel Blending.
Ø Creating a brightly colored sky and learning how to blend the Soft Pastels. Adding landscape Silloutets.
Class # 4 – Blending Scales/ Different Paper
Ø Water and Sky Blending Scales, keeping track of the colors you used with a dark to light scale.
Ø Using different grained paper for different outcomes with pastels. For this project we will use a fine grain like basic drawing paper, medium grain which is your basic pastel paper and a rough grain which could be watercolour paper or even sandpaper. Tape all 3 papers together and create a landscape piece on it (same pressure, colors and tones and shades).
Class #5 – Landscape of Trees on Black Paper using warm and cool colors.
Ø This is a step by step piece working from the background forward.
Class #6 – Tipsy Tea Cups on Black Paper.
Ø Lots of bright colors, blending and making sure our light logic come into paly with our highlight’s and shadow.
Class #7 – Harmony of the Paper.
Ø Using colored toned pastel paper and 2 pastel colors, one color for the light tones and one color for the darker tones. While keeping the color of the paper as your medium tone.
Class #8 – Landscape with Contrasting Colors.
Ø Using only 2 colors to create light, medium and dark tones. Using the 2 colors blended to create another color. (EX: Yellow and Blue, together they will create a green.) Applying dark over light and light over dark.
Class # 9 – Chicken.
Ø Talk about Warm Colors, test out blending a few Warm colors.
Ø Using a cool toned paper with Warm pastel colors for the chicken. Adding small cool colored details on chicken.
Class #10 – Fixatives.
Ø Using trying to achieve bright vibrant colors, you need to use a fixative, so your colors don’t become to muddy. The fixative help you achieve, bight colors layers. It pulls out the bright pastel pigments.
***IF we complete all projects, new ones will be provided***