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Plein Air Painting in Pastel

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Plein Air Painting in Pastel
Sondra Holtzman
Date and Time:
10:00am - 4:00pm
$165 plus $25 Materials Fee
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February 27, 2018
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Workshop Overview

Immerse yourself in the beauty of summer on the Oregon coast! Discover the joy of painting en plein air with luscious pastels in inspiring locations around Sitka. Working in small format, students will create a series of intuitive sketches and finished paintings which can provide inspiration for larger works in the future or simply stand on their own. There will also be time in the studio each day to familiarize ourselves with the medium through focused guided exercises and instructor demonstrations. Prepare to be surprised! All levels of experience are welcome.

About the Instructor(s)

Professional artist Sondra Holtzman paints in watercolor, pastel and oil and leads workshops in her home state of Oregon, throughout the United States and abroad. A record keeper of an evolving life, her sketchbooks and journals reflect musings of travels afar and close to home. Sondra's work has been published in 1000 Artist Journal Pages and Signatures: The Art Journal Collection by Somerset Studio. For her, the true joy of being an artist also lies in the sharing of her passion with others, helping guide them toward their own artistic voice.

Materials List: Students Bring


•   Outdoor portable stool or chair (optional)

•   Blue painter’s tape

•   2-4 large binder clips

•   Set of SOFT pastels of your choice (I recommend the Paris set by Sennelier) PLEASE, NO OIL PASTELS

•   Small set of Nupastels (hard pastels)

•   Baby wipes

•   Board to tape pastel paper on, no larger than 18 x 24”

•   A pad of Canson Mi-Teintes Touch pastel paper, size 16 1/2” x 12” (12 sheets) available from Dakota Art Pastels

•   A sketchbook of blank paper (no lines) for warm up exercises and notes

•   Scissors

•   Ruler, Pencil, pen

•   Pastel pencils in any color you like for line drawing and sketching

•   Kneaded eraser

•   Can of pastel spray fixative

•   Roll of paper towels

•   Small tube or bottle of acrylic paint in the color of your choice

•   Plastic water container

•   Viewfinder

•   Hat and sunscreen

•   Bottled water

•   Any photographs or images of landscapes that students like: between five and six

•   Portable easel is optional if you don’t want to paint sitting down.

•   Camera highly recommended.

Note: Students are welcome to contact the instructor or Dakota Art Pastels for more detailed information regarding pastels or papers for the workshop.

Materials List Provided by Instructor(s)

• Handouts

• Pastel paper samples and handouts

• Photos and images to use in class

• Some pastels will be provided for student use

• Old towels

• Each student will receive one prepared 1/8” hardboard

• Extra spray fixative

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