January 15, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
VIRTUAL: Pastel Painting

10:00AM-12:00PM PT / 1:00-3:00PM ET

Instructor:  Deborah Donahower

Soft pastels are an interesting medium because, unlike paint, all color mixing is done directly on the paper.  Layers may be built up to create luminous, painterly effects.  Why is it called a pastel painting?  Because the entire surface of the paper is covered with pastel.  Have fun and develop a comprehensive set of skills in this wonderful medium.  Deborah will guide you as you learn techniques including blending, underpainting, foundation washes, and color theory, as well as composition and perspective.

Classes will cover still life, landscapes, portraits and abstract subject matter.  Pastels are both forgiving and relaxing.  This course is suitable for beginners and advanced-beginners.

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All Levels
All Ages

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Deborah Donahower

Deborah Donahower


Deborah Donahower received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara in Studio Art, with an emphasis in Ceramics, Printmaking and Pastels. She has been teaching art to Adults & Children for 40 years and it is her passion to empower budding artists with the basic foundation skills in Art, and help them bloom into their own creativity & personal style.