Brian Freeman Classes
Pastel 101 Reboot
Monday - Sept 25 - Nov 13, 2017
Pastel Toolbox - Portraiture
Tuesday - Sept 26 - Nov 14, 2017
Each class is for eight weeks
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Each Class - $200.00
Short lunch break
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
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Pastel 101 Reboot
This is a preliminary course for those who have not worked with Pastels or would like to have a new start with the basic skills. You will have help with some basic ideas of picture making as it applies to dry media as well as instructions on buying and beginning to use soft pastels.
The goal is for the student to be informed and prepared to “gear up” to learn more thoroughly and efficiently the fundamentals of drawing and painting in soft pastel. This requires learning the language in order to communicate these ideas.
This year I'm combining and condensing Pastel 1 and 2 into an 8 week course with a little longer class time with a little wiggle room for a lunch snack if you prefer. The class will start at 10:00 am to keep you out of the rush hour backup and go till 2:00 pm. I think a little contemplation time is always beneficial when learning new skills.
There will be additional costs of purchasing pastels if you do not have them.
Here are some things we will learn in this class;
· What are pastels and how do we apply them? .
· Edges, wedges, and blends.
· Transparency and opacity.
· Working monochromatic
· what are color families
· what is chroma
· light is color/ how does that work?
· how do we plan our palette?
Pastel Toolbox - Portraiture
The Basics of Portraiture
A course for the intermediate artist who has some knowledge of color theory and drawing. We start with a review of drawing skills and progress through technique and picture making.
This year the portrait class will be extended to a 4 hour class beginning at 10:00 am till 2:00 pm. This will help with travel to and from the facility and give a little time for leisurely critique and discussion during a light lunch break.
Here are some of the areas we'll cover.
Knowing the parts
· study specifically
· one and two point
· everything fits in a box
· distortion vs flattening
· projection lines
· axis lines
· proportion checks
· animation check
· upside down and mirror checks
· accuracy, accuracy, accuracy
· turning form with value
· splitting the light zones
· turning form with temperature
· grounds and backgrounds
· softening age
more than just a head
· hands, hair and drapery
· the art of the lost line
· placement of the head
· the spiral
· aspect ratio
· light directions
· drama level
· bringing the history
If you are interested in an Advanced class, please contact Becky Neideffer by email at email@example.com
Personal growth and artistic development is important to us so classes are scheduled frequently in order to educate members on tools, techniques & the art business. These classes are free of charge to Tucson Pastel Society members.
Tuition is free all TPS members but please sign up at one of the general meetings or email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can plan to have enough seats!
Linear Perspective can be defined as "a system of representing a three-dimensional scene on a two-dimensional surface, based on the observation that as parallel lines recede they appear to converge at a point in the distance".
The class focused on one, two and three point perspective in relation to buildings or objects in drafting and in a painting.
Have you ever finished a painting, and as you looked at it you could tell there was something that just wasn’t quite right about it? Yeah, me too. Most of the time, it’s the composition that is off in some way.
H m-m-m wouldn’t it be nice to be able to discuss composition in a casual group format? To be able to bring questions to the group that can be answered, not only by the facilitator, but perhaps by another attendee whom may have already explored and made the journey that could answer your questions?
Well, that is what I’m planning for Saturday, November 5th (Yikes! Is it November already?!). It’s my composition workshop, and we are scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m., and we will continue until 12:00 noon. I encourage those who plan to attend (Remember, it’s free!) to jot down any questions you may have between now and then. Also, feel free to bring your paintings-either finished or in progress, whether you love them or not. This will not necessarily be a critique, unless you request it to be. I would simply like us all to check out the different types of composition in as many paintings as possible. It never hurts to have them in mind as we progress through our thumbnails and our notans.
I will have handouts which will include extra blank sheets of paper for note taking, if needed…so don’t worry about that.
Let’s see…well, that’s all I can think of for now – oh – except I will bring goodies – my favorites are donuts from Albertsons (I’m not above good ol’ fashioned bribery).
That’s it – I think I’ve got everything in – except one last thing. I’m Jet Shepard and I approve this blurb about my workshop. ; )
Color Temperature and Contrast: How to achieve depth and mood through color with pastels.
The workshop focused on color and it's effective use in landscape and still life pastel paintings. Meredith demonstrated color temperature in atmospheric perspective (depth), type of colored light (illuminated, reflected and direct) and how to convey different mood through contract (high, mid, low) and temperature (warm/cool) in nature and still life. An exercise (the star) showed a way to select values for your palette.
How to Frame Your Pastels
How to Make Your Paintings Pop!
Members, come and enjoy an afternoon with Tucson Pastel Society member and art instructor, Meredith Milstead, as she takes us on an exploration of color harmonies to create visual excitement in our paintings. Meredith will give us an understanding of why and how to use the 12-hue color wheel. The techniques she teaches can be applied to portraits, still life and naturalistic paintings. This workshop is for members only, and space is limited to 20 participants, so please contact Kitty (below) if you are going to take advantage of this free benefit provided for our members.