Brian Freeman Classes
Announcement of dates and time for
classes in the fall will be posted during the
Portrait Pastel Class
Each class is for six weeks for one afternoon
Class Fee: $150.00
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
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Pastel Primer Class – 101
This course continues the Toolboxseries that will give the students an assortment of their own personal charts that they can refer to for years to come. Each of the charts illustrate a specific principle of seeing light, and using the properties of their pigments to reproduce the effects of what they see. Each chart will be accompanied by a small exercise to enforce the principle.
The goal is for the student to be able to Understand value/color relationships. See color in different lighting situations. Practice applying the pastels to paper. Accrue a series of charts for future reference.
Organize your palette in a meaningful way.
Intermediate – 102
Seeing light and color
The Pastel Primer is a six-week class intended for people new to the medium of soft pastels, artists wanting to go back to basics and the exploration of all levels of pastel. The class is a hand-on class with lots of opportunities to actually use soft pastels.
In this class we will:
Learn about the materials from ground up; how to pick, handle and apply soft pastels
Create pastels and experiment with different boards and papers
Gain confidence while learning the properties of the medium with hands on exercises
Students need to bring an apron, rubber gloves and any protective clothing or supplies. Students will get messy. Instructor will provide materials for the first two sessions. Additional materials will be needed, but will be discussed during class.
Advanced – 103
Using color/ A help to planning your paintings
This course continues the Toolbox series that will give the students an assortment of their own personal charts that they can refer to. This class focuses on color attributes, schemes, and planning. The goal is for the student to be able to establish a pattern of preparation in order to;
Portrait - Intermediate Class
Drawing the Human Head
Measure, draw, measure again.
This course continues the Toolbox series The focus will be on the human head and its components.
The goal is for the student to be able to;
If you are interested in an Advanced class, please contact Becky Neideffer by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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.