The Basics of Working with Soft Pastels with Sara Hansen
October 27, 2019
Sunday, October 27 11:30AM – 1:00PM
Sunday, October 27 2:00PM – 3:30PM
In this demo, you will be introduced to the basics of working with the vibrant colours and versatility of pastels. This lesson includes an overview of the different types of pastel and paper materials, as well as various techniques. From how to mount the paper yourself, to the different ways to create an underpainting. Learn about the technical aspects of working with soft pastels, and how to create a painting step by step. There will be two demo examples, a flower study using soft pastels, and an animal eye study using pastel pencils.
Originally from the small prairie town of Brooks, Alberta, Sara went on to pursue a creative career as a CG artist in feature film. It allowed her to work on over 20 movies and brought her to more urban cities such as Vancouver, B.C. and Wellington, New Zealand. While taking a break from her stressful career, she found refuge in soft pastel and decided to return to traditional art. Sara is a self taught artist focusing on the pastel medium and is currently at 100 Braid St Studios, in New Westminster, BC. https://www.sarahansenart.com/