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Workshop - Introduction to Pan Pastels with Diane Murray

  • 11/04/2017
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Unity/Wallace Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1146 Greentree Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15220
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Love pastels, but dislike the dust and need for hundreds of colors?  Give PanPastels a try.  This workshop will cover the benefits of and techniques for using PanPastels.

A demonstration of various techniques and materials will be followed by a session of color-mixing using red, blue, yellow, white and black to achieve endless colors (or at least the 80 that are in a full PanPastel set. After using the Sofft tools for applying PanPastel and experimenting with color, we will complete a small painting of a sky – bring your own photo or use one of mine. 

For those who do not own PanPastels and are interested in experimenting with the techniques, small sets of 4 or 7 colors will be available in class at a cost of $23 and $33. Contact Diane to make sure enough sets are available. Larger sets are available at Jerry’s Artarama, Blick’s or other online retailers. Painting sets of 10 or 20 colors are best. The trays are extra at this time.  Begin looking for sales online.  Some participants may choose to share a set.

The best paper to use for PanPastel is one of the sanded papers—Art Spectrum Colorfix (Blick in Pittsburgh has it) or Uart 600 or 800 sanded. If necessary, sanded papers will be for sale at the workshop. Canson Mi-Tientes Touch or regular pads work also, as will plain charcoal paper. A small set of pastel pencils will be helpful.

Complete workshop information will be available in August.

Directions to Unity (formerly Wallace) Church click here

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