Online Introduction to Pastels with Margaret Ferraro
Wednesdays, January 19 to February 23
6 to 9 pm (EST)
The beauty of pastels is at your fingertips! In this six-week-long online studio program, master pastelist, Margaret Ferraro, will introduce participants to colour theory, value, temperature, and application techniques. Participants will learn how each method of application can be used effectively and creatively. Through demonstrations, Ferraro will illustrate how these concepts relate to landscape, still-life, and other subjects. By the conclusion of the workshop, students will have a thorough understanding of how to set-up and complete an entire pastel painting.
Six-week virtual studio program
Dates: Wednesdays, January 19 to February 23, 2022
Time: 6 to 9 pm (EST)
Level: Beginner/Intermediate. Our experienced instructor will adapt their teaching style to the participants’ experience.
Materials: Not included. View a list of suggested materials.
An internet connection, microphone and camera-enabled computer or smartphone is required. This class will be delivered via the video conferencing app Zoom. You do not require a Zoom account to participate; the link to access the class will be sent to you in advance.
How to join: Once you have purchased the classes you will be sent an email with all necessary information and details about how to access the class online. If you have any questions please contact our programs department.
Please note that ticket sales are non-refundable, and classes are not recorded.
About the Artist
Renowned Barrie-based artist and teacher Margaret Ferraro has exhibited throughout Canada and the United States. Her accolades include exhibitions with the Pastel Society of America at the National Art Club in New York City and the Pastel Society of Eastern Canada outside Montreal. In 2009, Ferraro published her first book, A Time to Dance, and was named a master pastelist by the Pastel Artists of Canada. In her work, Ferraro moves between landscape, figural and floral subjects, using a layering technique that incorporates a combination of charcoal, ink, acrylic paint and pastels. Colour, value and temperature figure prominently in her compositions, reflecting the pattern of our natural world.