September 18 to October 23, 2019
6 to 9 pm
Instructor: Margaret Ferraro
Fee: $215 McMichael members; $269 general public
Level: Open to all skill levels.
The first three classes will focus on application techniques. We begin by studying application techniques and playing with colour. In studying the work of other pastelists we learn how each method of application can be used effectively and creatively. Next we focus on colour theory. Value, colour temperature and how this relates to landscape, still life, and other subjects/modes of expression will be studied as weekly projects. The students will acquire an in-depth understanding of pastel application techniques and an appreciation for the wonderful, spontaneous and forgiving medium of pastel. By the end of this workshop, students will have a thorough knowledge of how to set up, begin and work through an entire painting, and will be able to work independently at home.
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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. Texture and colour are the major factors in her compositions.
*Please note ticket sales are non-refundable.*