Abandoned Building in Soft Pastel


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Abandoned Building in Soft Pastel Workshop WITH DAVID SHKOLNY


10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

$80 + Supply List

Class Limit: 12 Students

In this exciting class you will be introduced to creating stunning and dramatic ways to depict abandoned buildings in soft pastel (chalk).

Working step by step, starting with a solid drawing, you will add layers of colour to create sumptuous pictures based on images of buildings and houses in the countryside, from beautiful barns to old, dilapidated houses.

Learn the tricks to create convincing textures and simple techniques to achieve depth.

About the Instructor:

David Shkolny grew up in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (1992). He has been teaching painting and drawing since 2001. David’s artwork is in collections across Europe and North America as well as the Canada Council. Recent public commissions include a painting for Fort Saskatchewan City Hall as well as a pastel for the Kaye Edmonton Clinic.

To see more of David’s work, check out his website and Instagram:

Website: davidshkolny.com

Instagram: @daveshko

Also check out David’s BYOP (Bring Your Own Photo) For Soft Pastels class!

Required Supplies:

  1. Set of good quality soft (chalk) pastels (Sennelier, Schmincke, and others) minimum of 40 (more is better). It’s helpful (but optional) to have a set of Nupastel in addition to the ones mentioned in various shades of gray, brown, and black. The cheaper sets will not have good colour adhesion. Alternatively, you can buy single pastels of Schmincke, or others to make up your own set. Neutral colours are excellent to have like dull browns, pinks, greens, greys, etc.
  2. Augment the set with some really dark browns and green and a few shades of blue
  3. 12 x 16” sheet of Pastel Premier paper in Italian Clay
  4. Soft vine charcoalmedium thickness (about ¼”), not too skinny as they break easily and not too fat
  5. Kneadable eraser
  6. Small bottle of isopropyl alcohol (70% alcohol or more)
  7. A few different flat brushes – ¼” to ½”, plus a small yogurt container
  8. Masking tape
  9. 18″ ruler
  10. Smooth drawing board (around 14 X 18”) Masonite Panel works well
  11. Tabletop easel (optional)
  12. Apron to protect your clothes from the pastels
  13. Suitable art clothes, lunch, drink, and your own PPE (mask, hand sanitizer)

You will receive a 20% discount on all art supplies from your registration until the end of the class!

*Artelier is located at 10045 81 Avenue NW (back alley entrance). The workshop space is one block south of The Paint Spot.

Soft Pastel Workshop, Edmonton, Alberta

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