Instructor: DAVID SHKOLNY
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31st
10 – 4 PM
$80 + GST + SUPPLY LIST
CLASS LIMIT 12 STUDENTS
Discover the wonderful expressive potential of creating portraits in pastel. From creating a solid drawing as a foundation to adding multiple layers of chalk pastel, learn through a step-by-step approach using photos as a reference. This class is ideal for the beginner to intermediate student.
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. See David’s work on his website, davidshkolny.com.
Supplies: You will receive a 20% discount on art supplies from your registration until the end of class day!
A set of good quality soft (chalk) pastels (Sennelier, or Shmincke, minimum of 40 (more is better). It’s helpful to have a set of Nupastel in addition to the ones mentioned in various shades of pink, orange, white, yellow, purple, gray, brown and black. The cheaper sets will not have good colour adhesion so don’t bother with them. Neutral colours are excellent to have.
- Augment the set with some really dark darks, browns, reds, purples and a black
- One sheet Canson Mi-Teintes Tobacco Brown; two, 12 x 16 PastelMat sheets, in Light Grey and Sienna
- Kneadable eraser
- Soft vine charcoal (medium thickness, not too skinny as they break easily or too fat. About 1/4” thickness)
- Masking tape
- 18” Ruler
- Drawing board at least 14 x 18 inches
- Optional: pastel pencils and tortillon or paper stomp
- Art clothes, hand/tea towel, notepad, snack, drink, your own PPE: mask, gloves, sanitizer