Karen Israel presents The Wow Factor

Strengthen your use of design and composition for your paintings with this interactive workshop!


Location: Zoom (link will be sent to registered participants before workshop)

Workshop Dates: Sat. and Sun., Oct. 22 - 23, 2022 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. each day
Workshop Registration Closes: Thurs., Sept. 21, 2022

Cost of Workshop: $50 for PSCF members, $65 for non-members Scroll down to bottom of page for link to registration forms. You can pay by check or credit card.

Workshop Description
Day 1
A one-hour presentation using a variety of pastel paintings to show the finer points of the elements of design and composition.

Participants will engage in exercises using Pan Pastels, NuPastels, or other semi-hard pastels to create specific shapes in a square paper format. Each exercise builds on the last one; working on composition using shapes, values, and shadows.

Day 2
Participants will transfer their favorite design from Day 1 onto a piece of sanded pastel paper using a nupastel to block in the big shapes of their design. We will then use soft pastel to apply color in layers over our value design "skeleton" to create a pastel painting. Karen will demo this.

If time permits, we will review what we have created with constructive critique.

Materials List:
inexpensive sketch paper (printer paper will do)
nupastels – red, blue and yellow each in 1 values, and black and white
light toned sanded pastel paper such as UART, size no greater than 12x18, no smaller than 9x12
a variety of soft pastels and or pan pastels
artist tape
board to tape paper onto

Photos: you may print them on glossy paper or work from your tablet but please work only from the grey scale of the photograph.

Karen Israel's pastel paintings are defined by their dynamic compositions and unique viewpoints.

Karen is an experienced teacher in pastel technique and the principles of art and she enjoys seeing the enormous progress made by her students. Over the years, Her work has won numerous awards in national and international juried exhibits, dating back to 2011.

In 2019, Karen's work won Best in Show at the Pastel Society of the West Coast's National exhibit and the Flora Giffuni Memorial Award with the American Artist's Professional League.

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