Painting the Landscape with Soft Pastels
We will learn how to use pastels effectively in creating landscapes. Soft pastels will be used as oil painters and watercolorists use a brush. We will focus on mark making, composition, color theory and design used in creating a painting. Techniques and underpainting will also be discussed.
Time: 2 - 4 PM
Dates: January 18 through March 7
8 classes total
Location: Studio C, Call Street Entrance (417 E Call St)
Instructor: Wendy Devarieux
Fee: $125 for members, $135 for non-members
Supplies: students must bring their own supplies
Level: Beginner through intermediate
Capacity: 8 students
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Born and raised in north western Pennsylvania, Wendy Devarieux has always been interested in all things art and was fortunate to have had a mother who encouraged this interest throughout her school years. Graduation from college with a bachelor's degree from a small woman's college in Erie, Pennsylvania was followed with a master's degree from Hunter College in New York City. Her career in pastels was not a direct one having been preceded by careers in teaching, illustration and many years as a potter. All changed when she discovered Painting the Landscape in Pastels by Albert Handell. Since then, she has studied with many master pastel artists including Albert Handell, Frank Federico, Doug Dawson, Sally Strand, Elizabeth Mowrey and Richard McKinley. To her, pastel is the perfect medium to express her love of the landscape and has become her passion along with travel which has fueled her creative endeavors.
Wendy is affiliated with the Pastel Society of America, the Degas Pastel Society, the American Impressionist Society, the First Coast Pastel Society in northeastern Florida, the Tampa Bay Pastel Society, the Artist's League of Florida State University, LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts in Tallahassee, Florida, and the Gadsden Arts Center in Quincy, Florida. She has won awards both locally and nationally. She has also had several one man shows and has paintings in numerous private collections. Her paintings can be found at the LeMoyne Arts, the Gadsden Arts Center, and the Glassgrower's Gallery in Erie, Pennsylvania.
Wendy lives in Tallahassee, Florida with her husband, two cats and a dog.
125 N. Gadsden Street Tallahassee, FL 32301
Tuesday-Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm
We are located in downtown Tallahassee's Park Avenue Historic District: