February 2019 – Introduction to Soft Pastels and the Art of Pastel Painting


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Introduction to Soft Pastels and the Art of Pastel Painting
Lights and Darks in Sunsets, Skies and Seashores
Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a workshop in soft pastel by award winning artist, Greg Trombly, PhD.  Discover the magic of pastels in a relaxed and supportive environment, focusing on basic drawing and observation skills.  This workshop is designed to provide plenty of hands on guidance, allowing students to work from reference photos of their choice. Students from beginner to advanced are welcome.
This 3-day course is held February 7 & 14 & 21, 2019, 1-4pm.  Emphasis will be placed on composition, color and value.  Greg will begin each workshop with a short demonstration, followed by independent work from personal reference photos and instructor guidance. Students are encouraged to bring a reference photo of a sunset and shoreline for these classes.   
February 7
Introduction to soft pastel with a demonstration of The Sunset. Basic drawing techniques, color, value and composition will be discussed. Independent work from reference photos.
February 14
Review of previous work, demonstration of The Sky, Stormy, Sunny or Cloudy.  Independent work from reference photos.
February 21
Demonstration of “The Seashore: Sand, Shell, Rock and Water”.  Independent work from reference photos.
Dr. Greg Trombly holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Education from State University of New York at Oswego and State University of New York at Albany.  In addition, he holds a PhD in the Cultural Foundations of Education from Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, Ohio.  Dr. Trombly has been an educator and administrator for the public school system and at the university level.  He has continued art education by participating in workshops from acclaimed artists such as Terri Ludwig and Daniel Greene.  He exhibits artwork in New York, and his artwork is held in private collections throughout the country.
Bring your own reference photos or use images provided by the instructor. Connect with other artists and learn basic skills in soft pastel. A materials list will be provided.  
COST: $30. Members; $35. non-Members per class.  
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
WHEN:  February 7, 14 & 21, 2019, 1-4pm
PRE-REGISTER: Reserve your space online: https://artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/
CONTACT:  www.artcentermorro bay.org or 805-772-2504MATERIAL LIST: Gail Martin, gailm1314@gmail.com or 805-234-8766