Tom Christopher |Pastel Painting and Beyond


Class Description:

DSC_0006Tom Christopher,  Master Pastellist

Saturday April 1 -Sunday April 2, 2017

9:00 am to 5:00 pm Each Day

Tom will begin each day of the workshop with a demonstration of pastel painting using various techniques for under-painting on gator board . The attending student artists will then receive instruction and prepare their own textured surface for pastel painting. Throughout the workshop, the artists will receive additional instruction on plein air painting as well as studio techniques. This workshop is also open to artists not currently working in pastel.   The central focus of the instruction is on understanding value, color, and texture in the Midwest  landscape.

The student are encouraged to bring photographs as well as plein air sketches to use as reference material. The instructor will also have photos for reference use.

Tom  is careful to set aside sufficient time each day to provide individual instruction and goal planning for all student artists. Students are also encouraged to bring previous works for personal critiques and instruction.

Additional Topics covered…

1. gallery representation,  2. advertising ,   3. networking (social media), 4. teaching workshops


Two Day Class | $258

One Day Class (Returning Students Only) | $130

(Max Class Size 15 Students)

Supply list

  • Pastels bring as many as you normally use_medium to soft pastels works best.  Terry Ludwig, Sennlier, Unison, Mt vision.
  • Three or four 11×14 sheets of gator board or 4ply mat  board.    I order gator board through Uline shipping company.   I will bring a limited supply.
  • A small set of watercolors or acrylic paints  and brushes.
  • Landscape  reference photos ..personal  camera   note :  I have a good supply of reference photos
  • Drop cloths …apron…blue rubber gloves as needed.
  • Drawing pencils and/ or charcoal sticks.
  • Pastel paper.   I recommend Uart 400 to 500 grit.
  • Personal easel  or drawing board.
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New $258.00 (2 day), Returning $130.00 (1 day)


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