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Jumpstart In Pastels

at The Art League - Alexandria 105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Soft pastels have such fresh vivid colors, and are capable of a wide range of effects. They also have a delightfully fast and forgiving nature. Several basics and techniques are covered. Here is a chance to try them out without buying a set. The pastels are included. Students must bring paper and a few other basic supplies. 

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$195

2 sessions

Pastel Painting

at Yellow Barn Studio - Bethesda 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, District of Columbia 20812

Discover the beauty of pastel painting! In this class you can work on your own projects or follow the instructor's exercises, including still life, figure and landscape. Step-by-step demonstrations and lots of personalized instruction is provided. This class includes optional group critiques. All levels welcome. Two figure sessions are optional...

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$298

9 sessions

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Portrait Painting (Oil Or Pastel)

at The Art League - Alexandria 105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Intermediate-- Students of the long pose enjoy a 3-to 5-week pose to produce a finished painting. Participants study the structure of the head, the skull, the muscles, the planes on the face, and the features. Students also learn to create skin tone through color studies. Homework assignments deal with clothing and background. The instructor demonstrates...

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$375

9 sessions

Painting Projects In Oil Or Pastel

at The Art League - Alexandria 105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

This class is for students who are familiar with their media and who need time and counsel to bring their ideas to fruition. Any style or medium is welcome. Emphasis is on composition, narrative, color, technique, and unity. Class time includes teacher demonstrations and individual help. Students must supply their own photos or still life items to...

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$220

9 sessions

Pastel Painting (Beginning-Advanced)

at The Art League - Alexandria 105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Soft pastels have such vivid colors, and have a fast and forgiving nature. This class provides an understanding of the concepts and techniques of pastel painting for all levels of experience. Students explore different subjects, textures, papers, and application techniques. Novices will learn the basics, while experienced students will develop their...

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$220

9 sessions

Pure Pastel (Zaremba)

at Yellow Barn Studio - Bethesda 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, District of Columbia 20812

For beginning and intermediate artists - Pastel is color in its purest form. Through demos, short lectures and individual encouragement, discover the versatility of this medium and how its immediacy can help develop your understanding of color and composition. Still life and 19th century Impressionist landscape traditions provide inspiration. Weather...

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$270

9 sessions

Mixed Media: Watermedia and Pastel

at Washington Studio School - Sheridan-Kalorama 2129 S St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20008

Working with a variety of water based materials, including inks, watercolor and gouache, students will explore these fluid and versatile media and their potential for use singularly and in combination.  Transparency, opacity, surfaces to work on, and mixture with other dry drawing media (such as pastel) will be covered in traditional and more...

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$455

8 sessions

Portrait And Figure Painting

at The Art League - Alexandria 105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Students improve their observational skills and gain an understanding of color and value. Emphasis is on completing and refining oneÕs work in oil or pastel painting. Model fees are extra. 

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$220

9 sessions

Intro to Colored Pencil

at Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing - Rockville 1776 E Jefferson St Unit 119, Rockville, Maryland 20852

Join colored pencil artist Deborah Maklowski for a full day of exploration and expression, learning about colored pencil as a fine art medium. You can try out 18 different brands/types of oil/wax-based and water-soluble pencils on a variety of surfaces—including drawing, printing, and watercolor paper, sanded pastel paper,...

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$60

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Basic Drawing Studio

at Yellow Barn Studio - Bethesda 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, District of Columbia 20812

Great class for the beginner who is looking to learn how to draw! Develop drawing skills using pencil, charcoal, and pastels. Assignments include still-life, costume figure & landscape. Instructor provides demos, critiques & art history lectures daily. Supply list given at first class. 

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$308

10 sessions

Drawing: Figure

at Stone Branch School of Art - Rockville 1331-M Rockville Pike, Washington, District of Columbia 20852

In this class students will increase their understanding of and comfort with rendering the human figure. You will learn basic observation and measuring skills, and how to render the figure three-dimensionally through the use of light and shadows. Students will be able to create figure studies in pencil, charcoal and pastel.

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$260

6 sessions

Abstract Art--New & Creative Approaches

at The Art League - Alexandria 105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Students explore imaginative ways to create abstract art by using a wide array of materials such as charcoal, pastel, ink, and paint. Students study line, color, and composition along with new methods to create texture, layers, and bold marks. A different contemporary artist is introduced in each class to inspire new approaches to abstraction. Critiques...

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$235

8 sessions

Drawing: Costumed/Cosplay Figure

at Stone Branch School of Art - Rockville 1331-M Rockville Pike, Washington, District of Columbia 20852

In this class students can up their game by increase their understanding of and comfort with rendering the costumed figure. You will learn observation and measuring skills, and how to render the clothed figure three-dimensionally. Attention will be given to creating dynamic poses and the use of light and shadows on different fabrics . Students will...

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$512

16 sessions

Painting from Photos and Sketches

at Yellow Barn Studio - Bethesda 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, District of Columbia 20812

Learn to paint using photo references and/or sketches. Work on your own projects or follow instructor's exercises. Step-by-step demonstrations and lots of personalized instruction is provided. Use the medium of your choice, including oils, acrylic, pastel, etc. (demos will be in oils). All levels welcome and a basic previous experience is recommended....

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$298

9 sessions

Metallic Finishes (Ages 8-13)

at VisArts at Rockville - Rockville 155 Gibbs St, Washington, District of Columbia 20850

Looking for a fun and intriguing way to explore painting and mixed media projects? Then this 7-week class is the perfect answer. Techniques include block printing, silver tooling, metallic oil pastels and crayons, laquerwork and iridescent watercolors. All materials are included and new projects every week.

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$125

7 sessions

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