Art ClassDec 11, 2007 2:21 PM
It's been a while since I've taken any art classes but here are some photos (taken with my cell phone) from the Pastels & Faces art class at Rotary Center. This class runs Tuesday mornings 9-12 if you are interested.
Carol and Tina Siddiqui (instructor) review progress of her family portrait:
Dee works on her fabulous collage of a saxophonist:
Check out the beautiful portrait on the table easel:
The word “pastel” derives from an old French word for “paste”. In this case, it is a paste made of pure pigments, the same used in oil paint and other fine art media. Using a highly diluted gum binder, the paste is shaped into sticks and allowed to dry. The pastel sticks are capable of a rich variety of effects and techniques. Pastel paintings are truly paintings in the same way that oil paintings are: they are complete images made with pigment colors.