Barton to Offer a Personal Enrichment Art Class in “Pastel” this Fall

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"High Desert I" Pastel Artwork

Deadline for Registration is October 1, 2022

WILSON, N.C. — September 20, 2022 — Interested in exploring the art of soft pastel? Here is a great opportunity. Barton College is excited to announce the return of continuing education course offerings this fall semester in the School of Visual, Performing, and Communication Arts with the course “Pastel – An Introduction to Soft Pastel Techniques and Materials.”

The Pastel art course will be offered on Friday mornings in Case Art Building from October 7 through December 2, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Students must be at least 18 years old to enroll. The fee for the course is $110, and registration is open through October 1.

To register online, visit https://www.barton.edu/continuing-education/personal-enrichment-courses/continuing-education-registration/ or visit the Office of Lorraine Raper in Hackney Library on campus to register for class.

"High Desert II" Pastel Artwork“In this course, students will explore the wonderful medium of soft pastel,” shares Maureen O’Neill, assistant professor of art and director of exhibitions and educational programming at Barton College. “Motif exploration will be encouraged and will include direct observation, photographic references, and abstraction. Students will be guided through the different approaches and given specific assignments to help facilitate the completion of a series of pastel drawings by the end of the term. All levels of experience are welcome.”

No experience is necessary to enroll in the course; however, Pastel will be a good course for both beginners and experienced artmakers. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to demonstrate a deeper understanding of pastel techniques and materials.

Supplies needed for the course include pastels (recommended: Soft Sennelier half-sticks 40 count, other good brands include – Unison, Schminke, Richeson); hard pastel set: NuPastel, Rembrandt (good for underpainting), paper (Art Spectrum paper, Sennelier sanded paper), pastel spray fixative, soft charcoal, and a sketchbook.

For additional information, visit https://www.barton.edu/continuing-education/personal-enrichment-courses/.

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