Pastel Painting with Joan Hellenthal (July 2024)

Levels: Beginner to Intermediate (Some Drawing or Pastel Experience)

Offered: Four Friday Morning Classes: Jul 19 to Aug 16 (no class July 26), 10:00am to 12:30pm

Instructor: Joan Hellenthal

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

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The perfect way to start the weekend: Loosen up and have fun with pastels!

Using expressive marks and color we will paint vibrant landscapes and still life. The essentials of pastel painting will be covered including approaches and methods of application, pastels from hard to soft, surface possibilities, color theory and under painting. Demos, problem solving, and lots of individual instruction are included. This class is appropriate for both beginners in pastel and those who are experienced with the medium. Bring your pastels and explore the possibilities of this versatile medium!

Meet the Instructor:

JOAN HELLENTHAL has a bachelors degree in Fine Arts from Brown University and a masters degree in Fine Art from San Jose State University.  Her work is exhibited in galleries and corporate and private collections.  She teaches painting at the Santa Cruz Art League.

Hellenthal is best known for her “painterly” landscapes and still lifes, which feature vivid color and reflections of light.  The serene landscapes and sensual fruits, lovingly captured, remind one of the beauty of nature and the elemental pleasures of life.

Paintings range from realism to abstract impressionism.  Oils and pastels. Occasional use of gold leaf and collage materials.


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