Levels: Some experience needed
Offered: 2 days, Starting 03/21/20, 9:00am-3:00pm, end time approximate
Instructor: Erika Perloff
Location: Studio 199 @ Tannery Arts Center
Come discover the joys of landscape painting with the exciting medium of soft pastel. Pastels are vibrant, immediate, quite forgiving and ideal for taking on location. In this two-day workshop we will focus on value, color, and composition. The class will begin at the Tannery Arts Center, and then we’ll carpool to a nearby natural area, weather permitting. In case of bad weather we will work indoors from reference material. We’ll spend time observing and learning to really see how light affects a scene, and practice methods for quickly recording changing light. Each day will include demos, time at the easel, group critique and lots of personal attention. Designed for students who have some experience either with soft pastels or working outdoors in another medium.
Erika Perloff is a landscape painter based in Santa Cruz, California. Her love of the landscape is rooted in her background in biology and natural history and years working as an outdoor educator, park ranger, and naturalist. Her unique perspective as a plein air painter combines her knowledge of the flora and fauna with her love of painting. Erika has been fortunate to study with some of the world’s preeminent pastel and oil painters, and has been painting and teaching art to adults and children for many years. She particularly enjoys working en plein air, and helping students learn to paint what they see from their own artistic viewpoint. Her work hangs in many private collections and public spaces and her award winning paintings are shown in galleries, juried shows and solo exhibits.