Painting with Oil Pastel
with David Baker
June 25- 28, 2pm-4:30pm
$150, *Special afternoon time- Lunch is not offered for this class unless it is taken in tandem with Watercolor: Special Effects, in which case lunch is free!
The various trees along the dunes and glacial moraines that surround Ox-Bow’s meadow provide a wonderful starting point for this oil pastel class. With its expressive marks and layering qualities, this unique medium combines some of the best features of both drawing and painting. We will explore color blending, diluted underpainting, impasto, scraffito, scumbling, and rich calligraphic line in our paintings. Use these techniques to record the character and variety of the Ox-Bow trees with this versatile medium.
David Baker earned his BS from Western Michigan University and his MFA from Indiana State University. Much of his current work is plein air painting in oil and watercolor. David is Painting Professor Emeritus at Southwestern Michigan College. Additionally, he designs art workshops for a variety of media. He has mounted solo exhibitions at Fernwood Botanical Gardens, Niles, MI; Colfax Cultural Center, South Bend, IN; Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, MI; Carnegie Center for the Arts, Three Rivers, MI; Goshen College, Goshen, IN; and Vesuvius Gallery, Glenn, MI, among others