Still Life in the Landscape: Working with Soft Pastel
with Anne Corlett
July 23-26, 10am-12:30pm
In this workshop students will learn the art of using soft pastel, or, for experienced students, further expand their pastel agility. Using still life in the landscape as a subject, we will explore ways to fine tune our focus and create successful pastel paintings. Students will begin each day with a series of simple charcoal drawings, then move slowly into applying color, with an emphasis on using big shapes and exploring value. There will be class discussions on attaining personal focus, creating a strong composition, and capturing light and shadow. Frequent demonstrations and individual attention will help students reach goals and improve personal style in this soft pastel workshop. A supply list will be provided.
Anne Corlett graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a BS in Fine Art. She continued her studies at the Art Institute of Chicago, The Royal Academy of Art in London, the Kalamazoo Institute of Art, and Ox-Bow. After raising a family, Anne became a full-time artist, working and showing out of her studio on the Kalamazoo River in Saugatuck. She draws her inspiration from nature, whether it be in the form of a landscape or fresh fruits and vegetables from the garden. Anne’s artwork has been included in multiple publications and is in public and private collections nationwide. Follow Anne’s latest work on Instagram @easelondowntheroad.