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Still Life in the Landscape: Working with Soft Pastel

  • 3435 Rupprecht Way Saugatuck, MI 49453 (map)

with Anne Corlett

10am-1pm, $175

Learn the art of using soft pastel or further expand your current pastel agility. In this class we will explore successful pastel drawing by fine-tuning our focus using still life in the landscape as a subject. Each day will begin with a series of simple charcoal drawings. Participants will move slowly into applying color, with an emphasis on using big shapes and exploring value. Workshop discussions will include attaining personal focus, creating a strong composition and capturing light and shadow. New still life subjects will be set up daily. Demonstrations and personal attention will help participants reach goals and improve their own style, rounding out the instruction.

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 in Saugatuck, MI. 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 the power of Mother Nature, and most enjoys working outside, en plein air. Anne’s artwork has been included in multiple publications and is in public and private collections nationwide.

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Earlier Event: July 22
Monotype and Chine Collé
Later Event: July 23
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