Pastel has become a very popular medium because it combines drawing with the pleasure of pure, vibrant color. If you have ever wanted try this medium, here is your chance! Accomplished pastel artist and Worcester Art Museum instructor will conduct this class. Learn how to apply, mix, and blend pastels as you explore this medium to create still lifes, landscapes, portraits, and abstractions by making a series of small, simple pieces.

Sunday May 19th

11:00-3:00pm
$60 + $5 materials

About Instructor Ella Delyanis

             ella head shot          Since 1977, Worcester County, Massachusetts landscapes have been my source for artistic expression. I search for locales that offer complex drawing problems in terms of both perspective and the variety of individual forms. I have worked both directly on site and from photographs of my own taking. Working on one pastel drawing for several weeks, I apply the medium in numerous heavy layers. I strive to make a dynamic composition come to life in terms of color, texture, illumination and luminosity. My goal is to create a lyrical feeling for the place. Having worked exclusively in pastel since the early 1980’s, in 2006 I returned to my roots as an oil painter, and am currently painting the New England landscape in oil, pastels, and acrylics.

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