Online Pastel Painting Fur and Feathered Friends

Date: 6 Mondays, January 11 - February 22, 2021 (no class 2/15)
Time: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Zoom
Instructor: Karen Israel
Level: All
Tuition: $180 Non-Members / $162 Members

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Class Description

Discover how to paint your favorite animals, both wild and domestic with pastels. Students will work from their own photos. During each class Karen Israel will demonstrate a painting in pastel of birds, farm animals, and other furry and featherd friends. Students will learn how to see lighting, render texture and a general likeness of the animal.

This class will meet online via Zoom
You will receive a link to join the virtual classroom with your registration confirmation.
Video how to join Zoom for the first time


Download materials list here
• soft pastels (Nu pastels and other brands)
• sanded pastel paper like UART or Pastel Premier
• an easel
• artist’s tape
• a board to tape the paper onto
• paper towels
• a soft inexpensive brush for corrections on the pastel
• optional: watercolors and a 1/2” flat w/c brush and or rubbing alcohol and a 1/2” flat inexpensive nylon brush.
• PHOTO references

About the Instructor

Karen Israel is an award winning pastel artist currently serving as President of Connecticut Pastel Society. Her paintings are created as a celebration of light and color that aim to delight the eye and engage the mind. Karen’s paintings are representational but symbolism and abstraction are constantly emerging in the frame. Her work can be found in many collections throughout the Northeast and Canada. Visit Karen's website.