Starting July 25, 2019 Thursday, July 25 to Friday, July 26

Creating Realism and Vibrant Color with Pastel


$ 180 member price

$ 200 for non-members

Date: Thursday and Friday, July 25 and 26

Time:  10:00am-3:00pm
Instructor: Nikki Miles
Course description: 

This class is great for anyone who has previously painted with pastels.

I have always been mesmerized with artists who create realistic paintings.  I can look for hours at the details and marvel at the realism they have created.  But how do they do it?  In this two- day workshop, we will explore that very question.  Your day begins with a journey through many artists’ realistic paintings and I will share the secrets to unlocking realism in your paintings.  We will practice pastel techniques designed to help you succeed. Each day will also include time at the easel where you will be working on a painting of your choosing.

During that time, I will be helping you fulfill your unique goals.

About the Instructor:

Color has been my inspiration since I was a very young child. When I received my first box of Crayola Crayons, I couldn’t stop staring at the intense colors. Maybe I could be an Elementary teacher so I could color?

When I shopped as an adult, I was drawn like a sailor to the sirens, to any bright or scrumptious color. The object became secondary to the color. Even when all of my friends were decorating with neutrals, I gravitated toward primary colors.

Now that I am retired and free to live and express myself in any manner I please, I return to color. Bright beautiful colors! Since Pastels are the most vibrant of all mediums it is not surprising that I fell in love! When I first walked into a Pastel store and saw an array of 500 beautiful sticks of colors, I was hooked!

I have formally studied art in Arizona over the past four years, but have taken workshops in all mediums my entire life.

Art is an expression of my soul that brings me endless happiness.

May it bring you as much joy as it brings me!

Days of Week:

Thursday and Friday, July 25 and 26