Workshop: Soft Pastel Still Life


The Soft Pastel Still Life Workshop will be held on Saturday, December 9, from 9am -Noon at Volcano Art Center.

Exaggerate! Be bold with colors and yourself using lights and darks and enjoy the marks you make on paper using a proven signature rotational method for success with soft pastels.

Now Big Island artist and instructor Patti Pease Johnson can help you gain the confidence and techniques of this centuries old medium. Patti supplies the instruction and materials along with guidance and inspiration for this process along with some handy tips for your creative journey.

Learn about the different types of pastels, different papers, fixing and mounting paper and on backing. Then use newsprint to get the flow of arm movements to keep loose. Next, you’ll begin forming shapes and move into colors on pastel paper. Students will complete a 10×12 inch project.

Cost for the workshop is $50 and $45 for VAC Members plus a $10 supply fee per person. Beginner and intermediate artists are welcome.

This workshop has been canceled. 

For more information or to register call VAC at 808-967-8222



About Pattie Pease Johnson

Patti Pease Johnson’s artwork can be found at galleries and shops across the State and in collections around the world.

Patti has a designer’s ability to distill natural subjects into their most essential forms and to rearrange them in her paintings.

She lives in Kea‘au with her family and teaches painting at her home studio.

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