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Christy Olsen

Fine Artist and Adult Art Instructor

Portraits in Pastel

The Duke. pastel on toned paper. 9x12.

Discover a new approach to capturing portraits in pastel. Ideal for anyone interested in portraits or figure drawing! By the end of this class, you will have a basic understanding of how to make a realistic portrait and identify the advantages and shortcomings of working from a reference photo.Find out the secret to the subtle differences in skin color and its undertones. Learn how to work on toned paper, control your values, and enhance your edges with techniques specific to pastel. Through a combination of demonstrations, slideshows, group student feedback and plenty of one on one attention, this class will expose participants to new artistic possibilities in portraiture.

Adult Visual Art Class
Offered via The Art Verve Academy (AVA).
No prerequisite, all levels are welcome from beginner to advanced.

‚ÄčAbout the Art Verve Academy
The Art Verve Academy (AVA) is mobile art school without brick & mortar boundaries, established to support the local Tucson, Arizona arts community. Classes are held in rented spaces, where instructors foster an encouraging, accepting, & considerate environment. AVA offers weekly classes for adults at any level who would like to learn, create or cultivate the visual arts within a variety of mediums, subject matter or techniques in sketching, drawing & painting.

Christy Olsen

Mar. 17, 24, 31, Apr. 7, 2018

(4) Saturday Afternoons (1:30 PM - 4:30 PM) 3 hours per session

Upcycle Tucson Inc.
924 W. Grant Rd. Tucson, Arizona 85705

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