Shapes, atmosphere and movement in landscape using soft pastel

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What you will get from taking this online course: 

  • Lessons in the significance of shapes, atmosphere, and landscape in soft pastel artworks 
  • An understanding of how to create contrast and depth using soft pastels 
  • Knowledge of how to establish different types of light in the sky including mist and fog in composition 
  • Confidence in creating personally related movement in a landscape drawing 
  • Elephant Technique Takeaway: Create detailed landscape soft pastel drawings 

This 3-week course will be held on Wednesday 23 and 30 March and 6 April 2022. Classes will be held each week from 7.00pm to 9pm (BST) and are suitable for students of all abilities. Students outside the UK are welcome.

Develop your soft pastel techniques on this three-week online art course. Artist Javier Torras will teach you how to create skilled landscape drawings using soft pastels in a fun and supportive environment. In each class, you will focus on a key theme of either shape, atmosphere, or movement, growing an understanding of how to create a landscape drawing that conveys different artistic intention. You will develop your soft pastel techniques in gradual steps with sketching exercises that focus on building up colour, shapes, and tone. Javier will guide you through the subject of landscapes in art history with reference to key artists such as Paul Gaugin, Caspar David Friedrich, and Vincent Van Gogh. You will have the chance to study reference images by these key artists and discuss their relevance to your own soft pastel drawings. By the end of the course, you will create atmospheric soft pastel drawings of a landscape of your choice. 

This online Zoom course is taught by Javier Torras @javiertorras 

Material bundle includes:

  • Conté à Paris Soft Pastels; Box of 10
  • Reeves Soft Pastels – Set of 24
  • Winsor & Newton Medium Surface Field Sketch Pad

Additional materials:

  • Fixative spray: colourless
  • Off white sketch pad – A3