Middlebury

ART 0302

Art of Pastel Painting

The Art of Pastel Painting
In this class we will study and apply principles of making images using the medium of dry pastels. Pastel-painting involves sticks of dry pigment bound with gum-arabic and applied by the artist’s hand to paper. Used skillfully it is intense, direct, and expressive. Using pastels we will learn color theory and how to control value and perspective by creating images of still-life, interiors, and the human figure. This studio course will also include image-lectures on the history of pastel in art history. (ART 0157 or ART 0159 or ART 0185 or ART 1128 or ART 1129 or THEA 0101). There will be a required purchase of materials.
Subject:
Studio Art
Department:
Program in Studio Art
Division:
Arts
Requirements Fulfilled:
ART WTR

Sections

Winter 2021

ART0302A-W21 Lecture (Butler)