Painting the Portrait in Pastel
Painting the Portrait in Pastel
Instructor: Christopher Nixon
April 12 — June 14, 2018
Time: 6 - 9 p.m.
Tuition: $399

The class will start with a discussion of materials and a demonstration. Then, students will have ample time to hone their skills as they work from the live model.

The instructor will show different methods for applying the pastels and go over a variety of painting surfaces. Students will learn to manage the complexity of information in a portrait by creating compositional sketches and color studies, then use those studies to begin a multiple day portrait.

This class will provide an approach for using a limited palette of colors, as well as strategies for achieving believable color and an authentic likeness. The instructor also will discuss experimental pastel techniques and how to use color charts to manage the vast number of colors generally used in a pastel painting

Student Incamminati Fellow Chris Nixon, an Advanced Fine Art Program graduate, is a self-taught artist who worked in the construction and remodeling business before pursuing his passion for art full time at Studio Incamminati. He has performed public painting demonstrations for the school and his work has been exhibited at Avery Galleries, Philadelphia Youth Orchestra galas and the Comcast Center.

View Christopher's Gallery

Workshops Payment and Refund Policies
Due to limited class space, tuition is non-refundable. A credit for tuition may be issued up to
30 days before the first workshop class. No credit will be issued after that time. Credits are valid from one year of issue. Registration and enrollment is first-come, first-served with full tuition due at time of registration.
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Due to limited class space, tuition must be paid in full at time of registration. A $100 fee is applied for cancellation up to the first class. No refunds will be issued after the first class.
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