Barbara Solberg - Landscape and Mixed Media Artworks

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Dates: Sept 12th and 19th

Time: 9am-1pm

Price: $85 (pastel); $90 (mixed media)

See below for more information.

Studio Art Classes

Summer is winding down (we hope) and September is a good time to get the creative ideas and inspiration going!

There are still spaces available in both of my September studio classes:

Creative Use of Pastel - September 12th
Mixed Media Ideas - September 19th

Lunch is included with these inspiring classes!

Email to register and receive materials list and directions to The Creative Hand Studio.



Sat., September 12, 2015
$85 (includes some supplies and lunch prepared by Barbara!)

Soft pastel workshop for beginners or experienced pastellists. Beginners will work from a still-life set-up. More experienced may choose to do that or bring a landscape photo (one that you have taken yourself) to work from. The emphasis for this class will be using either dark-toned papers (black) or textured surfaces. Barbara will demonstrate using clear gesso to prepare an exciting textured surface. You may choose to use that surface (already prepared for you) or a dark-toned paper to experiment with. You will have time to complete a small piece (approx. 10" x 12").

Class size is limited to four people so you will receive lots of personal instruction. Barbara will demonstrate using pastels, discuss famous pastel artists, composition, color usage and much more!


Sat., September 19, 2015
$90 (includes $10 supply fee and lunch prepared by Barbara!)

What you will learn:

* Gluing process for collage
* Wax dip for paper, found objects, cloth
* Monoprinting by hand - small works
* Using oil pastels in mixed media
* Types of various papers to use
* Answers to your questions
* Or other suggestions of what you wish to know (email me)

Things to bring:

Failed paintings on paper (watercolor, oil, pencil drawings, etc.), if you have any! Found objects, i.e., leaves, twigs, etc. (we have plenty in our yard to use) Ideas! - Because of limited drying time, you will not complete a finished piece - But, you will go home with lots of new ideas and experiments!

Wear old clothes, apron or painting shirt. Class size limited to four people so you will get lots of personal instruction - enroll now!



September 12th and 19th!

Mixed Media and
Pastel Classes

If you're interested in taking a class, please email me.

Make Time for Art!