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Smithsonian Associates: Oil Pastels

Monday, July 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

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By Chester Kasnowski

Although Cray-Pas, the first oil pastel, was introduced in the 1920s, it wasn’t until two decades later when Picasso asked Henri Sennelier to create professional oil pastels, that the world had a truly new art medium.

Sennelier oil pastels are richly pigmented and have a creamy consistency. They have little in common with dry or soft pastels in look, feel, or technique. They adhere to paper, canvas, wood, metal, and glass. The experience simulates drawing with oils, and the colors are bright, highly saturated and long-lasting if maintained correctly. Oil pastels travel easily and are excellent for color sketching.

Get a grounding in the basics of this exciting medium in a course that will have you painting in vibrant new colors—and perhaps developing ideas for your other works. Group technique demonstrations and one-on-one instruction are part of the class, which welcomes both beginners and seasoned artists.

A supply list may be downloaded from this page no later than 2 weeks prior to the first session.

Instructor: Chester Kasnowski

4 session daytime course; 2 hours each

Photo of work By Chester Kasnowski

Details

Date(s):
Mondays from July 8 to July 29, 2019
Time:
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cost:
$125 per person
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Registration:
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Partner:
Smithsonian Associates
Website:
smithsonianassociates.org

Venue

Hill Center DC
921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States
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Phone:
202.549.4172
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