Using the dry soft pastel medium, you will produce your own composition interpreting your chosen art subject ranging from Still Life to Portraits, Human Figures. Observing proportion, you will be using charcoal pencil for outline, contour that is the foundation of the artwork. The next step, which is the application of colors, you will learn choosing the appropriate soft pastels to use in blending, shading, final detailing, and connectedness that will render your artwork in perspective and proportion. Most preferred art subjects by students have been from photographs and High Renaissance art.
Alma Bella Solis is an artist, designer and calligrapher who has been teaching art to adults and children for nearly 20 years.