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G. Daniel Massad, "Still life center stage: Introduction to Pastels as a Painting Medium."$65

  • Heights Community Building 62 Pine Avenue Lebanon, PA, 17042 United States (map)

Massad is on the faculty of Lebanon Valley College.

July 8th, 8:30 - 4:30pm

July 9th optional demonstration (10:30-noon), and class resumes 1:30 - 5:30pm

"Although trained as a painter  in oil, G. Daniel Massad has focused on pastel as a painting medium since 1981, creating work that has found its way into many private and public collections, including the Met, the Philadelphia Museum of  Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago. His  two-day workshop will emphasize a variety of mark-making and edge-building techniques, and will include a  demonstration of the method he developed for producing the luminous, minutely detailed surfaces his work is known for."

Rembrandt soft pastels are highly recommended for best results. 60 piece set is best however Rembrandts are an expensive brand so that I’m perfectly OK with students using any other brand or formula of soft pastel they already own.  But if participants don’t already have a set of soft pastels, I recommend at least a set of 30 half sticks (not ideal, but they’ll do. Sets of 30 full sticks and sets of 45 full sticks are also available). Students will also need 3 pieces of Canson Mi Tientes paper, and a stick or two of soft vine charcoal.