3-Day Soft Pastel Adventure with artist Kay Brathol-Hostvet

  • 09/14/2021 - 09/16/2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm


September 14-16, 2021       
10:00 AM– 4:00 PM each day

$225.00 per person       
All Levels/ Adults & Teens 16+

Need to bring own supplies (see supply list link below)
Deadline for registration:  Sept. 7, 2021


The soft pastel medium is versatile, immediate and expressive, and it allows you to combine the best of drawing and painting. This class is for all levels, from anyone interested in learning about soft pastel for the first time, to more experienced artists who want to gain a greater understanding of the medium and its capabilities while cultivating artistic growth. The class will take an in-depth look at the variety of papers, application styles and techniques available to the pastel artist.

In addition to technical skill development, intermediate and advanced students will be encouraged to consider content, theme or emotion in their work. Working from both photographic references in the studio and directly from life (still life or plein air) you’ll complete thought-provoking exercises that provide greater understanding of the medium and its capabilities. Kay specializes in adapting to each participant’s personality and skill level and provides plenty of positive, encouraging one-on-one interaction, as well as frequent demonstrations. Useful handouts, specific pastel papers for the exercises and other materials will be provided. See supply list (link below) for other required supplies.

About the Instructor:  Kay Brathol-Hostvet is an upbeat, enthusiastic instructor bringing a wealth of experiences to the classroom. She has over 30 years of experience as an exhibiting artist, and has been teaching workshops in drawing, design, pastel and acrylic painting, and professional development for many years. Kay is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America and has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, with concentrations in drawing and painting. Her works are in corporate and private collections around the Midwest. Her acrylic paintings are included in North Light Books, AcrylicWorks 2: Radical Breakthroughs, and her pastel paintings have been featured in Pastel Journal and the Dane Arts (Dane County, Wisconsin) annual poster and calendar. She works from her home studio in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and is represented by Edgewood Orchard Galleries, Fish Creek, Wisconsin; Riverwood Art and Frame, Eau Claire, WI; and Abel Contemporary Gallery, Stoughton, Wisconsin.

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