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  • Pastels: Painting Lakes, April 30 OR May 1, Cable
    • Location: Cable Natural History Museum
      Instructor: Diana Randolph
      Class number: 24379 (April 30), or 24380 (May 1)
      • Supply list for the first day of class:
        • Your own photos of lakes
        • A table easel or a heavy box to lean your drawing board against
        • A drawing board ( Masonite, several inches larger than your paper size)
        • A composition window ( a 6 x 9 inch piece of cardboard or mat board with a 2 2/3 x 4 inch opening in center)
        • A camera for taking photos of instructor's demos (optional)
        • A large set of hard pastels such as Nu-Pastels (set of 96)
        • A set of pastel pencils (optional) and a utility knife for sharpening them
        • A set of medium pastels such as Rembrandts and/or soft pastels such as Sennelier (optional)
        • A small sketchbook for value study sketches
        • Pen and notebook for taking notes
        • A number 2 pencil or three gray-tone brush markers (light, medium, dark)
        • A portable pencil sharpener
        • Beige masking tape, paper towels, and newspapers (for covering your table)
        • Paint smock (optional)
        • Pair of protective gloves - Nitrale or latex
        • Any type of pastel paper cut to sizes 5 x 7, 6 x 9, or 1 2 x 16 inches, such as: Canson Mi-Teintes, La Carte, U-Art, or Suede mat board
        • A small jar of odorless paint thinner for use with sanded paper and a flat brush (optional)
        • Watercolor cold-pressed (rough) paper and a small pan of watercolors to create a wash, then to build up with pastel (optional)
        • A covered travel mug for hot beverages in class 
        • A sack lunch and cold beverage (optional)
        • Instructor will have some pastel paper and mats cut to fit paper sizes 5 x 7 and 6 X 9 available to purchase in class. Please contact Diana if you have any questions: oiabms@cheqnet or 715-798-3619
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