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Drawing with Pastel 1W20

C.whittier pastel pic

Draw with color and texture, fine or painterly. Explore the possibilities of pastels with linear strokes, cross-hatching, scumbling, feathering and blending. Gain facility with the medium and develop your style. Move from a restricted to a full palette, learning to identify and adjust the colors you see. Repeat students are welcome. Basic drawing skills recommended. Limit 8 students

Cyrus Whittier

Cyrus Whittier

Cyrus Whitter specializes in portrait and still life drawing with pastel, pencil and charcoal. He exhibits his work at Rockport Art Association, Concord Art Association and Newton Art Association and is represented by Portraits North (Lexington MA).

In addition to the Eliot School, he teaches at Brookline Adult & Community Education, Newton Community Education and the Jewish Community Center, with past experience at DeCordova Museum School. He holds a Diploma in Graphic Design from Art Institute of Boston.

Materials & Tools:

Please bring to the first class:

Vine charcoal sticks (medium grade)

2 - 3 each Genera’s Charcoal Pencils, 2B medium and 4B soft

1 pad Strathmore 300 or 500 series white charcoal paper, 14” x 17” minimum size

2 or 3 Design kneadable erasers

1 Pink Pearl eraser

Pastels and additional material will be discussed in class.