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Beginners Guide to Pastels

Build your foundations with the pastel basics: colors, paper, and saturation, where Aaron will teach you to create a vast array of colors, even if you only have limited pastels at your disposal. Then you’ll embark on a deep study of value with your own landscape, using none other than pastel’s dry cousin, charcoal. As Aaron puts it, “Value is everything,” and you’ll find out why its importance is unmatched in this detailed charcoal demo. ( 3+ hours)
  • Aaron Schuerr

  • Fundamental

Meet your instructor

Aaron Schuerr

Aaron is an artist, writer, actor, husband, and father of three wonderful boys. It all gets mixed up until the distinctions are blurred, as they should be. The heart of his work is in the outdoors, absorbing the pattern of light on the landscape. Actors speak of "being in the moment" immersing themselves so totally in story that everything else falls away. The open air is his stage, and in the best moments, he is lost in it. he has no desire to impress you with these paintings. Rather, he strives to share his experience with honesty and without fear. 

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