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"One Day of Plein Air with Pastels or Oils at Shelter Cove Community Park" (June 2023) with Carol Iglesias

with Instructor Carol Iglesias

Thursday(9am to 4pm)
June 22, 2023 

Shelter Cove Community Park
(Meet in the Raised Section - Located at 39 Shelter Cove Lane)

Spend a lovely day outside learning how to paint with pastels in plein air! The class will start with a pastel painting demonstration on the raised lawn at Shelter Cove Community Park. Carol will share how she creates brilliant color vibration in her pastel paintings. You will learn how to focus in on a strong composition, define your values, identify your light sources, create a point of focus, and how to see and use color effectively in plein air. You will learn the importance of painting light, shadows and colors from real life. There will be personalized teaching and individualized feedback throughout the day.


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Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: This class is great for all levels of pastel OR oil students!
Materials Included: No materials are included in this class
Requirements: Carol Iglesias

Click HERE for a printable PDF of the supplies list.

The following is a list of items that I like to use. These are suggestions. You may use whatever materials that you have or prefer with the exception of a sanded paper (any toned color) which works best with my teaching techniques.

The items in bold are the most important supplies needed.


(I primarily use Sennelier Half Sticks or Jack Richeson)

(I use a few Jack Richeson or Nupastel)

(I like a graphite stick or the water soluble Technalo CARAN d;ACHE, B)

(I use 3.5" x 5" Strathmore Sketch).

One 12" x 16" size sheet (per day), Toned, Pastel Premier sanded paper. It can be mounted or an individual sheet from an Assorted Colors Pack. ( or various other options are available through Amazon, Dick Blick, Speedball or Jerry's Art-a-Rama).

2" Painters tape for catching your pastel dust.

Gloves in a bottle/Barrier Cream or Gloves

(I use VIPER gloves)

Baby Wipes or Paper Towels
(Viva are the BEST)

Black Ultra Fine Tip Pen

3 Values of Gray Markers

(I like the No. 1, 3 and 5 Cool Gray COPIC sketch dual tip marker with chisel and brush tip.)

1" White Arists Tape
or similar for mounting your paper

(I like lightweight black plastic corrugated board from Michaels).

Pastel Box
(I use Heilman Box or a Sienna Pastel Pochade Box).

Glassine Sheets
(wax paper can also work to temporarily protect your work).

Small Tray with Rice
(to hold your working colors and to clean your pastels)


A Hat

(I like a wide brim to shade my eyes).

Portable Tripod with Easel or Box
(I use the Sienna Plein Air System Tripod with a Heilman Box).

View Catcher
(I like the adjustable size viewer).

Sun Umbrella


Sun Block

Garbage Bag


Visit Carol's Website HERE.

Instructor: Carol Iglesias
Instructor Bio:
CAROL IGLESIAS was born in Montreal, Canada. She grew up in the Pacific Northwest and currently lives on Hilton Head Island, SC. She is an award-winning artist, instructor, and juror who has exhibited her paintings extensively at galleries, museums, and shows.

She works with oils and the brilliant color and texture of soft pastels. Her background in traveling has a strong influence on her subject matter. Carol employs a contemporary impressionistic style and has painted plein air for more than 20 years, in France, Italy, the Netherlands, the Caribbean, Glacier National Park, Washington, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, and California to name a few.

Her work as an impressionist painter captures the very essence of her experiences throughout her well-traveled life. She invites the viewer to share in her love of the world and entices with her bold use of color and light. One painting may depict an appreciation of architecture and in another, colorful reflections on the water.

Carol's strong compositional elements convey the intense beauty the artist sees in the world around her. Her paintings don't just depict a landscape but beckon the viewer into a glimpse of someplace that they might otherwise never experience or imagine. "People often say that my paintings take them to a place that they would like to be or remind them of someplace where they have been. I want the viewer to join me in a visual journey with his or her own experiences and emotions."

In 2012, she was awarded a prestigious Artist Residency for one month at "Les Amis de la Grande Vigne" in Dinan, France, the former home and studio of the famous French artist Yvonne Jean-Haffen. One of Carol's paintings was selected for the Museum's permanent collection and was on exhibition in France during 2013 and again in 2019.

She is an award winning signature member of The Maryland Pastel Society, as well as current member of The American Impressionist Society, Oil Painters of America, The Pastel Society of America, and the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association. Her painting was selected as a semi-finalist for The Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, LPAPA'S 17th Annual Best of Plein Air Show.

Some of her paintings are in public and private collections throughout the U.S. as well as in five international countries. Her work has been published in many newspapers, magazines and books including "The Freelance Star", "Le Petit Bleu des Cotes d' Amour", "Quest France", "Elan Magazine", "American Art Collector Magazine", "The Piedmont Virginian Magazine", "The Best of America Pastel Artists, Volume II", "The Best Medical Advertising and Graphics" and the "2017 American Art Collector Book".

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