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"Impressionist Painting with Pastels" with Carol Iglesias (September 2024)

Learn How To Paint with Brilliant Color & Texture
with Instructor Carol Iglesias

3 Half-Days
Tuesday to Thursday (1 to 4:30pm)
September 24, 25, 26, 2024
Art League Academy
(106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island, SC) 

Learn how to work with the vibrancy of soft pastels. The class will start with a full painting demonstration. Carol will share her process for blocking in large simple shapes before layering colors.

You will learn how to focus on a strong composition, define values, identify your light source, establish a point of focus, and how to see and use color effectively in your paintings.

You will learn how to interpret your reference photographs and understand the relationships between value, color temperature and color intensity.

There will be personalized teaching and individualized feedback throughout the day.

This class is designed for beginner students, intermediate students and advanced students. This all-levels class focuses a lot on individual assistance from the instructor, who can adjust accordingly to each student.

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If a class or workshop is canceled by Art League of Hilton Head a full refund will be given.

Materials Included: No materials are included in this class

Click HERE for a printable PDF of the PASTELS 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 toned sanded paper (any color) which works best with my teaching techniques.

The items in bold are the most important supplies needed.

Soft Pastels

(I primarily use Sennelier Half Sticks, Jack Richeson, Blue Earth or Great American)

Hard Pastels
(I occasionally use a few Jack Richeson or Nupastel)

Vine Charcoal or graphite stick

Small Sketchbook
(I use 3.5" x 5" Strathmore Sketch)

Pastel Premier Two 12" x 16" size sheets, toned Pastel Premier sanded paper.
It can be mounted or an individual sheet from an assorted colors pack. Many options available thru Amazon,, Dick Blick or Jerry's Art-a-Rama.)

2" Painters tape for catching your pastel dust

Gloves in a bottle/Barrier Cream and/or Gloves

(I use VIPER x-small gloves)

Baby Wiipes and/or Paper Towels
(Viva are best!)

Black Ultra Fine Tip Pen
(for sketching)

3 Values of Gray Markers
(I like the No. 1, 3 and 5 Cool Gray)

1" White or Black Artists Tape
( or similar for mounting your paper)

Mounting Board
(I like lightweight black plastic corrugated board or foam core from Michaels)

(Your own to use as painting references)

Small Container with Corn Meal
(to hold your working colors and to clean your pastels)

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

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 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".


"I've had you for a teacher in Virginia. I felt I learned more than the 4 years I spent in Art School." -Linda M.

"Thanks for the really great and fun class - you are an inspiration to all of us." - Ann S.

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