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Introduction to Pastel with Sheldon Borenstein

Introduction to Pastel
Explore Drawing and Painting with Different Mediums! Learn to paint with pastels on toned paper

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Sheldon Borenstein
Drawing, Painting
Tools and Materials
Paper, Pastel
1h 32m 21s

In this lesson, you will learn about pastel, a drawing and painting medium with a rich tradition. Instructor Sheldon Borenstein takes his time to show you how to blend soft pastels with fingers, as well as, how to apply this vibrant medium on toned paper.

This lesson belongs to the course Introduction to Materials. In this 8-week course, Sheldon Borenstein shares his experience as a professional artist to help you better understand the uses of major drawing and painting media. He gives demonstrations on the same subjects, using different mediums like graphite, charcoal, markers, and many more, in order to compare and contrast their characteristics. After completing the course, you will have a general understanding of the most popular art mediums.

Throughout this course, you’ll have access to the NMA community for feedback and critiques to improve your work as you progress.

You do not need to purchase specific materials to take this course.
We have included a materials list as recommendation only. If you cannot find a specific material in your area, use the closest equivalent available to you. Doing so will allow you to have the best possible learning outcome from this course. For help with finding alternative materials, including how to take this course with digital tools, please join our community Discord.

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