Weekend Workshop with Artist Margaret Ferrara

{submitted by Christine Hanson and photo by Louise Spiritcougar Lefebvre}

The “Introduction to Pastels” workshop began with Margaret giving us a thorough explanation of different materials for pastel and why some are much better than others. Then she demonstrated various techniques for pastel: stroking, hatching, cross hatching, scrumbing, pointillism, blending and dry wash. We moved on to color wheels, color values and tint, tone, and shade. The second day we picked a favorite work and recreated it using six colors. It was a very informative and enjoyable weekend.