Athenaeum's School of the Arts
Course #10: Oil Pastel à la John Valadez
Instructor: Susan Osborn
Mon–Thurs, July 23–26 (4 days)
10 AM–2:30 PM (1/2-hour break)
La Jolla Studio
$195 member/$210 nonmember
This summer the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego presents Santa Ana Condition: John Valadez 1976 to 2011, the first survey exhibition of this important Mexican American artist and muralist. The Athenaeum’s School of the Arts collaborated with MCASD to offer this oil pastel class, which includes a guided tour by John Valadez of his exhibition, lecture tickets to John Valadez’s introductory lecture (7 PM, July 19, at MCASD), admission to the museum for the entire week, and instruction in oil pastel, a medium the artist favors. Still life, landscape, and portraits, as well as technique, inspired by the exhibition will be covered by the instructor.
Materials: : Digital camera (optional); box of twenty-four (minimum) Cray-Pas Expressionist Oil Pastels; white Sennelier oil pastel; either Vellum or Smooth 14” x 17” (or larger) Bristol or Strathmore 100 lb. paper; cotton rags; straight edge razor blade; old paint brushes; china markers; Ebony Pencil (Sanford or Prismacolor); small container for mineral spirits; odorless mineral spirits. Optional: acrylic paints, canvas.
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ENROLLMENT: Art classes are limited to approximately 18-20 students for adult classes and 12-15 students for children’s classes. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis.
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