Oils Pastels Painting Courses OVERVIEW

Arts Shala is delighted to introduce our Oil Pastels Course, a comprehensive journey into the colorful and expressive world of oil pastels. Designed for artists at all levels, this course offers an in-depth exploration of the medium, from understanding its unique characteristics to mastering advanced techniques. Students will delve into color theory, learning how to create harmony and contrast with primary, secondary, and tertiary colors. They will study light and shadow, value contrasts, and special techniques like blending, sgraffito, and overlayering to bring their oil pastel artworks to life.

Through hands-on exercises, students will develop skills in creating smooth transitions, intricate textures, and realistic details. The course covers the use of various tools, the importance of edges in composition, and techniques for both impressionistic and realistic drawings across different genres. At Arts Shala, we provide a nurturing environment where students can explore their creativity, refine their artistic expression, and discover the full potential of oil pastels in creating stunning, dynamic artworks.

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Why Join Our Oil Pastels Painting Course?

Discover the rich world of oil pastels in our painting course. Unlock vibrant colors, learn versatile techniques, and receive expert guidance to unleash your creativity. Join us and explore the expressive potential of this dynamic medium.

  • Special Techniques

    Blending: Students will learn various blending techniques, such as using their fingers, blending stumps, or even a bit of turpentine to blend oil pastels smoothly.

    Sgraffito: This technique involves scratching through a layer of oil pastel to reveal a different color or the surface underneath. Students will learn how to use sgraffito for creating textures or adding highlights.

  • How to Use Tools for Drawings

    Tools Overview : Students will get a comprehensive overview of the tools that can be used with oil pastels, such as paper types, blending tools, and fixatives.

    Techniques for Tool Use : The course will provide tips and techniques for using these tools effectively. For example, students will learn how to use a palette knife for scraping or applying thick layers of oil pastel.

  • Study of Edges

    Understanding Edge Types: Students will learn about the different types of edges (hard, soft, lost) and how they can be used to create a sense of depth and realism in a composition.

    Application in Artworks: Practical exercises will help students understand how to use edges to create focal points, suggest movement, and enhance the overall composition of their oil pastel drawings.

  • Impressionism and Realism in Different Genres

    Impressionistic Techniques : Students will explore impressionistic techniques, learning how to use vibrant, expressive strokes to convey the atmosphere and emotion of a scene.

    Realistic Techniques : The course will cover realistic techniques for creating detailed and lifelike drawings in various genres. Students will learn how to observe and replicate the fine details of their subjects.

  • Realistic Drawings

    Advanced Realism Techniques: Students will delve into advanced techniques for creating highly realistic oil pastel drawings. This includes learning how to create intricate textures, subtle color shifts, and accurate representations of light and shadow.