PAINTING WITH PASTELS

Instructor: Patricia Ridge Bradley

Patricia Ridge Bradley graduated with a BFA with an emphasis on drawing from Oklahoma State University. She founded Bradley Studios and began a 35-year career as a graphic designer. Retiring in 2015, Patricia has returned to practicing fine art and works with charcoal, pastel and oil. She enjoys drawing and painting the figure, portraiture, still life, landscapes, cityscapes, and western themes in a representational style. Her technique ranges from very loose and spontaneous to meticulously rendered. She blends her love of travel with plein air painting in Europe. Patricia founded Creative Arts Enid, a fine art school for children and adults, where she taught drawing and painting for three years. She taught figure drawing for Conservatory of Classical Art in Edmond, OK. She has demonstrated pastels for the Oklahoma Pastel Society, and demonstrated charcoal portrait drawing for the Stillwater Art Guild Patricia has won many awards in competitive shows around Oklahoma. To see samples of her work, visit www.patriciaridgebradley.com

Class Description:

This workshop is open to all level of artists, beginning to advanced. Patricia will have a short demonstration each morning, describing the pastels and papers she prefers, and showing the stages of creating a pastel painting. She works with hard and soft pastels, on sanded papers. We will be painting simple subjects, fruit on day one, and flowers on day two. The goal is to learn how to build up layers from darkest darks to lightest lights. There will be lots of one-on-one instruction throughout the day. Some supplies will be provided, and some will be available for sale. Please email Patricia for a full supply list at prb@patriciaridgebradley.com. Please let her know what kinds of pastels you already have. If you don’t own any pastels, good starter sets are available online, and she will help you decide what to purchase. She will have sanded pastel paper available for sale (at cost) by the sheet at the workshop. 

WHEN:  Friday and Saturday, January 18, 19, 9 am to 4 pm

CLASS SIZE:  Minimum 10, Maximum 15

COST: $125 (members)   $140 (non-members)  $50 (deposit)
Registration deadlines:  Deposit to hold seat December 31st and/or Full payment January 7th



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