Intro to Painting with Soft Pastels with Kay Brathol-Hostvet
Saturday-Sunday, June 5-6, 2021 | 10am-4pm both days
$160/person + $10 supply fee (Members save 10% on workshops! Learn more here)
Many students “fall in love” with pastels after taking this workshop! Soft pastels are fun to use, colorful, versatile, and expressive. You’ll be introduced to this dry painting medium through numerous exercises on different types of papers as well as have an opportunity to explore your own ideas with guidance from Kay. This workshop is also good as a refresher course for those with previous pastel experience. Paper, numerous handouts, and other miscellaneous supplies are provided; see supply list for other required materials.
About the Instructor: See Kay’s interview with Studio Manager Kristina here!
Kay Brathol-Hostvet is an upbeat, enthusiastic instructor bringing a wealth of experiences to the classroom. She has over 30 years of experience as an exhibiting artist, and has been teaching workshops in drawing, design, pastel and acrylic painting, and professional development for many years. Kay is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America and has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, with concentrations in drawing and painting. Her works are in corporate and private collections around the Midwest. Her acrylic paintings are included in North Light Books, AcrylicWorks 2: Radical Breakthroughs, and her pastel paintings have been featured in Pastel Journal and the Dane Arts (Dane County, Wisconsin) annual poster and calendar. She works from her home studio in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and is represented by Edgewood Orchard Galleries, Fish Creek, Wisconsin; Riverwood Art and Frame, Eau Claire, WI; and Abel Contemporary Gallery, Stoughton, Wisconsin.
Here at River Arts, your safety is the most important thing for us. We plan to run studio classes, but with the following safety precautions added:
- A limit of 7 students in each class
- All students will work at their own 6ft table, maintaining social distancing
- Studio staff will clean and disinfect all surfaces at the end of each day.
- Latex-free rubber gloves, disposable masks, and hand sanitizer will be available to all students free of charge
- Face masks required for students and instructor
- We’ve also updated our cancellation policy
We plan to keep these measures in place for the foreseeable future, depending on where things are at. It’s very much a day-by-day process at this point. Thank you!
We recognize that plans can change. Take a look at our cancellation policy here.