Introducing Night Vision

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For as long as I can remember, one of my all-time favorite art supplies has been pastels — oil pastels to be exact.

As an itty bitty my mom signed me up for Saturday art classes at the Cleveland Museum of Art. I can still remember how exciting it was to have those big, wooden drawers overflowing with pastels laid out on the table. All those colors. All those sizes. It was heaven for my fingertips to rustle through them and find just the right one.

In high school, Mr, Roese, my drawing teacher, taught me the ins and outs of how to use oil pastels like a pro. He was a stickler for putting in extra elbow-grease, insisting I layer and layer until arriving at jewel like colors on the paper.

In art school, many of my professors poo-poo’d pastels — well, at least the way I used them. But I didn’t care. I couldn’t resist the special relationship that was already formed between us.

Now, still to this day, pastels help me express and explore parts of myself that paint tends to fall short at.

That’s why I’m super excited and eager to introduce as many of my students as possible to the wonderful world of pastels — both oil pastels and my new found crush: polychromos pastels.

What better way to sprinkle my pastel love on others than with an eCourse!

Today I introduce you to Night Vision, a two-week eCourse dedicated to nurturing your daily creative practice with the magic of pastels. It begins Friday, June 5th!

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