Art: Chalk Pastel & Oil Pastel for Grades 3-5 (9:00)
Course: Chalk Pastel & Oil Pastel (Art History, Animals, Landscapes, Fantasy Characters) Grades 3-5 (9:00)
Instructor: Florbela Nienaber
Curriculum: Carson Pastel Paper assorted colors 9x12in or similar; Tracing Paper.
Course Description (and Duration): (No prior experience required) 26 weeks
In this exploration of chalk pastels students will learn form, how to blend pastels, add texture, tone, value and design, during still life sessions. We will create works of art inspired by masters such as Matisse, Van Gosh, Aboriginal art. Textures in landscapes and animals. There will be a discussion on the use of pastels in book and character illustration. Create your own character illustration in pastels. Skills learned in this class, transition well into other mediums, and a great stepping stone for continued art education.
This class is taught by Florbela Nienaber. Florbela attended Valencia College in Florida pursuing an education in Fine Arts. In addition she attended local community schools expanding her art skills and mediums. A mentorship with a Disney Imagineer kickstarted her career in sculpting for Disney and Universal Studios. Since then she’s explored other art forms while raising her children. Inspired by children’s literature, she took to creative writing. She got her start writing puppet scripts for her church, which later transitioned to short stories. Florbela has attended children’s literature writing & illustration conferences and has participated in writing critiques groups. During her children’s elementary years she taught art to budding artists in the community, and homeschooling groups. On weekdays she homeschools her two girls, but some evenings and weekends she opens her studio to art & pottery classes for both children and adults in Kernersville.