Fine Arts: Charcoal, Chalk, Pastels, & Oil Pastels for Grades 9-12 (11:00)
Course: Charcoal, Chalk Pastels & Oil Pastels. Fine Arts (Still Life, Hands, Landscape/Plants). Grade 9-12
Instructor: Florbela Nienaber
Curriculum: Please supply student with Carson Pastel Paper Color Grey or Earth Tone 9x12in 98lb (Amazon) or similar; Carson/Stratmore/Arteza Spiral Sketchbook Mixed Media 9x12in 90lb+ or similar
Course Description (and Duration): 30 weeks
In this exploration of chalk pastels and oil pastels class students will learn how to observe perspective, measuring techniques, blend techniques, adding texture, tone, weight, and shape using pastels. Focus on interesting compositions, bringing life to drawings through the use of light, highlights and two-dimensional techniques. Skills learned in this class transition well into any medium, and is a great foundation for continued education in visual arts.
First 1/2 of semester will be focused on intro to charcoal drawings, perspective, composition, measuring, then using dark and light contrasts in a still life. Students will learn the difference between light and highlights.
Last 1/2 of semester students will use skills previously learned in charcoal as they transition to chalk pastels drawings. We will play with pastel landscapes, and end with the use of chalk for watercolor effects.
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.