October 2017 Monthly Meeting – Oil Pastels with Jill Pottle

Our October 2017 monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 17th from 6:30-9pm at the Uxbridge Community Gallery, 5 South Main Street, Uxbridge, MA.

This meeting and workshop is free and open to the public. No experience is necessary. The fun of our workshops is that we all try new things we’ve never done before.

The topic of this hands-on workshop is:

Topic: Oil Pastels
Instructor: Jill Pottle

Our meetings cover BVAA organization business from 6:30-7:00pm and then go into the workshop part of the evening. As pastels can get a bit messy, please consider this when choosing what to wear.

Here are a selection of oil pastel works created by Jill Pottle.

Supply Listing
16X20 drawing board Optional
Blender Bar from oil bars Optional
Metal Pallet knife or xacto knife
Gum eraser, graphite pencil
small set of oil pastels or craypas
More expensive, Senelier pastels Optional
1/2 inch bristle brushes Optional
One sheet of BFK Rives (white) or smoothish watercolor paper or heavy drawing paper
Masking tape
Acrylic Matt Medium

We will bring supplies for those who do not have any. If you have spare supplies you don’t mind sharing, please bring them along for the evening.

The Project
Here is the specific image we will be working with. If you wish to trace it out beforehand, feel free!

There are three different ways you could transfer the line drawing to a pastel-friendly paper.

1) If you have some, use carbon tracing paper. Be sure to use carbon NOT colored transfer paper. The colored stuff is waxy and will act as a resist.
2) If you have one, you could use a light box. Put your pastel-friendly paper on top of the image and both on the light box. You’ll be able to see the lines through the paper.
3) The cheap way – simply tape the pastel-friendly paper on top of your line drawing onto a sunny window. Use the sunlight to let you see what to trace.

Ask with any questions!

Our meetings are supported in part by grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

For more information about Jill Pottle, be sure to visit her website: https://www.pottleart.com/

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