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Take soft pastel skills to higher level

Exaggerate! Be bold with colors and yourself using lights and darks and enjoy the marks you make on paper using a proven signature rotational method for success with soft pastels.

Big Island artist and instructor Patti Pease Johnson can help you gain the confidence and techniques of this centuries-old medium during a workshop from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Volcano Art Center.

Johnson supplies the instruction and materials along with guidance and inspiration for this process along with some handy tips for your creative journey. Grow your knowledge of composition, color and correcting problems.

Learn about the different types of pastels, different papers, fixing and mounting paper and on backing. Then use newsprint to get the flow of arm movements to keep loose. Next, you’ll begin forming shapes and move into colors on pastel paper. Students will complete a 10-by-12-inch project.

Cost for the workshop is $50 or $45 for VAC members plus a $10 supply fee per person. Beginner and intermediate artists are welcome. The Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus is located at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road in Volcano Village.

For more information or to register, call 967-8222 or visit on line at


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