a Retreat to Nature for the Creative Mind

Edna Kunkel 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Color My World Pan Pastel

 Color My World Using Pan Pastels Edna Kunkel

This workshop explores the application of powder-based Pan Pastels on black-and-white photographs to enable creative use of color without any drawing or painting experience. If you can apply eye shadow or have ever used a coloring book, this workshop will bring back a more colorful you. Or, if you're a traditional pastel artist and want to try this medium to shake out the cobwebs, you'll enjoy this very different approach.    Sat. May 26, 9 - noon,   $85/$15 materials Individually or $15. discount if registering for both.

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Color My World Pan Pastels Supply List

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Pan Pastels class work

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Pan Pastel Set

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intro to Pastels Discount 

* Start your summer out with these introductory workshops. *

Register for both and receive $15 off! 

 

 

 

 

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Oil Pastel

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Oil Pastel Lily

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Flower Bouquet in Oil Pastel

Introduction to Oil Pastels Edna Kunkel

In this short session, you'll learn the basics of oil pastel, including just how different they from the childhood crayons to which they're often compared. This mini workshop will demonstrate different methods of and tools for blending, options for achieving fine lines with oil pastels or adding enhancements with colored pencils, and a variety of surfaces that are compatible with using this unique medium.   Sat. May 26, 1 - 4  $85/$15 materials Individually or $15. discount if registering for both.

 

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Intro to Oil Pastels Supply List

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Paint Pouring_Edna Kunkel

 

 

 

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Make a Splash - Paint Pouring

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Paint Pouring - Instructor work

Making a Splash - Acrylic Paint Pouring   Edna Kunkel

Learn how to create abstract paintings with fluid acrylic paints. We'll use heavy or soft body acrylic paints, a paint additive, and commercial pouring mediums to create organic, unpredictable, and colorful compositions.  Intergenerational fun - appropriate for young adults 10 yrs and older accompanied by an adult.  No art experience required.  Sun. June 3rd, 1 - 4 $85/$15 materials

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Think Like a Master - Degas

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Think Like a Master - Matisse

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Paint Like a Master - Modigliano

Think Like a Master  Edna Kunkel

In this class, you'll evaluate your choice of a master work and use your style to create a similar piece or portion of the piece in oil pastel, soft pastel, pastel pencils, colored pencils, charcoal, and PanPastels. We'll look at how to use digital and traditional methods to evaluate the master work and render it in loose, fun method that requires no previous art experience or takes your existing experience in a different direction.  Sat. June 9,  9-noon  $85/$15 materials

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Color My World Pan Pastel

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Pan Pastels class work

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Pan Pastel Set

 Color My World Mini Workshop - An Introduction to Pan Pastels  Edna Kunkel

This workshop explores transitioning from traditional stick pastels only to the application of powder-based PanPastels for a variety of uses. If you can apply eye shadow or have ever used a coloring book, this workshop will bring back a more colorful you. Or, if you're a traditional pastel artist and want to try this medium to shake out the cobwebs, you'll enjoy this very different approach. We'll learn the basics of this unique medium, color a black-and-white photograph, and create an underpainting that we'll apply traditional soft pastels or colored pencils on top to finish. Instructor will provide all materials (80-color PanPastel palette, Sofft applicator tools, black-and-white photos, fixatives).  Sat. Aug 11,  9 - noon,  $85/$15 materials  Individually or $15 off if registering for both.

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Intro to Pastels Discount 

* Enjoy these two introductory workshops. *

Register for both and receive $15 off! 

 

 

 

 

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Oil Pastel Lily

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Oil Pastel

Introduction to Oil Pastels Edna Kunkel

In this short session, you'll learn the basics of oil pastel, including just how different they from the childhood crayons to which they're often compared. This mini workshop will demonstrate different methods of and tools for blending, options for achieving fine lines with oil pastels or adding enhancements with colored pencils, and a variety of surfaces that are compatible with using this unique medium.   Sat. Aug 11, 1 - 4  $85/$15 materials  Individually or $15 off if registering for both.

 

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Intro to Oil Pastels Supply List

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Paint Pouring_Edna Kunkel

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Make a Splash - Paint Pouring

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Paint Pouring - Instructor work

Making a Splash - Acrylic Paint Pouring   Edna Kunkel

Learn how to create abstract paintings with fluid acrylic paints. We'll use heavy or soft body acrylic paints, additives, and commercial pouring mediums to create organic, unpredictable, and colorful compositions. Recommended for adults and supervised kids 10 and up. No art experience required.  Price includes paint and materials, including two 8x10 canvases and multiple other surfaces. May require pickup after the paintings are dry enough to transport.  Sat. Sept 22 , 10 - 4  $125/$30 materials   

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Moon Scape, soft pastel

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Lotus, soft pastel

NEW! Introduction to Soft Pastels  Edna Kunkel

In this day-long session, you'll learn the basics of "chalk" pastels, including why they're not really chalk at all, how the different brands and consistencies of sticks can be used to their best advantage, methods to build out an underpainting to simplify painting, and how to apply the pastels using different strokes and application methods, including tips on how to achieve fine lines, blend successfully without losing vibrance, and see how different surfaces work with soft pastels.   Sat. Oct. 13, 10 - 4:30   $125/$10 materials 


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Finished Crane, soft pastel

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Crane, in progress, soft pastel

Intro to Soft Pastels Supply List

 

 

 

 

 

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Paint Pouring_Edna Kunkel

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Make a Splash - Paint Pouring

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Paint Pouring - Instructor work

Making a Splash - Acrylic Paint Pouring   Edna Kunkel

Learn how to create abstract paintings with fluid acrylic paints. We'll use heavy or soft body acrylic paints, additives, and commercial pouring mediums to create organic, unpredictable, and colorful compositions. Recommended for adults and supervised kids 10 and up. No art experience required.  Price includes paint and materials, including two 8x10 canvases and multiple other surfaces. May require pickup after the paintings are dry enough to transport.  Sat. Nov. 10 , 10 - 4  $125/$30 materials   

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Edna `Kunkel

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edna M. Kunkel    I am most content capturing elements of flora and fauna, and thrive on the principles of complimentary colors and color harmony and use them to interpret the world in pastel, digital photography, or any variety of media. While my left brain continues to offer logical solutions to the management of my artistic projects, my right brain derails those plans by conjuring infinite permutations to interpret. This vacillation suits my photographic eye, my dexterous hands, and my thirst for unique. I picked up art and photography training in academic settings at Carnegie-Mellon University, Nashville State Technical Institute, and Illinois Institute of the Arts and through workshops and self-exploration.

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