This class is designed to introduce the practice of using soft pastels to represent landscapes. Emphasis will be on laying out your work with strong shapes and values, interpreting color and shapes as observed, and developing some understanding of space (showing distance). The class is open to all levels of experience. No previous experience with soft pastes is needed. IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CLASS USING OILS, YOU ARE WELCOME TO DO SO. Demos will be in pastels, but basic definition of form, color and value will be universal. Michele works in oils, so she can help individually with both mediums.