Pastels with Trish Harding
Killer Kolor: Soft Pastel's Super Power
Instructor: Trish Harding
Week1: July 31 - August 6, 2022
Color is pastel’s SUPERPOWER and without it a piece falls short of its promise! Join Trish and learn to use “Killer Kolor” on paper treated with a pure pigment underpainting. Using photos of your choice or sketches, Trish will encourage your own voice and style. We will clarify value, intensity, and temperature and how to use these three contrasts with dynamic and economic strokes. Daily exercises will challenge your color knowledge and can’t help but build your confidence and love of the medium. Some experience is helpful but not necessary and your own supplies are required.
No Class Material Fee
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Trish Harding lives and works “on the edge”. She was born in Washington State and grew up on Lummi Island literally feet from the water’s edge with a magnificent view of Mt Baker at the same time, always with one foot in the water and one on the land.
Her formal art training includes Western Washington State College (now WWU), and The Academy of Art College, San Francisco. Recognized as a Northwest Painter of regional icons she is best known for her land and seascapes as well as her urban industrial landscapes due to her work inspired by the deconstruction of the Georgia Pacific Paper Mill near her studio. Her love of plein air painting offers an in the moment quality to her brush strokes and application of paint. She has facilitated the Annual Downtown Bellingham Plein Air Paint Out and Exhibition (PAPO) event for 14 years.
In 2017 Trish was selected as the Skagit Valley International Tulip Festival Poster Artist. Her image recently received the Gold Pinnacle Award from the International Festivals & Events Association for Best Commemorative Poster in 2017.
Political work is a major part of her expression. She is known for work taking a stand against the Gateway Pacific Coal Terminal at Cherry Point, Coal Trains & Crude Oil trains traveling through sensitive environments and populated communities, loss of historical buildings, and Civil Rights/ Peace & Justice work.
Trish is owner of Studio UFO in Bellingham, which has proven to be the hot spot in Bellingham for leading edge art and art education. Trish not only teaches at Studio UFO she also has been teaching at Whatcom Community College for over 20 years, and Creative Arts Community for 15+ years, and countless workshops around the Pacific Northwest and the world. She is an art trip leader to various places in the world including Paris, France, San Miguel & Mexico City Mexico, Yellowstone Park & Cody, Wyoming, Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, Palm Springs, and Victoria BC, Canada.
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