About the Course
Explore the unique expression of drawing and painting with soft luxurious pastels. In this class we will go over basic pastel fundamentals. You will be shown how to use and mix colors and apply different techniques for blending and overlaying color. The focus is the natural world, still life, and photographic images of nature. The instructor will work with each individual on their expression and use of pastels. Basic drawing experience is required.
Instructor: Carlo Grunfeld
Carlo Grunfeld was born and raised in San Francisco and tended towards graphic arts as a youth. He studied the interaction of color at Yale University with Richard Lytle, apprentice to the Bauhaus founder Josef Albers, and concentrated his studies in Graphic Design, thus grounding sense his sense of color and composition. After graduating from Yale, Carlo worked for a few years in the commercial art field, and then became more interested in painting. At that time I also began teaching in the San Francisco public schools. He has led volunteers on a community mural project, done pro bono design and illustration for non-profits, and has taught summer art classes for teenagers. He began teaching adults at the Studio a couple years ago. For the past fifteen years Carlo has been focused on the figure, and for the past five he formally studied portraiture. Carlo's preferred media is watercolor, pastel, and oil pastel, and has recently added oil paint to his repertoire.