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Currents Gallery: Experiment with Oil Pastels Using Surfaces and Materials

Jane Aukshunas, Instructor

Join renowned Portland artist Jane Aukshunas as you explore the wonderful world of Oil Pastel.

This award-winning artist holds a degree from Massachusetts College of Art, studied Japanese

art at Harvard, and costume design at Parsons School of Design. She developed her oil pastel

techniques through experimentation in her studio. Beginners and more experienced artists will

have fun playing with the luscious texture and versatility of oil pastel. In this 2-day workshop,

we will use tools for different effects and experiment with grounds and a variety of surfaces to

change the way oil pastels behave. We will see how oil pastel works with media such as acrylic

paint, watercolor, and colored pencils. We’ll explore the creation of intuitive rather than

intentional imagery. Bring your own ideas for subjects or use the ideas supplied.

.Saturday & Sunday, June 8-9, 10 am-3 pm

Two day class: $185 + $10 materials fee to instructor