Colorest and The Guild

Pastel Impressionism at Colorest
Fall 2022
Thur, Sept 14-Oct 20

2:00 PM-4:30 PM

“Pastel Impressionism Class with Gina Torello”

This Course will explore the forgiving and simple medium of soft pastels.  References will be provided varying in subject matter and style. Working together as a class in a step by step manner you discover how a professional artist begins, creates and finishes a work of art. This method of teaching gives you confidence and allows you freedom to develop your own style. This class is designed for a painting to be finished in two consecutive lessons. 

Through this impressionistic course, you will learn the importance of colors and tones, while improving your style and approach to mark making in this forgiving medium.  We will try the use of an alcohol underpainting in one of our paintings. Master the art of layering our pastels to achieve greater depth and volume along with ongoing lessons in color theory.

This course will teach you how to break down the reference into values and tones to create a free, less rigid painting style by seeing and utilizing the positive and negative forms and shapes to enhance your drawing skills. I will teach you how to draw the subject matter correctly and in proportion. We will then use diverse techniques week to week to create each pastel.  This will be a fun, fulfilling pastel class creating beautiful one-of-a-kind works of art, as unique as the individual who creates them.

Mono-Printing at Colorest
Fall 2022
Thur, Oct 27-Dec 8
2:00PM-4:30 PM

“Creative Mono-Printing Class with Gina Torello”

 Creative Artists that love color and enjoy painting join me to experience this new mono-print class here at Colorest.

“Mono-Type is a form of printmaking that has images that can only be made once, unlike most fine art printmaking which allows for multiple originals.”

 Come Explore, Create be Spontaneous while having fun with this unique process. You choose your style contemporary, impressionistic, abstract, fauvist or traditional. I will teach you so many exciting techniques you will fall in love with them all.  Hands on lessons in diverse styles and execution so you can develop your own freedom of expression. We will fine tune Color Theory and Composition so your individual mark as an artist develops a unique style in this fun new medium. 

 Join me this fall at Colorest expressing yourself freely while learning how to explore a new fine art medium: Printmaking.  All painters welcome whether you enjoy watercolor, pastels oils or acrylic this class is for you…!!!