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Mira White


Please join me for a great time working with soft pastels in a variety of experimental ways: under-paintings with acrylics, watercolors or pastel diluted with rubbing alcohol.( No petroleum-based solvents in this workshop.) We will be layering both dry and wet processes. Lots of exuberant mark making on several surfaces! Open to continuing artists of all levels and media and adventurous beginners who want to explore the versatility of this vibrant medium!


Soft Pastels ( no oil pastels)

1 set Nupastels ( by Prismacolor)
1 set Rembrandts ( can be 1/2 sticks)
1 set either Schminke, Sennelier, Great American, Terry Ludvig ( if you are able)
1 each of Schmincke: 59 B&D Deep Violet & 66 B &d Prussian Blue

Papers: Surfaces

2 sheets Colorfix by Art Spectrum 20?x28? or Premier or U Art or Pastel Mat ( Sanded Pastel Papers)
10 sheets hardware grade wet/dry sandpaper 320 grit ( black) ( for warm up exercises)
1 sheet D’Arches Watercolor Paper hot or cold press ( 300 lb preferable) ( Optional)

Brushes: An assortment of inexpensive hog bristle brushes that can withstand sanded pastel papers, alcohol and acrylics ( include a 1 1/2? and a 2? brush

Paints: Your collection of liquid acrylic paints and/or colored acrylic inks for under paintings

Additional materials:

1 pint Liquitex Clear Gesso ( has pumice-for priming watercolor paper- only this brand( optional)
Plastic tarp / table cloth for work surface
1 roll clear Contact Paper
2? or wider Masking Tape, Bull dog Clips, Blending Stumps, Q Tips

1 Pre-Val Paint Sprayer for fixative( aerosol can and glass jar- at any paint store 
1 small container fat free milk
1 small container 70% isopropyl rubbing alcohol
MIX 50% alcohol & 50% fat free milk into glass jar of paint sprayer.
Protective gloves and/ or hand creme

Utility Knife
Drawing board to fit paper
Portable Easel ( optional)
Glassine paper ( or wax paper) for protective work and portfolio for storing work

Mail order supplier: Dakota Pastels:www.dakotapastels.com




 Cloudcroft Art Workshops, LLC
P.O.Box 1202
Cloudcroft, NM 88317