Fun with PanPastels

Photo by instructor Sonsoles (Sunny) Shack

Erin Newman

Come and learn about PanPastels: a new, fun, portable, versatile, erasable, easy-to-use, and very forgiving medium! You will feel you are drawing and painting at the same time! You will learn what they are and the techniques and tools you can use with them. How to use them with other media will also be discussed as well as appropriate substrates and fixatives.

Sonsoles (Sunny) Shack will do a couple of demonstrations to show how to draw/paint with them, carve out form with darks and lights, and use an eraser to correct or lift color for lights. She will paint a simple, loose landscape, emphasizing depth and atmospheric perspective. This is easy to achieve with PanPastels because of their softness and “ghost-like” quality. Students will have the opportunity to try out the PanPastels using specific tools and create one small painting. So come join us and try this fun new medium! All levels are welcome!

Sunny grew up within a family of artists in Madrid, Spain. From an early age, she demonstrated a passion for art and she drew well. She has been drawing and painting for 40+ years, has been an art instructor for 15+ years, and teaches private classes and workshops at the Mountain Artists Guild (Prescott, Ariz.) and Southern Arizona Artists Guild (Tucson, Ariz.).

She has shown her paintings in several galleries, including Ben’s Fine Art Gallery, the Mountain Artist Guild Gallery, and the Phippen Museum in Prescott, and participated in their juried annual Western art shows.

Her art education includes classes at the University of Maryland, the Montpelier Arts Center (Maryland), and the Scottsdale Artists School (Arizona). She studied with renowned instructors like Amery Bohling, Phil Beck, James Coulter, Robert Goldman, Ray Roberts, Peggy Kroll-Roberts, David Harlan, Cody DeLong, and Chris Saper.

She has received awards from the Portrait Artists of Arizona, the Best & Brightest show at the Scottsdale Artist School, and at the Mountain Artist Guild.

Date for class: Wednesday, Feb. 28

Time: 1 to 5 p.m. in the CATC Art Room

Class fee: $60

Class size: Minimum: 3, Maximum: 24

Payment deadline date: Feb. 21

Materials the instructor will provide: Basic PanPastel colors, paper, and tools, to be shared among students. At the end of the class, students will have the opportunity to purchase the PanPastels and tools from the instructor. Please bring cash/check if you’re interested

Materials participants should bring: Please, bring your own PanPastels and tools if you have them.

Registration: Go to GroupWorks; click on “Events;” and click on “I’m Going.” Confirmation is depositing your check in the lockbox outside the Art Room door within five days of your “I’m Going” registration. Please do not click “I’m Going” unless you intend to take the class.

Reminder: Participants must be members of the SBR Art Club. If you want to join the SBR Art Club, contact Dale Farland at [email protected]. Membership for the SBR Art Club for 2024 is $25.