Introducing...Erica Keener and Soft Pastels
Saturday, March 13, 10am
Virtually join the DSA for a soft pastel workshop over Zoom! Meet instructor, Erica Keener, and learn about her artistic practice. Follow along and use the kit included in registration to explore the medium.
Registrants will pick up their kits from the High Street Gallery (48 High Street, Dayton) 12pm-5pm: Friday, March 5 or Saturday March 6, 2021
Registration is limited. Registration is only $5 thanks to an MCACD Special Projects Grant! (If the $5 is cost prohibitive, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 937-228-4532 for free registration!)
Soft Pastel Kit Includes
- Soft Pastel Set
- 2 sheets of 9"x12" black pastel paper
- kneaded eraser
- willow/vine charcoal sticks
Additional Materials Needed
- Hard Surface for paper
- clips or low tack tape if using an upright surface
- paper towels or rags
- Reference Photo. Find Erica's here.
Following her graduation from Ohio State with a degree in Anthropology, Erica Keener began her career as an archaeologist. As her work took her down backroads, through woods and across farmlands, her appreciation of the Ohio landscape began to grow. Once she decided to become a stay at home mother and the family moved to her husband's family farm outside of West Alexandria, her love of the landscape expressed itself through art.
With her bold use of color and her eye for natural detail, Erica’s work captures the world around us, yet requires viewers to reconsider even the most mundane of daily scenes in what she refers to as "luminous brightscapes". In particular she enjoys trying to capture fleeting clouds and storms as they move over the landscape. Erica 's goal is to share the simple, meditative joy she finds in contemplating the ever changing skies above and she encourages everyone to look around more often - and especially to look up.
The purpose of the workshop series, Introducing..., is to acquaint DSA members and the community to different mediums and methods in the visual arts. In conjunction, the attendees will get to know the instructing artist, their background, and tips and tricks of their trade.