Impressionist Pastels: Family Workshop


Museum Courtyard

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Capture the moment! Discover how to draw like an Impressionist artist and express yourself using vibrant oil pastels to build rich colors, convey atmosphere, and explore mood in this fun family workshop. Stop by the touch table to learn about the history of pastels and frame your pastel artwork, then visit the galleries to enjoy more Impressionist art!

Led by artist Oscar Rodriguez, this free drop-in workshop is produced in partnership with Self Help Graphics & Art and complements the exhibition Pastel Portraits: Drawn from Life?

About Self Help Graphics & Art:
Founded in 1970 in the heart of East Los Angeles, Self Help Graphics & Art is dedicated to the production, interpretation, and distribution of prints and other art media by Chicana/o and Latina/o artists. Our multidisciplinary and intergenerational programs promote artistic excellence and empower our community by providing access to space, tools, training and capital.

About Oscar Rodriguez:
Oscar Rodriguez is a Los Angeles-based illustrator from Mexico City and graduate of CSU Long Beach’s College of the Arts. Oscar was interested in comic book illustrations, but that passion soon transformed into editorial illustration for numerous newspaper publications. Traditionally trained as a fine artist, Oscar took those skills and applied them to a digital media format. His media of choice range from watercolor and pastels to digital illustrations using Corel Painter and Adobe Illustrator. Today, Oscar is a freelance creative artist in both the illustration and graphic design fields. He has also been an art instructor for the last 15 years. Currently, he is a lead artist for Self Help Graphic’s Barrio Mobile Art Studio and has done community workshops all over Los Angeles County.

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