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    COURTESY DARK DACHS: Kathy Yoders will demonstrate the use of pan pastels at 7 p.m. Monday, May 13 at the Shanley House Center for the Arts.

Learn to use pastels like a pro at LGAA art demo

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Award-winning local artist, Kathy Yoders, will demonstrate pastel painting at the Lake Granbury Art Associations Monday meeting, May 13 at 7 p.m. at the Shanley House Center for the Arts located at 224 N. Travis St. This a free event and is open to the public. All are welcome!

Yoders will show us how to use pan pastels to create a dog portrait, her favorite subject. She will explain how pan pastels can be used in new ways, such as coloring digital prints, journaling, stamping and adding spice to other mediums.

Pastels are the purest art medium. Leonardo da Vinci was one of the first to use pastels and the Impressionist painters loved the freedom of mark making. Today pastels are valued for their “instant satisfaction” and no chemicals.

Yoders sees the therapeutic value of making art and finds joy teaching classes. She believes everyone is an artist and can learn techniques to express their creativity.

The artist is a longtime member of the Lake Gran-bury Art Association and Pecan Plantation Art Guild. She holds signature status from the Pastel Society of the Southwest and has studied with renowned artist, James R. Spurlock.


Please make plans for the Summer Children’s Art Camp at the Shanley House. Yoders and other professional artists who are members of the LGAA, volunteer to teach drawing and painting to children ages 7 to 12 years old. The fee is $10 a day, which covers art supply costs.

Classes begin June 24 and run through June 27.



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