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dennis

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on: January 14, 2014, 03:04:05 PM
In order for me to easily find and answer queries about this Lesson I will appreciate it if everyone will keep these  to this specific Lesson Posting only. This will also be of benefit to you as well in the future.  Thanks
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Reply #1 on: January 15, 2014, 04:10:43 AM
Oh, TWO free pastel classes!  :smitten:  :smitten:  :smitten:  Thank you, Dennis.   :thankyou:  I have just booked both.
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Reply #2 on: January 15, 2014, 06:16:43 AM
Thank you Dennis .  You are so generous. Very much appreciated.  I'm looking forward to this new adventure ...... I'm booked !! :dance:
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Reply #3 on: January 15, 2014, 07:15:53 AM
There are actually 3 free classes!  :yippee: Don't want you to miss any  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #4 on: January 15, 2014, 08:07:39 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:

Whooopeeee......Thank you for the free classes.   Can't wait.   Bless you Dennis
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Reply #5 on: January 15, 2014, 09:23:49 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis for the free lessons cannot wait to see them but what is GMT London time diff fence to GMT Western Europe Time is their any difference I am in the UK London
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Reply #6 on: January 15, 2014, 10:11:11 AM
Dennis, you are so kind!!!   :thankyou:  for the jump start into pastels with the free lessons!   :yippee:
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Reply #7 on: January 15, 2014, 10:18:04 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: dennis for your kind generosity for the 3 free pastel lessons  :yippee:
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Reply #8 on: January 15, 2014, 10:22:50 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis, got my pastel boxes out already!  I'm expecting better results than my previous tries with these chalks!
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Reply #9 on: January 15, 2014, 10:35:55 AM
How wonderful!!  Thank you so much for the 'New Year's Gift"!!!  This is great. Can hardly wait til class time.
I do hope you found out about your ankle and it is improving considerably for you.
Sure don't need the 'Teach' feelin poorly!!   God bless.
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Reply #10 on: January 15, 2014, 12:17:42 PM
Dennis,
I have signed up for the Pastels classes, because I would like to see what they are like.  I don't have any Pastels    :blush:

What is the basics that I can do these classes with?  Not sure what to buy and am on a Very Limited Budget (Really)!   :confused:

I have spent my $$$ on Oils and WaterColors and Pencils   >:D
Sue   ;-)

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Reply #11 on: January 15, 2014, 04:16:47 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou:  Thank you Dennis and Nolan for these free pastel lessons which you have so generously gifted to us.  Bless you.  I have booked the two lessons and am looking forward, although with a little trepidation, to learning about this medium.   Patricia
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Reply #12 on: January 15, 2014, 04:37:05 PM
Sue, this is just a recommended list and not by all means that you have to have the lot straight away. Buy as you need - this will only come as you progress with the classes.


I certainly don't want anyone to go out and buy a lot of pastel equipment only to find that in the end they do not like it.


Extract from PDF:
Starter (for those who are not yet sure about pastels)
 
  • Small set of soft pastels (20 to 30 pieces)
  • Paper -  We will use the same watercolour paper as we used for the watercolour lessons. For you who want to go further, I will demonstrate on various other kinds of paper such as Canson Mi Teintes, Matboard, Colorfix (special sandpaper),etc.
  • Pastel/pencil Fixative (some pastel artists never use fixative)
  • Stumps – bought or handmade (shown during lesson) Earbuds are also handy.
  • Small craft knife and/or fine sandpaper
  • Putty Rubber or similar. (Brown  Bread works well)
  • Small bristle brush (#2 or #3)
  • Charcoal pencil or charcoal stick (preferable above normal graphite pencils)
  • Kitchen Roll
  • Damp cloth for wiping the hands.
  • Dry cloth.
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Reply #13 on: January 15, 2014, 04:58:14 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis,
Actually I have almost all of that except the Pastels and Putty Rubber 'Brown Bread', is that a brand, or am I going to use pumpernickel?   :confused:  :2funny: 
Sue   ;-)

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Reply #14 on: January 15, 2014, 05:01:28 PM
 :2funny: :2funny:  that's the normal brown bread bought in a shop O0  Use it lift out a large area of pastel.
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