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Soft pastels the theme of Saturday workshop

A workshop on Saturday will offer participants the opportunity learn more about creating art with soft pastels.

The workshop, led by artist Diane Blair Kunzler, will cover the materials, surfaces, matting and framing techniques, and basic characteristics of pastels. Kunzler will also share a variety of approaches to the artwork. Those attending will have a chance to experiment with textures, underpainting, resists and other more experimental approaches beyond the traditional applications. Organizers said there would some quick demonstrations, but there will be plenty of work time and one-on-one instruction. No experience is necessary.

Kunzler has a degree in art from Graceland University in Lamoni and an MFA from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University in Boston. After 38 years of teaching the in public schools, she retired to focus on her own work. Her work has been featured in many juried and one person shows around the Midwest. The subject of her oil paintings and pastels is usually pulled from nature and often examines the subtle nuances a busy society might miss.

The class will be held Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Produce Station Pottery, 723 Seneca St., Webster City. The tuition is $55.

To register, visit www.legacylearningbrv.org.

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