Your Softer Side Class


Instructor - Tascha Parkinson graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 1997. Since then she has worked as an independent artist selling her artwork through such websites as ebay and etsy.
Tascha has also worked in the commercial art industry teaming up with large companies such as DEMDACO in developing artistic giftware. Tascha also has a line of greeting cards that are distributed in gift shops throughout the USA and Canada.

Painting softly
We all love painting in bright fun colors, I know I do! This class challenges us to try painting in soft pastel colors using a soft technique. I take you through the basics of blending these colours and prepping our canvas for a brand new style of art. I guide you through each painting, teaching as I paint in real time the technique of creating a soft painting. We explore how soft colors work together and how certain brush strokes can soften a painting. You will learn how to create TWO different types of portrait paintings and one beautiful abstract painting. All step by step instruction that is explained as I go. Work along with me create your very own soft style painting.

VIDEO 1: In our very first video I explain color mixing to create soft pastel colors. I also teach a lesson on how to sketch our simple young lady for our portrait painting.

VIDEO 2: In this video I show you how to prepare all three canvases so that they are ready to paint. We use modeling paste and collage in this video.

VIDEO 3: Now we begin painting our first painting. It is a soft portrait painting using the drawing techniques we learned and the mixing of soft colors. I take you step by step in real time from start to finish of this painting.

VIDEO 4: We begin work on our second painting. Another portrait, but this time we incorporate collage as a tool for texture and shadow. we learn how to use the text in the book pages to add contrast in the painting.

VIDEO 5: In our last class we create our very own abstract painting using the many different techniques with the help of found objects around the house. We learn to add different symbols and brush strokes. All put together in soft colors.

Learning with Tascha

Learning with Tascha is an online art school. I offer a wide range of classes that everyone can enjoy. You will be able to watch the classes at your own pace and come back as many times as you like to re-watch the lessons until the semester is over. I have set up a Facebook group for students to get together and share their work.

What you need:

* A computer or ipad
* High speed internet (this videos are approx 30 mins long each and may take time to load)
* The ability to play videos on your computer (if you can play youtube videos you should be fine)
* paper
* wooden canvas or regular stretched canvas
* pencil
* acrylic paints (varied colors such as: *Unbleached Titanium *Titanium White *Yellow Ochre *Magenta *Burnt Umber *Naphthol Red Light *Olive Green Light *Sap Green *Turquoise *Black *orange azo * Cobalt blue *light pink - I use the brand "Amsterdam" mostly. Any brand of acrylic paint will do.
* and old book for our collage
* modeling paste
* texture making items such as: *small / large bubble wrap *tin foil *empty packing tape spool * plastic card or scratching tool *paper towels
* bristle brushes in various sizes and a fine detail brush * an open mind and ready to learn!


CLASS COST - The class is a $40.00 for over 2 HOURS of detailed instruction, Downloadable PDF notes Videos are available throughout the semester to watch as many times as you like, and the PDFs are yours to keep.


To purchase the "The Softer Side" class, pay via the paypal button at the bottom of this page. When I receive your paypal payment, I will send you an email to confirm I received your payment and a link to the school "Learning with Tascha" and the password to get into the class. Please note, It may take up to 14 hours for your invitation to show up in the email (I have to send it manually and it will depend on when I am able to send it, rest assured you will get it within 14 hours). Be sure to check your spam folder as well. Once you do enter the class the fee is non-refundable. See you there! I will email you to let you know your password has been sent. If you have any questions feel free to reply to the email that I sent you and I will assist you.

PRICE: 40.00

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Access until March, 2019

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