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Watercolor and Soft Pastel taught by Carl Oltvedt

April 4 @ 3:00 pm 6:00 pm

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Multi-Session Class

Meets 3 Thursdays, April 4-18 from 3-6pm
$138.00 Includes some paper


Watercolor and soft pastel have long individual histories in visual art as media favored by artists to work through ideas with color in a more immediate/direct manner than oil, fresco, encaustic, egg tempera, and, more recently, acrylic media are often used.  They have also been utilized singularly or in tandem to create powerful works of art in their own right, which is the focus of our exploration.  I will review some of the individual characteristics of each and then we will explore the wonderful textural and expressive potential that they have when combined together.

Full materials list will be emailed to registrants but you will need a basic set of watercolors and a set of 12 or more pastels (Jackson brand is affordable and will work well for the class).

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Carl Oltvedt works full-time as an artist in a variety of painting and drawing media.  He retired from Minnesota State University Moorhead in May of 2015, where he was a Professor in the School of Visual Arts. 

His paintings and drawings are included in numerous public, corporate, and private collections, including the Minneapolis Institute of Art and the Minnesota Museum of American Art.  He has completed commissions for corporations and private collectors, including Cargill Corporation, Securian Corporation, and the Laske family.  He was a recipient of Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grants in 2014 and 1991, and a Lake Region Arts Council/McKnight Artist Fellowship in 2002.  He exhibits his work at Groveland Gallery in Minneapolis where he has been represented since 1978, and at the Rourke Art Gallery & Museum in Moorhead, Minnesota.