Workshops: Pastel

Workshop: Pastel Interested in pastels but don’t know how to get started? Sign up to an introductory level class designed for the true beginner or those desiring to review technique by learning the principles through practice and exploration, not producing finished pastel paintings. Emerge with an invaluable workbook sampler of exercises, notations
Retuning artists work on advanced techniques toward small pastel studies and projects of their choice.

Workshop: Pan Pastels - Introduction and Exploration
A new and exciting pastel product uniquely packed in a pan format! [Think old school glam rouge]. Complete beginners to pastel are introduced to pastel basics such as blending, layering, mark making.   

Pastel painters explore how with this new ultra soft, low dust, highly pigmented pastel in a pan, they can now cover backgrounds in one swath,  layer thin glazes, block in colors, and  or achieve painterly effects with water by adding  this new medium to the existing tools and materials.

Workshop: Pastel
Workshop: Introduction to Pastel
Workshop: Pastel Essentials
Workshop: 'Mastering Mediums - Pastel
Workshop: Sketching from the Masters 
Workshop: Figure Drawing – Clothed & Costumed - Pastel
Workshop: Portrait - Pastel 
Workshop: Landscape - Pastel 
Workshop: Intro to Figure Drawing - Pastel 


Workshops: Pencil

FREE Basic Drawing Classes in September
Cynthia Padilla  instructs Basic Drawing for the Irving Art Association (IAA) Sept. 4, 11 & 18, 2014. (3) Thurs evenings 7-9pm. Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving, TX. Register online Free Basic Art Classes page

Drawing Supply List:

$5 supply fee, due to instructor first class meeting, provides your use of supplies and materials. You are welcome, however,  to bring in your own drawing supplies and materials to learn how to use what you have or to compare yours with instructors favorite brands ... both invaluable lessons.
You Bring:
o   Pen, Pencil, Eraser - Any.

o   Sketchpad - Spiral bound. 8 1/2 x11 or 9 x12  pad of drawing paper or sketching paper.  Note: This item is very specific to lesson plan. Do not sub out with something other than these specs.
Workshop: Introduction to Pencil
Interested in all the many drawing mediums but don’t know which or where to get started? This introduction is for both the true beginner as well as returning students desiring to advance technique via practice and exploration, not producing finished works. Emerge with an invaluable workbook sampler of exercises, notations and small pencil studies.

Workshop: Pencil
Begin a workbook sampler of techniques, exercises and notations.

Workshop: Scribble! (Pencil Exploration)
Discover the art-making processes to match your natural drawing abilities in this unique immersion in dry mediums.

Workshop: Sketching from Photographs
Sketching from your own photographs or instructor supplied reference. 

Workshop: Sketching from the Masters  
Sketch inspired by the works of the Great Masters of drawing.

Class: Quick Sketching - On Location 
An introduction to working ‘on location.

Workshop: Fashion

Workshops/Classes/Private Lessons/ Camps/ Retreats to Youth/'Tween/Teen/Adult/Community audiences across the USA, Canada, Internationally with Cynthia Padilla. Am I coming to your town? Request me: padillapost2@gmail.com
  • Fashion Sketching & Illustration
  • Fashion Design 
  • Sewing
  • Needle Arts
  • Silk Painting
  • Textile Arts & Design

When: (7) Thurs. 6:30 - 9:30pm. Sept 4, 11,18, 25, Oct 2, 9, 16  
Where: Collin College Cont Edu http://www.collin.edu/ce/ 
Courtyard Center Campus, 4800 Preston Park Blvd., Plano, TX.
Emphasis on heavy sketching practice of the fashion figure, compiling a silhouettes, garments and an overview of color mediums standard to the industry.
Supply List: http://artinstructor.blogspot.com/2014/02/supply-list.html

Fashion Design ll (7) Thurs. 6:30 - 9:30pm. Oct 23, 30, Nov 6, 13, 20 Dec 4, 11         
Where: Collin College Cont Edu http://www.collin.edu/ce/ 
Courtyard Center Campus, 4800 Preston Park Blvd., Plano, TX.
Course Description: Explore the basic principles of developing silhouette illustrations to fashion industry standards. Emphasis on heavy sketching practice, language of silhouettes, basic principles of proportion of the fashion figure and an introduction to color.
Supply List: TBA


Travel Journal

Whether planning a day trip, a trek across the globe, or just need a block of time to organize your shoebox full of memorabilia. Build a wonderfully creative record of your travel through words, collage, wee watercolor sketches, photos, collected ephemera and musings. No artistic talent necessary.