Falls Church Arts

Soft Pastel Landscapes

Instructor: Bryan Jernigan

Saturday and Sunday | August 20, 21, 2022 | 10:00 am-4:00 pm | all levels | $300 | pastels | Falls Church Arts Gallery

Soft pastel is one of the most versatile painting mediums, offering many layering options, traveling easily for plein air work in your backyard or going through security for destinations overseas and allowing artists to capture the spirit of a place through gesture, line and composition. In this two-day introduction to landscape workshop, instructor Bryan Jernigan will show you how to sort your pastels by value for more expedient work, choose the right paper for the subject you’re trying to communicate and instill the principles of composition, value and color for premiere pastel paintings. Through demonstrations and exercises, Jernigan will help you better understand how to interpret your subject matter from photos, how to distill a scene to just the magic pieces you need to tell your visual story and to harness that pesky color wheel to your advantage. With just a few practical, but important supplies, painters – from beginners through intermediate and beyond – will get a grip on pastels, learn how to render a scene and mat and frame their work without a smudge in sight! A short list of supplies is required and students will render scenes from their own photo supply as well as photo references from the instructor.



Please note: Students must have completed vaccination for Covid-19. Falls Church Arts follows the current guidelines for masking, which are updated as needed.

Bryan Jernigan

Award-winning painter and pastelist, Bryan Jernigan, has been painting his entire life. Growing up in Oklahoma, his artwork has always drawn from rich sunsets and far-reaching landscapes. With a master’s of art degree from Drake University, Jernigan has been living, working, teaching and creating pastel landscapes scenes for more than 20 years in the Washington, DC metro area.

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