Project Challenge Level: 1

Drawing/Pastel: Still Life, Fruit

Still Life:

{{ An artistic reproduction of objects sitting still in life with a light source to allow a shadow to be cast and a highlight to shine. }}

Draw a still life of fruit in this fun drawing and pastels level 1 class with Studio H art instructor Katie Hemphill.  

In this class, you’ll follow along as Katie demonstrates not only how to set up objects and your lighting for a still life but also how to use your pastels in layers to create depth. She will take you step-by-step on how to get started, creating the shapes, what to use in the background and how to add dimension using shadows, highlights, and blending techniques.

Topics covered:

  • Setting up your objects with a light source to create a shadow and highlight
  • Breaking down to shapes to simplify and organize with proportions and placement
  • Layering with colors to create depth
  • Color blending with reference to the color wheel
  • Shadows and highlights to create a 3 dimensional effect
  • Enjoy and create without pressure of perfection
Your Instructor

Katie Hemphill

Katie connects with her students in a way that allows them to express themselves freely as creative and confident individuals. Her goal is to guide each and every student through their artistic journey to unleash their own creative spirit.

While running an art studio for over 10 years, Katie has helped many students find their own individual self-expression. Studio H was started as a gathering place for learning the fine arts. It is not just about the art, as individuals will grow on their journey and come to learn more about themselves. Katie’s teaching is now available as online video lessons so that you can take your artistic journey from anywhere.

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