From basic to advanced techniques, master pastel artist and longtime Ah Haa visiting instructor Bruce Gomez will share his own unique approach to painting the shimmering winter landscape from photographs. Students will learn how to layer colors for a deep, lush effect and how to convey authenticity and luminosity through the immediacy of pastels. Bruce will teach students how to prepare paper for pastels, develop sketching and scenic composition skills, and understand color theory. This class is open to all levels of experience, from true beginners to established pros. (If you are a rank beginner, worry not, Bruce will provide lots of hand holding to beginners and all who run into walls of uncertainty or doubt!) All participants will gain technical skills and creative growth to continue painting with pastels on their own.