$120.97Video Length: 7 Hours
Imagine stepping into a still forest — the only sound is the gentle flow of a creek, its waters whispering over smooth pebbles and ice-edged banks.
Above, the sky is ablaze with the dying light of the sun, casting a warm glow that sets the snow-touched treetops aflame with hues of gold and amber.
Around you, the trees stand tall and silent, their branches heavy with the weight of snow like a series of white-capped sentinels guarding the serenity of this secluded spot.
Prepare for the ultimate escape into creativity...
...an experience that will propel your pastel painting abilities to unprecedented heights.
Pastel artist extraordinaire Aaron Schuerr welcomes you to a magical journey into a winter wonderland…
…an ‘art-venture’ to his favorite spot among the majestic snow-covered mountains of Montana — a scene few artists have the chance (or courage) to explore.
Inside Winter Sunset in Pastel, Aaron will show you the deeper and more meaningful side of painting — how to translate the essence of any scene onto your canvas and narrate an emotionally resonant story through your art.
His brilliant teaching prowess will get you to see — reallysee — a whole new world that is hidden from the eyes of untrained artists.
You'll discover how to capture the magic of a serene winter sunset — a moment where the cool shadowy blues of snow meet the warm tangerine glow of the evening sky.
You’ll get to explore the delicate balance between contrasting values and colors, and venture into a warm / cool color scheme that brings a natural yet exhilarating vibrancy to your canvas.
You’ll learn how to develop relationships between foreground and background, light and substance.
Winter Sunset in Pastel is more than just a painting course. With Aaron’s expert guidance, you’ll get to develop your ‘artist’s eye’ and find the true beauty of anyscene you wish to paint.
Aaron Schuerr is the kind of instructor you’ll easily enjoy learning from! With an infectious blend of humor and charm, studying with Aaron is a rewarding experience that will keep you engaged and entertained throughout. As a skilled storyteller, Aaron often uses relatable anecdotes to help explain complex concepts — keeping the lessons top of mind and a smile on your face. Who says learning can’t be fun?
Aaron’s approach to instruction is that of the expert guide — walking alongside with you as co-travelers on a path toward pastel mastery. With everyone on a journey toward the same goal, he’s merely sharing his experience and insights that he’s discovered along the way. No ego. No sleight of hand. Just honest insight and hard-won expertise.
As an actor, Aaron relates his artistic experience to the Bertolt Brecht play, 'Life of Galileo,' where the audience is constantly reminded that they are watching a play, becoming active participants in the theatrical experience. Aaron says this is akin to his pastels; he wants them to evoke the place and mood of the scene, yet he doesn't want viewers to forget they are looking at a painting.
While “Winter Sunset in Pastel” is about painting a serene winter landscape, the lessons he shares within are universal and far more valuable. You’ll learn key principles and techniques that will skyrocket your mastery of pastel and elevate your abilities
One such powerful lesson you’ll learn inside “Winter Sunset in Pastel” is developing your ability to make anything you want to paint exciting. It doesn’t matter where you go — you can be at home and see a trashcan in the back alley… or a dilapidated shed covered with vines… or even a reflection or shadow on your house. Turning the mundane into an exciting scene is a skill that will set you apart from those who simply ‘paint what they see’.
The demonstration artwork in this course, titled "New Year's Eve," shows that the true essence of art lies in self-acceptance and authenticity. It's not just about the technical aspect, but the story, the emotion, and the experience conveyed. Aaron will share his thoughts as you paint along with him.
Learning from Aaron is diving into a world where art and nature intertwine — opening doors to new perspectives and nurturing your appreciation for the narrative beyond the canvas. His expertise and unique approach make him a beacon for aspiring artists, guiding the way to capturing dramatic stories on canvas.
Here’s a small taste of what’s inside “Winter Sunset in Pastel”: