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    • Sat, September 29, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Barrie Art Club
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    Dramatic Shading Techniques
    Saturday Workshop
    • Subject: Nature - Clouds, Trees & Flowers
    • Medium: Drawing Media
    • Levels: Beginner, Intermediate
    • $45.00 members
    • $60.00 non-members

    Be inspired to draw! Join Sharlena as she shares her LOVE of drawing and charcoal, and the beautiful results of her very own signature brush shading technique. Create awesome effects ranging from the bold and dramatic to soft and delicate that can be incorporated easily into your own personal style! With focus on composition, core elements of contrast, value, textures, confident line and mark making to create remarkable illusions on paper, this class is guaranteed to excite you and improve your drawing skills.

    About the Artist

    Sharlena Wood is known for her art material product knowledge, enthusiasm and support in the local artistic community with Curry’s Art Store/Art School, Wallack’s Art Supplies, Tri-Art Acrylics, and now worldwide with Craftsy Sympoz Inc. online classes. Sharlena continues to share her passion through collaborative event art, instruction, commissions and creative endeavors in Toronto, Ontario.

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    • Mon, October 01, 2018
    • Mon, October 29, 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • The Barrie Art Club
    • 4
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    Delightful Dahlias
    (See 'Photos' for Image of  Workshop Project ... Dahlia)
    Monday Morning Workshop

    • Subject: Floral (Example: Carnation shown)
    • 4-Class Series
      (Note: Week of Oct. 8th will be skipped - Thanksgiving Monday)
    • Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
    • Medium: Coloured Pencil
    • Registration:
      - Members: $70
      - Non-members: $80

    We will learn how to apply and layer coloured pencil to achieve the luminous petals of a light pink Dahlia. How to blend and burnish the colours giving it a painterly look and so much more.

    About the Artist

    I'm a self taught artist and have learned the art of watercolouring, coloured pencil, pastel and graphite through reading books, watching videos, and lots of hours practicing the techniques I have acquired.

    I strive to produce realism in my paintings and drawings.

    Inspired by my parents, who are both artists, I have painted since an early age. I started drawing professionally in 1990, selling pastel portraits of children. It was during that time I discovered watercolours. I fell in love with the medium and was able to achieve the vibrant colours and details I longed to paint. Recently I have fallen in love again, this time with the coloured pencil and graphite mediums.

    I have taught since 2004 doing workshops and giving weekly lessons. I have also written several digital books on how to watercolour

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    • Thu, October 04, 2018
    • Thu, October 25, 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • The Barrie Art Club
    • 5
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    Thursday Evening Workshop
    Straight from work, no problem ...
    Sandwiches, Homemade Cookies
    & Coffee/Tea Provided

    • Subject: Form, Perspective, Bases and Background
    • Levels: All
    • 4-class series (Option: 2-classes only)
    • Registration: TWO OPTIONS:
      1) $70 for members and non-members (ALL 4 Sessions)
      2) $35 for members and non-members (FIRST 2 Sessions Only - Form & Perspective)
    • OPTIONAL User Fee: $10 - Paint provided (oil or acrylic), plus use of instructor's brushes
    • QUESTIONS: Send email to: bacworkshops@gmail.com

    Ever wonder how to make an apple appear spherical, a bowl concave, a cylinder hollow or a box look like it could hold something within? Do you want to create the illusion of depth in your still life? What about the background or base around your objects? Walk with Sharon Black down this path and together you will explore how light, shadow, colour and perspective give an object form. We will also learn how to paint some creative backgrounds and bases such as material and wood.


    About the Artist

    Art has always been a part of Sharon's life and for many years she traveled and taught throughout Canada and the United States, and as far as Japan. Still life is one of the first art forms that she became involved in before moving on to discover the worlds of plein air and portraiture. Sharon has always felt that once you've learned to accurately draw what you see, you can then apply colour to create light, shadow and depth. This is the path that Sharon walks and she would love to share it with others who are adventurous.


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    • Sat, October 06, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Barrie Art Club
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    Capturing Animals in Watercolour

    Saturday Workshop

    • Subject: Capturing Animals in Watercolour
    • Medium: Watercolour
    • Level: Intermediate
    • $50.00 members ($45 + $5 material fee for 'handout package')
    • $65.00 non-members ($60 + $5 material fee for 'handout package')

    Sir Edwin Landseer forever changed what a portrait of a dog could be, painting the companions of royalty, working dogs and the everyday dog on the streets of London. This course takes the rich character of those Landseer portraits as inspiration, as well as a wide range of works which approach to the animal is as a subject, including contemporary watercolours of the animal. Demonstrations will address specific aspects of the animal portrait in detail: painting the expressive eye will be demonstrated in a step-by-step approach with a peacock or a horse's eye as subject, and other presentations will cover translating texture, and the challenges of a wide variety of animal anatomy. Reference is provided for all exercises in class, drawn from across the animal kingdom. As time allows, the class will explore the full scope of the watercolour medium as relates to the animal portrait: dry brush textures, underpainting for definition of form, enriching flat colour, conserving whites, iridescence and colour mixing. Handouts will be available detailing demonstrations and exercises.

    About the Artist

    Martha Robinson holds a BDes (Bachelor of Design) in Illustration from OCAD University, and her background includes a practice in illustration and textile design, as well as solo exhibitions in public and private galleries and juried shows. Her working career as an illustrator demanded a facility with a variety of media and subjects. She now paints primarily in watercolour, and sometimes in oil for exhibition. Martha received her MA in Contemporary Art (CADN) from OCAD University, and is presently a candidate in the Interuniversity Doctoral Programme in Art History at Concordia University. In addition to the subject of her dissertation, the representation of birds in contemporary art, her research interests include natural history, the history of watercolour, mid-century modernism and landscape painting.


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    • Thu, October 18, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Barrie Art Club
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    Fall Colours

    Thursday Workshop

    • Subject: Landscape
    • Medium: Acrylic
    • Levels: All
    • Registration:
      Members - $45.00
      Non-members - $60.00

    Marianne will demonstrate her loose representational method for Fall landscape in acrylics, giving a wealth of information throughout the day. She will cover planning the painting, colour selection, brushwork, blending, texture, hard and soft edges, overall harmony and more.

    Marianne provides wonderful reference photos and will give lots of individual assistance and encouragement as you work on your own painting. Suitable for all levels.

    About the Artist

    Marianne was born in England, but spent much of her childhood in Malaysia. The stunning scenery and abundance of exotic animals and plants heightened her love of nature and keen interest in drawing and painting. Marianne settled in Canada in 1980 and lives in Schomberg, surrounded by beautiful countryside. 

    Marianne's art education in England was furthered by courses in Canada. She is a full-time artist and a sought-after art instructor for both acrylics and watercolours. Her stunning paintings of flowers, landscapes and abstracts have been exhibited in many juried exhibitions in which she has received numerous awards, including several “Best in Show”. Her work can be found in private and corporate collections in many countries.


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    • Sat, October 20, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Barrie Art Club
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    Painting the Town!
    Urban Landscapes / Cityscapes

    Saturday Workshop
    • Subject: Urban Landscapes / Cityscapes
    • Medium: Oil or Acrylic
    • Level: All
    • $45.00 members
    • $60.00 non-members

    Painting the excitement of a cityscape! This workshop will focus on the principles of perspective. Using paint, brush and pallete knife, we will create a street scene and add all the fun details you may find on a street. People, cars, utility poles and wires, etc.

    About the Artist

    Murray Van Halem is a landscape and portrait painter living in Victoria Harbour. He has exhibited and instructed at the Orillia Museum of Art and History, Quest Art School and Gallery, Collingwood Library and facilitates workshops at his own studio. Murray is a multi-year exhibitor of the Coldwater and Images Studio Tours.


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    • Thu, October 25, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • The Barrie Art Club
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    Abstracting Your Choice of Subject
    (Landscape, Floral, Portrait, Object, etc.)
    Thursday  Workshop

    • Subject:  Your Choice of Subject
      (Landscape, Floral, Portrait, Object, etc.)
    • Medium: Acrylic (or Watercolour)
    • Levels: All
    • Registration:
      Members - $45.00
      Non-members - $60.00

      Through observation and intuition, we will drill down to the core of any image, be it Landscape, Floral, Portrait, Object, etc., then simplify and abstract that image to the degree you wish, with shapes, colours, textures, etc. and create a painting in this one day of intensive creative painting.


      About the Artist

      Sookrah is a raw colourist whose free brushwork is confident and powerful. His strengths can be seen in his strong sense of design, exquisite use of effective composition, confident presentation of bold colours…

      RECENT PAINTING EXPEDITIONS
      Sable Island, 2017
      Pelee Island, 2017
      Shanghai, Suzhou, China, 2016
      Nanzing, China, 2016
      Haida Gwaii, Canada, 2016, painting, kayaking, camping expedition
      Gros Morne, Newfoundland, Canada, 2015
      Dingle, Ireland, 2014, 2015

      Andrew Cheddie Sookrah is a Canadian artist living and working in Toronto and an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, the Society of Canadian Artists (Lifetime) , the Ontario Society of Artists and the Portrait Society Of Canada.


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      • Thu, November 01, 2018
      • Thu, November 22, 2018
      • 4 sessions
      • The Barrie Art Club
      • 3
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      Farm Animals
      Thursday EVENING Workshop

      • Subject: Farm Animals/Barns/Landscapes
      • 4-class series
      • Level: Beginner, Intermediate
      • Medium:  Soft Pastel
      • Registration:
        $70 - Members
        $80 - Non-members

        Come out and join Kim Martin to paint farm animals. Paint a pig, horse, cow, rooster, chicken or even the barn cat and mouse! The theme of this workshop will be fun and informative.

        In this workshop you will learn simple, straightforward step by step techniques which can be used to paint any subject matter. You will learn the best way to start a painting and the 'how and where' to apply details.

        There will be several demos given in each session along with individual easel attention.


        About the Artist

        Kim Martin is a working pet portrait artist. Having achieved the Master Pastelist status with Pastel Artists Canada in 2013, she continues to share her experience teaching in her own studio and conducting workshops.



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        • Sat, November 03, 2018
        • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
        • Barrie Art Club
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        Season of Colour

        Saturday Workshop

        • Subject: Landscape
        • Medium: Acrylic or Oil
        • Level: All
        • $45.00 members
        • $60.00 non-members

        Have a fun day playing with colour. Learn to embrace some vivid colour to your paintings starting with a vibrant underpainting. We will review some colour theory and what it takes to create a colour filled dynamic painting.


        About the Artist

        Sam Paonessa AOCA, OSA is a graduate from the Ontario College of Art in Toronto. His career as a professional artist spanned over 30 years with Hallmark Cards. During that period Sam traveled and painted plein air landscapes in North America, Italy and Morocco. As an active member of the Ontario Society of Artists, he has been sharing his valuable experience gaining recognition as an accomplished painting workshop instructor for numerous art groups across Ontario.


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        • Sat, November 10, 2018
        • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
        • Barrie Art Club
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        Glorious Floral Paintings in Watercolour
        Saturday Workshop
        • Subject: Impressionistic Florals
        • Medium: Watercolour
        • Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
        • $45.00 members
        • $60.00 non-members

        Learn to paint and capture light, utilizing transparent watercolours that truly glow. Hi-Sook will lead you through demonstrations that show you how to create glorious florals from a bright sunlit petal, to a single bloom, to a large bouquet. Emphasis will be placed on basic techniques and impressionistic style that are easy for any skill level to learn.

        About the Artist

        Hi-Sook Barker is a full time teacher known for her floral and landscape paintings in an impressionistic style. She is an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour. Currently Hi-Sook teaches at several locations throughout Durham Region. Her original works can be found in collections all over the world.

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        • Mon, November 19, 2018
        • Mon, November 26, 2018
        • 2 sessions
        • Barrie Art Club
        • 4
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        It's All in the Perspective!

        TWO SESSION - Monday Workshop

        • Subject: Perspective
        • Medium: Drawing Media
        • Levels: Beginner, Intermediate
        • Registration:
          Members - $35.00
          Non-members - $40.00

        Ever look at a piece of artwork and know something wasn't quite right, but couldn't quite put a finger on it?

        It may be all in the perspective!

        Learn the fundamentals of perspective, so you can successfully apply them to your own creative masterpieces!

        About the Artist

        - Owner Operator of Lynda Giles Art Studio
        - Previous Owner Operator Harvey House B&B and Art Studio
        - Writer and Illustrator- "Kristopher Finds A Rainbow" for Rainbows Canada
        - Speaker for "Words on Work"
        - It has been said "I teach a mean perspective and drawing course".


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      Past workshops

      Mon, September 24, 2018 $SSW: Sherryl Hopper: Watercolour: 'Paint a Card' and 'Explore Ways to Print It'
      Fri, September 21, 2018 $WEW: Brian Smith: Oil (Acrylic): Painting the Figure
      Thu, September 20, 2018 $SSW: Sandy Brand: Acrylic: Creating Abstracts that Make Sense
      Wed, September 12, 2018 $WDW: Brian Buckrell: Acrylic or Oil: Preparing for Plein Air
      Sat, September 08, 2018 $WEW: Diana Bullock: Acrylic: Experimenting with Mixed Media
      Sat, August 25, 2018 $WEW: Christa Eggers: Pen & Ink: 'Pen & Ink Magic' on Watercolour Paintings
      Mon, August 20, 2018 $SSW: Carol Thomson: Chinese Brush Painting - Plum Blossom
      Thu, August 16, 2018 $SSW: Richard Vander Meer: Pastel: Brilliant Landscape in Soft Pastel
      Mon, August 13, 2018 $WDW: Roslyn Levin: Japanese Brushstroke Painting
      Sat, August 11, 2018 $WEW: Anne Hoover: Drawing Media: Beginner to Intermediate Portraiture
      Thu, August 09, 2018 $WDW: Andrew Sookrah: Acrylic (or Watercolour): Abstracting the Landscape
      Mon, July 30, 2018 $WDW: Marlene Bulas: Acrylic: Loosen Up, Have Fun & Paint Abstracts!
      Thu, July 26, 2018 $SSW: Jordan Eveland: Aboriginal Dot Art Inspired Painting
      Mon, July 23, 2018 $WDW: Aileen Pou: Detailed Chinese Painting (Gongbi)
      Sat, July 21, 2018 $WEW: Marianne Broome: Watercolour: Watercolour Landscape with Pzazz!
      Sat, July 14, 2018 $WEW: Wendy Bermingham: Oil: Creative Brushwork for the Landscape Painter
      Thu, July 05, 2018 $WDW: Sandy Reid: Watercolour: Yes You Can Do More!
      Sat, June 23, 2018 $WEW: Keith Thirgood: An Introduction to Painting en Plein Air
      Wed, June 06, 2018 $WDW: Ruth Ann Pearce: Coloured Pencil Techniques: Bubbles & Candy, Oh My!
      Tue, June 05, 2018 $WDW: Deb Grise: Drawing Media: Simplifying, Transferring & Resizing Images for Painting
      Thu, May 31, 2018 $WDW: Kim Martin: Soft Pastel Playtime - 'TWO'
      Wed, May 30, 2018 $WDW: Nancy McHardy: Drawing: Drawing the Horse
      Sat, May 26, 2018 $WEW: Cathy Boyd: Oil or Acrylic: Figures in the Landscape
      Tue, May 15, 2018 $WDW: Sandy Reid: Watercolour: Yes You Can!
      Thu, May 03, 2018 $WDW: Cathy Boyd: Oil or Acrylic: Painting with Confidence using a Palette Knife
      Thu, May 03, 2018 $WDW: Barb Ritchie: Acrylic: The Four Main Elements of Landscape
      Thu, April 05, 2018 $WDW: Marianne Broome: Acrylic: Big Bold Florals!
      Sat, March 24, 2018 $WEW: Sam Paonessa: Acrylic or Oil: Dynamic Texture Techniques
      Thu, March 01, 2018 $WDW: Sharon Black: Oil or Acrylic: 'Reflections & Transparency' in Still Life
      Wed, February 21, 2018 $WDW: Ruth Ann Pearce: Coloured Pencil: Dynamic Marbles
      Thu, February 01, 2018 $WDW: Kim Martin: Pastel: Freedom!
      Thu, February 01, 2018 $WDW: Sherryl Hopper: Watercolour: Seeing the Beauty in Watercolour
      Sat, January 27, 2018 $WEW: Atanur Dogan: Expressive Watercolour: Portrait & Figure
      Thu, January 25, 2018 $WDMW: Kim Martin: Soft Pastel Playtime
      Thu, January 18, 2018 $WDMW: Vincent DiNorcia: Acrylic/Any Media: Creative Abstracts
      Thu, January 11, 2018 $WDMW: Sherryl Hopper: Exploring Ink and Watercolour
      Thu, January 04, 2018 $WDMW: Pat Guinn: Acrylic: Grainy Landscapes / Speak to Me, Grain!
      Thu, December 14, 2017 $WDMW: Lucy Grundy: Material Art Creations: Elephants/Owls/Guitars
      Sat, December 09, 2017 $WEW: Mystery Workshop: Acrylic
      Thu, December 07, 2017 $WDMW: Sharon Black: Acrylic/Oil: Still Life: Paint What You See!
      Thu, November 30, 2017 $WDMW: Rose Cook: Acrylic: Having Fun with Abstraction!
      Sat, November 18, 2017 $WEW: Nancy Newman: Not to be Negative, but ...
      Thu, November 02, 2017 $WDW: Renee Rose: Cards that Glow with Holiday Magic!
      Thu, November 02, 2017 $WDW: Deb Grise: Any Painting Medium: More Challenges
      Sat, October 21, 2017 $WEW: Kal Honey: Colour Clinic: Why and How to Use Modified Colour
      Thu, October 05, 2017 $WDW: Margaret Ferraro: Pastel Landscape: Chasing Colour
      Thu, October 05, 2017 $WDW: Marianne Broome: Acrylic (or Watercolour): Loosen Up Your Landscape
      Sat, September 30, 2017 $WEW: Marc Gagnon: The Mosaic Approach to Painting Acrylics
      Sat, September 16, 2017 $WEW: Nola McConnan: Just Dogs? Cats? or ??? Figure Drawing of Animals
      Thu, September 07, 2017 $WDW: Merv Richardson: Explore the Glory of Watercolour
      Thu, September 07, 2017 $WDW: Barb Ritchie: Acrylic: Floral Fantasies
      Sat, August 19, 2017 $WEW: Peter John Reid: Spectacular Skies in Acrylics
      Thu, August 10, 2017 $WDW: Cyril Leeper: Guidelines to Portraiture: Oil (or Acrylic)
      Thu, August 10, 2017 $WDW: Andrew Sookrah: Acrylic: Brush Strokes for Better Results!
      Sat, July 29, 2017 $WEW: John Pryce: Plein Air: Oil
      Thu, July 06, 2017 $WDW: Cathy Boyd: Oil (or Acrylic): Colour Me Crazy
      Thu, July 06, 2017 $WDW: Ian McIntosh: Photograph Your Art
      Sat, June 24, 2017 $WEW: Martha Johnson: Gestural Landscape on Mylar
      Thu, June 01, 2017 $WDW: Ruth Ann Pearce: Coloured Pencil: A Fruitful Day
      Thu, June 01, 2017 $WDW: Jordan Eveland: Media Adventures
      Sat, May 20, 2017 $WEW: Doug Purdon: Acrylic
      Thu, May 04, 2017 $WDW: Kim Martin: Pastel Pet Portraits
      Thu, May 04, 2017 $WDW: Barbara Stofast: Texture in Acrylic with Mixed Media
      Fri, April 21, 2017 $WEW: Brian Smith: Life Drawing, The Basics and Beyond
      Thu, April 06, 2017 $WDW: Japanese Brush Painting: Roslyn Levin
      Thu, March 16, 2017 $WDW: Mary Makrilias: The Fundamentals of Drawing
      Thu, March 09, 2017 $WDW: Georgia! : Jennifer Lawton
      Sat, February 25, 2017 $WEW Sandy Brand: Creativity, Colour, Composition
      Thu, February 02, 2017 $WDW: Explorations in Watercolour: Richard VanderMeer
      Sat, January 07, 2017 $WEW Capturing the Basics of Light and Shadow with Sharon Black
      Sat, November 26, 2016 Postponed: $WEW Capturing the Basics of Light and Shadow with Sharon Black
      Thu, November 03, 2016 $WDW Deb Grise: Challenges for Speed, Skill, Confidence
      Thu, October 20, 2016 $WDW Kim Martin - Pastel Pet Portraits II
      Sat, October 15, 2016 $WEW Leslie Staple - Botanicals in Watercolour
      Sat, September 17, 2016 $WEW Atanur Dogan - Expressive Watercolour Portraits
      Thu, September 08, 2016 $WDW Barbara Stofast: Techniques with Acrylic Gel Medium
      Sat, August 20, 2016 $WEW Tom Campbell - Secrets of Master Painters (Oil)
      Thu, August 04, 2016 $WDW Carol Thomson - Chinese Brush Painting (Watercolour)
      Sat, July 16, 2016 CANCELLED: $WEW Sharon Barfoot - Exploring Cold Wax (Oil)
      Thu, July 07, 2016 $WDW Lisa Rankin - Awaken your Inner Artist (Oil)
      Sat, June 18, 2016 $WEW Kal Honey - Intro to Composition
      Mon, June 06, 2016 $WDW Margaret Ferraro - Soft Pastels Plein Air Workshop
      Thu, June 02, 2016 $WDW Mary Makrilias - Watercolour Dreamworks
      Thu, June 02, 2016 $WDW Lois Green: Media Exploration (Acrylic & Watercolour)
      Sat, May 21, 2016 $WEW Sheila Butler - Acrylics: Transparent & Opaque
      Thu, May 05, 2016 $WDW Lois Green - Expressive Drawing
      Thu, April 07, 2016 $WDW Cathy Boyd - 37-minute Paintings
      Sat, March 19, 2016 $WEW Brian Smith - Abstracting the Figure
      Thu, March 03, 2016 $WDW Merv Richardson - Watercolour for the Love of it
      Mon, February 29, 2016 $WDW Alice Edwards- 30 Paintings in 30 Days
      Sat, February 20, 2016 $WEW Margaret Ferraro - Soft Pastels


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