"Live"  workshops



-Beginner Procreate: Learning Tools & Tricks


-Intermediate Pastels: using archival & sanded papers

All classes taught "LIVE" by: Kelly Bandalos

"Live" workshops held at: Art & Soul Studios

127-21 Smithtown Blvd., Nesconset, 11767 

for customer support, Call Kelly at: (631) 731-3698

  (8)-Week Course $190.00            Classes are forming for the Fall of 2021            Spaces are LIMITED

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This (8)-week program is in (2)-hour weekly lessons.  This course is designed for beginners who want to learn the basics of drawing from life.  Drawing realistically has been a revered art ever since the ancients used mark-making to create the illusion of depth on a two-dimensional surface. Students will develop their representational drawing skills using a variety of charcoal media.  As the course progresses, students will draw from still life, photographic references, and finally a live model. Through a series of demonstrations, in-class drawing, group critiques, and individual assistance from the teacher, students will develop their ability to draw convincingly from life. Focus topics include: composition, proportion, value relationships, edge relationships, modeling, materials, and stylization. In-class drawing exercises will focus on subjects exposed to one-source lighting and will vary in length from quick studies to more developed compositions.

  (8)-Week Course $190.00              Classes are forming for the Fall of 2021              Spaces are LIMITED

DRAWING THE FACE (PORTRAITS): If you’ve ever tried to draw a portrait, you already know it’s difficult. To get the results you want, there are so many things that have to be done correctly that it can seem overwhelming. When you see beautiful portraits by others, they often seem like magic and can leave you wondering “how did they do that?” This 8-week course will provide participants with the fundamentals of drawing. We will explore drawing materials as well as foundational art practices such as color, line, and shape/form. These lessons will transition into using tools for drawing portraits, such as grid drawing, shading, and different ways to draw facial features. This course is an introductory, so the goal is to facilitate the practice of portrait drawing, not perfect it.

(6)-Week Course $190              Classes are forming for the Fall of 2021               Spaces are LIMITED

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Prerequisite: iPad with stylist or iPad Pro with Pen, as well as the “Procreate” app installed (app costs a one-time fee, $9.99), and a note pad and pen/pencil for taking notes. Each week a demo will be shown on how the program is used for that week’s objective. Dive into the digital world with this (6)-week program. For (2)-hours per class, your teacher explains how to use the Procreate app. Procreate is a simple art app which gives the artist freedom to work while traveling or sitting at home without art supplies. This digital course teaches you, hands on, how to use Procreate to create digital art just the same as if you used most drawing mediums. It is the closest art application there is to using the actual art supplies. It is also closely related to Adobe products and works with Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop to enlarge or finalize your work for professional grade compositions. High resolution with the iPad Pro allows you to print finalized pieces for finished artwork. Procreate also works with your original artwork to fix, change or enhance your original pieces for print.

(8)-Week Course $200.            Classes are forming for the Fall of 2021             Spaces are LIMITED

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The history of pastels can be traced back to the Renaissance. The medium is said to have originated in Italy during the 16th century and it became a favorite of the masters, including DaVinci and Michelangelo. They used the “chalks” for sketching, when at that time there were only a few colors in their palette - black, white, and red. To put it in perspective, there are more than 1,600 hues on the market today! In the 1800’s the technique was used by masters such as Monet, Gauguin, Degas and many other fine artists.  In this (8)-week program, you will learn to “paint” with pastels which requires basic drawing skills and can become as simple or complicated as any other medium. Pastel painting is considered to be one of the most complicated mediums due to the pure color, underpainting and papers used. In this course you will begin with basics, such as learning how to put down color with different pressures. You will learn to block out colors and blend those colors on different papers with different types of pastels. Kelly will be drawing demos on different papers before we delve into the weekly process. Each class will be (2)-hours and will show how to paint still lives, landscapes, and figures with simple stylization techniques.

(4)-Week Course $220            Classes are forming for the Fall of 2021           Spaces are LIMITED

ADVANCED PASTEL DRAWING: Wet Technique Pastel on Sanded Paper

This (4)-week course, is an advanced pastelists workshop to understanding the process of painting on sanded paper using the wet technique. This course is set up as a workshop for advanced pastel artists to learn a different technique of archival pastel processing.  We will be working with a still life until the last class where we will work with a human model.

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Artwork by the Kelly Bandalos


Digital Portrait

“Flying South for the Winter”


“First Mornings Yawn” 

Figure sketch

“Joel PE King”

Pastel portrait

“Queens or Hearts”

Digital Composition 


Watercolor portrait

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