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Pastel 16 x 20 framed with museum glass

Pastel 16 x 20 framed with museum glass

Pastel Workshop:  2 -Day   Aug.29-30  9 – 4      Sign Up Here

Held in Nancy’s home studio $ 175

This workshop will cover in depth the foundations and techniques of pastel painting.   Geared to the beginner/intermediate, instruction and demos will include:




  1. discussion on materials
  2. in-depth study of composition, value studies. color temperatures and color harmony
  3. How to select and work from a reference photo (importance of simplifying, massing, telling a story)
  4. different methods and techniques of underpainting
  5. step by step painting instruction with critiques
  6. pitfalls and how to avoid them
  7. discussion on what makes a successful painting


Supply List

Soft Pastels (Rembrandt, Schmincke, Unison, Great American, Terry Ludwig, etc.), the more the better.

Sanded Paper: 9 x 12 or 11 x 14 or 12 x 16 of either UART 400, Wallis

Backboard: piece of foam core

sketch pad

tracing paper

pencil – kneaded eraser

masking tape

small table to put pastels on


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