Playing with Pastels One Day Workshop for beginners or intermediates (Ages 16+)

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DateJanuary 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Time10:00 am - 03:00 pm

Location 10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States

Member's Price $100

Non-Member's Price $120



Event details

Pastel is an increasingly sought after medium for its beauty, vibrancy, durability and endless possibilities for technique and style.  Whether you’re a beginner who wants to explore this medium, or an experienced pastelist who wants a fresh perspective, this step by step workshop is for you.

We will play with techniques and colorations in pastel painting during this one day workshop.  You will:

  • Sample various types of dry pastels to create brilliant color and rich value
  • Experience different papers and the effects they produce
  • Experiment with an underpainting
  • Practice applying color strokes and blending techniques unique to this medium
  • Create a pastel painting on a unique surface ready for framing

Materials fee: $20  paid directly to instructor (includes selected pastel papers, alcohol, cups, wax paper, index cards, use of hard pastels, other finishing materials)

Each student should bring the following materials:

  • Your own medium or soft dry pastels OR a beginner set (contact Lillian for recommendations)
  • 3 of your own source photos (maximum 3 – 5 major shapes)
  • Black and White copy of source photos
  • Sketching pencil or charcoal pencil or stick
  • Cheap or old paint brush (minimum size 1” flat)
  • Pressboard or foam core (any standard size at least 20 x 30” and ¼” thick) to mount your artwork

There will be a break for lunch on your own


Lillian Coury