Playing with Pastels One Day Workshop (Ages 16+)

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DateMarch 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Time10:00 am - 04:00 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: $10 paid directly to instructor (includes selected pastel papers, alcohol, cups, wax paper, index cards, use of hard pastels, other finishing materials)

Student Materials List:

  • Your own medium or soft dry pastels OR a beginner set (contact Lillian for recommendations)
  • 3 of your own source photos
  • Black and White copy of source photos
  • Sketching pencil
  • Cheap or old paint brush (minimum size 1” flat)
  • Mounting board or foam core (minimum size 24 x 26”)


In compliance with the CDC, masks are now optional in the Alliance Building, EXCEPT for Theater productions where they are still mandatory. People may choose to mask at any time.