Playing with Pastels Workshop (Ages 16+)

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DateJune 11, 2022 @ 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

How about giving yourself a personal play date with pastels??? This one day workshop on Saturday, June 11 will stimulate your creative juices as you experiment with this vibrant medium. Both beginners and experienced artists will explore techniques to create a work of art suitable for framing. The group learns together, and individualized attention and guidance brings you total immersion in your process — and have fun!!!

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

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


Recommended Student Materials List:

  • 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 (standard size 20 x 30” or approximate) to use as work surface


Please note the Alliance for the Arts’ updated gallery and administrative office hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.


Lillian Coury