Playing with Pastels Workshop (Ages 16+)

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DateNovember 6, 2021 @ 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
  • 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

 Instructor Provided Supplies:

A $10 supply fee paid directly to instructor will include:

  • 12 x 16 sheet of clay sanded pastel paper (for painting)
  • 9 x 12 sheet of sanded pastel paper (for experimenting)
  • Hard pastels for experimenting and base of paintings
  • Alcohol and cups
  • Masking Tape
  • Index cards
  • Wax paper
  • Fixative

Student Supply list:

  • Your own medium or soft dry pastels OR a beginner set (minimum recommended:  Unison 8-count Pastel Set/Starter OR Faber-Castell Studio Soft Pastel Sets/24 colors OR Blick Artists’ Pastel Half Stick Sets/20 colors)
  • 3 of your own source photos
  • Black and White copy of source photos
  • Sketching pencil
  • Cheap or old paint brush (minimum size 1” flat)
  • Cardboard or foam core (minimum size 24 x 26”)


Lillian Coury