Pastels for the Petrified Workshop

Beginner Pastel WorkshopSOLD OUT

Date: January 28, 2024, 9:30-3:30 pm.

Cost: Members: $76.87 + HST, Non-Members: $79 + HST

Place: Dundas Valley School of Art.

21 Ogilvie Street Dundas, Ontario Canada.

Fall in love with pastels and discover this beautiful and colourful medium. Using a step-by-step approach, I will demonstrate the fundamentals of pastels such as mark making techniques, layering and colour mixing – all in a fun and supportive environment. After a few skill building activities, you’ll create your own small pastel paintings. Lots of demonstrations and individual attention provided. For all levels – some previous drawing experience is helpful. Click here to register

Spring Into Colour: Pastels for the Beginner Artist – Spring 2022

Starting in person April 13, 2022

Daffodils by Cathy Lorraway

Spring Into Colour: Pastels for the Beginner Artist Levels 1 to 3  

Wednesday nights, 7-9pm. 6 weeks. April 13, 2022 to May 18, 2022

Explore the potential of pastels to portray the vibrant colours of spring.  By experimenting with different colour schemes, underpaintings and exploring layering of colours, and texture, we will discover how to create dramatic paintings. We will also build pastel techniques using still life and florals.  Although this course is meant to build on skills developed in Colour My World part one, artists new to pastel are also welcome and encouraged to discover the potential of this wonderful medium.  You will be provided with photographic references, but students are encouraged to work from their own more meaningful landscape photographs.  Class demonstrations and individual instruction provided throughout in a fun, supportive environment.

Click here to register at Oakville Art Society Course Fee: $125   Members: $110

Colour my World: Pastels for the Beginner Artist II Level 1-2 – Fall 2021

Explore the potential of pastels to portray the colours and light of different seasons. By experimenting with different colour schemes and underpaintings and exploring layering of colours, we will discover how to create dramatic nocturnal paintings as well as mood and depth in fall and winter scenes. We will also build on pastel techniques using still life. Although this course is meant to build on skills developed in Colour My World part one, artists new to pastel are also welcome and encouraged to discover the potential of this wonderful medium. The instructor will provide photographic references, but students are encouraged to work from their own more meaningful landscape photographs. Class demonstrations and individual instruction provided throughout in a fun, supportive environment.

8 weeks in person starting Thursdays October 7 – November 25, 2021, 1pm to 4pm

Course S2-124: Fee: $250   Members: $220 Oakville Art Society, 560 Bronte Road. Oakville, Ontario, L6L 6S1

To register click here and scroll to S2-124 Colour my World: Pastels for the Beginner Artist II

Colour My World: Pastels for the Beginner Artist Workshop – Spring 2021

Warm and Cool Colour Blending Still Life

8 week course was held from April 29, 2021 to June 17, 2021 on Thursdays 10am to 12pm

In this beginner pastel course, students fell in love with the colours of pastel. Students learned a variety of pastel techniques to draw and mix colours to portray form, light, texture and depth in still life and landscape paintings. Class demonstrations and individual instruction were provided throughout in a fun, supportive environment.

Colour My World: Pastels for the Beginner Artist Workshop – Winter 2021

Students joined me on an 8 week course from Feb 25, 2021 to June 17, 2021 from 10am to midday.

In this beginner pastel course students fell in love with the colours of pastel. Class demonstrations and individual instruction were provided throughout in a fun, supportive environment. Students learned a variety of pastel techniques to draw and mix colours to portray form, light, texture and depth in still life and landscape paintings. Students learned not only from my feedback along the way but also from critiquing each other in class critiques.

See examples of my students work in the gallery below.