Colorful Pastels: Animals, Birds & More
w/ Janis Graves

Date/Time:  Sunday / November 12 / 10:30-4:30 pm

Cost: $150

Registration: Call in, come in, or register online. 425.697.2787

Location: Cole Art Studio, located on the lower level of Cole Gallery.
107 5th Ave S, Edmonds WA 98020

Enjoy a day of painting your choice of animals (like cows, sheep, or dogs, for example) and birds (like Robins, vibrantly blue Steller’s Jays, and those knowing creatures we call crows).

With Janis as your guide in this one-day workshop, you’ll be using pastel sticks – a terrific medium for the immediate true color laid on the surface paper. Janis has a wonderful ability to capture the spirit of an animal or bird, and she’ll be passing along tips and tricks so that you’ll be painting like a pro, too! How to set up a composition and your color choices, how to use contrast to the best advantage, how to blend your pastels – these will be some of the things you will learn in this one-day workshop.


Some photos will be provided, and you are encouraged to bring your own photos of your favorite animal and/or birds. (Google and/or Pinterest are good sources for photo references.) You are welcome to bring your iPads and Laptops for your photo source. 

Supply list:

You can purchase your quality art supplies at ARTspot. Registered students receive a 10% discount on all their art supplies from the time of paid registration until the last day of class. Most items on this list are available at ARTspot.

Questions about these supplies? ARTspot staff are happy to help you. Call 425-640-6408 or email at


  • NuPastel set of 12 or 24 and Sennelier pastels kit
  • Jack Richeson Color Wheel Primary 20 piece soft pastels
  •  Any selection of pastels you have

At least 2 sheets 9x12 or larger. Any of these brands will work:

  • PastelMat
  • Art Spectrum Color Fix
  • Mi Tientes
  • Pastel Premier
  • U Art Pastel Paper
  • Sennelier La Carte

(Janis likes to use sanded paper such as Wallis paper. Janis can supply this paper for $5-$7.50 per sheet, depending on the size).


  • Photo for reference and Dry erase pens (Janis will show you how to make a grid)
  • Ipad/tablet to look at your images, if not using photo
  • 1 tote board 13x17 or 23x26
  • 1 old used toothbrush
  • 1 kneaded eraser
  • Masking tape or frog tape
  • Ruler
  • Tin foil
  • Paper towels
  • Gloves
  • Baby wipes

Check this out! ARTspot Concierge Service. ARTspot will personally do your shopping for you! They can set aside the materials you need, ready for pickup - they can even deliver your supplies to Cole Art Studio before your class. Call ARTspot at 425.640.6408 for this great service. Note: To ensure your order can be filled, please order as early as possible.