“Discovery! – a Very Beginning Dry Pastel Experience” w/ Sandy Byers

New Date!
DATE/TIME: Sat June  13  10:30-4:30pm

COST: $125

REGISTRATION: Call in, come in, or register online. Scroll to the bottom for online registration. 425.697.2787

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


Ever looked at a sumptuous pastel painting and thought “I wish I could try that”? Or maybe you have tried your hand at pastels, but just felt too intimidated by all those other people in the class who seemed to know what they were doing? Or, do you already have some pastels and feel it's time to finally put them to work? This workshop is all about you getting the opportunity to know the medium, pastel-to-person! You will also learn about different surfaces you can use and what brands of pastels to use to create your beautiful works of art.
What you can expect to learn:
•    which brands of pastels work best for the way you like to paint
•    which papers work best for your style of painting – after all, you need to shine!
•    options for arranging and storing your pastels – help them help you
•    what other tools will be helpful – it’s not cheating, I promise
•    what to consider when designing a good painting

What to expect: A cheerful, encouraging, relaxing environment
What to wear: clothes that can get stained
What to bring: a smile, your lunch, pastels and paper (a supply list will be coming soon)


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

If you already have pastels and paper(s) feel free to bring them; but at minimum, please have the following:

  • Sennelier Set of 20 or 40 half sticks of soft pastels
  • Table easel or standing easel to hold 14x11 paper and board
  • Paper towels

Supply Fee:  $10 please bring cash to pay instructor directly 
The instructor will provide each student with:

  • Sennelier La Carte 11x14 paper, Salmon color mounted on foam core 
  • Assorted pastels which she will be sharing with the students
  • Surgical Gloves

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 the day of class! Call ARTspot at 425.640.6408 for this great service! (To ensure your order is filled, please order as early as possible.) We also have a variety of art supplies relevant to your class here at Cole Art Studio.