Symphony of Poppies 16x20 pastel by Janis Graves.JPG

Discovery! Intro to Pastels
w/ Janis Graves

Date/Time: Sunday / August 11 / 10:30-4:30

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


Welcome to our “Discovery!” series – a safe and encouraging place to learn about doing art – just for beginners!

 Plunge into those gorgeous colors and create spectacular effects in this basic introduction to chalk pastels.  Pastels are one of the easiest and most immediate ways to draw and get color at the same time. 


 In this one-day workshop you will learn about all the different types of pastels, papers and boards. We’ll practice lots of blending and application techniques and then create a fantastic landscape. Come join us in this relaxed and fun workshop where your journey to pastel painting will begin!

If you enjoy this Discovery! class with Janis, and want to learn more about Pastels, be sure to check out one of Janis’ pastel classes coming up:
- her 5-week class beginning on Tuesday September 17, “Exploring Pastels” or
- her 2-day class on October 26-27, “Colorful Pastels- Animals, Birds & More”. Click on the links to see more.

Supply List:

Paper: 1 sheet of each type, or 2 of just one type of these -
Canson Mi Teintes  paper and/or Canson Mi Teintes color touch.
Color choices beige, light gray, white – choose whatever you like.
(These come in large sheets, and Janis will help you cut them down to the right size in class.)

HARD Pastels: Prismacolor Nupastel set either 24 or 36

SOFT Pastels: 24 - 50 piece set of soft pastels such as Richeson, Rembrandt, Unison, Terry Ludwig. (You may need to shop online for some of these soft pastel sets.)

 *If students do not wish to purchase a set of SOFT pastels, they may pay Janis a $15 supply fee and she will provide student all the SOFT pastels they need.

Richeson soft pastels.jpg

Drawing board, to mount paper:
either a Tote Board, size 13x17” to 18x18”
OR a Hardboard, size 16x20” (gator board, foam core or Masonite will work fine)

Kneaded eraser
Masking tape
Aluminum foil
Paper towel
Easel (Some easels are available at the Cole Art Studio, please call to reserve one.)
Gloves, supplied by Cole Gallery

Janis will bring photos for students to use.

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. Their staff can advise you about appropriate art materials to fulfill  requirements for your class.

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