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Drawing with Color: Pastels!
w/ Joe Mac Kechnie

Date/Time: 5 classes / Thursdays / January 17, 24, 31 February 7, 14 / 2-5 pm

Cost: $225 for 5 classes 

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

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

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Beginner to Intermediate students will really love this class!  Perhaps you’ve wanted to experiment with pastels, with their vibrancy and freedom, but were just looking for the right instructor – someone with credentials, experience, and someone known for a systematic approach yet a free-flowing style…. Look no further! Joe Mac Kechnie is that instructor! His students rave about what a great teacher he is. Now is your chance to give pastels a try in this great, 5-week format.

If you have taken Joe’s drawing classes, you have experienced the freedom and ease of working with soft charcoals.  The next logical and natural step is to move to pastels.  The tactile feedback and the ease of use are the same as charcoal.  The only new variable is color.  Joe will introduce this medium by teaching you color systems for applying and mixing colors.  Over the 5-weekly classes, artist Joe Mac Kechnie will show you how to create stunning, colorful artworks full of movement and energy.

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. Please let their staff advise you about appropriate art materials to fulfill  requirements for your class.  Artspot's Web Site

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


  • Kneaded eraser

  • Gum eraser

  • Vinyl/plastic white eraser

Charcoals: General’s compressed black charcoal pencils- standard or “Peel and Sketch.”
Drawing Paper:

  • Canson’s XL Sketch Pad 18x24in, or equivalent

  • 2 full sized individual sheets of Arches hot press watercolor paper, 140#

  • Canson’s Gray tone Mi-Teintes, 24 sheet, 12 x 16 pad pastel paper or equivalent

Easel: Optional

  • Small table top model or free standing model (Cole has a number of these. Call to reserve one.)

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  • Richeson or Sennelier soft pastel starter set of 24 assorted colors, or equivalent


  • 1/2 flat synthetic watercolor brush

  • Large drawing board with clips, 23x26 or equivalent

  • Soft paper towels (Bounty extra soft or Kleenex)

  • Soft makeup brush

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.