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Exploring Color with Pastels
w/ Janis Graves

Date/Time: Saturday / June 30 / 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 with pastel. The focus of the workshop will be on the use of color. Learning how to use value, hue, and intensity to create vibrant pastels. The sky can be green, the grass can be blue. It’s all in the use of the color. Pastels open up an exciting way to explore these uses. We will concentrate on painting from photos. Janis will demonstrate how to grid out your photo and how to focus on the large shapes within.

We will also look into color relevance. How color is effected by the local color. The day will be open to any subject you wish to work on. Bring your own photos or use the photos provided.

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. Ask about prepared kits of art supplies, just for this class.  Artspot's Web Site

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


  • NuPastel set of 12 or 24
  • Sennelier or Jack Richeson soft pastels. There are a variety of color selections. Choose what appeals to you!

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

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  • PastelMat
  • Art Spectrum Color Fix
  • Pastel Premier
  • U Art Pastel Paper
  • MI Tientes "Touch" paper or board (buy one get one free at ARTspot during July 2018)

(Janis likes to use sanded paper such as MI Tiente "Touch",  UArt or Pastel Premier).




  • Ipad/tablet to look at your images
  • 1 tote board 13x17 or 23x26
  • Masking tape or frog tape
  • 1 inexpensive brush ½” to 1”
  • Paper towels
  • Gloves
  • Ruler
  • Tin foil
  • 1 old used toothbrush
  • 1 kneaded eraser
  • Baby wipes


  • Gamsol
  • Dry Eraser
  • 8x11.5 clear plastic sleeve protector for photo

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.