Orchestrating Great Compositions in Pastel
w/ Amanda Houston

Date/Time: Sat-Sun / Oct 14-15 / 10-5 pm

Cost: $295

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

If you want just the right mix of theory, technique and experimentation for learning, this class is for you! This 2-day workshop is packed full with good design principles to make ANY painting successful (the theory part), along with tricks and tips on how to paint inspiring skies and landscapes in pastel (technique).

Amanda notes that all good paintings need strong design and composition to carry them. This class will explore in depth the classic compositions you should know as a painter and show you how to design and orchestrate your pieces to be better than your reference photos.

This generous instructor will share all her knowledge of how to paint with pastels, including how to use different techniques on different surfaces to achieve different results. Amanda will demonstrate and teach different techniques that she has developed with pastel, allowing you to try different papers and surfaces for different results.  

  1. Vine Charcoal Value study directly on her favorite paper (La Carte or Art Spectrum paper). 
  2. Wet underpainting technique using pastel with denatured alcohol or mineral spirits.
  3. Creating your own surface with Painting a sanded gesso to a board or metal.

Amanda will also have you do some loosening up exercises to open up your creative pathways to push you to make more spontaneous, painterly mark making.

This workshop has been very popular with our pastel students. Sign up quickly to secure your spot!

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

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

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. (To ensure your order is filled, please order as early as possible.)