Painting in Pastel: Color and Form
w/ Janis Graves

Date/Time: Sunday / March 25 / 10:30-4:30 pm

Cost: $150

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

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

This one-day workshop will delve into the use of gorgeous color in pastel.

Pastel is an immediate medium that needs no mixing or drying. The way an artist chooses to use color can result in many variations, and create some exciting mixes by using hue and temperature. Color application may be line drawn or painterly. Janis will demo and you’ll try various techniques during this class.

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In addition to color, this workshop will also touch on composition - when to embellish as well as when and what to edit. Subjects may be varied to individual preference, so bring the photo references that interest you most. We will work from photos and/or laptops or ipads. Most of all we’ll have a fun day!

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

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


  • NuPastel set of 12 or 24 and Richeson or Sennelier pastel set or equivalent
  • Unison pastels – varied selection
  • Any selection of pastels you have

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

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  • PastelMat
  • Art Spectrum Color Fix
  • Mi Tientes
  • Pastel Premier
  • U Art Pastel Paper
  • Sennelier La Carte

(Janis likes to use sanded paper such as Wallis paper. Janis can supply this paper for $5-$7.50 per sheet, depending on the size).


  • Photo for reference and Dry erase pens (Janis will show you how to make a grid)
  • Ipad/tablet to look at your images, if not using photo
  • 1 tote board 13x17 or 23x26
  • 1 old used toothbrush
  • 1 kneaded eraser
  • masking tape or frog tape
  • Ruler
  • Tin foil
  • paper towels
  • gloves
  • Baby wipes

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.