Pastel Workshops

Mostly Charcoal with a Chance of Pastel
w/ Julia Carpenter

5 Tuesdays / October 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19 / 10:30-1:30

Dive into charcoal’s velvety blackness, and get in touch with your wild side. Come draw big, bold and expressive birds, animals, landscapes, and portraits. Learn the basics of shading and various techniques to unlock this magical medium.  You are guaranteed to get dirty and have fun doing it!

Colorful Pastels - Animals, Birds and More!
w/ Janis Graves

Saturday - Sunday / October 26-27 / 10:30-4:30

We’re bringing back this popular workshop where you’ll learn to create colorful animals, birds and landscapes with local artist Janis Graves!  Fur and feathers, beaks and hooves – you’ll be creating your very own piece of art, featuring gorgeous and vibrant color in versatile pastels.  Fly fast to sign up – this one is sure to fill up quickly!

The Language of Trees and Light in Pastels
w/ Amanda Houston

Two spots just opened up!

Friday - Sunday / November 8-10 / 10:30-4:30

All about trees in your pastel paintings! Dive deeper into trees, “sky holes” and their place in creating great landscapes. With a review how to paint dramatic skies, land and water, this class will focus on capturing the beauty and diversity of trees – that magical intersection where land meets sky, with sparkling light coming through the branches and leaves.

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Bird Portraits on Copper in Pastel
w/ Amanda Houston

Saturday - Sunday / March 7-8 / 10:30-4:30

This popular workshop is back again! Talented pastel artist Amanda Houston is known up and down the coast for her amazing bird portraits on copper. In this great 2-day workshop, you’ll learn all her tips and tricks for “painting” on copper, and how to create those wonderful birds with so much character! You’ll leave with your very own sweet flock of bird paintings.


All workshops must be paid in full to sign up.

We are happy to take your payments over the phone,
 in person or on our website.

We offer 90% refunds for student cancellations 14 days or more before class.

No Refunds for Cancellations less than 14 days prior to class.

 For information on our cancellation policy, please check out our FAQ page on this website