Pastel Workshops


Painting Light and Reflections in Pastel w/ Amanda Houston

2-Day: Sat-Sun / March 10-11 / 10:30-5pm
3-Day: Sat-Mon / March 10-12 / 10:30-5pm

Learn how to create colorful water reflections and brilliant clouds in pastel from this award- winning artist and instructor! This 2 or 3-day workshop will be a great mix of theory, technique, and experimentation for learning. Amanda will share her knowledge of painting with pastels, using different techniques on different surfaces to achieve different results. Packed full of good design principles to make ANY painting successful, along with loosening up exercises to be more painterly, you’ll also get tricks and tips on how to paint inspiring skies and reflections in pastel.
Some experience in pastels is necessary.

Painting in Pastel: Color and Form
w/ Janis Graves

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

This one-day workshop will delve into the use of color in pastel. Learn to create some exciting color mixes using hue and temperature. Color can be line drawn or painterly. We will touch on composition, and how and what to edit. Subjects may be varied to individual preference. We will work from photos and/or laptops or iPads.  Most of all we’ll have a fun day!

Pastel Techniques: Light, Reflections and Composition
w/ Amanda Houston

Sat-Mon / Nov 2-4 / 10:30-4:30 pm

Dive deeper into pastels with this award-winning artist and instructor! Packed full of good design and composition tips, you’ll learn Amanda’s techniques for creating water reflections and how to capture light in this vibrant medium.  This workshop will be a great mix of theory, technique and experimentation. Amanda will also show you how to use different techniques on different surfaces to achieve great results. Some experience in pastels is necessary. Limited to 15.