Pastel Workshops


Beginning Pastels: Drawing with Color
w/ Joe Mac Kechnie

5 classes / Wednesday / 2-5 pm
Jan 17, 24, 31, Feb 7 & 14

A great class for students new to pastels, and also for not-so- beginners. Join this experienced artist and instructor for some great learning and fun. You will use all you’ve learned in your Drawing classes - and then throw in vibrant color! Fun!

Beginning Portraits in Charcoal, Pastel and Watercolor
w/ Joe MacKechnie

5 classes / Thursdays / 2-5 pm
Jan 18, 25, Feb 1, 8 & 15

A great class for beginners at portraits who want to take their drawing and painting to the next level! Artist and beloved instructor Joe Mac Kechnie will guide you in your very first portrait. The first two classes will be dedicated to how to draw the portrait using charcoal. You will discover that drawing the portrait is easier and more fun than you previously might have thought. In the last three classes, we will explore painting the portrait using watercolors and pastels.

Painting Light and Reflections in Pastel w/ Amanda Houston

2-Day: Sat-Sun / March 10-11 / 10:30-5:00 pm 3-Day: Sat-Mon / March 10-12 / 10:30-5:00 pm

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.