Pastel Workshops

Bird Portraits on Copper in Pastel
w/ Amanda Houston

Saturday-Sunday / February 23-24 / 10:30-4:30

You’ve asked for it – here it is! Talented pastel artist Amanda Houston is known up and down the coast for her amazing bird portraits on copper. And in this great 2-day workshop, you’ll learn all her tips and tricks for “painting” on copper, plus how to create those wonderful birds! You’ll leave with your very own sweet flock of bird paintings.

Painting with Oils, Acrylics or Pastels
w/ Janis Graves

5 Tuesdays / March 5, 12, 19, 26 & April 2
Morning session only: 1030 am-130 pm
Morning and Afternoon: 1030 am-130 pm and 2-5 pm

Learn more about painting in the medium of your choice – whether in Pastel, Oil or Acrylic. In this 5-week course in the morning session, Janis will share from her wealth of knowledge in all 3 mediums, covering a range of topics such as composition and design, proportions and measuring, surface preparation, color choice and mixing, and still life set-ups. You can bring in your own work and references, and Janis will help you take your skills to the next level. Many of you wanted the option to carry over through the afternoon, painting with Janis’ continued guidance – so we’ve added “Option B”.


Become a Better Landscape Painter in Pastel
w/ Amanda Houston

Friday-Sunday / April 5-7 / Friday 10:30-6:00 pm and Saturday-Sunday 10:30-5:00 pm

Expand your creative abilities with pastel! From this national and internationally award-winning artist, you’ll learn how value, patterns and color temperatures can make your paintings really stand out. Amanda will show you how to create mood, emotion and atmosphere. This workshop will take your paintings to the next level.

More Drawing with Color: Pastels Part 2
w/ Joe Mac Kechnie

5 Thursday afternoons / April 11, 18, 25, May 2 and 9 / 2-5 pm

Come and explore the world of pastels with this awesome instructor! A great class for students with basic pastel experience, Joe will help you take the basics to a new exciting place. After an overview of core topics, Joe will explore more advanced and creative techniques. You can paint from Joe’s references, or you can bring your own subject matter and receive Joe’s guidance. You’ll also get Joe’s help to find your own voice.


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