“Pastel Expression: Capturing the Beauty of Birds” w/ Janis Graves

DATE/TIME: Sat Feb 28, 2015  10:30-4:30

COST: $125

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REGISTRATION:   Call in, come in, or register online.  Oil/Acrylic Workshop for the advanced beginner to the advanced artist. Scroll to the bottom of this page for online registration. 425.6972787

LOCATION:  Cole Art Studio located in the lower level of Cole Gallery.  107 5th Ave. S., Edmonds


Enjoy a day of painting Northwest birds such as red-breasted Robins, vibrantly blue Stellar Jays, and those knowing creatures we call crows. With Janis as your guide in this one-day workshop, you’ll be using pastel sticks – a wonderful medium for the immediate true color laid on the surface paper.  You will be painting in vibrant colors with an abstract background to showcase the bird, and your creations will almost fly off the paper with their glowing iridescent feathers. 
Some photos will be provided, and you are encouraged to bring your own photos of your favorite birds. (Google and/or Pinterest are good sources for photo references.) You are welcome to bring your IPads and Laptops for your photo source. 




Most supplies are available at Art Spot for 10% off.  Please let their staff advise you about appropriate art materials to fulfill  requirements for your class. ArtSot's Website


  • NuPastel set of 12 or 24 and Sennelier pastels kit
  • Unison pastels – varied selection
  • Any selection of pastels you have.

Paper: At least 2 sheets 9x12 or larger

  • PastelMat paper or
  • Canson Mi-Tientes Touch paper.


  • 1 tote board 13x17 or 23x26
  • masking tape or frog tape
  • 1 inexpensive brush ½” to 1”
  • paper towels
  • gloves
  • 1 old used toothbrush
  • 1 kneaded eraser
  • Baby wipes
  • Table easel or standing easel