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PURE PIGMENT: Exploring the Versatility of Pastel


April 12
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$210.00 – $250.00

Laura L. Gorian

Explore the versatile medium of pastel. With the vibrancy of pure pigment, pastels create painterly images through drawing techniques. Learn mark-making practices and pastel painting fundamentals, as well as advanced methods. This class is for anyone wanting to explore and create! No prior art training necessary. This class is open to either chalk pastel or oil pastel.

5-week Series

Wednesdays, 6pm – 8:30pm

March 29 – April 26

Ages: Youth and Adults

Members $210 / Non-Members $250

Class Supply List

This class is open to either chalk pastel or oil pastel.

Materials: These are the materials necessary for this class. The links are for reference and a possible way to purchase them. You are welcome to bring substitutions or alternatives if you have them.

8 x 10 photo (and a copy to write on) of a subject you’d like to work on or bring three objects if you’d like to work from life.

Strathmore 400 Series Pastel Pad, Assorted Colors, 9″x12″ or 11”x14” Glue Bound, 24 Sheets

Amazon Pastel Paper

Oil Pastel Set, Professional Painting Soft Oil Pastels

Amazon: Oil Pastels


Essel Soft Pastel/Set of 64 / Assorted Colors Square chalk

 Amazon: Chalk Pastels

Professional Charcoal Pencils Drawing Set (you only need one of each color)

Amazon Charcoal Pencils

Paper Blending Stumps and Tortillions Sandpaper Pencil Sharpener Pointer Art Blenders with Kneaded Eraser

Amazon Blending Tools

Krylon K01306 Workable Fixatif Spray Clear, 11-Ounce Aerosol,Matte (will be used at home)

Amazon Fixative


*Another support you may want to try, not necessary, but a great surface for both oil and chalk pastels. Ampersand Art Supply Pastel Painting Panel

Amazon: Pastel Panel

*These blending tools may also be a good tool to have for both oil and chalk pastel work.

COMIART Clay Sculpture Tools Silicon Color Shapers 6

Amazon: Color shaper

Gloves- thin nitrile

Masking Tape

Baby Wipes