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Introduction to Pastels

Tracey Maras. Saturday and Sunday, 10AM - 4PM. November 15 + 16.

During this 2 Day Workshop, techniques will be taught for using dry, soft pastels. Students will have the opportunity to create 2 mini pastel paintings and 1 medium-sized painting. Ages 16 and older.

Supply list: The instructor will provide students with papers, glassine, blending tools & tape for a $9 fee to be paid by the student during the first day. Please bring with you a pencil, eraser, sketching pad, and a set of pastels. The studio has pastels sets for you to borrow, if you so wish to, as well as SAA will provide the foamcore.

Painting Animals with Pastels

Anthony Baxton. Thursday, 6-9PM. October 2 - November 20

Paint animals like a PRO! This course is designed to give you the tools to draw any type of animal you'd like from your pets to wild life. For beginners to professionals alike. We'll be covering everything from painting fur textures vs. smooth teeth and glossy eyes. This course will put the life into your paintings!

Supplies: Oil Pastel Set of 12 or more. Pastel sketch pad. and an Eraser


Intermediate Pastels

Sheri Ramsey . Wednesday, 1 - 4PM. October 1 - November 19


This class is FULL!

Students will work on the elements and principles of art with soft pastels. We will continue studying; composition, contrast, color theory, space representation, and abstraction. Students will work from their own studies. Students will choose their own goals, whether to create quick studies or achieve an understanding of an evolution of one or two paintings which could take 8 weeks. Underpaintings will be reviewed comparing water / pastel, turpenoid/pastel plus additional mediums used as underpaintings if requested. Learn how to use pastel and have fun in the learning, without stress.


Pastel Studio

No Instruction- Monday,9 - Noon . September 29 - November 17

Start the week off right-doing pastel! Limitless creativity (and coffee!) flows through our spacious studio. Come in and cozy up with your mug to creat with peers.


Open Studio

OPEN STUDIO – NO INSTRUCTION . Monday, 6:30 - 9 PM . September 29 - November 17


For those that need a space and a community to make art come out on Monday nights. Most of the artists are painting in pastels, but all mediums are welcomed from acrylic painting, drawing, and oils. It is a fun night filled with painting, lively art discussions and mutual critiques to progress your creative process.