Pastel Painting for Beginners

This is a soft pastel painting class for those of you who have never tried this wonderful medium, and those of you who tried it years ago, and would like a refresher course on the basics. This class will introduce you to pastels and you will see how quickly they go down on the surface, and how brilliant the effects are of these pure colors. Each class will start with some information on pastel painting including: how to make different marks: linear or side strokes; several ways to blend colors on the paper; how to fix your painting before framing. Pastels are very versatile and it is easy to create simple or complex paintings. We will concentrate on landscapes such as fields, mountains, and salt marshes for this class.

What to bring: Sennilier Half-Stick Pastels, Set of 20 Assorted Half-sticks. Prismacolor NuPastel set of 12, Colourfix Pastel Paper (warm tone pack 9" x 12"), vine charcoal (soft), painting board (to tape drawing paper to), roll of paper towels or rags, paper stumps and an old artist paintbrush (1" Wide) for blending, Artist tape 3/4" wide or masking tape. I have set up a Wish List on Dick.Blick.com with the recommended suppliles, but you may substitute these with soft pastels of your choice. Once you sign up for the class, I will email you the link to this Wishlist. Minimum class size is 3 and limit is 7. Dick Blick's has extremely good prices and awesome customer service.

Do NOT buy "Oil" pastels by mistake. We will NOT be using them in class. You may want to wear clothing you do not mind getting dirty.

To hold your spot, please mail a check for $135.00 for the five classes to:

Revelle Taillon, 26 West Pine Street, Plaistow, NH 03865. For more info call:[masked] Email: Revelle at [masked].  10% of each tuition is donated to the SAA Art Scholarship Fund.

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  • Dianne E.

    Class was a great learning experience. Reveille taught a great class wonderfully and with humor and knowledge. A fantastic time!

    April 24, 2014

    • Revelle T.

      Thanks Dianne! I like my students to keep smiling. Make the learning so much easier !

      April 25, 2014

  • Pat E. N.

    Well, okay. Great. Have fun!

    April 14, 2014

  • Revelle T.

    I just saw it posted in a local newspaper (finally!) so we may have others signing up.

    April 14, 2014

  • Revelle T.

    Well I have another student that signed up (not on Meet-up) so we have the three students necessary to hold this class. Excited to see you all this Thursday at 10:30!

    April 14, 2014

  • Valerie

    Will do! Thanks!

    March 21, 2014

    • Revelle T.

      I emailed you this list. Let me know if you got it. It will be coming in an email from dickblick.com. If you decide to get the supplies from them, just add the items you want to your shopping cart.

      March 21, 2014

    • Valerie

      Got the email... Thanks!

      March 21, 2014

  • Valerie

    Hi... Just an FYI... I've sent 3 emails to your email address, above, but they are not going through. Error message "rejected by server, user unknown". ???

    March 21, 2014

    • Revelle T.

      [masked] is correct.

      March 21, 2014

    • Revelle T.

      I'll have that corrected. So sorry!

      March 21, 2014

  • Revelle T.

    If you would like to buy your supplies online, send me your email address and I will send you back a link to the "WishList" I set up on DickBlick.com. You can look over the supplies, chose the ones you want, add them to your own "shopping cart" and have them shipped to you before class.

    March 21, 2014

  • Valerie

    Thank you! Excited!

    March 20, 2014

  • Revelle T.

    Welcome Valerie!

    March 20, 2014

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