Pastel Workshop with Bonnie Griffith

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Take advantage of a great opportunity to learn from a master!

This workshop will focus on the basics of pastel painting, including composition, underpainting, and balancing shapes to develop a strong painting using mostly soft pastels. Learn techniques to create a landscape painting that is harmonious and dynamic. We will work from a reference provided by Bonnie.

This workshop is planned for those artists who are wanting to learn about a pastel process and who have not had much if any experience in the medium. Bonnie will provide paper for you to use for the workshop. Please bring soft pastels such as Rembrandt's or other professional grade pastels, if you have them. If you do not, and you want to purchase some, Bonnie will have some available to purchase (Mungyo set from Jerry's Artarama: $10-$15). Also bring an easel and drawing board, apron, latex gloves and paper towels or old, clean cotton rags.

We will be working outside, at the Joseph Community Center, under a tent. Most important, come prepared to have fun and take away a few new ideas about pastel painting!

Bonnie will have a handout of her notes for attendees, so have a pen to take extra notes. She will start out with a demo/talk during the first 45 minutes-1 hour. The rest of the time will be spent with students painting.

Class is Limited to 12 Participants (register directly through Bonnie)

When: Sept. 16th (9am – 2pm)

Where: Joseph Community Center,

Have a good breakfast. We will take a short break around 11:30am, and then continue until 2:00pm, so bring a snack/lunch to carry you through the end of the workshop!

Questions and/or to Register: email Bonnie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.