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Soft and Oil Pastels

Currently enrolling at:

San Francisco, Mountain View, San Jose

Levels:

Beginners & Intermediate

$540

12 in-person classes, 24 hours

Art materials are provided and included in price

Pastels can be so much more than simple crayons and quick sketches! Since 16 century it was used by many great artists to create unique paintings. In this course, we will study not only different techniques but also talk about composition and color theory, to master your painting skills.

This course will teach you:
  • blending

  • layering

  • applying thinnner and brushes

  • working with a reference

  • refining composition and colors 

Not seeing a session in a studio near you? Join the waitlist! We'll know you are interested, and try to add them soon (and notify you once the registration is open).

San Francisco

March 15- May 15, 2023

Monday 6:20-8:20pm

Teacher: Hugo Kobayashi

12 spots left

March 15- May 15, 2023

Monday 6:20-8:20pm

Teacher: Hugo Kobayashi

12 spots left

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Mountain View

March 15- May 15, 2023

Monday 6:20-8:20pm

Teacher: Hugo Kobayashi

12 spots left

March 15- May 15, 2023

Monday 6:20-8:20pm

Teacher: Hugo Kobayashi

12 spots left

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San Jose

March 15- May 15, 2023

Monday 6:20-8:20pm

Teacher: Hugo Kobayashi

12 spots left

March 15- May 15, 2023

Monday 6:20-8:20pm

Teacher: Hugo Kobayashi

12 spots left

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Online

March 15- May 15, 2023

Monday 6:20-8:20pm

Teacher: Hugo Kobayashi

12 spots left

March 15- May 15, 2023

Monday 6:20-8:20pm

Teacher: Hugo Kobayashi

12 spots left

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San Rafael

March 15- May 15, 2023

Monday 6:20-8:20pm

Teacher: Hugo Kobayashi

12 spots left

March 15- May 15, 2023

Monday 6:20-8:20pm

Teacher: Hugo Kobayashi

12 spots left

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Frequently asked questions about adult classes:

I am going to miss 1-2 classes. How do I make them up? Almost every student misses classes now and then. To arrange a make up, please email your studio up to 5 days in advance, we do not allow drop ins. - We offer up to 3 make ups per course/semester (1 make up for short 5-6 weeks courses) - Make ups are not guaranteed, but we will try our best. - No make ups can be scheduled after missed class. - A make up can not be rescheduled. Do I need to purchase materials? We provide the materials for the in-studio classes, there is no need to bring anything. However, it might be a good idea to purchase some art materials for practice at home. Online students neeed to purchase materials for their classes.

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Refund Policy:

We are not offering refunds for new purchases. However, full credit towards future bookings or transfer to another camp/class will be offered for any cancellations made up to 24 hrs before the camp or class start. 


Testimonials:


Masha taught all the classes I took and I specifically picked the ones she taught. She is fantastic, a great balance of helpful critiques while not overwhelming you. I know I can sometimes feel really subconscious of how bad my art is, but I think her style really helped me grow while not getting dejected. I will almost certainly be coming back to take more classes.


Carly W.

I have taken 3 adult art classes here over the past year or so (Beginner, Watercolor and Soft Pastels). I have always wished I could be better at art but found it hard to even know where to begin. More than the specifics of what we learned in each class (how to draw a nose, petals of a flower, etc), I really am grateful for how we were taught the general process of starting and completing a piece. More than anything I think that has enabled me to go off on my own, practice more and have a framework of where to begin and not feel intimidated.


Kelsey R.

I have taken five adult classes with Masha in the past 18 months and just signed up for my sixth. I have taken acrylic, soft pastels, oil pastels and watercolor. I enjoy the classes so much that I have taken some of the courses more than once. Each time I learn something new and feel like it helps me improve as an artist. Masha is able to teach individual students at their own skill level whether they are a beginner or more advanced. Regardless of skill level she is able to help each individual grow as an artist while all in the class together. Masha is very helpful in having students think about the composition of each piece. I have been very happy with my experience and will continue to take classes.

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