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.

art workshop for adults

6/12 weekly in-person classes:
MOUNTIAN VIEW: Wednesdays 6:40-8:40 pm 
Soft Pastels: January 11 - February 15, 2023
Oil Pastels:  February 22 - March 29, 2023

SAN JOSE: Tuesdays 6:20-8:20 pm
Soft Pastels: February 21 - March 28, 2023
Oil Pastels: April 4 - May 9, 2023

$540 full course - 12 classes
$285 soft pastels - 6 classes
oil pastels - 6 classes
high-quality art materials included

Detailed Schedule:


Day 1. Introduction. Different techniques: layering, blending, sgraffito, using different tools to apply pastel. Sketching everyday objects.


Day 2. Studying different textures. Underpainting technique. Working on a compositional sketch and a city landscape painting. 


Day 3. Sketching plants. Layering and sgraffito techniques.


Day 4. Sketching people. Learning about street sketching, grotesque, and character.


Day 5. The final project of choice.


Day 6. Finalizing unfinished works.


Day 1 

Soft Pastel. Introduction. Techniques (using shapes of your pastel effectively, shading, blending, powder painting, stencils, and more). Abstract artwork.

Day 2 Still-life. Classical technique.

Day 3  Landscape. Underpainting technique.

Day 4 Flowers. Mixed media (watercolor, acrylic, soft pastel on craft paper).

Day 5 Portrait. Facial features.

Day 6. Finalizing unfinished works.

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.