Learn Pastels from beginning to gallery display:

Joycelyn Schedler teacher pastel painting.  She is the President of the Austin Pastel Society.  This is a six-week class:

Week 1 – Nitty Gritty – Joycelyn answers some of the most basic questions about pastels and pastel art.  What are pastels?  What’s the difference between hard pastel and soft pastel?  What about all the different brands?  What comes first, light or dark colors?  You will try out different pastels and papers.

Week 2 – Strokin’ – Learn the different types of mark making that can be done with pastels to create the texture you desire.  What tools can be used to blend pastels?  You will practice different strokes and learn to layer and blend.

Week 3 – Ready, Set, Go! – You will choose your paper, have your pastels and be ready to paint.  You will learn what a support is and how to mount your paper onto a support.  Protecting and Transporting artwork as well as Safety tips of pastels will be reviewed.

Week 4 – Paint Along with Joycelyn – In the words of Meg Ryan:  Yes!Yes!Yes!  You will be given a sheet with a pre-drawn object for you to paint over with pastels using the techniques you have practiced in the previous classes.  Paint along with Joycelyn step-by-step to a finished painting.

Week 5 – Kickin’ Up Dust – You are armed and dangerous!  You know the materials.  You know the techniques.  You are ready to create your very own masterpiece!  Bring a reference photo that you would like to see in a pastel painting.  Joycelyn will assist students at their easels during this class.

Week 6 – Framing Pastels – You’ve created a masterpiece.  Now what?  To Glass or Not to Glass…Sometimes is the question. Mat or No Mat?  How to choose a frame.  Joycelyn will demonstrate framing straight to glass, applying a dust cover and wiring for hanging.

Class is $250 – Supplies $50.  Total is only $300

  • Class 1 of 6
    September 7, 2017
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Class 2 of 6
    September 14, 2017
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Class 3 of 6
    September 21, 2017
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Class 4 of 6
    September 28, 2017
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Class 5 of 6
    October 5, 2017
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Class 6 of 6
    October 12, 2017
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm