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This class of three sessions is for beginners and intermediate levels (drawing skills needed). We will start with the fundamentals of pastels as in mark making, values, chroma, atmospheric perspective and composition. I will demonstrate, and then you will follow along in the steps of how to create a great landscape painting.
We will all do the same landscape painting the first day. Then in following classes students can bring photos, or use the many photos Bev will bring.


March 19, 26 and April 2 2024



*Learn how to make different marks in pastels
*What is important to begin a painting before you start
*How to understand that photos lie and how to interpret them
*Shapes for you composition to make it a more interesting painting
*Understanding Values
In-Person – Classroom
  • Workshop
  • Presentation
  • Hands-On
  • Q&A / Discussion
  • Adults 18+
  • Novice
  • Intermediate
You must have good drawing skills.

Instructor will provide all the papers, and provide each student with the pastels they will need in class.

4 pieces of paper each student for each of the days. Bring some inexpensive pastel paper or smooth watercolor paper to practice with in class. Please take off any paper on your pastels before class.
*12 to 24 hard and semi-soft pastels landscape color sets. Rembrandt, Nupastel for hard. Order through https://www.dakotapastels.com, https://www.dickblick.com or https://www.jerrysartarama.com
*wet wipes, towels, and old rag for your hands and pastels
*small and medium brushes inexpensive
see above
Beverly Carlson-Bradshaw
Beverly has been drawing from a young age while growing up in Montana on a farm. She then moved to Seattle, WA and had her own interior design firm for 20 plus years. She still works part-time in design but now has made her pastel paintings a priority. Bev is self-taught but has taken workshops from notable pastel artists in the past 4 years. Bev has won awards through Camelback juried shows. Her artwork is shown at The Finer Arts Gallery in Cave Creek, AZ and on line www.BeverlyBradshawArt.com.


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