Class/Workshop Details

Soft Pastels 101

Soft Pastels 101

Saturday (9:30 am) 07/13/24 to Saturday (1:00 pm) 07/13/24

Saturday | Instructor Niki Hilsabeck

Fallbrook School of the Arts
310 E. Alvarado St., Fallbrook, CA 92028
(760) 728-6383 | email
In Historic Downtown Fallbrook


July 13 (Saturday) 

9:30 am to 1:00 pm


All Skill Levels - 13 years & Up

Learn how to create gorgeous art with soft pastels! In case you're wondering, soft pastels are compressed pigment sticks which deliver strokes of intense, beautiful color.   This exciting medium can be blended with your fingers and various tools to create rich, luscious textural layers. Niki will start with the basics including explaining the four types of pastels and how the pigments differ with each variety. You'll learn how to apply or "smear" pastels on textured paper and blend colors achieving soft, romantic effects. 

Each student will use their own set of pastels, tools, board, tape and pastel paper to practice strokes and then create one 9" x 12" painting. No previous experience is necessary and beginners are welcome!

Here’s what you need to know: 

*Register early to avoid be placed on a waitlist

*Refunds are available up to 14 days prior to the class/workshop (less a $25 processing fee). Call to request.  If your request comes in less than 14 days prior to the class/workshop, a refund will not be given but you may transfer your registration to someone else. Just give us a call with the updated information and we'll take care of the rest!

*Creating art is thirsty work! Stay hydrated and bring your water bottle - and a snack if your class is more than two hours! 

Age Group(s):
All Skill Levels
Niki Hilsabeck

Niki Hilsabeck

Staff Instructor

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