Class: Pastel Painting for Beginners – Landscape

Event Details

January 2017 Art Class
Pastel Painting for Beginners: Landscape

Class will be held at Seacoast Artists Association
130 Water Street, Exeter, NH | (603) 778-8856

This is a soft pastel painting class for those of you who have never tried this wonderful medium, and those of you who have tried it and would like a refresher course. This class will introduce you to pastels and you will see how quickly they go down on the surface, and how brilliant the effects are of these pure colors. Each class will start with some information on pastel painting including: how to make different marks: linear or side strokes; ways to blend colors on the paper; and underpainting techniques. Pastels are very versatile and it is easy to create simple or complex paintings. We will concentrate on landscape in this class and draw from photos. 

What to bring: Sennilier Half-Stick Soft Pastels set of 40 (or more) assorted half-sticks, Prismacolor NuPastel set of 12, Colourfix Pastel Paper (warm tone pack 9” X 12”, or 10 sheets of white), vine charcoal (soft), drawing board (to tape drawing paper to), rags, paper stumps and an old stiff artist paintbrush (1/2” – 1″ wide) for blending, Masking tape 3/4” wide. I have set up a Wish List on with the recommended supplies, but you may substitute these with soft pastels of your choice. I will email you the link to this Wishlist if you want. Do NOT buy “Oil” pastels by mistake. You may want to wear clothing you do not mind getting dirty. Class limited to 4.

Class starts: Monday, January 30, 2017, and runs for 8 weeks, 10:30 am to 1:00 pm. Cost is $150.00.  

To hold your spot please mail a check directly to: Revelle Taillon, 26 West Pine Street, Plaistow, NH 03865. Email me to let me know you are coming and to receive a link to the Wishlist (with supplies needed) if you want to purchase supplies online at They have extremely good prices and awesome customer service.

For more information you may call 603-382-3397 or email Revelle at 10% of each tuition is donated to the SAA Art Scholarship Fund.

Classes will be taught by Revelle Taillon, a member of the Seacoast Artist Association in Exeter, NH. She holds a BFA from ULowell and has won regional and national awards. Her blog has samples of her artwork and techniques:

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