Weekly Online Class
with Shawn Dell Joyce

Learn the basics of pastel painting in 6 classes. Find out what different brands are alike, hardnesses of pastel and different surfaces and paper “tooths.” Learn to use soft pastel to make paintings from direct observation, working from still life and photo reference. Start with making a value sketch, and learn how to translate color into values. Make your own color wheel from the three primaries and learn how to use color theory for your paintings. Each class begins with a demo, then independent working time with one-on-one help from instructor. This class is perfect for the person who has a set of soft pastel but not quite sure how to use them, or an artist wanting to try a new medium. Instructor supplies paper samples by mail and will contact you to get a mailing address.

Supply List:

Pastel paper or pad 12x16 or larger

Set of 24 or more soft pastels (not oil!)

Pencil & paper or sketchbook

I'll be mailing you samples of papers to try as well! You can order curbside delivery from Michael’s or delivery from Jerry’s Artarama and get all your materials for around $75 or less. Please don’t purchase expensive materials, use what you have.

Keep in mind that ZOOM is interactive so you will be painting along with me and have the ability to ask questions, show your work, discuss your work and other people’s work, watch demonstrations, etc. Each class will be recorded and you will be emailed the recording after the class so you can try it again on your own.



6/4 - 7/9

Fee: $20 (per class)

Level: Beginner



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(727) 596-4331


1515 Bay Palm Blvd
Indian Rocks Beach
FL 33785, USA