Drawing with Pastels

Draw with color and texture, fine or painterly. Explore pastels' possibilities with linear strokes, cross hatching, scumbling, feathering or blending. Gain facility with the medium and develop your style. Move from a restricted to a full palette, learning to identify and adjust the colors you see. Basic drawing skills are recommended. Repeat students welcome.

pastel class Boston

Course Number


Class Size


Age Range


Skill Level

All Levels


Basic drawing skills recommended.


Please bring to the first class:

  • Vine charcoal sticks (medium grade)
  • 2 - 3 each Genera’s Charcoal Pencils, 2B medium and 4B soft
  • 1 pad Strathmore 300 or 500 series white charcoal paper, 14” x 17” minimum size
  • 2 or 3 Design kneadable erasers
  • 1 Pink Pearl eraser

Pastels and additional material will be discussed in class.

Instructor, Schedule, and Cost


Section 1: 8 Fridays, 9:30am–12pm
1S: Apr 6–June 1, 2018
(no class May 11)

Instructor: Cyrus Whittier


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