A weekend pastel course for beginners

If you like my pastel drawings and wish you could paint them yourself – then I have something for you!

I have prepared a course where you will be introduced to the basic techniques, styles and forms of pastel painting. I have designed the course so that even someone who has never drawn before can go home with their very own works of art!

About the workshop

At the workshop we will explore endless possibilities of working with pastels. I have also prepared short mini-lessons, that will guide you through colors, techniques, compositions and good photo reference. I will also do demonstration lessons, where I will paint “live” for you. I have prepared various exercises to get you started and kick the fear of the blank side away!

Agenda. Day 1:

  • Introduction: Basic of working with pastels
  • Warm-up excerise: testing different techniques
  • Basic of the composition, demonstration lessons from Justyna
  • First pastel landscape: individual exercise
  • Sharing reflections and learnings, closing the day

Agenda. Day 2:

  • Reflections and setting goals for the day
  • Demonstration lessons from Justyna
  • Individual projects guided by Justyna
  • Closing the workshop: sharing reflections, learnings, next steps

Due to a limited number of participants, I can guide everyone and help every person at the place where they are. We end the course with a big celebration, where we will admire your works of art, discuss the process and summarize learnings.

Nordic landscape with pastels – a quick demonstration

I guarantee you will go home with finished paintings you can put on your wall. But most importantly, you can go home and share a story about a newly discovered artist within you!

A loose painting pastel demonstration

At the workshop we will focus on landscape painting. You can use my reference photos, you are also welcome to bring your own reference materials.

Every artist was first an amateur

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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