Jul 21 2023


9:30 am - 4:30 pm



721AD-P:Pastels with Addren Doss

Exploring a Summer Meadow with Soft Pastels

Level: Beginner – Intermediate
$110 (see supply list below)

This is a one-day pastel workshop for beginning and intermediate pastel painters.  You will be creating a painting of a summer meadow filled with wildflowers using a traditional method of working with soft pastels.  You will learn about the “touch” to use when working with pastels and how to create many layers without making mud.  We will talk about the basic elements of a landscape painting and how to paint trees that don’t look like teepees and lollipops.

In the morning you will be exploring the basic elements of a landscape painting; and making thumbnail drawings and learning why they are important.  You will also be practicing that elusive “touch” that is so important in pastel painting. Then Addren will guide you step by step as you create “Dancing Meadow” from a basic underpainting to the finished painting.


If you are an experienced pastel artist bring the soft pastels you normally use in addition to the following supplies.

Supply List:

Soft and hard pastels you normally use

UArt grade 400 or  320 – the image size will be 11×14, also an extra small sheet to practice working with pastels  (available from Jerry’s Art-a-rama or Amazon)

Drawing board to mount your pastel paper on

Small sketch book and a black and mid value marker or 2B pencil

View Catcher view finder

If you are new to pastels the Art School will provide the pastels, UArt paper, View Catcher, and the backing board for $15. You are responsible for providing the sketch book and 2B pencil. Please call the front desk to let them know you intend to use their supplies.