Steve’s techniques of combining Pan Pastels with hard and soft sticks make it easy to understand and cover a lot of ground in a short time. You will also learn a new way of “seeing” like an artist to get fast results. His daily, easy-to follow demos will guide you every step of the way and provide the confidence necessary to paint like a professional.
$395 workshop fee plus recommended pastel supplies. See recommended supplies list on this page.
Create a hands-on understanding of the pastel medium and the ability to create successful paintings. Learn by direct experience and observation from my daily live demos plus experiencing/sharing the work of other students in the class.
Click here for recommended materials. Dakota offers a 10% discount on all products purchased throughout the workshop. The Basic Pastel Stroke exercise grids are provided by Dakota and me for the first day. I provide hundreds of landscape reference photos from my travels all over the world but also encourage you to bring your own to paint from after day 1.
You will be able to work successfully on your own using the techniques that will be covered in the workshop, as you develop your own style and techniques. Even experienced pastel artists come away with new skills, as countless testimonials verify. You will be ready for painting outdoors on-site (plein air) as a next step.