Welcome to the world of soft pastel! Painting with pastels is the most direct form of putting pigment to paper. Nothing stands between you and the color in this medium!
I'll share the tools of the trade and how to use them to create beautiful art with ease.
I'll help you choose affordable supplies to get you started. I'll even share alternatives to the messier stick pastels in case you find that you don't like the mess on your hands.
I will also share safety tips and best practices to keep your painting time fun and healthy!
After we cover the basics in the first section we move on to the real-time painting tutorials!
I will walk you through four beautiful finished paintings that you can paint! I'll show you how to match colors so you can use whatever pastels you like or already own.
Since this is an online class you can pause and rewind the videos and return to any lesson you like time and time again so you are sure to master the techniques!
When you finish this class you will be able to tackle pastel painting projects on your own with ease and confidence! And if you ever get stuck, forget a technique or just need a refresher you can return to this course at any time. That's what lifetime access means!
I'm here for you, so please feel free to share your artwork or ask questions on any of the lessons. Are you ready to enter the wonderful world of soft pastel? Click the enroll button and join today!
Lindsay Weirich has been teaching art for over two decades. She had reached thousands of students of all ages through her classes and workshops.Her designs have been published in legions of art and craft publications. She has also illustrated two children's books. Weirich lives in Maine with her Husband and three children where she creates something new every day.
StartWhat are Pastels? (13:48)
StartPan Pastels vs. Stick Pastels (How to Translate a Tutorial) (14:53)
StartBlending Tools & Techniques (16:11)
StartOther Basic Techniques to Know (9:16)
StartUsing Fixatif (5:50)
StartHow To Store Finished Paintings (2:27)
StartHow To Cut a Mat for a Pastel Painting & Framing Advice (8:53)