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Getting Started with Pastels

with Mary Jane Begin

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  •   07 Demo: Colored Paper With Pastels


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About The Class

Start working with pastels today!

Are you interested in drawing with pastels but not sure how to get started? In this course artist and illustrator, Mary Jane Begin will introduce you to pastels. This class is perfect for beginners looking to learn the basics of the medium in order to begin a drawing practice. By the end of this course, you will be equipped with the know-how to start experimenting and drawing with pastels!

In this class you’ll learn:

  • All about the different types of pastels and how they work
  • Which supplies and papers to use when working with pastels
  • How to begin making simple marks and shapes to familiarize yourself with the medium

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

  2. 02

    Colors and Types of Pastels

  3. 03

    Demo: Blending Pastels

  4. 04

    Demo: Surfaces and Papers For Pastels

  5. 05

    Demo: Layer Pastels on Smooth Bristol Paper

  6. 06

    Demo: Oil and Dry Pastels on Tracing Paper

  7. 07

    Demo: Colored Paper With Pastels

  8. 08

    Demo: Pastels on Premium Mounted Boards

  9. 09

    Demo: Create Depth and Tone With Pastels

  10. 10

    Demo: Explore With Oil Pastels


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Mary Jane Begin

As an award-winning illustrator and author of children’s picture books, a Rhode Island School of Design graduate and professor in the Illustration Department at RISD…Mary Jane feels INCREDIBLY lucky; she gets to do all the things that she loves to do ... read more

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