Blend, Wipe, Smear - Working With Soft Pastels

Learn to create effects, manipulate and use Soft Pastels. In the end, students will have pages of effects for their personal reference to use and keep, plus, completed projects using those techniques. Minimal materials needed.
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60 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 2 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Soft Pastel Effects: 
Mixing and blending using different tools. 
Graduating Colors
Broken Colors
Thick and Thin Colors
Positive and Negative designs
If time allows, a sunset. 
No Homework. We will prep some materials for next classes, but only during class, especially when things need to dry prior to finishing.
- 1 set of Soft Pastels
- Mixed media paper or construction paper - 10 pages, size no smaller than 8.5 x 11"
- Paper towels: 1 moist, 1 dry
- Pencil with eraser
- 1 bottle of White Glue
- Tablecloth or towel to protect area around art area. Pastels can get dusty and dirty. 
- Long sleeve shirt that can get dirty! 
- Scissors
No assessment. If we have time during the final class, we will share one of our favorite projects from the course.
1 hour per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Please note: using scissors can lead to cuts and soft pastels are dusty. 


About Me

A state of Illinois certified teacher, with an MEd from Loyola University, multiple Art endorsements and over ten years visual art instruction experience, I am proud to teach remote, inquiry-based, creative explorations rooted in artistic... 
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