1/27/13

Workshop Schedule , Feb 8-10 and Sept 20-22


"Cafe' Seating" 13x8.5" Pastel

I'm excited to be offering two pastel workshops this year and have listed them below. For those "out of town'ers" who would rather not drive the distance each day, I would gladly recommend a few hotels during your workshop experience. Just let me know if you need help.

Pastel Punch!

(a few spots left)

Learn the secrets of this intensely expressive and colorful medium in an artistic environment. This 3 day workshop will be held in the beautiful Sequia Gallery & Studios in downtown Hillsboro.  Designed for all artistic levels who want to learn what it takes to make knock-out pastel paintings.  Drawing skills are recommended and you will have photo references as well as still lifes sets (your choice) for each lesson. Students can expect to work a variety of exercises stressing the unique qualities of pastel while concentrating on composition, value, and color theory, as well as pastel safety and framing. Students will stretch their creativity with the given exercizes and are not expected to complete a finished work in class. 


Sequoia Gallery
136 SE 3rd
Hillsboro Oregon 97123
United States

Call Sequoia to register at (503) 693-0401
Download Supply List HERE
Registration through Sequoia Gallery




This workshop will be for those beginning to advanced students who desire an intensive pastel experience both in the studio and en plein air. The first two days will be in the studio working on important key points of pastel with given exercises stressing composition, mark making, values, and color theory plus a whole lot more. On the final day, weather permitting, we will venture outdoors (TBD) to put into practice what you have learned in the studio. Brenda will teach you how to be effective in the field, simplifing pastel supplies, what to look for in the scene, and other factors the plein air experience brings. Brenda has participated in several competitive plein air festivals on the west coast and has been selected to be a Demonstrating Field Artist at the Plein Air Convention in Monterey, CA in April, 2013.


2185 SW Park Place
Portland Oregon 97205
United States

For more information call Brenda at (503)702-2403
Download Registration Form HERE
Download Supply List HERE


Pastel Punch!

Now in the planning stages, The Emerald Valley Art Center will be hosting this 3-day workshop in March of 2014. Also, If you would like to have me teach in your area I am currently looking for sponsors. Please contact me if you would like to make this a reality.

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