Painting with Soft Pastels

Instructor: Linda Wilmes
Winter/Spring 2015

(prices subject to change)

  • One set Prismacolor, 48 stick soft pastels, $25 (available at Cheap Joe's Art Stuff), or Artists' Loft 48 piece set at Michaels, $39.99 (use coupon for up to 40% off)
  • One pad of Canson Mi Tientes asstd. color pastel paper, 12 x 16, 24 sheets, $9.19, or 11 x 14 estimated size
  • A board (styrofoam or masonite) to tape paper to, $3
  • Extra paper to cover finished painting for transporting home
  • Masking tape 3/4”, $.60
  • Wet ones or baby wipes, $1
  • One piece of medium grit sandpaper, $1
  • Small container of Isopropyl Alcohol, $.40
  • One small 1/4” flat inexpensive painting brush, $1
  • Latex gloves to protect hands
  • The pastels will last for years, and are archival, to produce many paintings
  • Drop cloth or other cloth to cover the floor, to collect fallen dust (a large garbage will work)
  • Wear old clothes