Painting with Soft Pastels

Instructor: Linda Wilmes

(prices subject to change)

  • One set Prismacolor, 48 stick soft pastels, or similar set. $56.19 (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 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
  • A color wheel, purchased or homemade $10

Estimated cost of supplies $ 82.69


  • 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