Class #9

Beginning Pastel

Sandra Place

August 26 & 27 | 9 - 4

Learn how to use the vibrant, permanent colors and versatile nature of pastels to create beautiful paintings! Working from still-life setups and your own photos to create two or more paintings, you will learn the basics of drawing, composition, working with values and colors, and how to work creatively from photos. Demonstrations include ways of applying pastels to paper to achieve painterly effects, how to begin, proceed, and finish a painting, and how to avoid and overcome common problems. There’s ample time to work on your own paintings with personal attention from Sandra, and you will be encouraged to develop your personal painting style. Sandra will also discuss briefly the different approaches required for plein air painting. A supply list will be sent prior to class and is available at

Sandra Place grew up in Manitowoc, WI and lives in Santa Fe, NM. She received a B.A. from Northwestern University and pursued her art education at the American Academy of Art in Chicago. She works primarily in pastels and acrylics. She has had over 20 one-person shows and many national juried group exhibitions. She is a Signature Member of Artists for Conservation. Her work is in national and international collections and is included in the books Celebrating Door County’s Wild Places and Artists for Conservation 2015. Sandra is represented by fine galleries in the West and Midwest.

Tuition: $185 (lunch included each day)
Supply List: Click for Supply List PDF
Location: Jens Jensen Visitor Center

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Total Cost: $185.00

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