Pastel Classes




Ever wanted to learn to paint?  Pastels are a wonderful medium, whether you are a beginner or want to learn new techniques please join me.  This 7 week course will give you a great understanding of all aspects of pastel painting.  I am a pastel artist and paint our wonderful coastal beaches.   I will guide you what brand of pastel to use when and where and what colour board to use for each individual painting.

When:  Term Dates:  19 July to 30 August 2017
Where:  Frendz Art and Craft Supplies, Pensacola Terrace, Clarkson
Price:    $165 for 7 weeks – Choose from morning or afternoon session

Session 1 – Wednesday Mornings – 10am to 12 noon
Seascapes – You will learn how to create footprints in the sand, the use of light and creating wonderful shadows in your paintings.  Lean how to create great waves, rocks and seaweed, stormy clouds and foliage.

Session 2 – Wednesday Afternoons – 1pm to 3pm
Choose your own genre – you can work on animals, portraiture, still life, seascapes – you are in control of what you choose to paint – I will still provide weekly demonstrations on how to paint certain subjects.

Do I need experience to attend your classes?  I am always asked this question and no you do not need any experience at all.  My classes are designed so you can follow me step by step.  Once you have confidence I will encourage you to play with colour and experiment on your own.

What benefits will I get from painting?  Learning a new skill is always a bit daunting but my classes are filled with laughter and there is no pressure, everyone works at their own pace.  Once you get over your fear and learn to relax the possibilities are endless – I will show you how to capture light and shade in your work, when to blend and what colours to use.  Before you know it you will be looking at the world through an artist’s eye.  The social aspects are great too, many friendships are formed in my classes and everyone is helpful and supportive.

How will I know what to paint?  That is easy, each week I bring a folder full of images and you get to choose your own image and if you prefer bring something from home to paint.

Do I need to bring anything to class? I provide all the easels and tape, you will need to bring your own pastels, paints, paper and canvas can be purchased on the day at the shop.  If you don’t have your own pastels you can use mine for a fee of $10 per class.  Also it pays to bring some baby wipes to clean your hands as we all end up looking like pastel warriors at the end of the day with it all over our faces!

Suggested Materials List

Materials List:
Art Spectrum Colourfix paper Deep Ultra (one sheet can be cut in half)
Small paintbrush and an eraser (for rubbing off mistakes J)

Suggested Pastels
Schmincke – Ultra marine light (17 062 077)
Schminchke – Ultra marine deep (17 063 077)
Schminchke – Ultramarine light (17 064 073)
Schminckhe – Prussian Blue (17 066 069)
Schminckhe – White

Art Spectrum

Ocean colours                                              Plants
Phthalo Blue (P530)                                         Phthalo Green (D570)
Phthalo Blue (T530)                                         Aust Leaf Green Dark (P576)
Phthalo Blue (V530)                                        Green Grey (T574)
Spectrum Blue (P524)                                     Oxide of Chromium (T562)
Jacaranda (P522)                                             Greenish Umber (N579)
Jacaranda (X522)                                            Spectrum Yellow (T504)
Turquoise (T535)                                             Golden Yellow (P509)
Grass Green (V573)                                         Flinders Red Violet (D517)
Phthalo Green (V570)
Flinders Blue Violet (V520)

Sand Colours
Caput Mortuum (V554)
Caput Mortuum (P500)
Warm White (P501)
Burnt Umber (V552)

Frendz Art and Craft Supplies offer a discount to all students if you purchase at the venue.  There is also a pastel pack made up with all the pastels above so you will be ready to go.

Phone 0418 921 701



The one-day workshop provides an opportunity to spend the day focusing on pastel painting and caters to a range of different skill levels.  Whether you’re looking to improve on already-existing skills or just dip your toe into something new, the workshop program provides a relaxed happy environment to learn about pastel painting. 

At each workshop I will begin by giving a demonstration and then you will commence on your own piece.  I will continue to guide you throughout the course of the workshop.  I have many photographs that you can choose from for your inspiration or alternatively please feel free to bring your own photograph.   

Workshop 1  – Drifting clouds and reflective shores – $65
13 May 2017 – Saturday 12noon to 4pm
Held at Frendz Art and Craft Supplies, Pensacola Terrace, Clarkson

Learn how to create beautiful sweeping clouds and reflections upon the shoreline.

Workshop 2 – Rottnest Island  – $65
10 June 2017 – Saturday 12noon to 4pm
Held at Frendz Art and Craft Supplies, Pensacola Terrace, Clarkson

Learn to capture sunny days at Rottnest Island, this workshop will cover setting in your composition carefully to create a well balanced painting.  Learn how to include buildings and trees and various types of foliage.  We will also look in more detail at creating Rottnest’s beautiful crystal clear water and alluring reef.

Workshop 3 – Cable Beach – $65
8 July 2017 – Saturday 12noon to 4pm
Held at Frendz Art and Craft Supplies, Pensacola Terrace, Clarkson

To confirm a place at a workshop please contact Ann:
Phone 0418 921 701

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