Beginning Pastel Class

Class Details




July 13


10:00AM – 4:00PM


AVA Art Center
1350 Hogan Street
Antigo, WI


Soft pastels allow anyone to unleash their creativity and immerse themselves intimately with bold and beautiful color. Pastel drawings and paintings glow with an intensely luminous color and rich velvety texture because pastel powder is pure pigment! Pastel straddles the line between painting and drawing. Finished pieces can look just as luscious and luminescent as paintings, yet the process resembles drawing more than painting. Soft pastel is one of the most exciting and versatile of all painting mediums. Both professional and hobby artists enjoy soft pastel for its unique looks and application methods. Once you’ve learned some simple soft pastel drawing techniques, you’re bound to fall in love with this fantastic drawing medium!

Class Schedule and Fees

Beginning Pastel Class
Date: Saturday, July 13th
Fee: $35
Description: Become familiar with the medium and learn basic techniques on pastel paper. We will be painting four different simple still lifes throughout the class. Some drawing skills are necessary. This class is open to 10 students aged 15 years or older or at the instructor’s discretion. Wear comfortable clothes and bring lunch, as there will be a 30-minute lunch break.
Registration: Must fill out a class registration form found online at Look for the class and click on SIGN UP. Registration forms can also be picked up at the AVA Art Center or by emailing Laurie McConnell at:

Special Offer

Sign up for all three classes (Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced) for a discounted total of $90.

All pastel paintings will be protected with a sheet of glassine, and paper portfolio cases will be available for purchase for $13.

Instructor: Laurie McConnell

Class Signup

This is to reserve a seat. Please bring your payment with you to the class.