Plein Air with Pastels

Painting outdoors is an invaluable experience for any artist, and especially for those interested in landscape.

Pastels are a perfect medium to take outdoors. During this class we will explore different aspects of landscape painting to make your time outdoors a productive and enjoyable experience:

Students will learn and practice:

- selecting a scene that has a great potential for a successful painting
- simplifying shapes to create a strong composition and a value map
- using color layering techniques to achieve depth, texture and luminosity.

From pastel beginners to intermediate.

featured artwork by Lana Ballot


The class will discuss how to use our plein air studies and photo reference to create studio work that retains the freshness and spontaneity of a plein air piece. 


Group demos, discussions and individual help will provide the opportunity for growth for students of any skill level.




Spring ll Thursday Afternoon Class

Time: Thursdays, 2 - 5 pm

Instructor: Lana Ballot

Starting Date: May 2nd, 2019

Price: $440.00 (Please note, prices are adjusted for late registrants)

Level: Beginner-Intermediate

Class size: 4-10

Be sure to check the Class Calendar for closings, holidays and room numbers.