Course Overview

Learn to paint with chalk pastels. You will learn three techniques in this class. Layering colors and light produces fantastic art work.

What You'll Learn

  • Learn the importance of values and color
  • Learn how to layer pastels

Who Should Attend

This class is appropriate for anyone who wants to work with pastels, beginner to intermediate.

Additional Information

Supply List:

  • 1 set of hard or soft chalk pastels with at least 8 colors. More colors are encouraged!
  • 1 set of color gray values (it’s a small box with white to black pastels, grays in the middle)
  • 1 Canson mi Teintes (or the equivalent) Pastel Paper (burgundy, bright red, or medium-dark brown); no white, black or light colored paper, please. The size is quite large(19 3/4" x 25 1/2") but we will be trimming it. Please do not cut or tear the paper.
  • Paper Towels
  • Tortillions (also called “stumps”)
  • 1 package very fine grit, wet/dry sandpaper, 600 grit. Size is 9 x 11”
  • Fixative
  • 1 container of Rubbing Alcohol without glycerin
  • Several small stiff paint brushes (flats)
  • Masonite Backing - 16" x 20"
  • Small cups (bathroom cup size) for holding small amounts of rubbing alcohol
  • Masking tape

Cost of supplies is approximately $40

Thank you for your interest in this course. This course is not currently open for enrollment. Please complete a Course Inquiry so that we may promptly notify you when enrollment opens.

UNM Tuition Remission

UNM Staff, Faculty, and Retirees: This class is eligible for UNM Tuition Remission under Personal Enrichment.

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