ONLINE: Beginning Oil Pastels

ONLINE: Beginning Oil Pastels (5 Weeks)

Level: MultiLevel

Price: LAC Members $160.00 / Non-Members $165.00

Class Description

Oil pastels, with their bright colors and gooey texture, offer artists a visceral way to create vibrant works. You will employ various techniques including optical blending, layering and creating washes to take advantage of some of the unique properties of this medium. Please bring a medium pastel drawing pad and a small set of artist-quality oil pastels to the first class. Prerequisite: First-Time Drawing, Beginning Drawing or equivalent experience

10 am-12 pmSaturday, May 15, 2021 to Saturday, June 12, 2021Elizabeth WilsonRegister Online

Student Information

Recommended supply list 

  • A small set of artist quality oil pastels (~12 sticks, some good brands include Caran D’Ache Neopastels, Sennelier, or Holbein’s artist line with squared edges. Alternatively, if you’d like to try a few different brands, buying a couple open stock sticks from different companies will give you a sense of different styles of oil pastel.)
  •  A medium size pastel paper drawing pad (Canson Mi-Teintes makes a 12x16 inch pad with different medium toned colors, or equivalent) 

Optional Materials (we will discuss these at the first class, you don’t need to purchase before then)

  • Palette knife
  • Blending stump
  • Vine charcoal
  •  Kneaded eraser 

Optional Materials to be discussed in class before you purchase

- A few sheets of canvas paper or board - A small bottle of linseed oil - A medium-sized paint brush (filbert or round) - A piece of coated pastel paper (e.g. Ampersand Pastelbord, Art Spectrum Colourfix Coated paper, Canson Mi-Tientes Touch Sanded)



This interactive online class is presented via Zoom. Please download Zoom (, and register your email address prior to your first class.

You will be emailed Zoom meeting instructions, including a unique URL and meeting code to join the class at least 1 day before the start of the class. If you do not receive an email from your instructor or registered within 24 hours of the first scheduled class, please contact the front desk ASAP.

Class cancellations can happen if enrollment minimums are not met 2 days prior to the first class. If your class is canceled, you will be contacted via phone or email.

If your class comes with a required or optional kit:  All kits will be available for contactless pick-up the weekend prior to the session's start date. Please call before picking up to confirm that the kit is ready.