Spaces available: 10

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Date(s) - Friday, 02/21/20 - Saturday, 02/22/20
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm iCal

Coos Art Museum



Visiting Portland artist, Susan Kuznitsky, will be hosting a 2 day workshops in pastels. Each day will have new techniques and demonstrations, but will, also, stand alone as a day class. Please contact Valerie Flynn, Director of Art Education, at, for information on single day class registration.  Whatever skill level you are at when you start this workshop, will have you reaching the next level by its end. Susan will demonstrate different approaches to doing an underpainting on UART sanded paper. With a strong underpainting, you will learn how to layer hard and soft pastels to create strong, vibrant paintings.

Art Supplies list:

Pastels – A variety of hard and soft pastels and pastel pencils
A good quality brand. There are many on the market. ½ stick sets are a great start.

Soft pastel brands include Sennelier, Terry Ludwig, Great American, Schminke, Unison, Girault.

Hard pastel brands include Rembrandt, NuPastels, Cretacolor. Prepare full size sticks by removing paper and breaking into half sticks.

Pastel Pencils Carb Othello, Conte’, Derwent. A small set or a few individual neutral colors No Alpha Color Brand or Oil Pastels

Surfaces – Sanded paper UArt 400 or 320 grit.

Pastel Premier White – comes in large sheets that can be cut down or packets of 9 x 12 or 12 x 16.

Support – Gator-Board or foam core are both light weight and sturdy

Underpainting – Gamsol – small container A few old brushes – variety of sizes. Or a small palette (at least primaries) of watercolors or acrylics (tubes or fluid acrylics). I will have some to share at the workshop.

Misc.- A few sticks of soft vine charcoal Wide roll of masking tape Paper towels

Feel free to bring in older work or what you are currently working on.

Good quality photo references with pattern of lights and darks to work on for studio workshops

Adult Class, all skill levels welcome.


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