2-Day Beginner & Intermediate

 Pastel Painting Workshop  

with Karen Watson

When:  Saturday & Sunday, June 2 & 3    10 - 4 pm

Minimum: 5 students

Maximum: 15 students

Cost:  $175.00 Karen will supply paper for all students.

Supplies List:  1 set , medium quality, soft pastels (not oil). 

Med Quality Brands: Rembrandt 1/2 sticks, Art Spectrum, Blue Earth

Good place to order from:  Dakota Art (on line)


Sign up at The Dalles Art Center

Please join artist, Karen Watson, for a lively weekend workshop exploring and learning how to push your artistic boundaries with pastels. With live demonstrations and one-on-one attention to individuals, students will begin to learn some of the intermediate concepts of design when using pastel. Karen will cover some of the more advanced elements like composition, value, and completing your projects. When you are done with this class, you will not only have a better understanding of pastels as a whole, but you will go home with at least one completed painting.  


Award winning artist, Watson has works in both public and private collections. Her work has been featured in the Pastel Journal and several other publications. She enjoys traveling and participating in fine art shows through out the U.S. She is represented by The Columbia Center for the Arts, The Frame Gallery, and the Ryan Gallery in Lincoln City. She gets a thrill out of teaching and likes nothing better than to share her passion for pastels with students. Please bring soft pastels, pastel paper, and an open mind to class with you. 

Questions about the class call Karen 541-386-7143



Open Tuesday through Saturday 11 - 5 pm

Admission is Free


Winter conditions may effect TDAC hours. 

In general, TDAC will follow the Public Library Closure Schedule during severe winter weather conditions.


Please call 541-296-4759 for closures due to winter weather. 

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