Beginners' Chalk Pastel Workshop

What to Expect

  • You will need to be confident in your drawing skills going into this workshop.  If you need help there, sign up for my Beginners Drawing Workshop.  You'll be drawing confidently in no time at all!

  • During this workshop you'll learn about Stabilo CarbOthello chalk-pastel pencils:  how to care for them, how to mix them, using a stump, some of the specific qualities of the various colours.

  • We will do some simple exercises to get to know the pencils and the paper. 

  • Sometime after lunch, you will be offered dozens of high-quality photos to use as reference for your final painting.

  • Everyone works at their own pace.

  • The workshop runs from 10 a.m. through to 4 p.m. with one hour off for lunch.  

  • Bring your own lunch;  you are welcome to eat it in the studio.  Alternatively, you could take the hour to check out a local restaurant.

  • Coffee/tea & snacks provided

  • Cost:  $80.00

  • Address:  8705 Dale Road, north of Cobourg, ON

What to Bring

  • A set of Stabilo CarbOthello Chalk Pastels​.  Buy the largest set you can afford.  If you are just trying out chalk-pastels, a set of 12 will work for this workshop.  Pencils can be purchased individually at a later date.  Available online through Amazon or Curry's.

  • A Staedtler Mars eraser

  • A pad of Canson Mi-Teintes pastel paper, or higher quality paper like Canson Touch or Clairefontaine Pastelmat paper.  (The Painted Tree art store in Cobourg carries Canson Mi-Teintes paper.)

  • A Stabilo CarbOthelo sharpener

  • A blending stump

  • Your lunch