Adult Workshops | Pastel Workshops


10/28/20 - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Joyce, Shawn Dell

Learn to use pastels to make beautiful and realistic paintings from direct observation. Learn about pastel hardnesses, paper tooth, and substrates. Layer pastel to create your own color wheel from primaries, and how to use a complementary palette.

Levels: Beginner

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $75.00

Non-Member: $95.00


Registration is currently open to Pastel Society of Tampa Bay Members ONLY. Registration will be open to the public on September 1.

Every good painting tells a story. In this two-day workshop, students will explore the connection between the story you want to tell and the choices you make throughout the painting process. Knowing how to be clear about what you want to say will give you the information you need to set up a good composition, to choose a format that enhances your narrative, to make successful editing choices and to choose a color palette. Lyn will guide you through this process and will give you the tools you will need to go from simply copying a reference photo to creating a painting with something to say.

*Since this is a 2-day class, it will move too quickly for beginners. Students must at least have knowledge of basic underpainting techniques and must be familiar with using sanded papers.

Involved in fine art and fine craft for the past 25 years, Lyn Asselta's extensive background has included titles such as elementary school art teacher, draftsman, calligrapher, workshop instructor, and creator of award-winning fine-art gourd vessels. However, at one point, she opened an old box of Grumbacher pastels and never looked back. Lyn is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America (PSA), an International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) Eminent Pastelist, a member of the Salmagundi Club, the Eastern League of Professional Artists and American Women Artists. She is the founder of the First Coast Pastel Society (FL) and is a Member of Excellence of the Southeastern Pastel Society. Her award-winning paintings have appeared in shows and exhibitions throughout the United States, and in invitational exhibitions in France and China.

DFAC will not be taking deposits for this workshop; tuition must be paid in full in order to register. Withdrawals will not be refunded after December 15, 2020.

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $295.00

Non-Member: $325.00