In each weekend workshop you will learn key principles of composition, colour and pastel application that will allow you to handle the pastel medium with confidence. Learn to simplify complex images and build pastels in layers to render accurately and create atmosphere in your paintings. These workshops include demonstrations and and individual tutoring to deal with your specific needs and goals. Exercises are designed to develop new skills and challenge our approach to working. Materials not included. See below for more specific detail on each workshops theme.
Each course is ALL LEVELS
In this workshop, we learn to make sense of the colours in our palette and use them to build pastel work that is fresh and bright, not muddy and over worked. Begin to understand your light source so you can make creative decision that pay attention to colour harmony and balance, while infusing energy and atmosphere into your work. Group discussion and a pastel demonstration will guide you through all the important stages of building your pastel and will include:
The workshop includes handouts, demonstrations, exercises, individual tutoring to deal with your specific needs and goals, group discussion and a final critique. Exercise are designed to develop new skills and challenge our approach to working. Materials are not included. Each class is limited to 14 people.
In this workshop we will cover key principles of composition, cropping and editing to bring out your subject, and how to effectively build your image from a sketch to a finished pastel painting. Group discussion and a pastel demonstration will guide you through all the important stages of building your pastel and will include:
Each workshop includes handouts, demonstrations, individual tutoring to deal with your specific needs and goals, group discussion and a final critique. Exercise are designed to develop new skills and challenge our approach to working (materials not included). Each class is limited to 14 people.
TIME: 10:00AM - 4:30PM BOTH DAYS
COST: $240 + HST ($271.20)
LOCATION: YORK CENTRE, 490 YORK ROAD ('OTHERWISE STUDIO' - BUILDING I, SUITE 201), GUELPH, ONTARIO, CANADA
To register please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-519-829-0641 and provide the following information:
*Payment in full secures your spot
*If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.
If you cancel your registration 30 days before the class start date you will receive a full refund (less $50 processing fee). Less than 30 days before start date there are no refunds.
Please note: Jessica reserves the right to cancel any class that is under-subscribed and, in such a case, guarantees a full refund of tuition. Jessica is not responsible for travel expenses. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact
"Jessica's insight and encouragement helped me discover the bold, painterly style that had been eluding me".
"Jessica is not only a wonderful teacher and artist but she is also the most welcoming host...and that makes her workshops something truly special. I had so much fun while I was learning, I can't wait for the next time. "
"I attended Jessica Master's July, 2017 workshop held in Thornbury, Ontario, and can very much recommend Ms. Master's approaches to using pastels and teaching. Jessica is a terrifically generous teacher with materials and her demos, and has developed the uncanny ability to work with each participant at the right level. Great planning and execution provided comfortable working spaces. Fit this workshop into your schedule."