Introduction To Pastels

Painting The Landscape


Saturday, August 24, 2019, Ingersoll, Ontario  (Class is full)

Ingersoll Creative Art Centre Workshop with Kathy Dolan

If you’re curious about painting with pastels, and would like to experience it hands-on before investing in supplies, then this workshop is for you! All the materials will be provided during the workshop. All you need to bring is your creativity!
Starting with an introduction to this exciting medium, you will learn various techniques, and practice with a variety of different types papers and pastels. You will work along step-by-step as Kathy demonstrates her process of painting a landscape. A photo reference will be provided.

Instructor:  Kathy Dolan
Dates: Saturday, August 24, 2019
Time:  10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fee:    $41.00 members, $59.00 non-members
Material Fee: $15.00 payable to the Instructor



The Results Are Clear…What Talent!!!

It was such a pleasure to teach this talented group! 

Painting The Bow River in Pastels

Saturday, April 13, 2019, Ingersoll, Ontario

9:00 am All materials were provided in this workshop.  Paintings will be done on pastelmat paper that been prepared with an acrylic underpainting and outline has been sketched in. The paintings were all done  using nupastels.

Here are a few close up.  More to come!


Painting the Northern Lights In Pastel

Friday, October 19, 2018 …Ingersoll, Ontario

What an amazing evening with such exceptionally talented students!  Just look at the results:

This workshop has all supplies provided.  Just bring your creativity !! This is the painting we will be doing:




14 Responses

  1. Thank you for an excellent workshop. Your instructions were very clear. Your extensive preparation was evident.

  2. I am so thankful that Kathy agreed to come out to the Walden Art Club and teach a two day workshop! We had a wonderful weekend. I learned a lot about pastels and papers.I had no experience with this medium! I was so impressed with all the treats and samples she had for us. We were able to try many different brands of pastels,papers and blenders. I even won a door prize of a package of sample pastel papers that was donated by Dakota Art Pastels (thank you Dakota!) Also thanks to the WAC for hosting the workshop! And most of all thank you Kathy Dolan for sharing all of your knowledge and expertise in this workshop.
    Ruth Wallace

  3. Enjoyed having Kathy as my first art teacher. Welcoming, informed and encouraging to her students. My third year coming up and I’ll be there again.

  4. Kathy you make learning art fun. You have such patience and are so talented. Thank you for sharing your love if painting.

  5. Kathy is a very inspiring, creative and positive instructor. Examples and assistance as needed, all given in the most gentle and positive way. We learned so much and look forward to future classes with her.

  6. I really enjoyed this workshop and would encourage anyone interested in this medium to attend. Kathy is not only a talented artist but an excellent teacher, which is a rare combination.

  7. Kathy laid out a very well planned weekend workshop for us. Her process was very knowledgeable and thought provoking. I look forward to attending future workshops with her and wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone interested in pastels – beginner and advanced. She introduced us to new materials and strategies. The freebies were great!

  8. I had a wonderful time learning from you Kathy. You are very patient and I appreciated that I was not rushed to get onto the next step until I was completely satisfied with what I had done. It was a fun and informative class and I will be looking forward to doing another.

  9. Kathy was a patient, knowledgeable instructor. She made me feel at ease with her instruction, helpful tips and guidance. She took time at the beginning of the workshop to teach us basic techniques and have us practice before creating our own piece. I would highly recommend her workshops.

  10. I had an enjoyable evening with friends learning the art of pastels. Kathy you are a great and patient teacher. I will be looking to take more classes and learning more.

  11. I enjoyed learning about drawing with pastels in a relaxed and friendly setting. Thank you Kathy for sharing your creative talents and knowledge and I look forward to attending more classes.

  12. Our workshop was attended by mostly everyone not having any experience in pastels. Everyone’s picture turned out beautiful because of Kathy’s excellent teaching methods, her exceptional talents as an artist and her genuine interest in other people. I found Kathy to be very knowledgeable and organized. It was a pleasure to meet you Kathy and I look forward to attending more classes with you.

  13. Thank you Kathy for another wonderful session learning to use pastels. I enjoy the relaxed environment and your patient instruction! Thank you for sharing your talents with us!

    Susan Bragg

  14. Thank you Kathy for another wonderful workshop. Your excellent teaching methods helped us all create a work of art. You were very organized and oh so patient with us. You are a very talented artist who loves to teach others.

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