Pastels are a versatile medium that have been used through the centuries by artists such as Carriera, Quentin de la Tour, Degas, Cassatt, Picasso and many others. They can be used by themselves or with other media. Through a variety of exercises, students will learn several different pastel techniques to create beautiful drawings. Subject matter for drawing will include drawing from Still Life and photo reference. We will cover colour theory, composition and design, personal style and expression, and the nitty gritty of what pastels and papers you need and where to find them.