Luminous nite300

We are going to have a great time working with soft pastels in a variety of experimental ways: under-paintings with acrylics, watercolors or pastel diluted with rubbing alcohol.( No petroleum-based solvents in this workshop.)  We will be layering both dry and wet processes.  Lots of exuberant mark making on several surfaces!  Open to continuing artists of all levels and media and adventurous beginners who want to explore the versatility of this vibrant medium!

Thurs-Sat 9-4 pm
Dakota Pastels Art Center
17873 State Route 536
Mt. Vernon, Washington 98273

Tuition: $350   ($ 30  Additional materials fee to instructor)
 Pre-register: 888.345.0067 Ext.5




1 set Nupastels ( by Prismacolor)
1 set Rembrandts ( can be set of 1⁄2 sticks)
1 set either Schmincke, Sennelier, or Great American ArtWorks ( if you are able) 1 each of Schmincke: 59 B & D deep Violet/ 66 B & D Prussian Blue ( my favorites)
Oil Pastels ( optional)


2 Sheets of Colorfix by Art Spectrum Pastel paper 20”x28” or Premier or UArt
(Sanded Pastel Papers or Pastel Mat (From Dakota Pastels)
10 sheets of hardware grade 320 grit wet/dry sand paper ( It is black) ( for warm up exercises)
1 sheet of D’Arches Watercolor paper gessoed  hot or cold press ( 300 lb or 140 lb)
Strathmore watercolor pad 9″x12″ for warm up exercises


Your collection of liquid acrylic paints / colored inks/ brushes for under-paintings
Black Gesso/ White Gesso
Matt or Gloss Gel Medium for collage


An assortment of inexpensive hog bristle brushes that can withstand sanded pastel papers, alcohol and acrylics… include a 1 1/2” and a 2” brush)

Freezer paper or some kind of palette
Dense, smooth foam rollers and handle
Color shapers or innovative scrapers for pushing paint
1 pint Liquitex Clear Gesso ( has pumice, for priming – only this brand) Plastic tarp/tablecloth for floor and work surface

2 “ or wider Masking tape, Bull dog clips , Blending stumps/Q tips
Color shapers or innovative scrapers for pushing paint
Sprayer for fixative 8 oz trigger sprayer or Pre-Val sprayer (aerosol can and glass jar-Any paint store or Home Depot
Pint 70% Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol
Homemade non-toxic fixative :mix at home and bring with you):Formula: Mix 1/2 cup 70% rubbing alcohol with 1/2 cup fresh non- fat milk ( fat free)( no need to refrigerate)
Surgical/protective gloves/ protective hand creme Utility knife

Drawing board to fit size of paper
Wax paper or Glassine paper for protecting work. and portfolio ( can be homemade & cardboard) for storing work
Additional papers for collage work ( optional)

You may purchase your art supplies at Dakota Art Pastels at an additional workshop discount of 10%. Call us at 888-345-0067 two weeks before class and we will have your order ready the day of registration.


Mail Order Suppliers:  Dakota Pastels

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