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Gretha Lindwood – 2-day workshop Pastel Fundamentals

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

$150.00 – $165.00


Dates:  Sat. and Sun.  March 2 and 3, 2024


Time:  10:00am to 3:00pm with a lunch break

Frequency of Class:  2-day workshop

Cost:  $150 members, $165 non-members

Class Size:  4 minimum / 8 maximum

Class Details:  For Beginner to Intermediate, Ages 18 to Adult

Been wanting to learn to paint with soft pastels or polish your existing skills? Join me for a two-day course with structured, easy to follow lessons focusing on:

  • different pastel strokes
  • underpainting techniques
  • working with warm and cool colors
  • understanding values

You will work from your own photos while interpreting with your own “artistic voice.

Demonstrations and individual instruction will be given as I share tips, techniques and ideas

Note: this class is for soft pastels only, not oil pastels.

About the Artist:  After a 30 year career as an illustrator and graphic designer, Gretha Lindwood now concentrates on working en plein air, a French term meaning in the open air, where she finds inspiration for her landscape paintings. She has won numerous awards for her pastel work and participates in plein air painting competitions across the country. Gretha is a signature member of the Northwest Pastel Society, a member of Pastel Artists of Oregon, and the Pastel Society of North Carolina,.

Supply List

Bring what you have! – Not oil pastels and Not colored chalk. I have some pastels I can share if you need or if you’re not sure about investing in a large set

  • Soft Pastels – You’ll want a selection of about 60 – 80 colors
  • Two sheets of pastel paper such as Canson Mi-Teintes or Fabriano Tiziano in white, ivory or light grey, and one or two sheets of artist sandpaper 12”x18” in white or ivory such as UART or Art Spectrum Colorfix
  • Drafting tape or low tack masking tape, 3/4” or 1” (natural, white or black) – please, not blue or other colored tape
  • Drawing board, Gatorboard, or 1/2” thick Foamcore – to use as drawing board, about 18”x20”
  • Nitrile or other surgical style gloves, finger cots, or barrier cream for your hands such as Gloves In A Bottle or Kerodex 51 (I prefer to wear gloves but use what you like)
  • Apron, smock or old shirt to protect your clothes from pastel dust
  • Paper towels – I like to use Viva
  • Inexpensive 1/2” to 1” watercolor brush (and optional 1/2” to 1” acrylic or oil painting bristle brush – good for brushing off pastel from your paper – an old brush is fine)
  • A few sheets of Glassine, drawing paper or other smooth paper to protect your work
  • Small container with a lid…like a small deli or yogurt container
  • Small bottle of rubbing alcohol
  • Several landscape photos that you have taken…not images from the internet or from a magazine or from a calendar.
  • Optional Table easel

Call me if you have questions about your supplies and we can discuss it, 971-322-6040


March 2
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
$150.00 – $165.00


Gretha Linwood


Village Gallery of Art
1060 NW Saltzman Road,
Portland, OR 97229 United States
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