Their creamy consistency and brilliant colors make oil pastels a uniquely fun medium to explore. Oil pastels can be used for both drawing and painting, since they respond to any oil painting medium. Let me introduce you to this beautiful and versatile medium!
"Elaine was able to take me from a person sitting before a blank canvas to a woman who saw herself as an artist! I created a beautiful seascape that gives me such a feeling of pride.
Thank you, Elaine for bringing out such talent in me –
I still can’t believe it!"
Is this difficult to learn and do? The process itself isn't difficult The materials are fun to use, and it's easy to get amazing results!
Are the materials expensive? The best quality oil pastels can be expensive. However, there are student grade materials that are reasonably priced. I use a combination of grades in my own work, and I provide buying suggestions and links to materials so that you'll know exactly what you need.
Do I need any previous experience creating art? This is perfect for you if you're just starting out, but even a seasoned artist will enjoy this as a way to create beautiful work.
You want to make some art, and I'd love to make that easy for you.
I've had a long career in art-related fields, teaching art to all ages, illustrating an international children's magazine, and painting works that hang in public and private spaces across the US.
These days I'm happy to guide others into being their already creative selves. I work to bring art curriculum to active senior centers, teach art in my community, and run art programs for kids. Bringing some instruction online helps me to reach YOU - it's my prayer that you can find a means of expressing yourself that makes your heart sing!
You'll be purchasing this online workshop entirely risk free. If, after giving this course a serious try, you feel like you have not enjoyed the workshop at all, send us a message within 10 days after your purchase, with a picture of what you have created and a brief description of where you got stuck, and we'll gladly refund you your workshop fee.