Pushing Color Boundaries in Pastel with Ed Chesnovitch – Mondays


Fire up your imagination and explore the emotional side of landscape pastel painting!


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Mondays, 9:30 am – 12 noon
January 8 – February 26

This is an 8 week class.

This class is for all levels of ability.

Fire up your imagination and explore the emotional side of landscape

pastel painting! This soft pastel class will focus on creating strong

simplified starts by using big shapes of bold color. Working on various

grounds we will explore under-painting techniques, mark making, and

significant color choices to push a painting further. Go beyond your

comfort zone, create a more expressive sense of atmosphere and have

confidence with pastel!


Refunds will not be given within one week of the start of a class. Classes are not pro-rated, and there are no makeups for missed classes. A $25 processing fee is withheld from all refunds.

The Art Center reserves the right to cancel any class or workshop due to insufficient enrollment, in which case tuition will be fully refunded.

If Falmouth Public Schools are closed due to weather conditions, we will be closed and the missed classes will be rescheduled.



Please do not bring oil pastels!

Bring a full box of soft pastels…as many soft pastels as you can get without breaking the bank. Color range and values are more important than size of sticks.

Sennelier Paris half stick set of 120 is recommended for those who would like to purchase a good starter set.

Hard Pastels-NuPastel or Prismacolor Brand- NOT REQUIRED, BUT VERY HELPFUL


**Sanded pastel paper of your choice

Have some sheets to under-paint on and some colored sheets.

Papers that you can under-paint on: Wallis, Uart, Pastelmatte Colored sanded paper: La Carte, Art Spectrum Colorfix, Richardson

Sketch pad

Graphite pencil (4B or 6B,)

Black Sharpie marker


1 sheet of foam core for your backing board to work on

Inexpensive flat wash brush

An old towel or sheet for under your easel

YOUR OWN photographs

Select images that have nice BIG simple shapes with strong light and shadow. Bring as many as you like and we can go thru them to find some great compositions.

Bring what you can afford!

Don’t worry if you don’t have everything! Questions?? email Ed at ecart@comcast.net


Instructor Bio

Ed is a Cape Cod based artist, a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and has studied extensively at The Art Students League of New York, and the Cape Cod School of Art, Provincetown, Massachusetts. He is an elected Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America (PSA) in Gramercy Park, New York City, and a Signature Member of the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod. His work is included in both public and private collections throughout the United States and Europe.