235-Pastels 101

Ever wanted to try pastels? Now is the time! A try before you buy type workshop that will guide you through step by step demonstrations on how to use this wonderful medium. Color theory, application, and explaining various papers and differences between pastel hard and soft qualities will be covered. Various techniques will be shown in two works of art that the student will create. A perfect workshop for any level looking to dive into this new medium.

This is a hybrid workshop. There will be students participating virtually concurrently with students attending the in-person workshop. This is the in-person component of the workshop.

Special Notes

All students must comply with the Policies and Procedures found on The Center's website. There will be no refunds for students removed from class for failure to observe The Center’s Policies and Procedures.


Students will receive materials from instructor on the day of the workshop. Please contact Andrea at [email protected] if you have any questions.

About the Instructor

Andrea Gianchiglia

BFA, University of Hartford Art School, major in illustration, minor in art history. Exhibitions: Many solo, group and juried shows at various galleries and museums in the tri-state area. Awards: has won awards for her specialty, animal portraiture. Her work is in private collections throughtout the country and is available for commissions. A member of Society of Animal Artists, Salmagundi Club, and the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe art group. Visit www.agillustration.com


Class Details

April 12 - April 12, 09:30 am - 02:30 pm

Days: Friday

Tuition: $120

Member Tuition: $95

Location: The Center for Contemporary Art

Semester: Spring 2024

Level: Adult

Instructor: Andrea Gianchiglia