Discover the exciting and versatile medium of soft pastels through this demonstration, discussion and hands-on class for beginning/experienced artists. You will paint on various substrates, try under-painting to create vibrant paintings, use various pastel brands and explore mark-making techniques and special effects. Did you know you can combine pastels with encaustics, oils, watercolors and more for unique multi-media works? We will explore these options, plus discuss studio/plein-air painting set-up, transporting, framing and photographing finished works. Materials: $5 at class.