june, 2020

06jun9:00 pm4:00 pmSold Out!Beginning Portraits in Soft PastelsSaturday, June 6 from 9:00-4:00 with an hour lunch break

Event Description

Purpose: To teach adults who have a desire to draw portraits in pastels. Some knowledge and drawing skills of portrait drawing would be advantageous for students.


Goals: This course is structured to help participants learn how to apply layers of color in pastels while drawing portraits.


Expectations: Each participant is expected to come with an open mind to instruction, the ability to ‘let go’ and try new techniques outside their comfort zone. Class will start punctually to maximize every minute available.


Instructors Statement: Mary Jean (Jeannie) Davis has over thirty years teaching experience in the public schools and has taught private lessons in her home and at Longview Museum of Fine Arts. She works primarily in soft pastels and has had work accepted in National and International shows from Cape Cod, to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Most recently she had a piece that showed at the Salmagundi Club in the American Impressionist Society International show in New York City during the month of September. She currently has work being shown at the R.W. Norton museum in Shreveport, Louisiana and in the Arizona Pastel Society’s national show in Sedona, Arizona.


She believes every person has the potential to discover their artistic voice in a variety of methods. However, just like most athletes, musicians, dancers or performers, the potential has to be developed. Pastels are a beautiful medium in which to explore a combination of drawing and painting while learning to improve portrait skills.


Supply List:

Small sketchbook or drawing paper pad ( anywhere from 8 1/2 x 11 or a little smaller)* Vine charcoal sticks

Charcoal pencils

Kneaded eraser; pencil top erasers, and a large pink pearl of similar eraser Strathmore 400 series pastel paper; BIGGER than 9 x 12.

Soft pastels, bring what you have. You may want a set of Nu-pastels which are a little harder. They have some good skin tones that are helpful for adding details.


Pastel sets that I own are: American

Ludwig Sennlier Rembrandt Unison Richeson


The museum does have some sets left from the last workshop, but if you are getting serious about pastels, investing in a good portrait set is not a bad idea.

Purchase Tickets

Supply list will be sent by email attached to reservation confirmation.

Tickets are not available for sale any more for this event!


(Saturday) 9:00 pm - 4:00 pm


ArtWorks @LMFA

225 E. Tyler Street