Adult Studio Workshop | Pastels with Mary Beth Sasso

Example of Mary Beth Sasso's Work
Example of Mary Beth Sasso's Work


Adult Studio Workshop | Pastels with Mary Beth Sasso

This workshop has been CANCELED.

Enjoy a day of painting with beautiful pastels.

This workshop is excellent for beginners with some experience, intermediate/advanced levels, or anyone who wants to brush up on their skills.

The day will start with a demonstration. Each participant will learn step-by-step techniques, how to render and interpret from a photo reference, and the importance of line, form/shape, composition, texture, value, and color. We will also discuss various papers, tools, materials, and the importance of under drawing.

Then you will begin to work on your still-life painting from the reference photo, which Mary Beth will supply. Remember, everyone will have a finished painting that reflects each person's unique style and experience.

The workshop day is divided into two parts: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m., with a one-hour break for lunch.

Mary Beth will email a material/supply list upon enrollment, plus options for some of the various materials, so it’s not crucial to have the exact list. We will have a critique of the work created and address any additional questions you may have.

This is an excellent opportunity to enjoy the beauty of working with pastels!


Artist Bio: Mary Beth specializes in pastel painting capturing the true essence of each subject. She is an Adjunct Art Professor at Santa Rosa Junior College and teaches basic drawing and pastel painting classes. In addition, she teaches private classes and workshops in Connecticut.

Ms. Sasso has exhibited in numerous shows in California and Connecticut. She is a member of Northwest Connecticut Arts Council, Connecticut Pastel Society, Pastel Society of the West Coast (past board member), Petaluma Arts Center (past board member), Creative Sonoma, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, Sebastopol Center for the Arts.


Members $45; non-Members $60