Beginner Pastels

with Carole Rogers

Carole Rogers

Carole Rogers graduated from NYU. As a self-taught artist, she painted in oils, exploring realism, pointillism, and impressionism. In 2010 while living abroad, she began studying portraiture with atelier-trained artist Kathy Barker in London, reigniting her passion for painting. She has taken pastel workshops with Margaret Dyer, Julie Friedman, Richard McKinley, Barbara Jaenicke, Casey Klahn, and Danielle Mick.

Carole is an exhibiting member of The Guild of Creative Art, the Pastel Society of America, the Pastel Society of New Jersey, the Degas Pastel Society, the Connecticut Pastel Society, the Pastel Society of Maine, the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, the National Association of Women Artists, Monmouth Arts, and the Art Society of Monmouth County. She currently serves as Exhibitions Co-chair for the Pastel Society of New Jersey. Her award-winning work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally.



            This beginner pastel class is designed to teach the fundamentals of working with the pastel medium. Basic drawing skills are helpful. Students will learn about the range of pastel sticks, and which ones are best to use at different stages of painting. Experimentation with varied painting surfaces will help you cultivate your own preferences, and allow you to develop advanced skills when working with this medium. Learning how to mount and protect your paintings from smudging and damage will be covered as well. You will explore and practice blending, mark-making techniques, layering to achieve luminosity and dimension, and underpainting techniques with alcohol and watercolor. Students will have the choice to work from their own reference photo or from the still life set up in the studio. Carole can also provide a reference photo for you. There will be a short demo during each class as well as individual instruction to each student. 

8 two hour sessions, Wednesdays, 2:00 – 4:00
Tuition: Guild Members $240 / Non-Members $270

For more information, contact Carole Rogers
at crogers222@gmail

You can see her work on Instagram
@carole.paintings and on her website

Click HERE to register online for this class