Pastel Palette | Anne Johnston | July 19-21


Instructor: Anne Johnston

Dates: 19, 20, 21 July 2021 | Mon, Tues, Wed 9.30 – 4.30

Where: SSANC Front Studio/Plein Air

Cost: $225.00

(We do not charge HST) SSANC Members may use their discount, please call to register. Bursaries available, please contact us for more information if interested. A credit or full refund will be offered if the course is cancelled by SSANC

Experience level/Ages preferred: Beginner to intermediate – youth/adult/senior

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SKU: CA-AJ-Pastel-01 Category: Instructor:


The radiance of pure colour – Anne will teach you how to control that colour. This is a three-day course that will introduce you to the methods of painting with soft pastels – from choosing your subject, composing the painting and finishing the work.
Composition, value, colours, types of paper, application of pastels will be covered, with explanations and demos.
For this method we use sanded pastel paper which is good for the layering we will do with hard then soft pastels to give a vibrant painting.
Expect to make 1 8 x 10” painting each session (3). If weather permits, we will paint outside (plein air). At the end of the course, there will be a group discussion and critique of the work.
SSANC will provide a basic set of pastels and sanded pastel paper.
Please see the list of what students need to bring.

Material List

  • Please bring the following:
  • Masking tape, 1″ works best
  • Small sketch pad and pencil
  • Glassine or wax paper to cover finished work
  • 2 pieces of cardboard or masonite to form a “case” for finished work
  • Apron or towel or both, small rag
  • Handiwipes for wiping hands outside
  • 2 small jars for alcohol
  • Plastic tray/box for pastels in use. I have extra
  • Digital camera or phone (optional) if we work outside
  • Photo images of landscape/seascapes to work from if inside

Instructor Bio

Anne Johnston is a pastel and oil painter, painting landscapes and seascapes of New
Brunswick and Maine.

“It is the natural world that continues to amaze and inspire me, sending me into the fields and down coastal roads with my pack of oil paints and pastels.”

She attended the School of Art and Design, Montreal, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax as well s other workshops in painting and fine crafts.

Anne lives on the family farm near St. Stephen NB, in the house built by her three x great grandparents in 1800, enjoying her fields, forest, brook and all the animals with which she shares the land.