art workshops

Adult Art Workshops

Steve Hill

2-Day Intensive Pastel Landscape Painting Workshop – $350

April 7th & 8th 

Oldfield Western Heritage Art Center
9:30 am – 4:00 pm Pacific Time

Some drawing skills are required for this class

Join international award winning pastel artist and experienced workshop instructor, Steve Hill, for a 2 day intensive pastel landscape painting workshop at the Oldfield Western Heritage Art Center, April 7th & April 8th, and learn his secrets for creating successful paintings using this versatile medium!

Each day Steve will provide easy to follow pastel technique demos covering various pastel stroke techniques, choosing correct dark and light values, plus color layering with a focus on how to achieve luminosity, opacity and even atmospheric effects as you work.

DAY ONE will start with rendering a single object with its shadow (apple, pear, etc) for warm up and to get a good hands-on feel for using the above mentioned pastel techniques, followed immediately by doing a terrestrial landscape painting from the San Juan Islands (he will provide reference photos) that he will also demo.

DAY TWO will focus on more complicated subject matter with water and its reflections in the landscape (see illustration) again with demos that will give you the ability to paint it with confidence.

After his demos each day, Steve will work with each student individually at their easels to create their own successful finished paintings.

Please read his testimonials below. Steve has taught thousands of students to work with new skills and confidence over the past two decades in a friendly, positive classroom environment!

A complete basic pastel supplies list will be emailed upon registration. Dakota pastels, the worlds largest supplier of pastel products (and where Steve has taught for over 17 years) is giving all attendees for this workshop a 10% discount through April 9! You will receive the code once you have registered for the workshop.

“Lighthouse Path, San Juan Islad” original pastel by Steven R Hill

“Lighthouse Path, San Juan Islad” original pastel by Steven R Hill

That was the most incredible, creative and inspiring pastel workshop I have ever taken. You Should be teaching other workshop teachers how to teach!

Ray S

“A Corner in the “Hood” original pastel by Steven R Hill<br />

“A Corner in the “Hood” original pastel by Steven R Hill

Peter O’Brien

2-Day Intensive Landscape Painting Workshop – $180

May 27th & 28th

July 21st & 22nd

Oldfield Western Heritage Art Center
9:30 am – 4:30 pm Pacific Time

Some drawing skills are required for this class

“A Corner in the “Hood” original pastel by Steven R Hill<br />

Original work by Peter O’Brien.

How to Register

Registration is done online for our workshops. Click the “Workshop Registration” button and make sure the date of the workshop you are interested in is selected. Then click the “Book” button. Some workshops you can select to attend one day or multiple days. Other workshops you can only register for the entire multi-day workshop. If the workshop is shows you need to register for each day (such as Peter O’Brien) and you wish to attend both days, you will select the second day after you have filled out the information. Several of the questions asked pertain to our kid’s art classes. Please type in “N/A” as all fields require input. Once you have filled out the information and created a username and password, you can then select “Add Another Booking” if you wish to attend both days of the workshop. The last step will prompt you to pay. If you have previously registered for a class or workshop, you will be able to sign in and go straight to the payment section. Online registration closes a few minutes prior to the start of the workshop.

We are a nonprofit organization and in order to keep our tuition rates low we are sorry but we are unable to offer refunds.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear to class?

Please dress according to the weather, but make sure you wear something that could get dirty.  Even adults can get paint on their clothes.

Do I need supplies?

To keep workshop prices down, supplies are not included. You will be emailed a list of supplies after you register.

Where do I park?

There is street parking along 9th Ave SW between Fairview Drive and S. Meridian. You can also park along 4th St SW or the green grass lot across from the red gate at the intersection of 4th St SW and 9th Ave SW.

Where is the entrance to the Fred Oldfield Western Heritage and Art Center?

We are located inside the Red Gate of the WA State Fairgrounds — 9th Ave SW between Fairview Drive and S. Meridian. To the left of the red-roofed ticket counters — look for a big blue hanging sign that says “Fred’s Creative Kids Art Classes.” You will enter through a black iron gate and then into the building on the left through the brown door.

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