$ 95.00

Class in person or via Zoom

Three hour class

Go to the CALENDAR for class dates and times.

Explore art techniques utilizing graphite, charcoal, pastels. Demonstrations, with emphasis on student experimentation.


A. Using charcoal, graphite, pencils, dry pastels we will use different techniques and processes to push the potential of these materials to create new, fascinating textures and effects that you probably have not seen before.

B. Focusing on experimentation adds a sense of adventure and freedom.

C. Students will learn that deconstructing, dismantling, almost destroying a piece of art can be as important as building one. Removing the concept of longevity or archival quality in the creation of art, can inspire more risk taking allowing for more revelations to present themselves.


You will need a thick robust paper like Strathmore Bristol paper or hot press illustration board 15"x20," charcoal sticks (pencils if you prefer or both), charcoal powder, graphite sticks (pencils if you prefer or both), graphite powder, dry color pastels (soft or hard or both) kneaded eraser, barrel/stick eraser, pearl eraser, various size brushes from small to 3" flat brushes, piece of cloth or soft paper towels, latex gloves, porcelain or enamal butcher tray, container of water, spray bottle with water.


Please make certain you are committed to attending this class as the registration fee is NON-REFUNDABLE. However, if you cannot make the class you signed up for, you may use your registration for another class (of similar value) or sell/transfer the class to another person. We realize that unexpected issues may arise which prevent you from attending a class but remember that a space has been set aside for you. This policy is firm. You must notify us in writing (via email) of any changes.

If this class is canceled for any reason, we will make every effort to reschedule it and transfer your registration, otherwise your registration fee will be refunded. 

More questions?

Contact me at greg@spalenka.com