Barbara Solberg - Landscape and Mixed Media Artworks

The Creative Hand Studio. Art in Nature. Nature in Art.



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On-Site Pastel Workshops by Barbara Solberg

Having taught for over 25 years, I offer customized one or two-day workshops for groups, organizations, schools, and other institutions. Classes are geared for adults or secondary school level students. Each workshop includes:

Pastel Introduction & Demonstration

  • Demonstration of basic soft pastel techniques, papers, and supports used
  • Brief discussion of the history of pastels, their use, and renowned artists who have worked in pastel
  • Still life set up is provided for the students
  • Individual help and attention

Student Materials List (subject to change):

  • Set of soft pastels per student or may be shared (good quality if possible)
  • 1 sheet of medium gray Canson Mi-Tientes pastel paper (full sheet measures 19 x 25")
  • Drawing board with clamps to hold paper
  • Newsprint and several sheets to pad drawing board if board is rough
  • Easel for students to work on, if available
  • 1 stick soft vine charcoal
  • 1 kneaded eraser

Instructor Materials List:

  • Standing easel
  • Table for still life set up
  • Work table for pastels, books, etc.

On-Site Pastel Workshop

Pastel Workshop demonstration

Contact Barbara for more information and scheduling. Make time for art and sign up today!

Click here for a printable list of materials that you'll need for class.

Teaching Experience

OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute, Kansas City and Lawrence Campuses: Drawing Classes, 2008-Present

Marysville, Kansas and area schools: Two-Day Pastel Residency, November 2008

The Creative Hand Studio: Drawing and Pastel Classes, 2000-Present

Lawrence Art Center: Pastel Classes, 1994-2004

Salina Art Center: Drawing and Pastel Classes, 1987-1994

The Upstairs Gallery: Drawing, Painting, Printing, and Pastel Classes, 1985-1994


Click here for my full Biography and CV.

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