WORKSHOP: Pastel On-Site Landscape Painting

March 16, 2019, 2:30 PM HST
* Updated September 8, 3:34 PM
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Enjoy the outdoors and take your painting beyond the four walls of a classroom in the Pastel On-Site Landscape Painting workshop with Patti Pease Johnson on Saturday, March 23, 2019, from
9 a.m. to  12:30 p.m. at Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Pastel On-Site Landscape Painting workshop with Patti Pease Johnson on Saturday, March 23, 2019. PC: VAC.

Participants will receive step by step instruction in a proven rotational method for success, starting with form and fill, moving to value of black and white, then color. Your own natural style is brought to the surface. All materials will be supplied along with guidance and inspiration for your creative journey.

Initial discussion includes pastels types, papers, fixing and mounting. Then, use newsprint to get the flow of arm movements to keep loose. Next, you’ll form shapes, and move into colors on sanded pastel paper. Learn to exaggerate and be bold with colors, and the value of using the lightest lights and the darkest darks. Grow your knowledge of composition, color and correcting problems.

Students will complete one 9″x12” project. Weather permitting, the workshop will take place outdoors at Ni‘aulani. Otherwise, the workshop will be held indoors with a reference photo. Cost for the workshop is $50 and $45 for VAC Members plus a $10 supply fee per person.

Beginner and intermediate artists are welcome. For more information or to register, call VAC at
(808) 967-8222 or visit online.


Pease Johnson’s artwork can be found at galleries and shops across the state and in collections around the world.


The Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus is located at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road in Volcano Village. The Volcano Art Center is a nonprofit educational organization created in 1974 to promote, develop, and perpetuate the artistic and cultural heritage of Hawai‘i’s people and environment through activities in the visual, literary, and performing arts. 

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