Class Description:

This class is for everyone who wants to reconnect with drawing, particularly those who want to feel and put feeling back into their art.

We are going to kick all of the “shoulds” out of the room during this weekend workshop and embrace our intuition as well as the sometimes unexpected results. We will put aside exacting instruments such as angles and measuring tools, and plumb lines and instead engage in our drawings, personal mark-making, and artwork. To further our goal of expression we will focus on using pastels and their unique properties as pure pigment. Pastels have long been used to create expressive works. We will work not only in line but in tone as well as showing off pastel’s ability to mimic indirect painting techniques. In addition to drawing from a live model, there will be a paper toning demo and discussions on color theory, composition and options in preparing pastel works for display.

Workshop Dates:

Scheduled occurrences for the next session of this class are as follows:

Day 1:
10 am - 5 pm ET
Day 2:
10 am - 5 pm ET

  1. Before Class - Welcome & How to Prepare for Class

  2. Day 1 - Intro and jump in!

  3. Day 2 - Let’s go for round 2!

  • $260.00
  • In-Person
  • 2 Days
  • Beginner to Intermediate

Meet Your Instructor

Nathan Brutzman


Nathan’s teaching philosophy focuses on encouraging questions and discussion. Striving to dig deep down into not only the learned and practiced skills but the thought processes needed for students to reach their own conclusions and find new paths. Originally from Seattle, WA, Nathan earned his MFA from the New York Academy of Art in 2021. He currently lives and works in NYC.

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Join us to discover traditional skills and contemporary practice