Online Class: Painting with Oil Pastels

  • Tuesday, April 9
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM MT
  • Online

Space is limited, registration required. Please email [email protected] or call 505.946.1000 for assistance with event registration.

Expand your expressive language in this beginner-friendly class. This lesson will dive into the world of color and mark-making with oil pastels, which allow for smooth blending, broad movement, and complex layering. Led by instructor Gal Senderowitsch, participants will borrow inspiration from Georgia O’Keeffe’s work to compose their own pieces with this medium, which can be an accessible way to achieve the painterly qualities of oils. While suitable for beginners, artists of all skill levels are welcome to join this lesson.

This class is suitable for youth ages 12 and up. Children are welcome to participate alongside their adults.

Space is limited, reservations required.

This program will take place via the video conferencing app – ZOOM. Details for accessing the Zoom meeting will be with your receipt upon registering and again sent via email the day prior. Please register in advance in order to access the program.

Note that all program times are in Mountain Time.

Supplies needed for this class: 

  • A set of oil pastels with varying colors
  • Mid-tone pastel or drawing paper, 19”x24” recommended, or smaller.
  • A smooth surface (board, pad, or table) to support paper

About the Instructor:

Gal Senderowitsch is a Santa Fe-based multimedia artist who draws inspiration from nature, dreams, and the human condition. She graduated with her BFA in printmaking from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia and is currently pursuing her MA in Art Therapy in Santa Fe, NM. Her media of choice are aqueous media, monotypes, woodcut printmaking, charcoal and pastel drawing, and oil painting. She is a recipient of various awards from prestigious art institutions and groups in Philadelphia, including the Print Center, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Color Print Society. Gal has exhibited her work in various locations, such as Abington Art Center, Chestnut Hill Gallery, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Plastic Club, Old City Jewish Arts Center, Greenpoint Gallery, and the Canvas in New York City.

This class is being offered on a sliding scale:

$10; minimal fee.

$20; covers the cost of the class.

$30; covers the cost of the class, plus a contribution to support educational programs.

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