Landscapes in Oil Pastel

At first glance oil pastels may look like higher quality crayons, but don’t be fooled by that. First created by Senneller as a special medium for Picaso, oil pastel have grown in popularity and some excellent artwork is being created daily with them. The goal of this workshop is to teach you all the techniques that Zan has learned and created to use oil pastels.

Details & Registration

In-Person Class

Ages: 18+

Date:  Friday - April 14 to May 5, 2023

Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Price: $135 non-members, $122 with a membership

Materials: Included for in-person students - See Materials List

Skill Level: All Skill Levels

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What Students will Learn

  • Building Depth
  • Layering
  • Colour Mixing
  • Stabilizing
  • Creating hard and soft edges
  • Preserving
  • And many other topics will be explored

About Zan Barrage

Zan Barrage

A classically trained artist, Zan is the recipient of several awards for plein air painting in Ontario. He is the founder and past president of Ontario Plein Air Society, a group of Ontario painters dedicated to painting the Canadian landscape from life.

I paint because I fall in love with a moment. Sometimes I capture it successfully, and other times, too many times, I fail. I am proud to say that my artwork has seeped into private collections from Australia through Europe to North America. I cherish all my collectors and value their choice to own my artwork. In a way, a work of art is not whole.


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