Perfect Plum in Soft Pastel

In this single evening class, focus on the fundamentals of still life while rendering a single fruit. Participants will learn composition, shape, form, perspective, light and dark with the luxurious medium soft pastel.

This workshop is open to all levels, from novice to intermediate. First timers are also welcome. Materials are included for in-person students, or bring your own.

Details & Registration

In-Person / Online Class

Ages: 18+


  • In-Person - Monday - March 20, 2023  Class Full
  • Online - Monday - March 20, 2023  Class Full

Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Sessions: 1

Price: $35 for non-members, $31 with a membership

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

Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate

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What Students will Learn

  • Use soft pastels with more confidence
  • Move beyond your reference
  • How to see value and color
  • Create dynamic compositions
  • Know when to stop

About the Instructor

Filomena Kandola

Filomena Kandola studied art formally from 1993 to 2000 at the Ontario College of Art & Design University in Toronto, Ontario. Over the years during her artistic career, Filomena explored the many traditional artistic media to express her creativity, including: acrylic paint, chalk, charcoal, coloured pencil, conté, oil paint, pastel, pen and ink, pencil and mixed media. Today, Filomena enjoys painting exclusively in oils and soft pastels. Her subject matter is most often the landscapes and the smaller spaces that surround her where she lives in the City of Vaughan, Ontario. In numerous venues across Toronto and the GTA, Filomena has shown her artwork, whether independently or in collaboration with other like-minded artists. She hopes to continue sharing her artwork and love for art in this manner and through teaching in the years to come.


Materials are included for in-person students. Students attending online or who prefer to bring their own materials are asked to purchase the following:

  • Mungyo Soft Pastel Colour Set Square Chalk, 64-Count - Purchase on Amazon
  • Canson Mi Teintes brand pastel paper, 9"x12", earth tones OR assorted colours - Purchase on Amazon
  • A pencil and eraser
  • Optional: Value Sketching Bundle - Purchase on Amazon
  • Optional: Conté Sticks - Purchase on Amazon
  • Optional: White Charcoal Pencil - Purchase on Amazon
  • Optional: Black Charcoal Pencil - Purchase on Amazon