Pastels & Plein Air Workshop!

Pastels workship with a sprinkle of Plein Air!

Pastels & Plein Air Workshop!

Join Bonnie Griffith in a two-day pastel and plein air workshop! Designed as an immersive introduction to the medium of pastels, this experience offers invaluable insights into their application, techniques, with a bit of plein air instruction mixed in! Discover the artistry of pastels, while gaining practical tips and tricks to enhance your skills. This workshop fosters a supportive environment where students can build confidence and overcome any apprehensions about both working with pastels and creating en plein air. Join us for a memorable exploration of pastels and plein air!

Instructor: Bonnie Zahn Griffith

Date: July 16 & July 17 (2-Day Workshop!)

Times: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Last Day to Register: July 12

Ages: 18+

Location: Crossroads Downstairs Classroom/Courtyard

Class Size: Min. 3, Max. 8


  • Soft Pastels, professional-grade (Sennelier, Unison, Richeson, Terry Ludwig, Great American, etc.)
  • 4 sheets of 9"x12" 400 grit UArt Paper or LuxArchival Sanded Paper (available from Jerry's Artarama or most online art stores)
  • NuPastels - black, gray, ocher, red (small set or individual sticks in suggested colors)
  • 3-4 gradients of gray to black marking pens for thumbnail sketches
  • Old 1" brush, sponge brush
  • Board for your paper and painter's tape
  • Small sketchbook 
  • Krylon Workable Fixative
  • Apron

Students are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing for summer, sunscreen, and bring water and lunch!

Cost: $252 member/ $312 non-member

Too much? PAY WHAT YOU CAN! Enter the amount you want to contribute at check-out! No questions asked!


FAQ - Pay What You Can!

If this is your first time taking a class at Crossroads, please submit a Participant Registration Form before the first day of class.

If you have filled out a Participation Registration Form within the past year, you do not need to submit one again. 

Forms may be emailed to or delivered to Crossroads. 

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