Traditional and oil pastel technique will be covered in this class, starting with the basics of how to build images with traditional pastels and a bit of color theory.   You will quickly start to make simple observational drawings on paper, mostly still lives and landscapes with weather permitting.  Oil pastel technique will be explored as well as the class progresses.

Students are responsible for providing their own supplies. View the supply list.


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About the Instructor

Jason Chase is an artist who lives in Somerville. He moved here from his hometown of Colorado Springs in 2000 to study with the artist John Walker at Boston University where he went on to receive a Masters in Fine Arts in Painting in 2003. He has exhibited his paintings of bright colorful Americana in in Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York City. He is currently represented in Boston by the Gold(Au) Gallery on Tremont Street. In addition to painting he is an instructor in the Artful Adventures program at the MFA, and teaches drawing and painting at the college level in and around the Boston area.