Pastel has a quality unlike other media. There is a softness of surface and a vibrancy of color that is unique to it. Traditional pastel technique will be covered in this class as you explore techniques to layer color and learn about the uses of soft and hard pastel sticks. Work on various types of paper and discover why colored paper is used frequently by pastel artists. You’ll come to know what fixative is and how it preserves your finished work.

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


Ticket Information

Before registering for classes, please review Program Information and Policies.

To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975; to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.

Ticketing Policies

Accessibility

Due to the building’s historic architecture, the third-floor classrooms, 305A, 305B, 305D and 305E, are not wheelchair-accessible and must be accessed by stairs. Please let us know in advance if the student has limited mobility; we can make accommodations, including relocating the class to an accessible space.

To inform the Studio Art Class program of any access needs, please e-mail artclasses@mfa.org or call our office at 617-369-3295.


About the Instructor

Glenn W. Davis is a graduate of Suffolk University’s New England School of Art. He has been making art of one kind or another for over twenty-five years. He has dabbled in oils, acrylics, and graphite. He focuses on pen and ink, watercolor, and pastel for much of his recent work. He has been a freelance illustrator and has had exhibitions in Boston, Provincetown, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket. He is currently represented by the 13 Forest Gallery in Arlington, MA.