Artworks Gallery offers Oil Pastel Painting Workshop

The Artworks Gallery will hold an Oil Pastel Painting Workshop on Saturday, June 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Gallery located at 109 Fall Street in downtown Seneca Falls.

Workshop instructor Roberta Nelson says, “Oil pastels are soft oil based sticks that can be easily blended with swabs, tortillions, fingers, and baby oil to create realistic works resembling oil paintings. They can be worked from light to dark or dark to light. The focus of the class will be using various drawing and blending techniques to create textures and three-dimensional form. Any subject matter can be used.”

An oil pastel painting by Roberta Nelson


Participants need to bring a set of oil pastels, a regular pencil, and an eraser. If desired, bring photos of chosen subject matter. Various papers, swabs, and baby oil will be provided.

Cost for each workshop is $40. Registration required by June 1 by contacting instructor at [email protected] or call 315-549-8323.


The gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday 11a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 11a.m. to 1:30 p.m.. The gallery is staffed by volunteers. If you are making a special trip to visit us, you can call 315-257-0201 to make sure we are staffed. For more information visit our website.


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