Crash course on pastels and oil sticks—you'll never need to buy them again!

Learn how to make your own oil sticks (conté, crayons) and pastels.Participants will be exposed to different methods/recipes for making powder pastels and oil sticks. In addition to saving money, commercial products come in uniform sizes which do not suit every artist’s hand equally well. By making your own you can slightly “tweak” them regarding the size, but also hardness/softness or intensity. Participants will make four oil sticks and four "pastel" sticks out of 8 distinct powdered pigments. A brief history of this drawing medium, as well as their potential and drawbackwill be discussed. 

Class is limited to 10 participants. Materials are supplied.