This two-day workshop begins with a discussion of materials, including soft pastel choices, paper samples and details of storing and framing pastels. Methods and various tools used will also be discussed. Frequent demos, group exercises and individual instruction will follow. This workshop emphasizes creating a balanced composition and examining values to describe the late Spring landscape. From initial sketches, to underpainting with pastels, to a completed work, looking as part of process is stressed. Plein-air, weather permitting (In case of bad weather bring a photograph to work from.) Suitable for all levels.