Instructor: Hilda Van Netten

Date: TBD                   10:00am – 4:00pm                     $60.00


Learn the basics of using versatile chalk-pastel pencils.  If you want to try a new medium, this may be the one for you!  They can be layered! They can be erased!!!
It’s recommended that you come with some basic drawing skills.  Hilda will guide you along as you learn by doing.




  • Pastel pencils – either Conté (available at The Painted Tree) or bring your own
  • Pastel paper – Canson Mi-Teintes (available at The Painted Tree) or Canson Suede
  • 1 Staedtler Mars eraser – (available at The Painted Tree)
  • minimum 1 stomp (tortillion) smudger (available at The Painted Tree)
  • your lunch/drink or enjoy lunch at one of Cobourg’s charming restaurants
We always have a lot of fun as we learn.  Here is one artist’s comment on a recent workshop:  
Hilda’s classes are always fun and educational. She is warm, caring and very supportive. Hilda relates to everyone at their level of development and interest, and inspires without being intimidating. I took this class for the second time because I loved it the first time. I learned valuable skills and techniques both times! Loved it!” M.T.


Please note: Due to staff sensitivities to fragrances, please refrain from wearing perfume to class. Thanks!