41.39N 70.62W

Pastels with a Punch!! with Ed Chesnovitch


Sat 09/23/2017 - Sun 09/24/2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Pebble at Featherstone

Contact: Ed Chesnovitch
Address: 30
Email: [email protected]
Admission fee: $250 for 2 days
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Sponsors: Featherstone Center for the Arts
Benefit for:

Leave your comfort zone, and enter a world of exciting and expressive painting application. This workshop, for soft pastels, will focus on painting landscape that have light, color and attitude! The workshop will start by focusing on how to edit and simplify a complex landscape with strong simplified compositions. Notans and thumbnail sketches will be key. We will then move on to simplifying the way you start a pastel painting, underpainting techniques, followed by significant color choices and a broad vocabulary of mark making to push a painting further. Simplify your approach, get creative, have FUN! This class will be a mix of studio and outdoor painting, and open to all levels.
Ed Chesnovitch, an East Sandwich/Cape Cod based artist, is a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh where he majored in Visual Design. Upon graduation he spent the next 20 years in New York City as a graphic designer, art director and creative director for retail giants; Macy’s , Bloomingdale’s, Revlon and Lord & Taylor. While living in New York City he studied extensively at The Art Students League of New York, and the Cape Cod School of Art, Provincetown, Massachusetts. He is an elected Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America (PSA) in Gramercy Park, New York City, and a Signature Member of the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, where he served on its board as President. His work is included in both public and private collections throughout the United States and Europe, as well as the 2013 published book Contemporary Cape Cod Artists: Images of Land and Sea, by Deborah Forman. Ed is represented on Cape Cod, by Left Bank Gallery, Orleans and Wellfleet, MA.
Instructor website: www.chesnovitch.com

Suggested supply list 


Bring a full box of soft pastels. Do not bring oil pastels! 

As many soft pastels as you can get without breaking the bank.

Color range and values are more important than size of sticks.


Hard Pastels – NuPastel or Prismacolor Brand- NOT REQUIRED, BUT VERY HELPFUL


**sanded pastel paper –

I recomend using Uart 400 or 500 grade

4 – 6 sheets no smaller than 12×16 the bigger the better


Portable Easel

Sketch pad, 

woodless Graphite pencil (6B or 8B,)

View Finder

Compressed charcoal

Black sharpie

1 sheet of foamcore for your “backing board” to work on

an inexpensive 1” flat wash brush

old towel or sheet for under your easel

container for water

Isopropyl Alcohol, 91%

Camera, Ipad or Iphone to shot reference images

Landscape photo reference


Bring what you can afford!

Don’t worry if you don’t have everything! This is a suggested supply list.

Contact Ed with any questions at [email protected]

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