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Experimental Pastel Techniques with Dawn Emerson Streaming Video

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Join Dawn Emerson as she shares 15 of her most creative and unique pastel painting techniques!

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In this video workshop, you’ll get 15 of Dawn Emerson’s creative and unique pastel techniques, including how to make the most of unusual materials, turn dry pastels into a wet medium, make creative edges with no drawing, and much more! Dawn shares her innovative and curious spirit, giving you the freedom to experiment and play with your materials. Whether you use these techniques in abstract work or incorporate them into figurative painting, you’re sure to find something to make your paintings stand out. With an open and creative mindset, these 15 techniques will just be a starting point for much more exploration.

Dawn's experimental pastel techniques include:

  • Subtractive mark making
  • Stenciling with pastels
  • Using stencils with a magic eraser
  • Moving pastels
  • Pastel transfer paper
  • Creating textures with fixative
  • Blind embossing
  • Making creative edges with no drawing
  • Mark making with masking tape
  • Mark making with erasers
  • Pastel rubbings
  • Testing opacity and transparency
  • Printing with pastels and water-mixable oils
  • Turning dry pastels into wet mediums
  • Stamping with pastels

Preview Experimental Pastel Techniques now to learn multiple ways to try subtractive mark making!

Materials List


  • Drawing paper


  • Pan pastels
  • Stick pastels
  • Terrages pastels


  • Razor blade
  • Clay marking tools
  • Comb
  • Embossing tool
  • Sumi ink
  • Brushes
  • Foam applicator
  • Water mixable oil paint
  • Compressed charcoal
  • Stencils
  • Masking tape
  • Paper towels
  • Magic eraser
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Hard rubber eraser
  • Foam brush
  • Fixative
  • Soft rubber brayer
  • Gamsol
  • Linseed oil
  • Clear shellac
  • Clear gesso
  • Stamps
  • Other mark making tools, from a kitchen or hardware store

About the Artist

Dawn Emerson has been a workshop instructor for twenty years. She holds signature status from PSWC and PSA and has won numerous major awards. Dawn’s work is featured in Strokes of Genius and she has written numerous articles for Pastel Journal. Visit Dawn at her website, to learn more about her work and upcoming events.

Additional Information

SKU R9500
Product Type Streaming Video
Runtime 65 minutes
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