Pastel Painting Workshop

October 26, 1:30pm.  Learn to make glorious painting with this unique medium; soft pastels. They are brilliantly saturated with colors, they allow sharp lines or smudged edges, they’re mistake forgiving and they don’t require brushes, solvents or canvases. Mary Jane Erard is now offering a series of 4 weekend sessions.  This session is: Adding Other Media for texture and depth- 10/26.  Future Sessions are: Impressionist Landscapes- 11/10. Fauvist Street Scenes- 11/23.  Figures and Portraits- Dec. 1.  Each of the lessons can be purchased alone for $30, or the series of four for $108. 

Ladies Art Night: BOO!

Thursday, September 19, 7:00-9:00pm  Join the fun this Ladies Art Night and create your BOO pallet sign for Halloween. The pallets measure 24″ x 14″, we will be painting and assembling. These look so great with all kinds of fall decor. You can lean it or hang it.

$31 per ticket, 18 seats available for this workshop. All materials will be provided.

You are welcome to bring your favorite snacks and beverages.  Come create with us and enjoy a fun evening out!

Landscape Painting Workshop in pastels

Saturday, 8/31/19 1:30-4:30pm 

Mary Jane returns for a three hour pastel workshop on Landscapes.   Pastel artist, Ms. Erard has years of teaching experience and will work with each student to make the painting successful.  Pastels are creamy soft chalks that blend easily and create stunning paintings. The class size limited to 14 people. (5 students necessary  to hold this workshop.)The recommended sanded pastel paper will be available for $2 per sheet. All other materials included. $36.

Pastel Painting Workshop

Sunday, Feb. 24, 1:30-4:30pm.  Mary Jane Erard, pastel artist and teacher, will conduct a 3 hour workshop in which you will learn how to use these soft chalks to create a pet portrait. No pet? Wildlife can suffice. Sanded pastel paper ($2) will be available at the class. All other supplies will be provided.   Register on calendar page. Five students are required to run this class. $36.

BONUS: Have you ever wanted to try OIL pastels? On 2/24/19 at 1:00pm, Mary Jane will give a mini introductory lesson prior to the above.  $15.

Pastel Pet Portrait


Learn Pastel Painting
Pastel by Mary Jane Erard

Saturday, December 1, 1:30-4:00pm.  A three hour pastel workshop in time for Christmas gift giving! And what’s more precious than an artistic portrait of man’s best friend?  Pastel artist, Mary Jane Erard (see her paintings at Toledo Museum of Art) has years of teaching experience and will work with each student to make the pet portrait successful. Bring your favorite photo to trace. Class size limited to 12 people. $35.

Art Journal Afternoon


Sunday, January 28, from 12:30 to 3:30 Join Terry Ford-Holcomb for an afternoon of creative art journaling.  Learn several mixed media techniques for that journal you’ve been meaning to use.  Lots of stencils, ideas and paint for exploring possibilities.  Bring your imagination and a spiral journal (or purchase at class for $5.00). It can be a messy process, but oh so much fun!  Fee: $35; Class limited to 10 participants. 

Text plus art elements
Learn art journaling techniques