Creating Spooky + Dramatic Scenes in Soft Pastels with Jeff Olson

October 10, 2020


When: Oct 10, 2020 10:00 AM Vancouver

Soft Pastels are one of the world’s oldest mediums. Join Jeff Olson, Art Education Director for Royal Talens North America, for an informative and explorative presentation on this medium’s  history, composition, and features. Jeff will also be demonstrating one of the more unique techniques of “Pastel Dusting” to create dramatic scenes on a dark toned paper. As an ode to the season, he will also share a surprise technique perfect for the Halloween holiday. This demo will be perfect for any creative individual looking to explore the wonderful world of soft pastels, learn new techniques, or join us for some spooky fun. 

Material List:


Other Supplies:

  • Chamois
  • Blending Stump
  • Tortillon
  • Spoon
  • White Plastic eraser
  • Xacto Knife
  • Parchment paper

*Materials list may change closer to event date


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Artist Bio

Jeff Olson, Art Education Director for Royal Talens, holds a BA and MFA in painting and drawing. He has more than a decade of college and university teaching experience in studio art, and more than 20 years in the art material industry with product expertise in a variety of mediums; Olson’s demonstrations deliver meaningful insights into the history, development, and application of artists’ materials.

Royal Talens Bio 

The mission of Royal Talens, founded in 1899, is to facilitate and stimulate creative expression in painting and drawing. We market inspiring and innovative top-quality products including Amsterdam Acrylics. Talens’ Art Education mission is to provide “resources for artists and instructors that engage, inform and inspire artistic experimentation and expression.”



October 10, 2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am

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