Learn a variety of pastel techniques, then paint two-dimensional life studies of sweet treats. Create three miniature paintings by blending, layering, and mark-making for distinctive styles. Two sessions led by artist Susan Roden begin with group exercises on handling the pastels and use of different substrates. Next create individual paintings capturing vivid colors and interpreting fanciful decorations. All materials provided; bring materials fee of $15 payable to instructor at first class (cash or check). Limited enrollment.

Susan Roden is a juried member with the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club (New York), a distinguished pastelist, and the 2020 president of the Pastel Society of New Mexico. She is noted for her pastels as well as other media, and maintains an art studio in Albuquerque. She has exhibited nationally and her paintings have been featured in Décor & Style, The Pastel Journal, San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles, and Pastel Artist International Magazine.